Happy Birthday Quotes & Messages for Birthday Cards

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Stevie Wonder once said it best – “It couldn't fit more perfectly than to have a world party on the day you came to be!” Rather than feel obligated to wish someone a happy birthday on their special day, get excited to celebrate the fact they were born! Birthdays are the perfect opportunity to sing praise for the person in question and put a smile on their face. Put meaning behind your words with our tips below, and use our Spark Post templates to make the most festive birthday greeting yet!

Funny Happy Birthday Quotes

A birthday is a day that should be full of joy, so laughter is heavily encouraged! Keep your recipient's sense of humor in mind as you compose your fun-filled greeting.

“It is scientifically proven that people who have more birthdays live longer. Congrats on your success!”

“At least you’re not as old as you will be next year. Happy birthday!”

“Today’s Earth rotation is dedicated to you! Congrats on another lap around the sun.”

“Happy Happy Birthday, from all of me to you! I wish it was my birthday so I could party, too!”

“However old you are is the new 30. Happy birthday!”

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Happy Birthday Quotes for Lovers

Whether you decide to write a long letter or a message that’s short and sweet, make sure it’s full of love. Make it personal, uplifting, and memorable enough so they’ll want to revisit it time and time again!

“So happy to celebrate you today, for the next 365 days, and all the days after that! You are my love and light.”

“Words can hardly describe the love, joy and happiness you bring to my life. Wishing you all that and more on your special day!”

“You are a gift to both myself and everyone around you. Thank you for all that you do. Hope you feel a world of love shining down on you today!”

“My love, may all of your wildest dreams and wishes come true as we move into the next chapter of your life. You deserve the world!”

“Make a wish! I know you’ll have enough breath to blow out your candles because you take mine away each and every day. Happy birthday!”

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Happy Birthday Quotes for Friends

Be playful! Switch out a standard greeting with one that touches on some of your favorite things about your friend that is bound to put a smile on their face.

“We’ve shared so many birthdays together, and each next year just gets better than the last. Cheers to friends forever!”

“Thank you for all the laughs, silliness, and adventures we’ve shared. Couldn’t ask for a better friend. Have the best birthday yet!”

“Another year around the sun and you’re doing better than ever. So happy to celebrate another birthday with my best friend!”

“From good friends and true, from old friends and new, may good luck go with you and happiness, too!”

“Hope life is absolutely spoiling you with love and happiness. May this next year be the best yet!”

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Happy Birthday Quotes for Mom & Dad

Birthday cards for parents are a great opportunity to thank them for all that they do. Think about a message that they can hold onto forever, and that will encourage them to sit back, relax, and enjoy their special day to the fullest.

“Happy birthday, Mom! Everyday I am grateful to have you in my life. Let today be another reminder that you’re the best. Love you!”

“You’re more than a dad. You’re the greatest man I know. Thank you for everything and happy birthday!”

“Hope your day is full of relaxation, an abundance of love, and your favorite type of cake.”

“Mom, if it weren’t for you I would never have become the person I am today. Thank you for being a role model, mother, and an amazing friend. And most important of all, happy birthday!”

“Dad, thanks for all your support and your invaluable life lessons. Cheers to your best birthday yet!”

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Happy Birthday Quotes for Sons & Daughters

Show support for your child as they age another year. Toss in an early childhood memory for laughs, or your favorite way you’ve watched them grow for a more sentimental approach.

“Sending you a birthday wish wrapped with all my love. Have a very happy birthday!”

“Double digits means a whole lotta candles to blow out on your cake! Don’t forget to take a big breath!”

“You are growing into the most wonderful young adult. We’re so proud of you! Here’s to your best birthday yet.”

“Wanna know a secret? Aging is mandatory but adulting is optional. Enjoy your day to the fullest!”

“I’ve watched you celebrate a lot of birthdays but this one is the best yet.”

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Happy Birthday Quotes for Siblings

A birthday greeting for a sibling is often more playful than it is sentimental. Have fun with it but make sure to round off your card with a loving message that shows appreciation for them!

“To my role model, sibling, and best friend. Hope this year is the absolute best yet!”

“Our parents made us siblings but we became best friends on our own. Happy birthday!”

“Some days you drive me crazy but most days, I know how lucky I am to have a sibling like you. Cheers to another lap around the sun and all the adventures to come!”

“I would’ve never survived those family vacations without you by my side. Wishing you the best birthday of all!”

“Just for today, you can borrow any of the clothes/toys you want. Happy birthday, sister/brother!”

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Happy Birthday Quotes for Nieces & Nephews

What a kind gesture to reach out to extended family on their birthday! Let them know how grateful you are to have them in your life by expressing love and perhaps appreciation of any memories you’ve shared together over the last year.

“Happy birthday, niece/nephew! Try not to grow too much until the next time I see you!”

“Another year of adventure awaits! Ring it in with cake, candles, and the best celebration yet.”

“Happy birthday to my favorite niece/nephew! You bring me so much joy and I look forward to seeing what this next year has in store for you.”

“Hope your birthday is the best start to the best year yet. Sending you big hugs today!”

“Hope your birthday brings you every gift you could hope for and more! And if it doesn’t, I’ll be sure to take you shopping next time I see you. Happy birthday!”

How to Make Birthday Card with Adobe Spark

  1. Pick a size and shape

    Square or rectangular, high-definition or only a tiny thumbnail; when you make a birthday card, it can be whatever size and shape you want.

  2. Choose a theme

    You can choose from an array of layouts, designs and color schemes, and your choice is never set in stone. Experiment with several and see how your message looks in different graphic presentations.

  3. Personalize with images

    Images are at the heart of Adobe, and we created Spark Post so you can let them speak for you in the clearest possible way. Upload your own photos, or choose from our extensive selection of online images and graphics.

  4. Add birthday messages

    Type the words you want to say, and see how different fonts transform their message. Choose the typography style from our extensive selection that expresses your sentiments most clearly.

  5. Download, share, or print

    Download and print out your design on a card, or share it as an eye-catching post on social media. You can even send the file to a professional printer and have it made up as a banner to hang for the surprise party!

Light the Candles with Adobe Spark

Celebrating someone’s birthday is all about singing praise. Adobe Spark lets you create a custom tailored message that will make your recipient feel special and honored. Whether the occasion is bittersweet and quiet, or a party that rocks out in sheer exuberance, our designs convey the birthday message that hits exactly the right note. Our templates work for personal greetings, formal wishes, or even for groups signing. Whatever special message you want to deliver, Adobe Spark is here to make all your birthday wishes come true.

Share Your Spark Post Birthday Card

Spark Post makes it easy to design and share your birthday greeting so that it sends the most joy possible. Download and print out your design on a card, or share it as an eye-catching post on social media. If you like to think big, send your design to a professional printer to hang as a banner at the birthday party or to hand out as party favors! However you present it, your card will become a cherished keepsake in its own right to commemorate the joyous day.

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