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Happy BirthdayMessages for Her

A birthday only comes around once a year, so crafting the perfect message for a birthday card is essential. No pressure!

Sometimes it’s so easy to come up with a thoughtful birthday message for that special woman in your life. Yet other times you’re just stuck for words (literally).

Never fear, we’re here to help. Whether you need to say happy birthday to your grandma, a wish for your little sister or an insightful quote for your mum, we’ve got you covered. From cheeky birthday wishes to something simple and sweet, we’ve got a whole load of great suggestions in our bumper list of birthday messages for her.



Heartfelt birthday messages for sister

  • I certainly hit the jackpot when it came to handing out sisters. Thank you for always being there for me. Happy birthday sister.
  • Words alone simply cannot say how I feel to have you as my sister. So, today on your birthday let me tell you everything I want to say with a big hug. Happy birthday sister.
  • Whenever I need someone to be there for me, I always know you’ll come running. Thank you for being a brilliant sister today and always. Happy birthday.
  • Friends may come and friends may go but I can always guarantee my sister is there for me – whether I like it or not. Happy birthday to the best sister I know.

Funny birthday messages for sister

  • Happy Birthday, little sister! Now here’s the deal, I won’t tell anyone how old you are, as long as you don’t tell anyone that I’m older than you. Got it?
  • On your birthday there are some very simple steps to follow: 1. Eat cake. 2. Eat cake. 3. Eat cake. 4. Keep on repeating until you’ve had a happy birthday (or you feel sick.) Happy birthday sister.
  • As the years go by, there is one thing we need to remember. As my OLDER sister, I will always be younger than you!! Happy birthday grandma!
  • Today I will smile because we are sisters. Then I’ll have a good laugh knowing there is nothing you can do about it!! Happy birthday sister, have a great day.

Short birthday wishes for a sister or sister-in-law

  • Happy birthday to the best sister/sister-in-law in the world. I couldn’t ask for anyone better.
  • Two for the price of one – my sister/sister-in-law and my best friend. Happy birthday.
  • I’m so proud that I get to call you my sister/sister-in-law. Happy birthday.
  • You’re amazing today and always. Happy birthday sister/sister-in-law.

Thoughtful birthday messages for someone like a sister

  • Friends are the family we get to choose ourselves - that makes you extra special. Thank you for being like a sister to me. Happy birthday.
  • Whenever I need help, advice or simply a cuddle, you are always there for me. Thank you for being my surrogate sister, I appreciate everything you do. Happy birthday.
  • I am so lucky to have a person like you in my life. You are more than just a friend; you are my sister and I feel like we know each other inside and out. Thank you for always being there. Happy birthday.
  • Just like a sister, you fill my life with laughter, love and friendship. I hope this year is the best yet. Happy birthday to a wonderful person.

Happy birthday sister quotes

  • Siblings: Children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. Sam Levenson
  • A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. Isadora James
  • What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention. Claire Cook
  • If you don’t annoy your big sister for no good reason from time to time, she thinks you don’t love her anymore. Pearl Cleage



Our mums do so much for us. They look after us, make all our problems disappear and are always ready for a good natter armed with a cup of tea and a slice of cake. How do you sum up all your gratitude in one simple message? Let’s be honest it’s pretty impossible, but here are some good suggestions to get you started.

Heartfelt happy birthday wishes for mum

  • Happy birthday to the most special person in the world. First, you gave me life and then you taught me how to live it. Thank you.
  • Everything that I have become and achieved is all down to you. Thank you for guiding me through life. Happy birthday mum.
  • As my mother, you are not only my best friend but also the guiding light that helps me through life. Thank you for always being there. Happy birthday.
  • You have seen me at my best and seen me at my worst, yet you are always by my side. Thank you for being the best mother ever. Happy birthday, you deserve the world!

Short birthday messages for mother or mother-in-law

  • Happy birthday to the best mother/mother-in-law in the world. Have a great day!
  • Mothers/Mother-in-laws are the best gift any son/daughter could wish for. Happy birthday.
  • I’m so lucky to have you in my life. Happy birthday mother/mother-in-law
  • Happy birthday mum/mother-in-law. I love you to the moon and back.

Happy birthday mum quotes

  • A mother is she who can take the place of all other but whose place no one else can take. Cardinal Meymillod
  • God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling
  • A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. Agatha Christie
  • Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. Gail Tsukiyama

Funny birthday messages for mum

  • Let’s think about this for a minute, if you weren’t born then I wouldn’t be here. The world would be much worse off without me in it!! I think that’s a good enough excuse to celebrate your birthday mum!
  • Stop counting the candles on your cake mum, it will take until your next birthday to finish. Happy birthday.
  • We have the perfect relationship; you’re my mother and I am absolutely perfect. Don’t let anyone tell you differently! Happy birthday mum.
  • Happy birthday mum. Today we get the chance to celebrate all the incredible things you have achieved in your life. That includes me!

Birthday wishes for a new mum or mum-to-be

  • I didn’t bother making you a cake this year seeing how you already have a bun in the oven! Happy birthday to our wonderful mum-to-be!
  • Warm birthday wishes to the mum-to-be. This year is going to be so exciting and filled with love.
  • Today will be your most special birthday ever, you get to celebrate it with your new baby. Happy birthday to the most amazing ‘new’ mum.
  • Sending you all the birthday love to this new mum. I know you already have the best present in the world with your new baby. Enjoy the day!

Thoughtful birthday messages for someone like a mum

  • Whenever I need someone to brighten my day, you are there. Thank you for being like a mum to me!
  • Thank you for always being there when I need you. My life is better for having you in it. Happy birthday ‘mum’.
  • You have always been my biggest supporter. Thank you so much for being my second mum. Happy birthday.
  • My life would be worse off without you in it. Thank you for being the most inspirational and supportive mother figure. Happy birthday.

Birthday quotes for mums no longer with us

We’ve listed some thoughtful messages and quotes for you to say ‘happy heavenly birthday, mum’ so you can mark her birthday, even if she is no longer with us.

  • Every day I love you more and not a day goes by when I don’t think of you. Happy birthday mum wherever you are.
  • You cannot be by my side but I always know you are there guiding me through life. Happy birthday in heaven mum.
  • Happy birthday mum. Although you cannot be with us today, know that your love continues to live on, in all of us. I miss you so much.
  • No one will ever come close to being as amazing as you were. You will never leave my heart, happy birthday mum.
Birthday flowers and bunting


Now you've found the perfect heartfelt message, send them a fabulous bunch of flowers and make their birthday brilliant.



No matter how old your daughter becomes, she will always be your special girl. You’ve been there through every step of her life; from a baby to troublesome teens then into adulthood and maybe even becoming a mother herself. Show your love for her through these special birthday wishes.

Thoughtful happy birthday wishes for daughter

  • Every day I get the pleasure of watching you become a truly magnificent woman. It is an honour to call you my daughter. Happy birthday.
  • From your warm smile all the way through to your kind heart. You are an inspiration to everyone around you. Happy birthday to my amazing daughter.
  • Every day you amaze me with just how incredible you have become. Keep shining like the star you truly are. Happy birthday to my special daughter.
  • I am so proud that I get to call you my daughter. Thank you for bringing love and happiness to my world. I love you more now than I have ever done. Happy birthday.

Short & sweet birthday wishes for daughter or daughter-in-law

  • Happy birthday daughter/daughter-in-law. I hope today is as special as you are.
  • You light up my world in so many ways. Thank you for being the best daughter/daughter in law. Happy birthday
  • Wishing my daughter/daughter-in-law a fantastic birthday.
  • Sending you lots of love, hugs and kisses today. Happy birthday daughter/daughter-in-law.

Happy birthday daughter quotes

  • A daughter is the most precious gift of life who lets our heart dance with joy. Apollo M
  • Daughters are angels sent from above to fill our heart with unending love. J. Lee
  • A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer. Unknown
  • A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious and your love for her knows no bounds. Barbara Cage



Our lives are full of strong and inspirational women and no more so that our aunties. They can be your best friend, the person you go on adventures with or even someone you talk to when times are hard. Aunts love to spoil their nieces and nephews, so why not return the compliment with one of these special birthday messages.

Heartfelt birthday messages for an auntie

  • I am so lucky to have such an extraordinary aunt like you in my life. Let’s have another adventure together soon. Happy birthday
  • My definition of an aunt: a confidant, an advisor and a lifelong friend. Thank you for everything you do. Happy birthday.
  • Wishing a happy birthday to the best aunt in the world. I am so grateful to have you in my life.
  • I am so grateful to get to call you my auntie. You fill my heart with love and give out the best hugs. Wishing you the happiest birthday ever.

Funny birthday messages for an auntie

  • As Marie Antoinette once said ‘let them eat cake’. So, on your birthday let’s do just that. Hopefully the day won’t end in a revolution!! Happy birthday auntie!
  • Auntie you must be one of the coolest people I know. Are you sure you’re related to my mum/dad? Happy birthday, have a great day.
  • Happy birthday to my special auntie. Whenever mum and dad said no, you always said yes. Thank you for helping me get into trouble!
  • Thanks for always being my babysitter when I was younger. Don’t worry I’ll return the favour when you turn old and senile. Happy birthday auntie!

Short & sweet birthday messages for an auntie

  • You’re an incredibly special person in my life. You deserve an extra-wonderful birthday. Happy birthday auntie.
  • Thank you for always being in my life. I love you so much auntie. Happy birthday.
  • You are without doubt my favourite aunt. Happy birthday.
  • Happy birthday to the most incredible aunt I know. I hope your day is as lovely as you.

Birthday quotes for an aunt

  • The best aunts aren't substitute parents, they're co-conspirators. Daryl Gregory
  • Only an aunt can give hugs like a mother, keep secrets like a sister, and share love like a friend. Unknown
  • I have always maintained the importance of aunts. Jane Austen
  • Aunt: A cherished friend and personal cheerleader who will always see you through rose-coloured glasses. Unknown



Grandmas and nans hold a special place in our hearts. They are the ones to tell us stories about their lives, feed us delicious food and spoil us rotten. You need to tell her how much you love her and what she means to you. Here are some great suggestions that are sure to send a warm hug through the post.

Heartfelt happy birthday wishes for grandma

  • If I can grow to be just a fraction of the woman you are, I will consider myself very fortunate. Happy birthday grandma.
  • Grandma (noun): giver of love, baker of cakes, all round amazing person. That sounds just like you. Happy birthday grandma.
  • At every important moment in my life, you have been there. Thank you for always showering me with love and hugs. Happy birthday grandma.
  • Thank you for all the years, the stories, the hugs and the lessons. Every single memory we share makes my heart a stronger and happier place. Happy birthday grandma.

Short birthday messages for nan

  • Happy birthday nan. I hope today is as sweet and special as you are.
  • Happy birthday nan. Fill your day with love, laughter and plenty of cake!
  • Find another nan better than you? Impossible. You are absolutely perfect, I love you to the moon and back. Happy birthday.
  • You are the best nan in the world. I hope your special birthday is as magnificent as you.

Funny birthday messages for grandma

  • Happy birthday grandma. Make sure you hold on to your false teeth when you’re blowing out the candles. Love you!
  • Remember grandma, they say that the older you are, the smarter you become. At your age, that must make you a genius. Happy birthday!
  • They say that with age comes wisdom. Does that mean you’re the smartest person on this planet! Happy birthday grandma.
  • Happy 100th birthday grandma. You can keep telling us all that you’re only 65, but we not buying it!

Birthday wishes for a grandma who lives far away

  • Grandma, today on your birthday we may not be together, but I hope you can feel my love and hugs across the miles. Happy birthday to the best grandma I know!
  • I wish I could be with you today. I miss you so much and I promise to be with you very soon. Happy birthday grandma.
  • Grandma, in this card I am sending you hundreds of hugs and kisses. Hold them close until I can deliver them in person. Have a wonderful birthday.
  • We wish we could be with you in person to celebrate. Enjoy your day and we’ll raise a glass to you even though we are miles apart. Happy birthday.

Milestone birthday messages for grandma

  • Grandma, remember you’re never 70 years old, you’re always 70 years young. Now start acting your age. Happy birthday.
  • When you reach 80 you become an octogenarian. I think we may have to change that for you because you’re definitely an octo-fun-arian. Happy 80th birthday grandma.
  • Happy 80th birthday grandma. To us, you’re a national treasure that we get to enjoy every single day.
  • Happy 90th birthday grandma. Your smile and laughter warm up every room you enter.
  • You’ve seen the world change in so many ways and have so many interesting stories to tell. Congratulations on reaching your 100th birthday. We love you more than we can say.

Happy birthday grandma quotes

  • If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. Italian Proverb
  • Having a grandmother is like having an army. This is a grandchild’s ultimate privilege: knowing that someone is on your side, always, whatever the details. Even when you are wrong. Especially then, in fact. A grandmother is both a sword and a shield. Fredrik Backman
  • A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. Barbara Cage
  • As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother. Prince William



Shower your wife or girlfriend with lots of love on her birthday with one of these thoughtful (and slightly cheeky) birthday wishes.

  • Today I will shower you with cake and the best presents. But let’s be honest I get the best gift, another year of loving you! Happy birthday to my loving wife/girlfriend.
  • Thank you for bringing laughter and love into my life each and every day. Happy birthday to my wonderful wife/girlfriend.
  • Even when the skies are grey, you bring sunshine into my life. Thank you for everything you do. Happy birthday to my brilliant wife/girlfriend.
  • You are the wife/girlfriend of my dream and always will be. I am so lucky to have you in my world. Happy birthday.
  • Have you heard the song; all you need is love? Good job because that’s your present this year…. only kidding. Happy birthday.



Where would we be without our friends? Your perfect sidekick who knows you inside and out and is always ready for an adventure. Here are some ideas on what to write in their card.

  • Happy birthday to my best friend in the world. Let’s go out and celebrate with cake!
  • To my partner in crime, happy birthday. You’re the best friend a girl could ever ask for.
  • Best friend, soulmate, confidence keeper, all round brilliant person. I think that sums you up perfectly. Happy birthday my amazing friend.
  • Today is all about celebrating my best friend. Let’s go out and get into a whole heap of trouble. Happy birthday.

Birthday message? Sorted. Now to find the perfect gift to go with it. Whether you’re looking for a gift for the woman who has everything, want to spoil her with a birthday hamper or just want to send a special bouquet of the best birthday flowers, we’ve got it covered.