An old birthday toast is, "Here's to a long life and a merry one, a quick death and an easy one, a pretty girl and an honest one, a cold beer and another one!" The sexual orientation of the person being toasted may require substitution of the word "girl."
Good birthday quotes are uniquely individual messages that are positive, heartfelt and personalized with inspiration, humor or universal truths like, "I hope that your birthday is full of fun, happiness and everything you enjoy" or "They say the best way to remember a friend's birthday is to forget
Happy first birthday wishes include statements like, "Wow, I can't believe you've already turned one. You're so beautiful/handsome. Happy 1st birthday!" Statements that the parents of the one-year-old will enjoy are best because they're the ones who will be reading the message.
Birthday card sayings include George Bernard Shaw's, "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing" and Denis Waitley's, "View life as a continuous learning experience." There is also Bernard M. Baruch's, "To me old age is 15 years older than I am."
One good quote to wish someone a happy birthday is "Forget the past and look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come." Another good quote for a birthday wish is "Have a wonderful, happy, healthy birthday now and forever. Happy birthday!"
The phrase "happy birthday" in French is translated as either "joyeux anniversaire" or "bon anniversaire." In Canada, however, the translation "bonne fête" is more commonly used.
The notes A, B, C, D, E, F and G are used to play the song "Happy Birthday." The musical sequence is: D D E E G F#, D D E D A G, D D D' B G F# E, C C B G A G.
BlueMountain.com and 123Greetings.com offer free birthday cards online. BlueMountain.com has cards that the user can send by email or that the user can print out and deliver, while 123Greetings.com provides only email birthday cards.
One popular birthday quote by Shirley Bassey is, "You don't get older, you get better." As of 2015, singer Shirley Bassey has seen 78 birthdays. Birthday quotes typically show appreciation for adding years to one's life. A quote by Pablo Picasso affirms, "It takes a long time to become young."
The writer of the song "Happy Birthday to You" is unknown. While some attribute the song to sisters Patty and Mildred Hill, the origin of the song is widely disputed.