The commemoration of a birthday, whether the recipient is turning 8 or 80, is always cause for celebration. So your big day has come and gone—and you’re a year older—how do you thank all the people who helped celebrate your latest milestone?

You have the cards, the presents, you’ve eaten the cake. Looking for the right words to say “thanks for the gift card” or “thanks for celebrating with me”? At PAPYRUS, we’ve got you covered with birthday thank you card wording for inspiration.

Quick Tips for What to Write in a Birthday Thank You Card:

  • Thank the recipient for the gift.
  • Add in a personal touch—how you’ll use the gift or why it means so much.
  • Thank them again, and offer your love or warm wishes.

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Here are our top ideas on what to write in a birthday thank you card to ensure friends and family feel appreciated:

  • Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift. I’d always wanted those books, and I can’t wait to sit down on a Saturday and curl up with them.
  • Thank you so much for thinking of me on my birthday. You always brighten my day, and it means so much that you’re in my life.
  • Thanks for helping me celebrate!
  • The spa gift card was much appreciated. Thank you for giving me something I didn’t know I needed until I opened it. I can’t wait for a weekend of relaxation and pampering.
  • It meant so much that you came to my birthday party.
  • Having a friend like you makes turning 40 so much more fun. Thanks for being there!
  • Thank you for the beautiful bag. I can tell you put a lot of thought into the gift, and I’ll think of you every time I use it.
  • You always get the best gifts, but I enjoy your presence even more than your presents. Thanks for always being there.