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What to Say in a Happy Birthday Card

Sending birthday wishes to a loved one is always a joyous occasion. Whether you send beautiful flowers, a gift card, or an array of other gifts, your recipient is sure to smile with happiness and love. Figuring out what to say in a happy birthday card, however may be more of a challenge. So, to make your life easier, we have compiled a number of phrases and sayings for you to include in a birthday card, no matter who your recipient is. Adult or child, man or woman, continue reading for happy birthday card message ideas.

What to Say for Adults in a Birthday Card

  • Happiest of birthdays to you.
  • [30] never looked so amazing!
  • Wishing you the best birthday ever.
  • Best wishes for your [30th] birthday!
  • Happy birthday to the love of my life.
  • Age is but a number. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday [beautiful/handsome]!
  • Happy birthday to my partner in crime.
  • I hope today is filled with celebration and love.
  • Cheers to another fabulous birthday.
  • I hope this birthday will mark a year to be remembered.
  • Another year older, wiser, and more amazing.
  • Happy birthday to my favorite person ever!
  • Hereís to a day of celebrating such an incredible person!
  • Happy birthday to someone who I could never live without.
  • Cheers to a day of celebrations all for you.
  • Happy birthday to an amazing person both inside and out!
  • Happy birthday to one of the most incredible friends!
  • Happy birthday to someone who means the world to me.
  • With age comes wisdom. Hereís to yet another birthday.
  • Happy birthday to a friend so dear, you are family.
  • Wishing you all the happiness on your birthday today.
  • Youíre aging well like a fine wine. Happy birthday!
  • Letís party like itís your birthday, because it is!
  • Here is to this birthday being even better than your last one.
  • Happy birthday! Hope the celebrations last all year long!
  • Cheers to another year of adventures and fun!
  • Wishing you a year filled with fun, happiness, and love.
  • Hope this birthday is more amazing than your last one.
  • May your birthday be as beautiful as your smile.
  • Wishing a happy birthday to the classiest person I know.
  • To someone I love with all my heart, happy birthday.
  • You age suits you well. Happy [50/60/70th] birthday.
  • Wishing all the best to you on your birthday.
  • Better late than never. Happy belated birthday.
  • Sending love and prayers to you on your birthday.
  • Congratulations on yet another year. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday to what I hope is the best one yet.
  • Thank you for being fabulously you. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday and I cannot wait to celebrate with you.
  • Happy birthday to a wonderful friend whom I love and cherish.
  • Wishing you a slice of cake and happiness on this special day.
  • Happy birthday! Wishing you all the best in the upcoming year.
  • Hoping all of your wishes and dreams come true, especially today.
  • Happy birthday and may God bless you with happiness and health.
  • Wishing you a birthday and year filled of good health and happiness.
  • Happy birthday to someone who has been such a blessing in my life.
  • Every year Iím more grateful having such an amazing person in my life.
  • I am so happy to have you in my life. Wishing you a very happy birthday.
  • Happy birthday to someone who has brains, beauty, and an enormous heart.
  • Happy birthday to the most amazing [mom/dad/brother/sister] i could ever have.
  • Hoping your birthday is the start to a year of happiness, good health, and celebrations.
  • Celebrating your birthday happens once a year, but having a friend like you is reason for celebration all year round.

What to Write in a Child's Birthday Card

  • Hooray for your birthday!
  • Hereís to a great birthday!
  • Happy birthday little darling.
  • Happy birthday [prince/princess]!
  • [9] years of amazingness. Thatís you!
  • Happy birthday to an amazing [boy/girl]!
  • Wishing you a birthday as sweet as you.
  • Happy birthday to the coolest kid I know.
  • I hope you get all the gifts you wished for!
  • Sending love and wishes on your birthday.
  • Wishing you a birthday as amazing as you!
  • I hope you have the best [7th] birthday ever!
  • Youíre getting so big! Happy birthday to you!
  • Enjoy your cake and presents. Happy birthday!
  • Canít believe youíre another year older! Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday! Whatever you wish for, I hope you get it!
  • You are special to everyone around you. Happy birthday!
  • I hope your birthday if filled with lots of cake and presents.
  • How did you get to [9] already? Time sure flies, happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday and hereís hoping you get spoiled on your special day.
  • You make me so proud everyday. So letís celebrate you today, happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday to the most incredible [son/daughter/niece/nephew] I could ask for.

Finding the perfect birthday greeting card message makes the day extra special. Choose one our suggestions to write in a kids or adults birthday card, and then add your own personal message. The personal message could include a favorite memory with the birthday person from the last year, a wish for the next year or something that you know will make them laugh. When a birthday card comes from the heart, the recipient will be grateful you took the time to acknowledge their special day.