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Birthday Card Messages and Ideas

Are you in need of short, sweet, and simple birthday card messages? If you’re looking for what to write in a birthday card, look no further! Send simple, witty, thoughtful, or funny birthday card messages to family members, friends, coworkers, a partner or spouse, or an acquaintance with these ready-to-use card messages.

Birthday Messages

(click each category to see the messages)

  • Mother
  • Father
  • Grandparents
  • Daughter
  • Son
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Friend
  • Aunt
  • Uncle
  • Coworker
  • Boss
  • In-Laws
  • Belated
  • Funny
  • Spouse/Partner
  • Quotes
  • Long Distance


  • Sending birthday hugs and kisses to the best mom in the world! Sit back, relax, and let dad do all the house chores! You deserve a break on this special day. 
  • Happy birthday, mommy! I cannot thank you enough for the love, support, and patience you have given me over the years. I know I can never repay you for everything, but I hope this handmade card is enough to show you how much I care. 
  • Thank you for the gift of life, the valuable advice, the great personality, and not to mention the good looks you've passed on to me! Wishing you the happiest birthday, mom!
  • To my mentor, my best friend, and my dearest mother... hope you have the most wonderful birthday! I've learned so much from you, and I'll be forever grateful that I get to call you my "mom." 
  • Happy birthday! You've proven that not all heroes wear capes and I'm so grateful to have a SUPERMOM like you! Everything awesome about me is all thanks to you. Love you, ma!
  • How can you do so much and still look awesome every single day?! You have to share your secret to aging like fine wine! Have a happy, happy birthday, mum!


  • Wishing you the happiest birthday, daddy! I want you to know that no one can ever replace you in my life and my heart. I love you!
  • Happy birthday, pa! I can't wait to spend more time with you this year. Thank you for everything you've done for us! 
  • Thank you for guiding me and lighting my way, dad. I'm truly blessed to have a strong and loving dad like you. Happy birthday!
  • I don't often say this, but since it's your birthday... I want to say I love you with all my heart and no man could ever take your place. Happy birthday, pops!
  • Sending you the tightest birthday hug full of love and best wishes! Missing your warm hugs, dad! Hope to see you soon and celebrate your birthday with you!


  • Every year, I look forward to celebrating your special day. Hope to celebrate more birthdays with you, nana! Happy, happy birthday!
  • To the best grandpa/grandma ever -- thank you for taking care of us and sharing valuable life lessons with us. I wish you happiness, peace, and good health. Happy birthday! 
  • Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. Happy birthday, grandpa! (Just a Number Stamp Set)


  • Don't let anyone dull your sparkle! Happy birthday, my lovely daughter! (Kind Confetti Stamp Set)
  • I want you to know how thankful I am for you. Your birth was the happiest moment of my life. I love you! Happy birthday! 
  • Sent with these pretty flowers are good wishes just for you, for a very special birthday and joy this whole year through. (Say It With Love Stamp Set)


  • Your birth was the best gift I've ever received and I couldn't have wished for a better one. Thank you for bringing joy and love to my life, my son. Happy birthday!
  • The little boy is now a man! I'm really proud of the man that you've become, my son. Wishing you all the best on your birthday! 
  • It's your birthday! Close your eyes & make a wish, my dear son! (Birthday Greetings Stamp Set)


  • You might be the most annoying brother in the world, but I wouldn't ask for a replacement. Happy birthday, bro! Love you! (Funny)
  • You are the most caring and reliable person in my life and I'm truly grateful for everything that you've done for me. I'm so happy to have you as my brother. Happy birthday! 
  • Growing old is mandatory growing up is optional. Enjoy your birthday, bro! (Just a Number Stamp Set)


  • It's not how old you are, but how you are old! Hope this simple birthday card made you smile today. Happy birthday, sis!
  • You are not just my sister, you're my best friend and my role model. Thank you for being the best sister that anyone could ever ask for. May you have more birthdays to come!
  • Every birthday needs confetti! Hope your birthday sparkles - just like YOU! (Kind Confetti Stamp Set)


  • Cue the confetti! Sending birthday hugs for the birthday queen! (Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set)
  • Someone once said "Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake." Just want you to know, I'm here for you in case there's too much cake! Happy birthday, my friend!
  • It's nice to have a friend to grow old with (you go first)! Happy birthday, my dearest friend! (Just a Number Stamp Set)
  • Some of the best times of my life are times you and I spent together, for deep in my heart I've considered you special... one of my dearest friends ever! (Say It With Love Stamp Set)


  • You're not just my aunt, you're also my second mom. Wishing you all the best in your personal life and career. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday to the second best woman in my life. Thank you for being there for me and teaching me everything I need to know to succeed in life.
  • Wishing you joy, good health, and a long life! I hope you know how much you mean to me. Thank you for being the greatest aunt in the world!


  • You're a blessing and an inspiration to me. I'm fortunate to have you in my life - as my second dad. Happy birthday, uncle!
  • I hope your birthday is as fun as you are, uncle! Thanks for all the laughters and happy memories. Happy birthday!
  • The more candles the bigger the wish! Happy birthday, uncle! (Just a Number Stamp Set)


  • Extra special wishes for an extra special day, may you have much happiness in every single way! Happy birthday! (Say It With Love Stamp Set)
  • Thank you for all your help -- both personally and professionally. I'm lucky to have you as a friend and a coworker. Hope you have the happiest birthday ever!
  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Happy birthday! May you achieve all your goals and dreams this year.


  • Birthdays come just once a year, so you must celebrate in style, with handmade cards and birthday cake and many, many smiles! (Say It With Love Stamp Set)
  • Let's celebrate YOU today! Thanks for being the kindest and most generous boss/manager. Wishing you more happiness, blessings, and success in life!
  • It's a day to celebrate! Wishing you another fabulous year of being awesome! (Birthday Bash Stamp Set)


  • Here's a wish for happiness and many dreams come true, not only on your special day but always all life through! (Say It With Love Stamp Set)
  • How do you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older? (Just a Number Stamp Set)
  • If things improve with age, you are approaching flawless perfection. Happy birthday to the best second mom/dad ever! (Just a Number Stamp Set)


  • Better late than never! I hope this handmade card shows you how much I truly care about you - even though it's a bit late. Happy belated birthday!
  • Date is just a number! I wanted to be the last one to greet you... so it's more memorable! Sending you a HUGE belated birthday hug, my friend!
  • My birthday greeting isn't late... it's early -- for next year! Kidding aside, I wish you nothing but happiness, more success, and all the best!


  • The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Happy birthday! (Just a Number Stamp Set)
  • "As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two." - Norman Wisdom
  • Age is strictly a case of mind over matter, if you don't mind then it doesn't matter. (Just a Number Stamp Set)
  • Someone once said, "Birthdays are like chocolate." It’s best not to keep count of how many you have -- just enjoy every single one of them. Sending you the sweetest birthday greetings!
  • Age is just a number... in your case, a high one! (Just a Number Stamp Set)


  • You're always there through the best and worst moments of my life. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in crime! Wishing you the happiest birthday! 
  • You bring out the best in me and I'm forever grateful for that. Happy birthday to the love of my life!
  • I am nothing without you, but with you by my side, I can be everything.Thank you for filling my life with beauty and happiness. Happy birthday!
  • How do you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older? Sending you lots of love on your birthday, my love! (Just a Number Stamp Set)
  • Sending a million birthday hugs and kisses to my best friend, my soul mate, and my partner! Thank you for staying by my side through the ups and downs. I love you!


  • "There are two great days in a person’s life -- the day we are born and the day we discover why." - William Barclay
  • "Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years." - John Lennon (Just a Number Stamp Set)
  • "Your birthday is the beginning of your own personal new year. Your first birthday was a beginning, and each new birthday is a chance to begin again, to start over, to take a new grip on life." - Wilfred Peterson
  • "A birthday is not a day to fear. It is a day to celebrate and look forward to the coming year." - Byron Pulsifer 
  • "Each new year of life added to your past, changing the way you viewed every new day, influencing how you reacted to everything from the simplest daily routines to complex events touching you, your family, and the world you lived in." - Paul Snyder

Long Distance

  • We may be apart right now, but the memories we've shared together will always be with me. Hope you're having a blast on your birthday!
  • Wish I was there to celebrate with you, but I hope you feel my birthday hugs and kisses through this card. Eat lots of cake for me!
  • Sending you best wishes and warm birthday hugs from across the world through this handmade card! I'm sorry I can't be there. Hope your day is filled with happiness and lots of cake!