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70+ Different Sayings You Can Write in a Birthday Card

Updated on March 10, 2017

Are You Looking for Something Thoughtful, Funny, Mushy, or Kind to Write Inside a Birthday Card?

Here you'll find an assortment of sayings you can write inside a birthday card for either friends, loves, or family. Things like, "Hey, gorgeous! Are you Benjamin Button's mother? Because every year you look younger!"

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right thing to say inside a card, especially if you're buying the card and gift at the last minute. We're so rushed these days, and because of that, the sayings below are designed to help you save a bit of time.

Here are five birthday thoughts and sayings to get you started, and you'll find even more featured below:

  1. When a light of love like you has a birthday, we are the receiver of the gift.
  2. Sending you hugs. Sending you kisses. The birthday girl is my hot Mrs.!
  3. A birthday hug for a class act with the power of grace, smarts, and beauty.
  4. Each year is filled with new possibilities when we open our mind to that possibility.
  5. You're not old; you're youthfully challenged!

Note: The sayings you see contained herein are by Brite-Ideas (Barbara Tremblay Cipak). Please feel free to share them in a handwritten card. Not for commercial use.

Funny Age-Related Things to Write Inside a Birthday Card

Write something cute or funny inside their card:

  1. One, two, buckle my shoe... oops, you're too old to bend now.
  2. You're funny, charming, and awesome. Too bad you're also old, shrinking, and balding.
  3. Your birthday should last a week... giving you time to sober up.
  4. Don't drink on your birthday; we can't afford the bail anymore.
  5. You're not just over the hill. You are the hill. Can I climb you?
  6. Your special day fills us all with joy and laughter.
  7. You don't look a day over happy!
  8. Birthdays are like skunks: they look best from a distance!
  9. You are young at heart. Yep, in other words, old.
  10. Please don't mourn the loss of your hair; it's a sign of wisdom (and old age).
  11. You are one in a million; thank goodness, 'cause the world can't handle a lot like you!
  12. My heart skips a bit when you enter the room; yours skips a beat due to age-shock.
  13. Your lips are still soft; your heart is still soft... and your belly... well, it's not hard, ok?
  14. Life goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on; better to be on than off!
  15. Thirty-something... you wish!
  16. Your life is speeding up—well, that's better than slowing down!
  17. Looking fifty years old is amazing, when you're eighty... have a happy day anyway.
  18. Forget the candles; the whole cake would be covered in wax.
  19. Do not start counting wrinkles... you'll be tied up all day!

Things You Can Say in a Birthday Card to a Friend

Some special sentiments to express on a friend's special day:

  1. You are not just a friend; you are my sister for life. Happy birthday.
  2. It's my friend's birthday today! The world needs to celebrate with me.
  3. Happy birthday to the classiest friend a person could ever have.
  4. Your special day is my special day because you're my special friend.
  5. We traveled through time together and as friends shared a million birthdays.
  6. I wish I could get you a birthday gift that would make you as happy as Sheldon Cooper.
  7. You're the kind of friend people fight over... literally! Because we all love you.
  8. You give endlessly, and today, I want to spoil my generous friend.
  9. I think you wrote the handbook on friendship. In fact, I know you did.
  10. You are a rare friend, and I'm so lucky to share this life with you. Happy birthday.
  11. In no way could I ever repay you for being the amazing soul that you are.
  12. In this life, I am blessed to call you friend; I hope for same thing in the next.
  13. Happy birthday, beauty, brains, and kindness... to you.
  14. You are the sunniest person and the happiest friend. What a joy to be around you.
  15. You could teach classes on how to be a best friend. Have a great day!
  16. The stars in the sky are in awe of your dedication as a friend.
  17. Your arms carry a lot of people; let me carry you on your special day.
  18. As my friend, I hold you close to my heart. Happy big day; you deserve it.
  19. Let's party till you drop, then I can carry you home like good friends do.
  20. I feel like we've known each other for a million years; you're an amazing friend.

Write Something Inspirational Inside the Card

If your aim is to inspire on their big day, then here are some ideas to consider writing inside the card:

  1. You have grown into a wonderful man. We're so proud.
  2. May your year be filled with peace, pleasure, and prosperity.
  3. May you have a year of growth, a year of grace, and a year of goodness.
  4. Happy birthday to the most inspiring person we know.
  5. May the sun shine on your soul for the whole year.
  6. We are the gatherers of knowledge and love in every new year of our life.
  7. Giving hope is your gift; happy birthday.
  8. Live this year with passion for life and see where that promise can take you.
  9. Blaze a trail, build memories, and leave the dust of troubles in the rear view.
  10. A year of building and moving forward, may your year be just like that.
  11. The grace of character and integrity is your greatest gift.
  12. You are the author of your life. Write a great year for yourself.
  13. Reorganize your thoughts to include peacefulness in this next year of your life.
  14. Being present in your own life is sometimes difficult; take each day as it comes.
  15. Kindness is your strength, and you deserve a year filled with it in return.
  16. Look at each star in the sky this year as a possibility for something great in your life.
  17. You are only limited by your own thoughts, so have a year filled with powerful thinking.
  18. May the door of opportunity open wide, and may you walk through without hesitation.
  19. Your birthday: an annual reminder of how lucky we are that your soul lives at the same time we do.
  20. You've already left your mark on this world; each year from here on is just a bonus to all of us.

Things to Say to Someone You Love in a Birthday Card

Do you need to write something loving to your significant other for their birthday?

  1. You have given so much to me in life, but today I want to spoil you treat you for being the wonderful person you've been.
  2. Your birthday is a reminder to me on how lucky I am to have you. Your character and class touch my soul deeply; you are my gift.
  3. I can't believe how much I love you! Time keeps marching on, and my love for you grows stronger with each that goes by. Happy birthday, honey!
  4. To celebrate your special day, I've planned a night under the stars because you make me feel like a star everyday.
  5. Gather round: the love of my life was born on this day, and the world needs to know how amazing she is. She has given herself to me, and I am a fortunate soul.
  6. If there were a way to measure love on a scale, there would be no scale large enough to measure my love for you. Every birthday you have is the first day of the rest of my life.
  7. For so long, I held onto the possibility of our being together. I would picture in my mind, my lips meeting yours, and now 20 years later, and on your birthday, I can honestly say my heart still skips a beat knowing that today my lips will touch yours once again.
  8. How can one woman love one man so much. Happy day, my love.

© 2013 Barbara Tremblay Cipak

When You Give Someone a Card, Do You Usually Write a Personal Note Inside of It, or Do You Just Sign Your Name?

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      Marie 2 years ago

      I love your card sayings and suggestion lenses because they're so useful for adding that special extra touch - this one's bookmarked as I will be using it year round :)

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      awesomecards 3 years ago

      Yes i always write some special quotes.

    • gottaloveit2 profile image

      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      I always write a personal note and you've just helped me figure out what to pen. Thanks.

    • John Dyhouse profile image

      John Dyhouse 3 years ago from UK

      Another great resource, thanks for these

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      jemacb 3 years ago

      I would always write something personal in the card. Nice lens.

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      chi kung 3 years ago

      I write a personal note as well

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