Getting sister birthday wishes just right is not the easiest thing to do, even if you and your sister are the best of friends.
Picking the ideal birthday messages for your sister is even harder if the two of you can never get along with each other.
With my birthday messages for sisters, it's very easy…and fast to find and send the perfect verse, no matter what type of relationship you have with her!
Message Guy Tip #19: How to choose sister birthday wishes...
A sister, despite the squabbles, blowups and shouting matches you may have with her, will be your ally for life.
Whether she's your older or younger sister, she may, sooner or later, turn into one of your best friends, best advocates, best teachers, best students and best therapists.
What should you choose as a birthday message for such a wonderful person? Your choice should be based on the most important factor of all. You have to…
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Consider the relationship you have with your sister. Do you have a very poor, poor, average, good or very good relationship with her?
If you have a very poor or poor relationship with your sister, stick to a generic birthday wish (the typical "Happy Birthday"). You can find many of these birthday greetings right below (Message Guy Tip #9) or right here.
If you have an average, good or very good relationship with your sister, pick one of the sister birthday wishes in this section. You should choose one that reflects how you feel about your sister (only the good thoughts because this message is, after all, for her birthday card or eCard).
Don't know how you feel exactly? Don't know what to say? Pick birthday greetings that tell your sister what you love about her. Here are few good themes your chosen birthday message could reflect about your sister, from a Huffington Post article by author Barbara Hannah Grufferman, called What I know about sisters now that I'm in my 50s.
"Friends can come and go, but sisters are forever.
No one brings you down to earth faster than a sister.
Sisters can make you more successful.
Sisters can be a powerful connection to your younger self.
Sisters will still threaten to "tell Mom," holding you accountable.
Sisters can make you happier and more fulfilled as a person.
Sisters really listen to you (they're a great shoulder to cry on)."
You should really take the time to fill in the blanks (between my bullet points) with the Huffington Post piece written by Barbara Hannah. Interested? Click here to read the article right now.
Basically, no matter how you look at them, sisters are pretty special. Your sister birthday wishes should be special, too! The bottom line: on your sister’s birthday, make her feel wonderful with original sister birthday wishes.
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Sister birthday wishes as sweet as your sis
Sister, you're everything to me. I'm so lucky to have you in my life! Happy birthday.
You're the best sister anybody could wish for. I'm glad I have you for real. Happy birthday.
You'll always be the loveliest sister in the world. Hope you have a fantastic birthday.
I may not speak to you every day but you're always in my heart and soul. Happy birthday, dearest sister.
Sister, you're the best friend a girl could ever have. I'm so glad you're mine. Have the happiest of birthdays.
It's great to have an amazing sister — and even more amazing friend — like you. Have a great birthday!
Each and every day, I find so many reasons to be glad — no, ecstatic — you're my sister. I love everything about you. Happy birthday, sis!
Happy birthday to the best, finest, greatest, coolest, grooviest and bodacious sister ever born...anywhere in this whole wide world
Sis, you have a bigger heart than anyone I know. It’s so big that you love me no matter what, despite my all-too-frequent not-so-nice side and few-and-far-between nice side. I love you for that. Happy birthday!
Despite our arguments and our differences, you are still the most important person in my life. Happy birthday, sis!
Sis, I love you more than you can ever imagine. In fact, take how much you think I love you, double this amount and multiply by 1,000. On your birthday, multiply this amount by 1,000,000. Happy (to the power of 10) birthday!
Every day, I just pinch myself…because I'm so lucky to have the nicest, happiest, smartest, funniest and most supportive sister as my best friend.
See everyone's favorite birthday messages
Message Guy Pick
Below is one of my top picks because it turns a famous saying upside down.
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This is one of my top picks because it turns the you can pick your friends but not your family saying upside down and delivers a message that any sister (or any family member, for that matter) would absolutely love. It's a powerful message of love, just perfect for the occasion. ◄ Read less
Sure, you can pick your friends but not your family. But, Sis, I would have picked you as my sister and my friend. You’re the best sister and friend anyone can ever have. I love you. Happy birthday!
It’s so wonderful to know that you’re not only my sister (and a great one at that) but also my best friend in good and bad times…when I really you. I got your back, too. Have an incredible birthday!
Even though we argue with each other, yell at each other and irritate each other, I consider you my BFF through thick and thin. I love you, sis! You’re the greatest! Happy birthday!
A better sister I could never find. Really. Happy birthday, sis!
Sisters are supposed to be bossy, vain and that other word for witchy. But you’re none of those things. You’re just, well, amazing! Happy birthday, sis!
Sis, I thought I would never have to say, let alone put in writing for all to see, these words...You’re amazing. Have a birthday as amazing as you!
P.S. If you ever show this message to anyone, I’ll deny it!
Definition of a sister: A person who knows you inside and out and still thinks the world of you. Yep, that sounds like you. Thank goodness you’re my sister. Happy birthday, sis!
I think somebody’s ready to celebrate her birthday in a big way! I think that person is you, sis! Let’s party like there’s no tomorrow, since today is your special day. Happy birthday to the coolest sister alive!
A sister like you is the reason my childhood was so full of happy memories and so much fun. Thank you for all these great memories. Thank you for all the fun moments. Happy birthday, sis!
Let's celebrate your special day by promising each other that we'll always look out for one another, no matter what. Happy birthday, sis!
It’s so easy for me to wish you a lifetime of joy, wonder and prosperity. It’s easy because I only want the best for you...on your birthday and every day!
Message Guy Tip #9: Wishes for a sister you love (but don't like)
What kind of sister birthday wishes should you give a sister you love but don't like? Yes, you still have to wish "Happy Birthday" to her. Here's how... Read more ►
Sometimes, you have to do what you don't want to do. Writing a nice birthday message for a sister you don't like very much falls into this category.
Because it's her birthday, you don't want to offend her but the thought of writing something nice makes you want to gag all the same. What should you do?
You just have to bite the bullet and write a generic, feel-good, not-too-overzealous birthday wish for your sister.
The bottom line? You need a birthday wish less adjectives. Use a message that's short...with just enough sugar to make it sweet for your sister's special day.
Here are some samples you can use...
Wishing you a wonderful birthday. May you be blessed with everyone’s love and lots of gifts (of course).
Happy birthday to a wonderful sister. Hope your special day is full of joy and wonder.
I think somebody’s ready to celebrate her birthday in a big way! I think that person is you, sis! Let’s party! Happy birthday!
Birthdays come and go, but my love for you is here to stay. Have a great birthday!
Year every year, we get older and older…but not you. You’re so young at heart. Enjoy your birthday!
Sometimes you make me mad, but you always make me laugh. Let’s laugh it up on your special day. Happy birthday!
May your special day give you everything you desire. Wishing you an incredible birthday.
Wishing you more happiness and presents than you ever imagined on your special day. Have a very happy birthday!
Wishing you an awesome birthday and everything else you deserve on your birthday.
The more we celebrate your birthday, the more there’ll be on your birthday to celebrate. Let’s make your special day a real blast!