Some good short birthday messages include, "Another year older is another year wiser," "I hope God never stops adding happiness to your years," and "Here's to wishing you success and happiness today and always!" A humorous short message is, "Let’s break out the cake, and don’t forget the fire extinguisher!"
Sentimental birthday greetings that are short include, "Celebrate, laugh, dance and cheer because your birthday only comes once a year," and "I hope all of your hopes and dreams come true on this very special day. Happy birthday to you!"
Short wishes for a recipient living long distance are, "Although I cannot be with you on your birthday, know that you are in my thoughts today and every day. Happy birthday!" A few more example examples include, "Although I am far away, you are in my heart today on your very special birthday," and "I hate to have to miss your birthday but know that I am thinking of you from afar."
Humorous birthday greetings are, "Your birthday brings with it a special glow. It's the glow of so many candles, so hurry and blow them out!" Another example is, "When I heard it was your birthday, I decided to send you something special, but I wasn’t allowed to mail myself. Happy birthday!"