Great sentimental birthday wishes have a very special ingredient that makes getting older a little easier to swallow: nostalgia. On this page, there's enough nostalgia to feed the whole family with birthday messages that bring back the "good old days."
But not just any sentimental birthday greeting will do the trick. You need to make sure that the level of sentimentality in the birthday wish you choose fits the personality of the birthday boy or girl, delivering what you want to say to him or her.
Today, you have many reasons to be grateful that you’re alive and well — I have one...you. Happy birthday!
Wishing you an unforgettable birthday that only gets more memorable every minute of every hour!
As kids, we'd play for hours on end...with pure joy in our hearts. We're older now but you're still that playful kid so full of joy. May your birthday be just as joyful!
Happy birthday! When I see the glint of possibility and excitement in your eyes, you don't look a day over the 18 year old I met so many years ago! You make me feel alive!
You deserve a standing ovation! You’ve always been a hit with us. It’s been an honor to know you. We love you. Happy birthday!
It's a tremendous privilege for us to celebrate you, your birthday, your life and what it means to have you in ours!
Everything I know about life, love, hope, adventure, joy and kindness, the only things that really matter, I learned from you. Thank you. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! Whatever your dreams, may they all come alive. Whatever your wishes, may they all come true. This I dream and wish for you.
All your dreams have come true. All your loved ones are healthy and happy. All your days are filled with love, joy and wonder. It's time to celebrate...your birthday and you!
Today, you get to celebrate a milestone that many may never reach. You get to celebrate a life that many can only imagine. I'm so glad I get to celebrate this milestone and your life with you. Happy birthday!
Let the beautiful memories of your life always keep your heart warm and your soul alive on your birthday...and for the rest of your days.
On your birthday, may you look back on a life well lived, celebrate the wonderful times you've had and look forward to years of immense joy, wonder and love.
Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches for this site, has been a professional writer, editor and translator for more than 25 years. He decided to create BirthdayMessages.net in 2012 to share his passion for birthday and "unbirthday" quotes on the best day of the year — your birthday.