Make the next birthday you celebrate a special one with a hand-picked happy birthday quote or wish that will surely make that special someone’s day a great day. Whether you’re celebrating your birthday or someone else’s, you can rely on our list of happy birthday quotes to help put a smile on someone’s face. From inspirational to funny to cute sayings, browse our list of quotes to find one that resonates with you. Add these quotes to a happy birthday card and be sure to get your special someone a one-of-a-kind gift with framed wall art, pillows, beach towels, and more. Add their name, your initials, a photo, or a playful saying and make something unique and unforgettable.
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50 Birthday Quotes, Wishes, And Text Messages for Friends And Family
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When someone near and dear to you turns another year older, you’ll want to do everything you can to make their day extra memorable. Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, a cocktail party, or planning a dinner at the honoree’s favorite restaurant, you’ll want to give the guest of honor a Happy Birthday card and birthday gift. This year, say “Happy Birthday!” with a custom card and a few words that no one will forget. Whether you’re looking for a greeting to make someone roll over laughing or a heart-warming tearjerker, these birthday quotes are a great place to start. Find a quote or message that works for you and adapt to suit.
When you sit down with a blank birthday greeting card in front of you, don’t be surprised if you can’t seem to put pen to paper. Many of us get a case of writer’s block when we sit down to write a birthday card greeting, especially to the people we love the most. Sure, the birthday honoree knows just how much you love and appreciate him or her, but it doesn’t hurt to remind them on their day. Accompany your birthday wishes in beautiful personalized birthday cards, or perhaps birthday care packages. You can even bundle all your favorite pictures of the birthday girl or boy together into festive photo book or birthday calendar for a reminder of your love all year long.
The following birthday quotes will make for the nicest addition to your cards forfamily and friends. Jump to any relevant section below:
Inspirational Birthday Wishes │ Funny Birthday Quotes For Best Friend │ Cute Happy Birthday Quotes For Her │ Happy Birthday Wishes For Him│Short & Sweet Birthday Messages
Inspirational Birthday Wishes
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Another year older and another reason to celebrate! Give your birthday card message a forward-looking touch with one of these inspirational birthday wishes. Then, add your wishes to a matte photo card for a modern and personalized touch.
- “Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy birthday!”
- “Happy birthday! I hope all your birthday wishes and dreams come true.”
- “A wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday and always. Happy birthday!”
- “ Another adventure filled year awaits you. Welcome it by celebrating your birthday with pomp and splendor. Wishing you a very happy and fun-filled birthday!”
- “May the joy that you have spread in the past come back to you on this day. Wishing you a very happy birthday!”
- “Happy birthday! Your life is just about to pick up speed and blast off into the stratosphere. Wear a seat belt and be sure to enjoy the journey. Happy birthday!”
- “This birthday, I wish you abundant happiness and love. May all your dreams turn into reality and may lady luck visit your home today. Happy birthday to one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known.”
- “May you be gifted with life’s biggest joys and never-ending bliss. After all, you yourself are a gift to earth, so you deserve the best. Happy birthday.”
- “Count not the candles…see the lights they give. Count not the years, but the life you live. Wishing you a wonderful time ahead. Happy birthday.”
- “Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.”
- “Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. You are a very special person. May today and all of your days be amazing!”
- “Your birthday is the first day of another 365-day journey. Be the shining thread in the beautiful tapestry of the world to make this year the best ever. Enjoy the ride.”
- “Be happy! Today is the day you were brought into this world to be a blessing and inspiration to the people around you! You are a wonderful person! May you be given more birthdays to fulfill all of your dreams!”
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Funny Happy Birthday Quotes For Best Friend
Design a custom happy birthday card for a special friend or family member on their birthday this year (the above design is named Bright Bliss).
Birthdays are meant to be full of laughter and cheer. When your bestie opens his or her birthday card, you’ll know why they can’t stop smiling. Pick out one of these funny happy birthday quotes or mix and match them with your own words to craft the perfect cheers to a great friend, a great b-day, and great wishes for the coming year. For more birthday fun, set up birthday photo booth props for pictures that will have all the birthday guests laughing.
- “Happy birthday! May your Facebook wall be filled with messages from people you never talk to.”
- “You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, happy birthday!”
- “Forget about the past, you can’t change it. Forget about the future, you can’t predict it. And forget about the present, I didn’t get you one. Happy birthday!”
- “Cheers on your birthday. One step closer to adult underpants.”
- “Happy birthday to one of the few people whose birthday I can remember without a Facebook reminder.”
- “Happy Birthday! You know, you don’t look that old. But then, you don’t look that young, either.”
- “Happy birthday to someone who is smart, gorgeous, funny and reminds me a lot of myself… from one fabulous chick to another!”
- “Don’t get all weird about getting older! Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!”
- “As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. Happy birthday!”
- “To quote Shakespeare: ‘Party thine ass off!’”
- “You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. Happy birthday!”
- “On your birthday, I thought of giving you the cutest gift in the world. But then I realized that is not possible because you yourself are the cutest gift in the world.”
- “Happy birthday to someone who is forever young!”
- “It’s birthday time again, and wow! You’re a whole year older now! So clown around and have some fun to make this birthday your best one. Happy birthday!”
- “Just wanted to be the first one to wish you happy birthday so I can feel superior to your other well-wishers. So, happy birthday!”
- “Congratulations on being even more experienced. I’m not sure what you learned this year, but every experience transforms us into the people we are today. Happy birthday!”
- “When the little kids ask how old you are at your party, you should go ahead and tell them. While they’re distracted trying to count that high, you can steal a bite of their cake! Happy birthday!”
Cute Happy Birthday Quotes For Her
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No matter who your personalized birthday card recipient may be, there is something sweet about adding cute happy birthday quotes and warmest wishes to your cards. If you’re writing a birthday card message for your mom or sister, a great friend, a beloved family member, or your loved one, make sure to use one of these birthday sentiments to wish her well. We’ve got birthday wishes for every special girl in your life—from her first birthday to her 80th birthday. Here are some of the sweetest birthday wishes for her that you can send to any great woman in your life to make a fantastic birthday. Add these birthday wishes to a photo birthday card, a calendar of family photos, or other personalized gift she’ll cherish.
- “Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year filled with joy. Happy birthday!”
- “Sending you smiles for every moment of your special day…Have a wonderful time and a very happy birthday!”
- “Hope your special day brings you all that your heart desires! Here’s wishing you a day full of pleasant surprises! Happy birthday!”
- “On your birthday we wish for you that whatever you want most in life it comes to you just the way you imagined it or better. Happy birthday!”
- “Sending your way a bouquet of happiness…To wish you a very happy birthday!”
- “Wishing you a beautiful day with good health and happiness forever. Happy birthday!”
- “It’s a smile from me… To wish you a day that brings the same kind of happiness and joy that you bring to me. Happy birthday!”
- “On this wonderful day, I wish you the best that life has to offer! Happy birthday!”
- “I may not be by your side celebrating your special day with you, but I want you to know that I’m thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful birthday.”
- “I wish for all of your wishes to come true. Happy birthday!”
- “Many years ago on this day, God decided to send an angel to earth. The angel was meant to touch lives and that happened! Happy birthday my sweet angel!”
- “Sending you a birthday wish wrapped with all my love. Have a very happy birthday!”
- “ Happy birthday to you. From good friends and true, from old friends and new, may good luck go with you and happiness too!”
- “A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here wishing you great happiness and a joy that never ends.”
- “It’s always a treat to wish happy birthday to someone so sweet.”
- “Happy birthday to one of my best friends. Here’s to another year of laughing at our own jokes and keeping each other sane! Love you and happy birthday!”
- “On this special day, I raise a toast to you and your life. Happy birthday.”
- “You look younger than ever! Happy birthday!”
- “Words alone are not enough to express how happy I am you are celebrating another year of your life! My wish for you on your birthday is that you are, and will always be, happy and healthy. Don’t ever change! Happy birthday my dear.”
- I can’t believe how lucky I am to have found a friend like you. You make every day of my life so special. It’s my goal to make sure your birthday is one of the most special days ever. I can’t wait to celebrate with you!”
- “A friend like you is more priceless than the most beautiful diamond. You are not only strong and wise, but kind and thoughtful as well. Your birthday is the perfect opportunity to show you how much I care and how grateful I am to have you in my life. Happy birthday!”
- “I hope that today, at your party, you dance and others sing as you celebrate with joy your best birthday.”
Happy Birthday Wishes For Him
Birthday gifts are best when personalized, like our custom T-shirts (pictured designs, from left, are Happy Vibes and our versatile Add Text Here template).
got a guy, a dude, a fella, a man in your life. He, whoever he is, has a birthday. When you have a birthday message for him, you want to find the right words, and you want it to be meaningful. Is it your buddy’s birthday? Your brother’s? Maybe it’s your son’s birthday. Make each of the men in your life know how special he is to you by including a personal birthday message for him in a personalized birthday card.
- “Hope your birthday is just like you…totally freaking awesome.”
- “Wishing you a birthday that’s just as wonderful as you are!”
- “Everybody has birthdays. You just wear yours better than most!”
- “You were born, and the world became a better place.”
- “You’re not older – you’re just more distinguished.”
- “I am blessed to have a buddy like you. Happy birthday, dear friend. May your special day be loaded with happiness and love.”
- “Today is your day, live it like you are the king of the world and don’t mind what others say, this day is just for you! Happy birthday.”
- “Best wishes on your birthday! May you have maximum fun today, and minimum hangover tomorrow!”
- “Just like a fine wine, you seem to get better with age. Happy birthday, handsome guy!”
- “Hey Birthday Boy! I’m sending you this ironic birthday wish because I know you’re way too cool for ordinary human sentiments.”
- “Sending some love to the most charming man in my life. You always bring the best out of me. I do not know how you do it, but I love you for that. Happy Birthday.”
- “Happy Birthday to a great guy! You do so much for others. I hope you can take some time for yourself on your big day. You deserve it as much as anyone, and more than most.”
Short & Sweet Birthday Messages
Give your special person something one-of-a-kind for his or her birthday with custom art prints (including the above design—Four Winds).
And adding a personal birthday message to abirthday greeting cardfor someone is an awesome way to make them feel amazing on their special day. It’s funny how you never realize just how much your little bit of extra effort is worth until you hear the person who received your card tell you what a surprise it was and how happy it made them. Here’s a tip: your message doesn’t have to be lengthy; just sincere. You can never go wrong with simply jotting down a line or two about the person or telling them you hope they enjoy their day. It’s so much more meaningful to someone than just seeing a name scrawled at the bottom! Check out our short & sweet birthday messages below to help you get started on what to write in a birthday card.
- “Hope all your birthday wishes come true!”
- “It’s your special day — get out there and celebrate!”
- “Wishing you the biggest slice of happy today.”
- “I hope your celebration gives you many happy memories!”
- “Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!”
- “Enjoy your special day.”
- “Have the best birthday ever!”
- “Wherever the year ahead takes you, I hope it’s happy.”
- “The day is all yours — have fun!”
- “Happy birthday to my ride or die. Love you bunches!”
- “Thinking of you on your birthday and wishing you everything happy.”
- “Best wishes on your birthday – may you have many, many more.”
- “Cheers to you for another trip around the sun!”
- “Today is about you. I can’t wait to celebrate you all day long!”
- “Happy birthday! Here’s to more life, love, and adventures with you to come!”
More Ideas For Happy Birthday Quotes
These birthday quotes are a great place to start, but don’t think you have to stick with only what’s written here. Personalize the sentiment inside your birthday card even more with an inside joke or special moment between you and the birthday boy or girl. Sending heartfelt, creative birthday cards with the right intentions can make all the difference in someone’s big day. Make them feel special with the simplest birthday wish from you. Also, before you go, don’t feel limited to just using these birthday quotes for cards. You can print them on décor pieces and hang them around the party, use them on birthday party invitations, or however you’d like. You can even use them as inspiration for photo booth props. Throwing a party? Make it unforgettable with customized bunting banners, selfie frames, andyard signs. Of course, get your loved one something special with birthday gifts from Shutterfly. Get ready to celebrate!
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What are the best answers to Happy birthday? ›
- “I am grateful for your good wishes,” you can say.
- “You are very kind, and I appreciate you remembering my birthday.”
- “Thank you for your birthday wishes. ...
- “Grateful for your kindness towards my birthday.”
- “Sincerely, I wouldn't have done it without you making me remember this special day in my life.
- “The day is all yours — have fun!”
- “Happy birthday to my ride or die. ...
- “Thinking of you on your birthday and wishing you everything happy.”
- “Best wishes on your birthday – may you have many, many more.”
- “Cheers to you for another trip around the sun!”
- “Today is about you. ...
- “Happy birthday!
- You sustained one more year. Congrats!
- I wish you a happier birthday than anyone else has wished you.
- Didn't we just celebrate this like a year ago?
- Happy birthday, champ.
- Don't count the candles, enjoy your day.
- Happy you day.
- Age is just a number.
- I'm glad you were born.
Thanks for not just making my birthday better but for making my life better. When I say your birthday wishes mean a lot to me, I don't mean as much as cash … but still, a lot. Thanks for the birthday wishes—and for being the one and only you! Thanks for the birthday gift … of always being older than me!What is a heartfelt birthday message? ›
“Happy birthday to the most wonderful person I know.” “Wishing you all the love, happiness, and blessings you deserve on your special day.” “I hope your birthday is as wonderful as the memories we share.” “Wishing you a birthday that's as wonderful as the person you are and a year that's filled with love and laughter.”How do you write a thoughtful birthday message? ›
“This birthday, I hope you know how loved and cherished you are by all of us.” “I am forever grateful that you are in my life and I hope your birthday is everything you wished for.” “I wish I could celebrate you every single day. That's how much you mean to me today and every day.”What is a unique way to wish a friend happy birthday? ›
Meaningful Birthday Messages
I hope you know how much you're loved today, best friend! Happy birthday! Every year on your birthday, I get reminded of how much you mean to me as a best friend. Birthdays only come once a year, and your friendship only comes once a lifetime.
- I hope your celebration gives you many happy memories!
- Enjoy your special day.
- Have the best birthday ever!
- Wherever the year ahead takes you, I hope it's happy.
- The day is all yours — have fun!
- Thinking of you on your birthday and wishing you everything happy.
- I was born on 26th of January 1996. ...
- On this day, my friends, neighbours and relatives come to my house in the evening.
- My parents bring a big cake for me. ...
- At 12 AM, all gather in the hall. ...
- I eagerly wait for opening the gifts.
We invite my cousins, relatives, and friends home for a party on my birthday. My parents always bring the best cake for my birthday. Everybody gathers around me to sing the happy birthday song in the evening as I cut the cake.
How do you say you are the best in different ways? ›
Some common synonyms of same are equal, equivalent, identical, selfsame, and very.What is the best birthday prayer? ›
As we celebrate your birthday, I give thanks to God for placing you in my life. May your day be filled with joy, reflection, and hope for the year ahead, and may He continue to bless you and watch over you all the days of your life.How do you wish someone a good heart happy birthday? ›
- Words cannot express how happy I am to see you live another year of your life so beautifully. Happy birthday to you!
- To my dear friend, thanks for always being there for me through the thick and the thin. You are the best gift for me. Happy birthday to you!
- Thank you for so much love on my birthday!
- Thank you for always being there for me in the last year.
- To all of you, thanks so much for wishing me a happy birthday.
- Thanks so much for the birthday card.
- Thank you so much for the lovely card on my birthday!
- Happy birthday! I love your eyes. ...
- Happy Birthday! ...
- Every time when I see you, I fall in love with you all over again. ...
- Today is your day, so light up the candles and make the greatest wish! ...
- Congratulations to the love of my life, I hope the very best wishes for you on your big day!
You are so trustworthy; I always believe what you say. Everything seems brighter when you are around. Even the things you don't like about yourself make you interesting. I know that you will always have my back, because that is the kind of person you are.What is a short birthday prayer for a friend? ›
May the LORD bless you on your birthday, and may your day be filled with joy and your year full of many blessings. Happy Birthday. Today I thank God for the gift of life. I am so blessed to have you in my life, and I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays together.What should I write on my birthday on Facebook? ›
Happy Birthday To Me Status
I'm officially a year older today and much cooler than ever. Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me—I'm ready to celebrate another year of awesome friends, big changes, and great memories. It's my birthday, and by God, I shall celebrate and party like tomorrow never exists.
- Thank you so much for all over the birthday texts! ...
- Waking up to birthday texts made my heart so full. ...
- I am so grateful to have people that will text me happy birthday. ...
- Thank you for the birthday text! ...
- I love all of the texts I received wishing me happy birthday.
How do you show appreciation to someone who helped you? ›
- Give a Gift. Giving a gift shows your loved ones that we are grateful for them and value the role they play in our lives. ...
- Write An Appreciation Note. ...
- Compliment Them. ...
- Create Something Homemade. ...
- Take Her Out for Coffee. ...
- Lend a Listening Ear. ...
- Do Something They Enjoy. ...
- Make a Photo Album.
- "Thank you for being such a great friend." ...
- "I'm thankful for all that you do for me." ...
- "Your support means everything to me. ...
- "I couldn't have done it without you." ...
- "I appreciate your kindness." ...
- "Your friendship is a gift I'll never be able to repay." ...
- "Thank you for being there for me."
- Hope you have a very Happy Birthday, [NAME]! ...
- Happy Birthday! ...
- On your birthday, I celebrate you and the special place you have in my heart. ...
- Wishing you a blessed year and a wonderful day!
- Enjoy this special day in celebration of a most wonderful you!
- Thank you for the best wishes and the beautiful emotions you expressed through the card/email. ...
- It was a great feeling that someone would always stand firmly by my side. ...
- The only stable thing in my life is your love and support.
They are an occasion for joy and an excellent way to express gratitude to someone. They serve as a reminder that we are aging, but they also represent how far we have come. When we celebrate someone's birthday, we don't just honor their life span, we also honor their growth as an individual.How do you respond to friends birthday wishes? ›
Thank you so much for all the thoughtful words and amazing messages you have given me on my birthday. I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends. You really made my day great. Happy day indeed!How do you respond to someone feeling well? ›
“Wishing you well.” “Take extra good care!” “Here's to you—steadier, stronger and better every day.” “We hope you're taking it slow and easy right now.”How do you say thank you to everyone on Facebook? ›
- I'm glad you liked this.
- It's great that this struck a chord with you./I'm thrilled that this resonated with you.
- It's so nice that you had the time to read (watch/view) this and share your ideas. ...
- We appreciate your support.
- Thank you so much to my family and friends for showering me in love on my birthday. ...
- The birthday wishes from my family and friends makes me feel so much gratitude. ...
- You brought me so much joy on my special day. ...
- I am forever grateful for all of my family and friends.
I'd be devastated if you totally forgot about my birthday. Your wishes were late but never mind. Thank you for the belated greetings and your well wishes.
How do you say thank you in simple words? ›
- I'm so grateful.
- I appreciate it.
- Thanks for your hard work on this.
- I couldn't have done it without you.
- I owe you one.
- Much obliged.
- Thanks for having my back.
- Please accept my deepest gratitude.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you very much.
- I appreciate your consideration.
- I appreciate your guidance.
- I appreciate your help.
- I appreciate your time.
- I sincerely appreciate ….
- My sincere appreciation.
May you enjoy a wonderful day full of friends, family, and cake! Wishing you a very special birthday and a wonderful year ahead! I hope your birthday is full of sunshine, rainbows, love, and laughter! Sending many good wishes to you on your special day.