In this guide, Hallmark writers offer birthday-message tips and inspiring examples. Just click on the appropriate category below to go straight to the birthday wishes you’re interested in, or you can read the whole guide and mix and match to create a custom message for your birthday person. And once you’ve settled on a message, don’t hesitate to spread those happy birthday vibes–you can send a personalized, handwritten birthday card today. Either way, we hope this little guide helps with the next birthday card you sign…and many more!
Cover Verse: To my Wife my Best Friend You've been there to laugh with me, to cry with me, to be proud of me, and to be happy for all the good things in my life... Inside Verse: You've also shared my disappointments and listened as I worked out my thoughts and feelings about so many things that troubled me... You're the most important part of my world, and you always will be. I love you. Happy Birthday
Social media shoutouts may be easy, but nothing beats an old-fashioned birthday card via snail mail or hand delivery. The best thing about a homemade birthday card is that it can be tailored to the recipient’s interests and for non-milestone birthdays, like 36 or 68. Even better, you don’t have to go out to shop for one at the last minute. These homemade birthday cards are the perfect way to show how much you know your loved one, and pair great with birthday gift ideas! 

Whether you use our print option or send your greeting online​, our gallery of Birthday Cards offers a wide variety of styles and designs, including many that let you insert a favorite photo, and you can access the Stickers Menu for multiple categories of fun images to add to your project. We provide texts you can send as they are, or you can customize them to include your own thoughts or a shared memory. Keep the font we chose or opt for one of thirty-six available fonts in thirty color choices.


As per usual, we have a fantastic HOW TO video to share with you – so you can really see how quick and easy it is to make this fun and easy Pop Up Birthday Cake Card. As mentioned above and in the video, you don’t have to use “pretty pattern paper” like I have here.. but you can also decorate the “white cake” with pens or things like washi tape. Have a look at what you have already and work with what you have got! A word of warning though… this pop up birthday card DIY is so easy, that you will want to make more and more and more… so why not make a batch and have them handy for up coming birthdays throughout the year? Make a white one, with a little bride and groom and you have the perfect Wedding Cake Card too! Enjoy!!
Thank the Lord for all the wonderful blessings that you have received for your birthday. In our communion with the divine spirit, we acknowledge the greatness of creation and the joy of our loving friendship as we travel together down life’s ever-shifting roads and highways. But we have faith in the things that truly matter, which includes our friendship and the plan of a benevolent creator. Naturally we would wish the Lord’s mercy and benevolence to grace the life of our best friend on his or her birthday.

On your birthday, I want to give you something special to let you know how much I care for you. How often do we find ourselves seeking the perfect gift to give to those we love? We wish we lived in a world where money meant nothing, where we could procure any gift we wished for our friends and loved ones without thought of price. Except, where our best friends are concerned we DO live in a world where money means nothing… because the worth of a gift lies in the emotion of the giver and the quality of the recipient. In consideration of that, even the sweetest rose might doubt its worth when presented to the sweetest of best friends.


I wish that you can fulfill all your dreams and goals in life. The best wishes one can wish are that those you love experience success in all their endeavors and are granted the fruition of their lifelong dreams. May your birthday be the window which opens a million vistas that help you in the fulfillment of your dreams and accomplishments of your goals!
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