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What Can We Write in Birthday Cards?

Reshma Jirage
A birthday is a very special day in every person's life. It is an occasion of joy and excitement, which multiplies a thousand times when the person receives some thoughtful gifts and cards from others. Giving beautiful birthday cards can be a wonderful idea to express your affection towards that person. You can express your own thoughts and feelings through a card.

Birthday Card Messages

I think that one of the most thoughtful, simple, and yet amazingly special birthday gift is to make a homemade birthday card with some personal message which portrays how important the person celebrating his or her birthday is in your life.

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If you use a bit of your imagination and creativity, it's not at all difficult to write a great message. Select the card keeping in mind the recipient's personality. Some people enjoy humor, while others like sentimental messages.
Some people like sarcastic messages, while some would want you to be really genuine and straightforward. You can bring life to the card using your heartfelt message and wordings. This card should not be written in a hurry. So, take your time to write a heartfelt birthday message.

For Kids

~Birthdays mean: Cake, presents, wrapping paper, money, clothes, friends, parties, etc. What more could you want on your birthday?

~The Sun smiles on your face today, the evening showers a gentle breeze, 'it's your birthday', say the stars, so let's have fun and shout out "ChEErS!!"
~You're special than the princess of fairyland, you're magical than the fairies of the famous rhymes. Your birthday is here and all we know, that the most beautiful princess is reading these lines. Happy Birthday!

~Red, yellow, green and blue; there is nothing more important than you. You make us smile with whatever you say, and here we are wishing you, "Happy Birthday"!

For Adults

~Wishing you another wonderful year of joy and happiness. Happy Birthday!

~I hope you have a great birthday and get all you want.
~Wishing you all the fun and excitement that only birthdays can bring.

~Lots of people are thinking of you on your birthday; I just wanted to let you know I'm one of them. Have a wonderful day!

For The Elderly

~You'll always be forever young.

~Wishing you good health and happiness in life.

~Although I can't wish you a happy birthday in person; I will spend the whole day with happy thoughts of you.
~I remember your lap when you held me when I cried, I remember your encouraging smile when you watched me sigh. Your bedtime stories are still my all time favorite, your morals and teachings are what made me fly. I might be old enough to the world, but I'm nothing without your blessings and prayers. So, today on your birthday I say, Thank you for always being there. Happy Birthday!
~May God soften the pillow you rest your head on at night. May He make smooth the path you walk by day. Not just today but everyday.

Religious Birthday Messages

~God is so wise that he never created friends with price tags. If He did, I wouldn't have been able to afford a precious friend like you.

~I thank God for the day that you were born and for you being such a great friend to me.

~You're the kind of friend that only heaven could have sent.


~The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~ Lucille ball

~Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. ~ Menachem Mendel Schneerson
~If you survive long enough, you're revered - rather like an old building. ~ Katherine Hepburn

~Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. ~ Jean Paul Richter
Write a birthday card message that successfully highlights the love and warmth that you have in your heart for that person, and make this very special moment truly memorable for both of you.