A birthday is a time for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy, my friend. Every birthday we experience is another milestone of the distance we’ve traveled in the previous 365 days and the work we’ve done. All we have accomplished, gained, and lost in the previous year is lamented and celebrated on the anniversary of our birth. But it should also be a time of personal reflection and, hopefully, the perfect opportunity to celebrate and take pride in a year well lived, and a job well done.

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!


In good humor and all in fun, we praise our best friend by ironically honoring ourselves. But self-effacement is the real name of the game here. We honor our loved ones by elevating them even above ourselves in the scheme of our lives, and by wishing them all the joy they deserve on the anniversary of their birth.  Thus do we say “You’re a good friend to me and I wish we could always be together for the rest of our lives.”


When it comes to sending birthday greeting cards, there is nothing more heartfelt than a homemade birthday card. Something that you literally put effort on and something that you have dedicated time with is the best greeting to get, other than a bottle of wine from time to time! It is not hard to create birthday cards and to make it easier for you, we have collected awesome homemade Birthday card ideas you can easily create at home.
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.
This exciting greeting cards collection has everything you need to celebrate all those big life events, from weddings and new babies to anniversaries and, of course, those special ‘don’t forget’ birthdays. No matter how big or small the occasion, greeting cards are a great way to say you’re thinking of someone. Try browsing the selection of Send a Message greeting cards if you’re looking for greeting cards that say good luck or get well, that send friendship thoughts, or perhaps that simply say 'thinking of you'. And for greeting cards at those hard times of remembrance, choose a beautifully worded sympathy card. Whether you need greeting cards for a specific congratulation, such as graduation, new home or new job, or you simply want to write your own message in a blank greeting card, there is a wide range of styles to choose from. Don’t forget to check your monthly calendar for all those upcoming birthdays, and browse the greeting cards selections for all your loved ones such as mum, dad, son, daughter and grandparents, and the greeting cards for extra special milestone birthdays like 18th, 21st, 30th and 60th. For any friend’s birthday there is a wide choice of greeting card styles to choose from such as cute and cuddly bears like the famous Forever Friends, funny cards to make them laugh out loud, more contemporary cards for those fashionistas or simply classic photographic cards and beautifully drawn art. There is plenty of choice for kids’ greeting cards too, especially when they want a special character: select from greeting cards featuring Batman, Scooby Doo, Spider-Man, the Simpsons, Superman and more to keep the children smiling on their big day.
Emailed, hand-delivered, or posted with a stamp, greeting cards are timeless expressions of thoughtfulness. Images and texts capture your message and speak for you in a personalized, custom greeting from our extensive gallery of selections. Every card is both printable and available to share online via email, Facebook or whatsapp and our Card Maker walks you through the simple process of using our template, step by step. Celebrate a birthday, congratulate an anniversary, express your thanks, say you’re sorry, or send caring thoughts for any holiday or occasion on the calendar from your computer, phone, or tablet. You’ll find designs and styles for every taste, and it’s easy to edit the text or write your own, add photos, and embellish with sticker images that match the mood of your card.

Always trust in the Lord. By sharing our faith with our best friends on their birthday we acknowledge the bond that brings us together at the deepest level of our souls: the knowledge that we share the same creator and His love sustains our lives. We also remind our best friend, on the day of their birth, that the Lord is ever ready to take us into the bosom of His blessed love. To dwell in the Lord’s grace would be a very happy birthday indeed.
Whew, it feels like we just barely made it through the Christmas holiday season, but now Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I made these ninja printable Valentine’s Day cards at the request of my seven-year-old son who asked if I would design “some valentines for boys – with no glittery hearts or love and all that girly stuff!” After reminding him that valentines cards are for Valentine’s Day and all, he finally relented and let me add a few hearts to the cards…as long as they weren’t glittery!
Your friend’s birthday comes only once a year, so be sure to be with him/her on this day. And whether or not you spend the day with your friend, you can always send a few angels their way to brighten their day and impart your best birthday wishes. These angels are cherubim — child angels — and they carry with them the message of eternal love and the youthful exuberance and joy of the divine, as expressed through the celebration of one’s life.
Your friend’s birthday comes only once a year, so be sure to be with him/her on this day. And whether or not you spend the day with your friend, you can always send a few angels their way to brighten their day and impart your best birthday wishes. These angels are cherubim — child angels — and they carry with them the message of eternal love and the youthful exuberance and joy of the divine, as expressed through the celebration of one’s life.

Cover Verse: An Irish Blessing May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rains fall soft upon your fields, And, until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. Inside Verse: God bless you with the joy of His presence and the gift of His love on St. Patrick's Day and always.

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.
Creating personalized birthday cards for your customers or employees is much better than purchasing pre-designed boxed sets. Adding details like a custom message, your digital signature, your company logo, and even photographs will guarantee a better reaction from your recipients. Employees and customers alike will realize the effort you put in to create one of a kind customized birthday cards for their special day.
Kids are all about their birthdays, and we have hundreds of birthday cards for kids, including age-specific cards and featuring favorite licensed characters from Disney, Star Wars, My Little Pony, Spider-Man and many more. You'll even find twins birthday cards for those lucky enough to share a birthdate. If you're throwing a birthday party, use our fill-in-the-blank birthday invitations for quick, affordable invites.
Cover Verse: My Beautiful Friend Inside Verse: From the time you were born to this moment today, From the nice things you do to the warm things you say... From the smiles that you share and the help that you give, To the genuine joy in the life that you live... From inside to outside, your beauty shines through, And you make the world better by just being you. Happy Birthday
How to send online birthday cards? It's easy; Care2 has many free ecards -- the best greeting cards, e-cards, and funny birthday cards on the Internet. Select a birthday card, personalize it with music and a message, and send cards to all your friends. All of our egreetings are one of a kind, most are flash animated, and all will delight your husband, wife, family, friends or any other loved one. And for every greeting card sent, care2 donates to help protect one square foot of rain forest.
Adobe Spark Post is a free card maker that allows you to create something truly memorable for a loved one. Choose from a selection of sizes, design options and backgrounds to make a greeting card that definitely won’t be found in stores. Whether you’re creating a card for a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or a new baby's arrival, you can easily send a heartfelt message that will never be replicated.
Among the great symbols of life and hope in the world, the sea remains one of the most powerful. Ever constant but always changing, powerful, vast, and beautiful, the ocean is a suitable image to mentally conjure when one imagines what best symbolizes the fixed-but-fluid universe. The stars are another great symbol of life and the universe, so it’s comforting that there are stars in the sea as well… starfish. All is connected. Maybe two best friends can be imagined as a pair of starfish on a beach, under a sunset sky, facing the starlit night together. We make wishes on stars of all kinds and hope they come true for our loved ones on their birthdays.
For me, your birthday is one of the most special days for the whole year. Every ending is also a new beginning, and the year is no exception. Age may just be a number, but it brings wisdom and the joy of nostalgic memory. Every circuit we make around the sun is another year of opportunity and the joy of sharing our lives with those we love, especially our very best of friends. So a birthday is also a doorway into our own future, through which we can step together, in love.
Creating personalized birthday cards for your customers or employees is much better than purchasing pre-designed boxed sets. Adding details like a custom message, your digital signature, your company logo, and even photographs will guarantee a better reaction from your recipients. Employees and customers alike will realize the effort you put in to create one of a kind customized birthday cards for their special day.
When you sit down with a blank greeting card in front of you, don’t be surprised if you can’t seem to put the pen to paper. Many of us get a case of writers block when we sit down to write a birthday card greeting, especially to the people we love the most. Sure, the birthday honoree knows just how much you love and appreciate him or her but, it doesn’t hurt to remind them on their day.
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