You’ve received your PAPYRUS invite to the party. Now, reciprocate by sending or gifting a PAPYRUS birthday card filled with just the right words to let the birthday boy or girl know you care. Whether you’re headed to a birthday party for her, a surprise party for him, or a kids’ birthday party complete with a bouncy house, here are a few tips and ideas for what to write in a birthday card.

  • Wish them a happy birthday.
  • Make it heartfelt.
  • Add some humor if you feel comfortable doing so. 

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Show them you care with a Birthday Card from PAPYRUS.

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For a Close Family Member or Friend

  • Happy birthday to the coolest guy I know!
  • Even though you’re old, I’m still your little sister.
  • Party like it’s 1999. Hey, remember 1999? That was a weird year.
  • It’s been a privilege getting to celebrate your birthday every year with you.
  • Cheers to 80, Old Man!
  • Let’s party … without our kids this year.
  • You’re like a fine wine—you just get better with age.
  • Sometimes I still feel 15, and then my babysitter comes over, and I think: “Nevermind, I’m 35.” Welcome to the 30s. We’re officially old!

For a Child

  • Wow! 10 already?! Welcome to the double digits!
  • I can’t believe how fast you’re growing.
  • Happy, happy birthday!
  • The happiest of birthdays!
  • Blow out those candles, and make a wish!
  • I still remember the day you were born. I’m so glad you’re in our lives.
  • Sending you love and birthday wishes.

For a Coworker or Acquaintance

  • Hope you enjoy a day away from the office!
  • Enjoy your special day!
  • I hope you have the best birthday ever!
  • Cheers to [age]!
  • Wishing you a happy, happy birthday!

Sign your cards with love, cheers, or simply your name, depending on the relationship you have with the birthday recipient.