When writing a birthday card, "Happy Birthday" always provides a good place to start, but any quotes that follow should offer a short, meaningful message to the friend celebrating a birthday. Whether generic or original, quotes should relate in some way to the receiver of the card.
Examples of birthday card quotes include touching wishes such as, "Wishing you a happy birthday and a year that's blessed," or, "Warmest wishes and love on your birthday and always." Quotes can provide a source of humor with sayings such as, "Congratulations on completing another trip around the sun!"
When choosing a birthday card quote, the personality and interests of the card receiver should be considered. For a dear friend or relative, a sentimental quote such as,“Turning 60 is big! Especially when it’s someone like you, who has made the most of each year and made such a positive difference for the people in your life," may serve as an appropriate quote. A best friend or sibling may appreciate witty jokes or references to past antics. Such examples include, "This getting older stuff isn't for sissies; glad I have a friend like you to go first!"
Most birthday cards tend to take either a sentimental or humorous tone, but a combination of both may please any card receiver.