Messages for a birthday card include "Have fun, take pictures and enjoy your birthday" or an age-specific message, such as "Hope you have a memorable 30th birthday." Good message choices vary based on the relationship between the writer and the recipient.
Those who have trouble thinking of exactly what to write should look for a card with a thoughtful and long pre-written message.
If the card is for someone close to the writer, such as a friend, significant other or family member, messages can focus on favorable qualities of the recipient or a pleasant shared memory.
A young child's birthday card message should be short, since a younger child may find reading frustrating.