Individuals can offer good wishes for a friend's birthday by saying "Birthdays come around every year, but friends like you only come once in a lifetime." A message such as "Because I have a friend like you, every day feels like a holiday" also shows appreciation on a birthday.
Individuals can write birthday wishes in a card or letter to deliver to a friend or announced at a birthday celebration when surrounded by friends and family. Groups can also compile a posterboard with wishes, such as "Good friends don’t just get old. They only get better as they age, like a fine wine"