What to Write For 50th Birthday Greeting Cards Messages
Turning 50 is a significant milestone, and it’s one we take very seriously in western cultures. Big parties, poignant presents and big life changes underline this numerical shift into the next stages of life.
That’s why so many people go back and forth, worrying about what to write in their Birthday card messages. They want to make it personal, but they also put a lot of pressure on getting it right to light up that person’s day, even if just for a few seconds.
Even a short message needs a bit of consideration. What is your relationship with them? Will they take a joke about their age well, or should you stick to being friendly and supportive? Do they like sweet messages, or do they prefer to keep it light?
Luckily for you, we have curated some of the best messages to write in a 50th Birthday card to take all the pressure off your shoulders.
Kind, sweet messages for a 50th Birthday card
“Happy Birthday! The world is a much better place for having had you in it the last 50 years, so here’s wishing you many happy returns.”
“Congratulations on your 50th Birthday! Wishing you many good things for the year ahead, starting with your Birthday holiday. Enjoy yourselves on such a well-deserved break!”
“You’re such a generous, kind, fabulous person, and I’m so lucky to have you as a friend. Wishing you an extra special 50th Birthday and best wishes for the year ahead.”
“Strength, integrity, kindness, feeling and goodness. You check all the boxes…and then some! The longer I know you, the more I find to appreciate. To me, there’s no one else on earth more genuine and precious than you. Happy 50th Birthday, my love.”
“Happy 50th Birthday. You’ve cared for so many and touched many lives, and now it is time to care for yourself as you enter this new and wonderful stage of life. Wishing you the self-love that comes with being a little older! All my best wishes!
“No matter what the circumstances, you listen and make me feel better. We laugh and cry together, and I value you more than anything. So have the happiest of 50th Birthdays, dear friend!
“Happy Birthday to the best role model a person can have. There are no words good enough to explain just how much I appreciate you. Best wishes on your 50th Birthday!”
“Five decades have passed, and you have lived through those years with grace and charm. You are amazing. Thank you for being there for us all.’
“Here’s to the end of your 40’s and the start of your 50’s! May this next decade be even more awesome and fun. It’s time to live it up! Can’t wait to hear about all the adventures you go on!”
“50 years ago today, the world was graced with you. Happy Birthday!”
“You inspire me every day to be a better person. Thank you for always believing in me. Happy 50th Birthday!”
“I wish you the best on your 50th Birthday and best wishes for the year ahead. Enjoy the attention on your special day. You deserve it, my beautiful friend.”
Funny messages for a 50th Birthday card
Not all birthday messages have to be sweet and gentle. Show them you really care by giving them the gift of a laugh. Just don’t make them laugh too much. They are 50, after all, we don’t want to send them to the hospital!
“Thanks for reminding me that I’m not as old as you. Happy Birthday you old fart!”
“You are half a century, or five decades, or 50 years, or 600 months, or 2609 weeks, or 18262 days, or 438288 hours, or 26297280 minutes, or 1577836800 minutes old, depending on what unit of measure you are using. Hey, at least I didn’t figure it out for seconds. Happy 50th Birthday!”
“Who said there were no such things as miracles? You made it to 50, didn’t you? Happy Birthday!”
“I believe you’ve been here since the dawn of time. Dinosaurs have gone extinct, but you are still here. Congratulations to you and happy 50th Birthday, of course!”
“You've got more than half a century of accumulated knowledge and wisdom! That would be awesome... if you could remember any of it.”
“Happy 25th anniversary of your 25th birthday!”
“They say you lose your mind as you grow older... what they don't tell you is that you won't miss it much!”
“When people tell you that you’re growing older, just shut it down and tell them you’re increasing in value. Happy Birthday, old friend!”
“It’s OK to light the candles on your Birthday cake now; I’ve already alerted the fire department.”
“Congratulations! You're 50! Smile... while you still have teeth”.
“Congratulations, you've finally reached the wonder years... wonder where your car is parked? Wonder where you left your phone? Wonder where your glasses are? Wonder what day it is? Happy 50th Birthday!”
“Don't worry, dear friend, they're not wrinkles, they're smile lines, and I hope you have plenty more by the time you're 60!”
“You're turning a perfect age. Old enough to recognise your mistakes but young enough to make some more! Happy 50th Birthday!”
“Let your hair down and enjoy your 50th. Whoops, let down whatever hair you have left! Congrats on the big day!”
“They say people get older and wiser. Well, you’ve got the older part down! Happy 50th Birthday!”
“What’s that noise? Oh, that’s your knees cracking! Happy Birthday, oldster!”
“Age is just a number. Pace is something that fades with age. Try to make it on time for your celebration! Happy Birthday!”
“If you were a dog, you would be 213 years old. So, don’t feel so bad about your age. At least you’re ageing like a human. Happy 50th!”
“If you can blow up all your birthday balloons, then you will officially earn the right of calling yourself young at fifty. Happy 50th Birthday!”
Hope you found a message to fit your favourite person on their 50th Birthday!