What to Write in a Birthday Card

Posted by Esther Hogan on

Do you ever sit down to write a birthday card and can’t think of what to say? You want to make them feel more special than simply writing “Happy Birthday” but what do you write? 

We put together our top ideas for signing birthday cards including the simple way, what to write for a milestone birthday, ideas if you’re writing to a friend, writing to a kid, to your significant other, or a relative. The birthday wishes below should cover most if not all of the birthday card writing opportunities you may come across. 


  • Happy birthday! Hope it’s the best year yet. 
  • Enjoy every minute of your birthday!
  • Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you. 
Happy Birthday To You Greeting Card


  • Welcome to the [30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, etc.] club! We throw the best parties. 
  • You make [30, 40, 50, 60, etc.] look great! Happy birthday!
  • May the next [30, 40, 50, 60, etc.] be even better than the first!
40 Milestone Birthday Card

To a friend

  • Life is short, buy the shoes, drink the wine, order the dessert! Celebrate your birthday the way you want!
  • Birthday girl, you don’t look a day over fabulous!
  • Cheers to another year of happiness and memories!
True Friends Birthday Card

For kids

  • Happy birthday to one of the sweetest kids I know!
  • I hope all your birthday wishes come true!
  • Sending lots of hugs and kisses on your birthday!
It's Your Day to Celebrate Birthday Card

To a spouse or significant other

Happy Birthday to One of the Best Guys I Know Greeting Card

For relatives

  • May your birthday be as special as you are. 
  • It’s a joy to have a [aunt / uncle / niece / nephew / etc.] like you! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating your birthday. 
  • There are so many nice things to say about a [mother, father, niece, nephew, etc.] like you and so many reasons to wish you an amazing birthday!
Sister I Love You Birthday Card

There are many fun and witty birthday cards to choose from! Check them out at wowwordz.com.

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