Birthdays are always a fun time with the people you love! It’s not necessarily because of the birthday gifts and the parties that you attend, but more so of the effort and thought that comes behind it. Celebrating a birthday can be a joyful time, or even a sentimental one depending on who you’re celebrating and the journey they’ve been through. Whatever it is, we love the little reminder of being alive, and that there’s hope to always do better, be better and ultimately, there’s always time to keep trying.
For the people you love, it’s a time to remind them that they’re loved, and why they are. Celebrate all the things you find special about them with a birthday card or birthday message that speaks from your heart. They will love that you allocated time to genuinely tell them how special they are with blessed birthday wishes for their personal annual milestone.
Sometimes, there’s no other way to make someone’s day than to put a big smile on their face. A short birthday wish can do wonders for the rest of the day, especially if you tweak it to suit their sense of humour! Here are some short and funny birthday wishes that you can use to make them chuckle.
“Happy birthday! You mean so much to me, and I only hope that you have a great day today and everyday.”
“I’m so thankful that we crossed paths. Happy birthday!”
“How do you look so good at this age? Happy birthday!”
“Happy birthday to the person I can’t imagine life without!”
“Happy birthday! You’re not getting older, just more distinguished (and wrinkly).”
“You're not old, you’re a classic! Happy birthday!”
“Happy birthday to you! Don’t worry, getting older is just a phase you’re going through.”
“Cheers to another year of surviving this crazy ride we call life!”
“Congratulations on surviving another year. Happy birthday!”
“Happy birthday! Another year of successfully avoiding death. Keep up the good work!”
Whether it’s puppy love, or a long-term relationship, a girlfriend is a companion who you most probably share your life goals with. The thought of going through the journey of life together makes you feel a bit more secure, because you have her with you. Knowing that she’s the end-game makes you look forward to life a little bit more.
“Happy birthday, best friend. You make every day better just by existing, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
“Ever since you became my girlfriend, I swear, life has gotten brighter. Happy birthday, my love!”
“On your special day, I want you to know how much you matter to me. You’re the light of my life with how happy you make me. Happy birthday!”
“You complete me in ways I never knew. I can’t imagine even a day without you. Happy birthday, soulmate.”
“Happy birthday, sayang! I promise to always try to be there for you every day of our lives together. I love you.”
“Happy birthday to the most amazing person in the world!”
“You truly inspire me to be a better person every day. Thank you for sticking by my side through thick and thin. Happy birthday!”
“You’re the most beautiful person I’ve met, inside and out. I hope this year is filled with joy, laughter and lots of love. Happy birthday!”
“Happy birthday to the love of my life. I can’t wait to marry you one day. The thought of making you my wife makes me so excited to live life!”
“You’re the ultimate birthday gift for life. I can’t believe I’m so lucky to have you. Happy birthday, sayang.”
A wife is a caretaker, a nurturer, and a partner who creates a warm and loving home where her family can grow. She is a source of unconditional love, who makes sacrifices and compromises for the sake of the people she loves. She is a beautiful, complex human being with strengths and weaknesses, as well as dreams and fears. Celebrate her on her birthday for choosing you.
“My heart beats for you, and only you. Happy birthday to my wife, and my life.”
“You are the reason why I choose to wake up every morning. You’re the reason for my life. Happy birthday, my love.”
“Happy birthday to the queen of my heart. You are my soulmate, my partner and my best friend. I can’t imagine a single day without you by my side. I love you more than anything.”
“Every moment with you is a gift. Happy birthday, my beloved wife.”
“You’re the center of my universe, and I love you to the moon and back. Happy birthday, sayang.”
“Happy birthday to the one who makes my heart skip a beat. You are my forever love.”
“Happy birthday to the most loving and caring woman I know. You make my life better in every way, and I’m so grateful for you. I love you more than words can ever express.”
“I believe in true love, and I believe that you’re my one true love. Happy birthday, my sweet wife.”
“Happy birthday, my love. I promise to love you, cherish you and support you for the rest of our lives together.”
“I want you to know that I love you more and more with each passing day. You are my partner in life, my confidante and my everything. Happy birthday, sweetheart. I hope we make more memories together.”
Ah - how exactly do you show your boyfriend that you appreciate him on his birthday? He’s the one that you can’t imagine a life without. He provides you with love, emotional security and companionship that you never even knew you needed until you met him. He’s the person you can count on when it comes to empathy and comfort, at any time, at any place.
“Not everyone can say they fell in love with their best friend. Luckily, I can. Happy birthday to the person who made me believe in love!”
“Happy birthday, baby! May you be forever blessed with perseverance and strength.”
“You are incredible, and you inspire me every day. Happy birthday, sayang!”
“I may not always be able to express how I feel, but I promise to spend my life showing you. Happy birthday, my love!”
“Happy birthday to my favourite pillow! I love how fluffy you are, inside and out.”
“Every time I have a bad day, your smile just makes it better. Happy birthday, sweetheart!”
“Happy birthday to my boyfriend who makes me roll my eyes with every lame joke. It’s okay, we have the rest of our lives to keep trying!”
“My love, if you were a sharpie, you’d be my favourite one because of how super fine you are! Happy birthday!”
“Happy birthday to the person who shows me how much he loves me every day. I hope to be able to return the favour some day.”
“Happy birthday to the funniest person I’ve ever met! I can’t wait to spend all the future birthdays with you. You just make me fall in love with you all over again every single day.”
A husband is someone who brings happiness, fulfilment and support into your home life. He’s there with you through challenging times, navigating through life’s ups and downs with you. He can be someone who brings out the inner child in you, his jokes only intensifying as soon as he becomes a dad - and when he does, he becomes a forever teammate in providing a safe environment for your children.
“Happy birthday to my favourite person. You make life an adventure worth experiencing.”
“Every day, you are my companion and my best friend. I can’t believe you’re my husband that I get to hug and hold. Happy birthday, my sweet love.”
“Happy birthday to the man who stole my heart and won’t give it back! I love you more than there are enough words to express.”
“There is not one part of me that doesn’t love you. Happy birthday, my love.”
“Happy birthday to my personal comedic relief! Spending every day with you is a joy, and I feel so lucky that I wake up filled with happiness because of you.”
“Happy birthday to my rock, my support system, and my everything. I love you so much, my love.”
“Here’s to another year of adventures, experiences and memories worth making with you! Happy birthday, sayang.”
“I never knew I could live a life filled with love everyday. You are everything to me, and I can’t wait to show you just how much. Happy birthday!”
“A toast to my husband who made me a better person. My love, because of you, I have so much hope for the future. I can’t wait to grow older with you. Happy birthday!”
“I believe in you. I believe in your dreams, and I believe that you can make anything happen. There’s nothing you can’t do, and I’m so inspired and proud of you every day. I love you, hubby. Happy birthday!”
They say that the first place you learn to be a part of the system is at home. Your family is the first community you learned to be in. If you grew up in a healthy family, you most likely love celebrating birthdays together, or are sick of it - there’s really no in between! If you have a complicated relationship with your family, this could be an opportunity for you to heal, even if they don’t understand.
A mum is the embodiment of unconditional love and devotion. She’s a teacher who imparts any wisdom and knowledge she has onto her children, helping them kick start their journey with life. She’s your personal cheerleader, encouraging you to chase your dreams and to do what makes you happy while she supports you from the sidelines. Create happy memories with these birthday greetings that will show her you care.
“You’re more than just one person to me. You’re my mother. That is everything. Happy birthday to the best mom to ever exist.”
“Happy birthday, mum! I hope you enjoy the rest of the day - you deserve it!”
“I can’t help but realise how much I need you as I get older. Every time I’m away, all I can think about are your warm hugs. I hope you have a happy birthday today!”
“You’re the most wonderful woman I’ve ever known. I hope to be as great as you some day. Happy birthday to you, mum!”
“Happy birthday to the most kind and loving mama!”
“I’ve never been more serious when I call you my best friend - you really raised the bar for what support looks like, mum! Happy birthday!”
“Mum, you’re really someone I treasure in this world. You’re my favourite person who’s accepted me at my best and at my worst. Happy birthday, and I hope you have a day as special as you are!”
“Happy birthday, mum! Let’s get this party started! We only have till 10PM before you fall asleep.”
“How sweet the world is, knowing that you’re in it. Happy birthday to the best mama in the universe!”
“Mom, you’re the greatest person to ever exist. I don’t know how you manage to do it, but you just do! On your birthday, remember how much I love you and how much you mean to us all. Happy birthday to my dearest mother!”
A dad is someone you can count on to lend a shoulder when you need to cry. He’s a pillar of strength, providing the essential necessities and more for the family. He is a protector who shields his partner and kids from potential harm, doing whatever it takes to ensure their safety - whether emotionally, mentally or physically. He is a source of comfort and strength, and you can show him that in many ways, but you can start with these heartfelt birthday wishes for dad.
“Dad, thank you for making it possible for our dreams to come true. You’ve always worked hard to give us what we deserve and more. Happy birthday!”
“You make fatherhood look so easy! Happy birthday, dad!”
“To the best driver and ultimately, the most effective cockroach hunter - happy birthday, dad!”
“Dad - you’ve always held my hand through everything, and taught me how to put myself first in whatever situation. Happy birthday, and I hope you have a magical day!”
“It doesn’t matter at what stage of life I’m at, you will always be my best friend, dad. Happy birthday!”
“I would be so lost without your guidance, dad. Thank you for guiding me through everything. Happy birthday!”
“I hope that all your dreams come true every time you make a wish. You deserve only the best, dad. Happy birthday!”
“Whenever I feel like things have gotten rough, all I have to do is call you. You’ve always made it known that I can count on you through it all. Happy birthday, dad!”
“Dad, you always inspire me to do better, work smarter, and be better. I hope to make you proud of me one day. Happy birthday!”
“Although we don’t talk so much, dad, that doesn’t mean I don’t love you all the same. You will forever be in my heart. Happy birthday dad.”
Once you reach a certain age, your sister who you’ve been fighting with your whole life, suddenly becomes your best friend. The bond between you becomes immovable and your relationship shifts to something a bit more permanent. The girl you used to fight with has grown into a beautiful soul that you turn to in times of trouble. Here are a few heart touching birthday wishes for your sister!
“Happy birthday, sis! In some way, I’m thankful that we grew up together. You know, in some way.”
“Hey, sis. I know we used to always have our fights, but I actually kind of like you now. Happy birthday!”
“I don’t know what I’d do without my best friend. You were the first one to teach me how to be more confident in myself, and to love myself the way I do now. Happy birthday!”
“To the sister who used to always steal my clothes - we used to hate sharing. But I’m so glad that today, we share our love for each other. Happy birthday, sis.”
“I think it’s great that we’re sisters by chance, but friends by choice. Happy birthday to you!”
“Sisters like you are precious. Thank you for being a friend whenever I needed it. Happy birthday!”
“It’s your birthday! Today, I want to celebrate you, not just as my sister, but as my source of comfort during turbulent times at home. I’m glad that through everything we’ve been through, we will always have each other. Happy birthday sis!”
“When I talk about sisters with my friends, I realise I can’t relate to them because I have a sister who genuinely looks out for me and wants to guide me through my troubles. Well, happy birthday, sis! Don’t ever change.”
“I’m so glad we’re adults because now I can thank you for all the times you defended me when we were kids. I never realised how important it was growing up, but when I did - I realised I would not have survived without you. Happy birthday to the person who always had my back!”
“I wish I could celebrate with you, but I’m so glad you’re living your own life - and doing so, happily! I’m proud of you and your growth, sis. Happy birthday!”
If you have a brother, much like having a sister, really - you’ll most likely experience what it’s like to have a love-hate relationship with someone from an early age. Having a brother means normalising having someone to bully (or being bullied) for the rest of your life. Interestingly enough, he’d also be the first person to stand up for you. Here are a few different ways you can show him you love (and hate) him!
“Happy birthday, bro! You’re one of a kind.”
“You were the first protector I’ve had. Thanks for having my back all those years. I know you still do too. Happy birthday!”
“Really thankful we had each other. It would have sucked if we were caught up in sibling rivalry. It’s all love. Happy birthday, bro.”
“When times are good, and when times are bad, you’ll always be the best bro I’ve ever had. Happy birthday!”
“Happy birthday to my former womb mate!”
“Surprisingly, you’ve turned out quite alright. Happy birthday!”
“Hey - I know it’s your birthday but don’t forget your place. You’re still younger than I am. Happy birthday!”
“Happy birthday to my favourite sibling! You’ve always been my number one favourite person. Watching you grow has been amazing. I can’t wait to see what you can do.”
Your friends are most likely the people you depend on when things get rough. Although friends are not actually family, sometimes there are some things we’d rather talk about with our friends than with a family member. There’s never been a bigger relief than finding comfort in the arms of a friend who you can count on, so don’t be afraid to tell them how you feel, even if it’s in the form of an inside joke, or a heartwarming message.
“Wishing my bestie the ultimate birthday! I hope you have the best kind of day.”
“Cheers to you and everything you’ve done for me, you and us! Happy birthday friend.”
“Here’s to my soulmate - thank you for always being there. I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose you. Happy birthday!”
“To my ride or die - I would do anything for you, and you know that. Tell me a time and date, and I’ll be there! Happy birthday, best friend!”
“Wait - which one of us is the bad influence again? Happy birthday, bro!”
“Happy birthday, bestie! I don’t see how I can ever leave our friendship - you have too much blackmail on me.”
“Here’s your annual reminder that there’s no one like you! Happy birthday!”
“Oof - it’s your birthday! Happy birthday to this dime in her prime!”
“Thank you for always being there. I truly can’t imagine my life without you. I think losing you would genuinely kill me. Happy birthday, to my soulmate.”
“You’re such a beautiful soul. You don’t know how glad I am to be able to call you my friend. Happy birthday, and lots of love.”
Have you ever looked up at the sky and felt thankful for being alive? It’s so refreshing when you allow yourself to be surrounded by the people you love, who care about you too! It’s important to remind the people around us how much we value and appreciate them for their efforts. For their birthday, don’t forget to send them a heartfelt happy birthday wish!