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!
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.

Sending an extra special message? Jumbo greeting cards are oversized for larger than life moments like marriage proposals, milestone birthdays and new baby. The unforgettable keepsake is also perfectly sized as a romantic Valentine’s Day gift, for personal messages from large groups or for corporate celebrations. Custom jumbo greeting cards are sized at 14" by 19" and include a white envelope.


Anymore, the price of a card can nearly equal a premium coffee, so “free” is a breath of fresh air, and you won’t encounter fine print exceptions or surprise fees. Complete your Printable Card project using your home printer or send your creation as an eCard from our site via email or Facebook from your computer, phone, or tablet. You can even download the image or PDF file and save it to portable storage media, if you’d like to take your design to a local shop for printing. As always, there’s no charge from us.
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