The subtle art of writing a birthday card

  (photo credit: BOOMF)
(photo credit: BOOMF)

Birthdays are unique, and it gets better when gifts are involved. Contrary to popular beliefs, gifts don't have to be expensive. You can make it simple by just writing a special note on a birthday card.

You see, words have a unique way of sticking to people's hearts. And the best time to spill them all is during your loved ones' birthday. So, are you wondering about what to write on future birthday cards  from Boomf? Here is an ultimate guide on how to write birthday card messages for family, friends, lovers, and colleagues.

For Family

When it comes to your family members' birthday, you want to make it memorable with the details you include on the birthday card. Though you can write about endless stuff, you should stick to expressing how much they mean to you and how happy you are that they were born into your family. You can also get creative with it and write a short poem or quote that celebrates them.

Some examples of what you can write are

  • “I am so grateful that you were born! You brighten up every day and I cherish our time together. Happy birthday!”
  • “Wishing you all the joy your birthday can hold! You deserve all the wonderful things life has to offer because you are such a special person.”
  • “May your birthday be as delightful as you are! You make every day an adventure, and I can’t wait to see what this year brings.”

For Friends

Friends are the family we choose. They are the people we rely on and cherish. And on their special days, like a birthday, you want to be honest with them and praise them from your heart. You can also be funny and write something to make them laugh.

Some examples of what you can write are

  • “Happy birthday, friend! I’m so glad you were born and we could share so many laughs (and sometimes tears) together. I cherish our friendship and am looking forward to many more years of adventures together.”
  • “I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are, my friend! You deserve all the best life has to offer. Wishing you a day that is as special as you are.”
  • “On your birthday, I want to thank you for being a great friend and for always being there for me. I cherish our friendship and am looking forward too many more years of laughter and fun together.”

  (credit: BOOMF) (credit: BOOMF)

For Lovers

Birthdays for a partner mean a lot, often sparked with emotions and expectations. So, you can write something sexy, cute, or even cheesy. It all depends on your relationship and what will make them feel loved. 

You can also write something that is heartfelt and conveys all the emotions you are feeling. You want to express love.

Some examples of what you can write are

  • “I am so grateful to have you in my life. You make every day an adventure, and I can’t wait to see what this year brings. I hope your birthday is as special as you are to me.”
  • “Happy birthday to the sexiest, most beautiful person I know! I can’t wait to celebrate your special day with you and show you how much I love you.”
  • “I feel so lucky to be with you on your birthday. You are the greatest gift life has ever given me, and I cherish you more than you could ever imagine.”

For Colleagues

Colleagues are not necessarily friends. So, when it comes to colleagues, you can keep it short, sweet, and professional. You can write about how much you enjoy working with them and how they significantly contribute to the team.

You can also include a short joke or funny story about them. 

Some examples of what you can write are

  • “Happy birthday, colleague! I enjoy working with you and appreciate all your contributions to the team. I wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.”
  • “I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are! You make working here a joy, and I appreciate all that you do. Wishing you a fantastic day.”
  • “On your birthday, I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the most valuable members of this team. I appreciate your hard work and dedication, and I wish you all the best on this special day.

Wrapping up

Writing a birthday card does not require much expertise. You do not have to be an artist, a poet, or a writer to know the right things to write. No, all you need is an honest sentiment from the heart.

Write it in simple words, keep it short and fill it in with love and kindness in the case of a colleague. Who said you have to invest in expensive gifts? Sometimes the birthday card goes for the win.

This article was written in cooperation with BOOMF