In this guide, Hallmark writers offer birthday-message tips and inspiring examples. Just click on the appropriate category below to go straight to the birthday wishes you’re interested in, or you can read the whole guide and mix and match to create a custom message for your birthday person. And once you’ve settled on a message, don’t hesitate to spread those happy birthday vibes–you can send a personalized, handwritten birthday card today. Either way, we hope this little guide helps with the next birthday card you sign…and many more!

Someone's special day deserves a special card — one filled with good thoughts and well wishes for the celebrant. While you can certainly go out and buy one, it won't be quite as special as a card you've created yourself. If all that's stopping you is a deficiency in design prowess, then you've found the perfect tool to help you create one, easily and simply.

You can of course, serve up the sweets with a card featuring macarons, cupcakes, or a traditionally tiered and frosted marvel—but save room for a champagne chaser. The birthday girl-gone-wild in your life will appreciate an offer of illustrated bubbly or island-appropriate umbrella drinks. It’ll make a fine pick-me-up after a long night of partying. There’s room for simpler gifts, too. Send along cards designed with colorful balloons, elegant bouquets, and colorful packages tied up with ribbons and bows. If you’d prefer your happy birthday wish to stand on its own, a minimal typographic or patterned design frames your message brilliantly—there’s even room for a choice party shot on our photo birthday cards. Modern styling from the Indigo Bunting and kate spade new york ensure that your card reflects the spirit of the age (as opposed to your friend’s).
This card has optional greetings: Happy New Year, Kung Hei Fat Choi, Wishing You Happiness and Prosperity, Happy Spring, Welcome Spring, Celebrate New Beginnings, Hope Springs Eternal, Stay Strong, With Sympathy, Have a Peaceful Day, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Thank You, Thinking of You, Get Well Soon, Just Saying Hi, You're Invited, Good Luck, [No Caption]
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Writing tip: Ages 16, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 are traditionally considered milestones. Cards specific to these birthdays will feature the age number prominently in their design, but you can make any card a milestone card (or any birthday a milestone birthday) by writing that shiny new age number somewhere in your personal message.
This card has optional greetings: Happy Father's Day!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, Have a Great Summer!, Warm Wishes!, Happy Camping!, Go on an Adventure!, Gone Camping!, Enjoy the Great Outdoors!, Good Luck!, Happy Retirement!, You're Invited!, Let's Go Camping!, Thinking of You!, Thank You!, Get Well Soon!, Just Saying Hi!, Have a Great Day!, [No Caption]
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It’s fast and easy to design your own custom greeting cards with our online greeting card maker. Start by browsing our online design template library. You can search by theme, color, event, and more. Select your favorite professionally-designed greeting card template then customize it to make it your own. Select your size, orientation, and whether you would like a one-sided or two-sided greeting card. Personalize your text by customizing your font and message. You can even add a personal photo or company logo! Once you’re done tweaking your design, you’re ready to select paper stock options and matching envelopes. You can even create a printable PDF of your design to share before you print.
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