Happy Birthday Greetings Cards for friends
Here are ideas beyond "Happy Birthday" to use in signing a card, composing an email, or sending a message with flowers.
I have quotes and wishes organized and ready for easy access according to the type of sentiment you need. Whether you are looking for birthday wisdom, blessings, humor, or anything in between, you will find something here to make the happy day a little bit happier!
Warm Wishes and Quotes
• "Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever,
and we'll meet now and then when we wish,
in the midst of the one celebration that never can end."—Richard Bach
• "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."
• May your birthday bring you as much happiness as you give those who know you.
• "The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."—Lucille Ball
• "Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."—Father Larry Lorenzoni
• "As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two."—Norman Wisdom
Romantic Birthday Messages
• "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made."—Robert Browning
• "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." Wishing you a wonderfully sunny birthday!
• "Every birthday with you is a piece of cake."
• Special days like this certainly deserve a kiss. xoxo
• To the world, you may be one person, But to me, you are the world. Happy Birthday!
How to Personalize Someone Else's Words
We can't all put our feelings into words the way Shakespeare or Browning did. But I think reading quotes can give us those "ah ha" moments, when we think, "Yes, that's just what I want to say." When a quote captures your message, use it and add a personal touch. I love to do this by making my own cards. If you're limited by time or crafting ability, buy a pretty box of blank cards, print a quote typed on your computer, cut it out, and insert it inside the card with double-sided tape. Going to that little bit of extra effort means so much. I think you'll also find it saves you time and money, as opposed to making a trip to the store each time you need a birthday card.
These are from vintage ephemera:
"Tis fashionable, my dear,
to remember the day
but forget the year!"
"From my heart, this birthday greeting
Is the fondest I can send;
May happiness abide with you always
And good fortune be your friend."
We are one in love and joy,
In fondness and in worth,
And so as one we celebrate,
This day, your day of birth!
Thank you for your tender love
Of which you'll never really know,