The Ultimate Guide: What to Write in a Birthday Card | 63 Messages for Your Loved Ones

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Leah Nguyen 10 May, 2024 11 min read

It's your loved one's birthday, and we understand the pressure of jotting down your thoughts, wondering how to express that you care.

Sometimes it's hard for the words to come out naturally, but we're here to show you what to write in a birthday card, whether the person's your family or your bestie🎂

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What to Write in A Birthday Card for a Friend

What to write in a birthday card
What to write in a birthday card

You can share an inside joke or funny memory the two of you share. Friends love reminiscing! Funny pick-up lines to put in your birthday card:

  1. "Are you today's date? Because you're a 10/10!"
  2. "If you were a candy bar, you'd be a Fine-Eau!"
  3. "Do you have a library card? Because I'm totally checking you out!"
  4. "Are you a parking ticket? 'Cause you've got FINE written all over you!"
  5. "Did the sun come out or did you just smile at me?"
  6. "My love for you is like diarrhea, I just can't hold it in!"
  7. "You may not be a photographer, but I can picture us together for a long time to come!"
  8. "If you were a vegetable, you'd be a 'cute-cumber!'"
  9. "You've got to be chocolate because you're one sweet treat!"
  10. "Do you have a shovel? Because I’m digging your style."
What to write in a birthday card
What to write in a birthday card

General birthday messages for friends:

  1. "I'm so glad we're friends, because you're the only person I know who's older than me. Happy birthday, old timer!"
  2. "I hope your birthday is as amazing as you are. But let's be real, it's probably not going to top the time we accidentally set the kitchen on fire. Good times, my friend, good times."
  3. "Friends are like farts. They come and go, but the good ones linger. Happy birthday to a friend who's been lingering for far too long."
  4. "I'm not saying you're old, but I hear AARP is sending you a membership card. Happy birthday!"
  5. "I hope your birthday is filled with all your favourite things, including pizza, Netflix, and a good nap. You deserve it."
  6. "Happy birthday to the person who knows all my secrets and still manages to be friends with me. You're a saint."
  7. "I'm so glad we're friends because you're the only person who understands my love for queso. Happy birthday, my cheesy friend!"
  8. "I hope your birthday is as lit as the time we accidentally set your dad's couch on fire."
  9. "You were supposed to gather more wisdom and experience as you aged. Instead, you just got goofier. Thanks for the laughs, birthday dude!"
  10. "I know we like to give each other a hard time, but seriously - I'm glad you were born. Now go out and celebrate like the dork you are!"
  11. "From laughing until we cried to crying until we laughed, you always know how to keep things interesting. Thanks for the good times, you weirdo!"
  12. "We may be getting older but we never have to grow up. Thanks for keeping me young at heart, you goofball - here's to many more years of friendship!"

What to Write in a Birthday Card for Boyfriend/Girlfriend

What to write in a birthday card
What to write in a birthday card

Some sweet things you can write in a birthday card are down here lovebirds. Keep it mushy, cheesy and remind them why they're loved❤️️

  1. "Wishing the most amazing person a day as special as they are. You fill my life with joy - thank you for being you."
  2. "Another trip around the sun means another year I get to love you. You bring me so much happiness; I'm the luckiest for having you in my life."
  3. "From our first date to this milestone, every moment together has been perfect because I share it with you. Happy birthday to my favourite person."
  4. "Each year I fall more in love with your caring heart, beautiful smile, and everything that makes you uniquely you. Thanks for always loving me too."
  5. "We've been through so much laughter and adventures together. I can't wait to make forever more memories by your side. You are my best friend - enjoy your special day!"
  6. "Your kindness, passion, and personality continue to inspire me daily. This year, I hope all your dreams come true because you deserve the world. Happy birthday!"
  7. "From long talks and kisses to inside jokes and trust, you gave me a gift better than any - your love. Thank you for being my person. Today and always, my heart is yours."
  8. "It's been quite the year we've spent together - from late-night laughs to early-morning breaths. Here's hoping the next trip around the sun brings even more smiles, jokes and crazy TikTok dances that make my day."
  9. "Our relationship has withstood all sorts of tests - long drives, spicy food debates, your weird obsession with [hobby]. Through it all, you still put up with me, so congrats on surviving another trip around the sun with your weirdo partner! Here's to many more."
  10. "From epic movie marathons to singing duets terribly off-key, every day with you is an adventure. Even after all this time, you still make me laugh 'til I'm crying - which is why I wish you the happiest birthday, you hilarious goon!"
  11. "I know we usually keep things light, but seriously - I'm so lucky to love and be loved by someone as kind, funny and amazing as you. Keep on keeping on, you wonderful weirdo. P.S. Netflix tonight?"
  12. "Another trip around the sun means another year of inside jokes, late-night talks and straight-up silliness. Thanks for always being down for an adventure, even if it's testing the limits of your weird dance skills. You're one of a kind - have the best day, dork!"
What to write in a birthday card
What to write in a birthday card

What to Write in A Birthday Card for Mom

What to write in a birthday card
What to write in a birthday card

Mom means the world to us. She takes care of us from every small detail and has put up with us ever since we were a baby to angsty teenagers, so let's craft a message showing how much she means to you from the heart🎉

  1. "Thank you for your endless love and support. You're the best mom anyone could ask for. Happy birthday!"
  2. "You've seen me at my best and helped me through my worst. I'm forever grateful for everything you do. Love you to the moon and back!"
  3. "You've always given me wonderful memories. You'll always be my #1 fan. Thanks for being you."
  4. "Your kindness, strength and sense of humour inspire me. I'm so lucky to call you Mom. Wishing you a day as amazing as you are."
  5. "You've taught me so much about life and loving unconditionally. I hope I can be even half the mom you are. You deserve the world - have a wonderful birthday!"
  6. "We may not always see eye to eye but you'll always have my heart. Thank you for your unconditional love and support always and forever."
  7. "Through all of life's ups and downs, you've been my rock. I'm so grateful to have a mom as fantastic as you. Love you to pieces - enjoy your special day and don't hesitate to ask me or Dad for anything!"
  8. "On this day and every day, I appreciate all you've done for me. Sending love and thanks for being the best mom ever!"
  9. "Thanks for passing down your awesome genes and weird sense of humour. I must've hit the mom jackpot!"
  10. "You may be older now but your dance moves are just as ridiculous as ever. Thanks for teaching me to shine no matter what thing I wanna be!"
  11. "Another year passing means another year of mom's jokes that make everyone else go 'huh?!' Our bond is one of a kind, just like you (but seriously, are you and dad competing for the worst sense of humour title?)"
  12. "While others saw chaos, you saw creativity. Thanks for nurturing my weirdness and always being my biggest fan/enabler. Love you, you quirky queen!"
  13. "How did I get so fortunate to inherit your sparkly laugh and zesty enthusiasm for life? Blessed to have such a cool momma like you!"
  14. "Some see grey hairs, but I see wisdom, spunk and '90s dance skills that keep me young. You're special - and I wouldn't want it any other way!"
  15. "Your eccentric style and eagerness for life's adventures make my world colourful. Thanks for being the coolest clown shoe and teaching me to rock whatever funky beat I dance to."
  16. "My unconventional role model, thank you for embracing me as I am. Happy birthday to my favourite person!"
What to write in a birthday card
What to write in a birthday card

What to Write in A Birthday Card for Dad

What to write in a birthday card
What to write in a birthday card

Celebrate your dad's special day even if sometimes he forgets it and show that you appreciate everything he's taught you, even if that means having to hear weird dad humour all day🎁

  1. "Thank you for always being there with wisdom, guidance and a handy skill. Please have a fantastic year ahead!"
  2. "From childhood adventures to the present day, your love and support have shaped my world. I'm so lucky to call you my dad."
  3. "You may not say it much, but your actions speak volumes about your caring heart. Thank you for all that you do, every single day silently."
  4. "Your calm strength and kind spirit continue to inspire me. I aspire to be even half the parent you are. Wishing you a wonderful birthday!"
  5. "You may see lines on your face, but I see years of facing life with courage, humour and dedication to our family. Thank you for always lifting me up."
  6. "Thank you for teaching me with your wisdom and patience. I hope this year brings you many smiles and joyful memories."
  7. "I appreciate you more than words can say. You are truly one of a kind - happy birthday to the best dad ever!"
  8. Many more years of cracking jokes only you find funny, DIY projects gone awry, and dance moves so dorky they're awesome. Thanks for keeping me entertained, you goof!"
  9. "While others see grey hairs, I see the funniest kid at heart. Keep on rocking those dad jokes and bringing smiles, birthday boy!"
  10. "From handing me tools to teaching me how to have a good time, you've always nurtured my weirdness. Thanks for keeping me laughing, you peculiar king!"
  11. "Some dads teach changes a tire, you taught me the Macarena. Here's hoping the next trip around the sun brings more inside jokes, silly dances, and memories to cherish. Happy birthday, you delightfully fun dad!"
  12. "Your playful spirit and positive outlook on life inspire me daily. Thanks for teaching me on to be a good person - and that dance like no one's watching is truly living! Have a gem of a day."
  13. "Whether breaking it down to The Twist or fixing things with your telltale skills, being your kid has never been dull. Thanks for your fun, you marvellously manic man!"
What to write in a birthday card
What to write in a birthday card

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, it's how you've done for your special one that matters. Whether you scribble a heartfelt poem, share funny memories, or simply sign "Love you!" - showing you took the time to personally acknowledge their special day with caring words from the heart will truly brighten up their day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a unique birthday wish?

Some unique birthday wishes you could write in a card can be May all your dreams take flight and your worries lose height on this day, or I wish you a year of discovery - new places, new people, new adventures await!

What is a unique way to wish a friend?

You can write a short poem sharing funny memories and why they are special, or compile photos of you together into a flipbook-style card that "flips" through memories when opened.

How do I wish a simple birthday?

"Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. You deserve it!"

What do you write in a card to a friend?

You thank them for their friendship and for always being there for you. If it's too cheesy, you can share a funny memory the two of you have.