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Ideas and Tips for Writing Birthday Messages For Him

Ideas and Tips for Writing Birthday Messages For Him

It’s that time of year again. That special man in your life is approaching their next birthday. And this year, you are determined to nail the perfect birthday card message.

You don’t want to be one of the many people that give him a boring, generic:

“Dear (name), happy birthday! Love (name)”


Instead, it’s time to up your birthday message game with a short message that will hit him in his feelings and give him something to remember.

It doesn’t take much; the right sentence is enough to put a smile on someone’s face. And it will show just how much you care about them.

So, whether you want him to laugh, cry, or feel the love, we’ve got you covered.

Romantic messages:

For your boyfriend or husband, you may want to write a message to let them know just how much you love them on their special day.

Try one of the following heartfelt messages:

“May your birthday cake this year be as you are a (boyfriend/husband), and may your candles burn as brightly as you do in my heart!”

“I’m sending you all my love today on your birthday, my gorgeous man!”

“In the time that we’ve been together, you only appear to become more handsome with age. It’s a blessing for you, of course, but it’s even more lucky for me!”

“I wanted to give you the most amazing present today, but honestly, how can I top the best present you ever gave me - yourself. Have the most amazing birthday, sweetheart!"

“You stole my heart, but I’ll let you keep it. Being with you is the best feeling ever. Happy birthday, baby!”

“Happy birthday, my love. I love you now and forever, honey. Have the best day!”

Birthday cake

Proud messages:

Birthdays are the perfect time to remind someone of the value they bring not only to your life but to the world.

Remind that incredible man in your life how special he is on his birthday with a message of pride.

“Happy birthday to a great guy! You do so much for others. I hope you can take some time for yourself on your big day. You deserve it as much as anyone and more than most.”

“You spend every day making sure I am ok. So today, on your birthday, it’s my turn to make you feel as special as you make me feel.”

“Happy birthday, dude! You’ve accomplished so many things this year, and I’m sure the best is yet to come!”

“Most people don’t achieve in their life what you have achieved in a year. I’m so proud of you! I can’t wait to see what this year brings you. Happy birthday to a great guy!”

“You have the kindest way of seeing the best in others, even when they can’t see it in themselves. You make me proud to be in your life. Happy birthday to the best man I know!”

Sweet messages:

You don’t have to write a romantic message for it to be sweet. Here are some platonic niceties for the other men in your life, such as your father, brother, grandfather, friends etc.

“Happy birthday! As you blow out the candles and open your gifts, remember what an amazing guy you are to everyone fortunate enough to know you. Enjoy your special day to the fullest." 

“Success, good health, and happiness are yours this year. Turning a year older is a big deal, and I’m glad I get to be by your side as you grow up, now and for the rest of your life. Thank you for being in my life. Happy birthday!”

“To a brilliant man, happy birthday! You bring light and happiness to my life. Here’s wishing you a bright year ahead!”

“Class cannot be bought. You earn it with ageing as gracefully as you have. Happy birthday to a proper gentleman.”

Funny messages:

They say being comfortable enough to poke fun at each other is a sign of a strong relationship.

So, if sweet messages aren’t your style, why not try a funny message that’s guaranteed to make them chuckle.

“Congratulations on another year of being lucky enough to be my (insert relationship here).”

“Happy birthday! I was going to get you a present, and then I remembered you already have me. You’re welcome!" 

“A wise man once said, “forget about your past, you cannot change it”. I’d like to add: “Forget about your present, I didn’t get you one”. 

“If grey hair is wisdom, then you’re a genius!”

 “If anyone calls you old this birthday, just hit them with your walking stick and throw your teeth at them.” 

“Happy birthday, Dad!” When I grow up, I want to be just like you…but hopefully with more hair! Love, your son.”

“You always tell me to spend less money. Well, I’ve decided to take your advice. It is reflected in the birthday gift I bought you. Happy birthday!”

(Write this in very small text): “You’re not old until you can’t read this writing anymore.”

“Don’t forget to wear your birthday suit today, my love…but check it for wrinkles first!”

“Best wishes on your birthday, brother. May you have maximum fun today and minimum hangover tomorrow!

Birthday card

Birthday card etiquette

Make sure you pay attention to the small details that will accompany your message to give the best birthday card for his day.

Choose a card with a design that resonates both with his personality and the message you want to portray. For example, if you go with a funny message, choose a funny design. If you go for a sweeter message, choose a card design that reflects your relationship with the birthday boy.

And just as important as the card, make sure you use a good pen to write with. Nothing ruins a great card like ink bleeding through the page.

Have fun writing your personalised message and enjoy his smile when he reads it on his birthday!

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