Birthday wishes for a son include "I was blessed the day you were born," "I'm so happy to be your parent" and "You're the most important part of my life." Good birthday wishes build the receiver's self-esteem and come from the writer's heart.
An example of a good birthday wish for a son is, "Every single day you’ve added something amazing to my life." Common elements of birthday wishes for a son from a father, mother or both include bits of nostalgia, sentiments of a life enriched by parenthood, and hope for the future.
Birthday wishes to a son should reflect personal sentiments and also serve as an inspiration for the upcoming year. One message to write to a son on his birthday is "My dear son, may your life be filled with happiness and sunshine not only today, but all year long."
Popular birthday wishes for a daughter include "I hope your birthday is as sweet as you are" and "Happy birthday to the child who stole my hear and who has kept it all these years." Another popular birthday wish is "We love our beautiful daughter to the moon and back."
Birthday wishes for a husband can include expressions of love and admiration for the couple's time together, such as "May this birthday remind you of all the love we’ve shared over the years." Spouses can also say "Happy birthday to the most wonderful husband and best friend."
Some birthday wishes include “Warmest wishes for a happy birthday," and “I hope you get to do something fun to celebrate.” Lists of birthday wishes are available on Hallmark.com and 1HappyBirthday.com, as of March 2015.
For a birthday wish to an older sister, write a heartfelt message that refers to the sibling relationship or a shared experience. Sisters appreciate a personalized message to supplement the general birthday wishes printed on the card.
Some good words for birthday wishes include "Warmest wishes and love on your birthday" and "Wishing you a happy birthday and a year that’s blessed." Additional good words for birthday wishes include compliments on the person's positive, personal qualities, congratulations on reaching a certain age,
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.
On a birthday card for a daughter-in-law, express your joy and gratitude that she is a part of your family and convey your greetings, congratulations and wishes for her health and happiness. In addition to what the card itself may say, you can use a quote to reinforce your sentiments.