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100 Greeting-Card One-Liners for All Occasions

Timothy is a Christian who enjoys creating visual art and writing. He has a B.S. in Psychology.

Whether it's a birthday, a wedding, a holiday, or simply a cherished friendship you want to celebrate, these one-liners are yours for the using.

Whether it's a birthday, a wedding, a holiday, or simply a cherished friendship you want to celebrate, these one-liners are yours for the using.

Have you ever come up short when it comes to figuring out what to put in someone’s greeting card? Sometimes, it’s hard to come up with a funny line or a quick quip, so instead of expressing your feelings, you go out and buy one of those pre-filled birthday cards.

The one-liners below are offered to you as a starting point. They can be used any way you wish—in a card, in a note, on social media, verbally, or otherwise. Enjoy!

How to Present These One-Liners

  • Get them printed on a balloon.
  • Create a card and write one or more of the sayings inside.
  • Text one or more of them to your friend or family member.
  • Create a meme for social media.
  • Print your favorite one-liner on a tee shirt or some other item and give it to them.
  • Post them on their social media sites.


  • You only have one birthday a year, so enjoy it wisely, or the next one might not come along.
  • I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since your last birthday. I’m barely over last year's party.
  • It’s your birthday. Time to party (like we need another excuse to party).
  • The gift of friendship is the best birthday gift ever.
  • Don’t count your birthdays—count how you live the days in between your birthdays.
  • I hope you like your birthday card—I can’t return it now that I've written in it.
  • I don’t want to say you’re looking older. I cannot say it. You’re looking older.
  • I love when your birthday comes around. I’m reminded you’re still older than me.
  • At your age, your birthday is all fun and games until you try to blow out the candles.
  • I got you the best birthday gift I could think of this year . . . myself.
  • Hey, the good news is I got you a birthday card this year. The bad news is it was the card from last year I forgot to give you.
  • Your birthday always brings me to tears—tears of joy because I’m not as old as you.
  • I hear you’re only 39 again this year. I’ve lost track over the years of how many times you've turned 39.
  • I can’t believe you’re ____ years old, and you still don’t look your age!
  • Birthdays come, and birthdays go, but as long as you have wine, it eases the blow.
  • I only put one candle on your cake cause I figured at your age, you couldn’t blow out ____ candles
  • The gift of friendship is far better than any other present. Yes . . . I forgot to get you a present again.
  • You know what they say about your _____ birthday. No, I don’t know what they say . . . I thought you might.
  • What is it about your birthday that always causes me to forget to wish you happy birthday on the right day? Well, anyway, Happy belated birthday.


  • Christmas is the time of year to celebrate faith, family, and friends.
  • There is a reason for this season, but it doesn’t come in a box with a bow. It is the season to celebrate a baby born in a manger.
  • The hardest part of Christmas is returning the gifts you don’t want. That is the reason I only got you a card.
  • I can’t believe it is Christmas time again. It seems like it was only yesterday when I was returning the gift you got me last year.
  • Take away the Christmas tree, the decorations, the movies, and the specials, and what do you have? The day after Christmas.
  • The best present at Christmas time is your presence here with us.
  • Let the joy and spirit of Christmas flow through your heart throughout the year.
  • I got you a gift card for Christmas this year because I wanted to get you something you didn’t need to return.
  • Christmas is the best time of year because you get to spend time with the ones you love . . . especially you.
  • Life with you is like a Christmas present you get to open each and every day. It brings about such joy.
  • Sending peace, love, and joy this year. No, it doesn’t come with gift cards or in a wrapped box.
  • A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Let's hope it's a good one with much-needed cheer. Calm down . . . I said cheer—not beer.
  • The reason we celebrate Christmas is that we received the greatest gift of all.
  • "And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth." —Luke 1:14
  • Wishing you all the peace, joy, and love that come with the Christmas season.
  • The greatest gift anyone can get is a loving group of friends. Here’s to having the best gift this holiday season.
  • Christmas comes but once a year. It’s a good thing, too, or I’d be broke.

Valentine’s Day

  • It is said there is only one true love in life. I’m glad I found mine.
  • Your love has opened up my eyes to the many wonderful things in my life.
  • I never believed in true love until I met you. Now your love is all I can think about.
  • Life without your love would feel so empty and plain. You are the one who brings the spice to my life.
  • The only gift I need on this special day is to know your love more deeply.
  • You’re my better half, and that is why I love you so much.
  • Mom/dad—you're the best parent or parents, and that is why I send you all my love this Valentine‘s Day.
  • Life with you is always full of surprises and never boring. Except when you . . . only kidding. You always keep it interesting.
  • I just wanted to let you know I’m in it for the long haul. Happy Valentine’s Da . . .
  • I'd like to give you a gift that keeps on giving . . . my love. Happy Valentine’s Day.
  • You‘ve given your life and love to me all these years, and I’ve cherished every moment I’ve spent with you.
  • Life is all about finding the one true love who completes you. I’m glad I’ve found mine. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • I don’t need a special day to declare my love for you, but here goes—happy Valentine’s Day! I love you.
  • I know you were looking for a special present this year, so I bought the more expensive Valentine’s Day card.
  • Your love brought me so much joy and warmth that it cannot be contained in one holiday.
  • What is Valentine’s Day but one day to celebrate what is felt in the heart all year long?
  • A merry heart is good like medicine. Love makes a heart merry, especially the love I have for you. Happy Valentine’s Day.
  • I find joy in the little things our love for each other brings us each day.
  • May my love surround you on Valentine’s Day and always.


  • Easter is not about bunnies and chocolate; it is a celebration of a gift far greater and far sweeter.
  • Easter is a celebration of life reborn.
  • Hope you have a very egg-cellent and sweet Easter.
  • Here's hopping—I mean hoping—you remember what Easter is all about.
  • Easter is a time to say, ”He is risen, He is risen indeed.”
  • "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." —Matthew 28:6
  • Easter is a time to be thankful for what God did for you through Jesus.
  • There would be no Easter if it were not for an empty tomb.
  • "The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies." —Kate McGahan
  • Remember—this Easter, it might be about a bunny, but the real Easter is more about a Lamb
  • Don’t forget that without an empty tomb, there would be no Easter.
  • "Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness." —Floyd W. Tomkins
  • "Easter is very important to me. It's a second chance." —Reba McEntire
  • No bunny is left out of God’s love and what He did for us on Easter Sunday.
  • Easter is the time of year when you can put all your eggs in one basket.


  • My life has been made better because you are my friend.
  • The definition of your friendship can be summed up in just two words—always there.
  • A true friendship is one of a few words but many deeds done out of love.
  • Friendship can be summed up in four words—give, love, trust, and listen.
  • The journey of our friendship began with the first step. After that, it has been a footrace through the years.
  • I hope you feel loved by me today and every day because you are. You’re my best friend.
  • If you looked up the word friend in the dictionary . . . well, no, you’re picture's not there. But it should be.
  • A life is not a fulfilled life unless you fill it with good friends (like you).
  • I just wanted you to know that you are loved by me each and every day.
  • True friendship is like getting a bouquet of flowers each day without ever asking for them.
  • I just can’t say it enough, but thank you for being my friend.
  • Some friends come, and some friends go, but true friends like you are always there.
  • You can’t spell true friendship without "you." Yes, I know there's no "you" in friendship, but there’d be no friendship if I didn’t have you.
  • When the going gets tough, I know I can always count on a friend like you to help me through.
  • Me plus you equals one great friendship
  • I tried to think of something elegant to say about our friendship, but then I realized our friendship is beyond words.
  • I thought long and hard about how to thank you for being my friend, but all I got was a headache because our friendship is beyond words.
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  • I always cry at weddings. Not because I’ve lost another single friend, but because I’m so happy two people who love each other are together.
  • Marriage is about two people who love each other becoming one in mind and spirit.
  • A wedding ring is a symbol of a relationship that has begun and is to have no end.
  • My wish for you on this, your special day, is a life filled with love and joy.
  • No two people compliment each other like you do. I’m glad you found each other.
  • A wedding day is the beginning of a lifetime of adventures in which two souls become entwined as one.
  • A ring is but a symbol of the bond that entwines two people together In a lifelong relationship of love and joy.
  • There are a lot of definitions for love, but the culmination of love is when two people join their hearts for a lifetime.

© 2021 Timothy Whitt


Timothy Whitt (author) from New Jersey on March 26, 2021:

Yes I thought the one about being 39 was a good one.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 26, 2021:

These are cute & probably quite helpful to some.

I liked the one about being 39.

Both my parents have been thirty nine for years and I'm, I don't know how that's working for them.

Timothy Whitt (author) from New Jersey on March 26, 2021:

Thank you

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 26, 2021:

Nice compilation.

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