What to Say in a Birthday Card: A Practical Guide

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Birthdays are a special time – whether it’s a family member, friend, partner, or colleague. Birthdays are an opportunity to celebrate and honor the person getting a year older, not to mention a chance to bring together all the people close to the birthday celebrant. Whether you are turning 21 or 30 years old – there are so many things to look forward to and celebrate. A celebrant has presents, cake, and birthday cards to look forward to.

Sometimes birthday cards, especially ones that are personalized, can mean a lot more than the gift itself. This can cause some anxiety and some added pressure for the giver to come up with a cleaver message. Don’t worry, we have all your birthday needs covered.

In this article, we are going to cover:

* What to say in a birthday card

* Major birthday milestones

* Gifts to consider

What to Say in a Birthday Card

When it comes to writing in a birthday card, there are a few things to consider. Form the tone to the recipient. Here are some birthday messages based on the celebrant, that can make writing a birthday card much more relaxed.

Birthday card for a parent –

When it comes to giving a birthday card for a parent, you can write:

  * Happy birthday to the best mom/dad ever!

* Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a lot of love.

* Today is your day, enjoy it to your fullest!

* I hope you get all that you wish for and more!

Birthday card for a partner –

Whether it is your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse, here are some romantic and heartfelt birthday messages to consider:

* Wishing you a special birthday that is just as amazing as you are.

* Even as you get a year older, know that you get more amazing each year.

* Today is a reminder that when you came into this world, the world got brighter, and my heart and life became complete.

* Let us celebrate today with wine and cheese and all the beautiful things in life.

Birthday card for a friend:

Whether you have known the birthday celebrant for 10 years or more, here are a few birthday messages to write to your friend:

* One of the best things about our friendship is getting to take today and celebrate you.

* I hope you know what a gift you are to the world and to me you are.

* Have the best birthday ever.

* Thanks for always being there and making life a little bit more fun – wishing you a great day.

* This used to be an ordinary day, then you were born, and now we celebrate you.

* It’s your birthday, treat yourself!

Major Birthday Milestone

Every birthday is a milestone, but here are some important age milestone to remember for that birthday celebrant in your life.

* Sweet 16 – This is an age that most American teenagers look forward to. It’s the age they can start to drive, and gain some independence.

* 21 years old – This is the age that one is now legal to drink in the US. It is also the age where Las Vegas gets exciting – what better way to celebrate turning 21 than a trip to Las Vegas?

* A quarter of a Century, aka. 25 years old

* Dirty 30 – Remember when you were a kid and meeting someone who was 30 seemed so old? This doesn’t mean that you have to be settled or have life figured out, but 30 is another token birthday milestone.

* 50 years old – This is a milestone as it signifies that you have lived half a century, which for most, is a sign you are close to retiring and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

* 100 years old – Not many can say they turn 100 every day, which is why this is a significant birthday milestone.

The next time you have a friend celebrating a birthday, check to see if it’s a milestone and if so, don’t’ forget to do something exciting!

Gifts to Consider

Once you know of someone celebrating a birthday, now comes to the planning for what to give them. There are a lot of things to consider when buying a birthday gift. Some of those considerations include:

* Budget – how much are you planning on spending on the birthday? If the birthday is for your spouse, family, or a close friend, you may feel obliged to spend more than if it were the birthday of an acquaintance. If you are thinking of getting someone more of a casual friend or acquaintance, a gift, anywhere between $20 to $30, is an excellent gift.

* Practical or Fun – are you looking to give something useful like a sweater, or are you thinking of personalized shot glasses? When you are planning on buying a gift, consider whether or not you want to give them something they are going to use or benefit from. Or if you want something that is going to be fun.

* Experience or Not – looking to give tickets to a concert or a day at the spa? Maybe you are looking to provide a bottle of wine? Consider whether you want to give the celebrant with an experience or an actual tangible gift.

Considering what kind of gift to give and what your celebrant is going to want is just one factor to consider. The other thing to remember is that, when you give a gift, don’t forget to include a card. Why should you include a card? Cards are added features to any gift and can add a personal touch to the present. Taking the time to write even a simple message can mean a lot to them because it isn’t about how much you spend, or what cool gadget you bought them. What they are going to appreciate and remember is that note in the card. They are going to remember that feeling of being surrounded by friends and family – that is what a birthday celebrant looks for each and every year!

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