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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.

One-Liner Greetings

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 as good as 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 your special day is a life filled with love and joy.
  • No two people compliment each other as 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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