51 1st Birthday Card Message (Heartfelt & Inspiring)

First birthdays are special because they mark the first year of a child’s life. They’re also unique because first birthday parties are more relaxed than other celebrations. Whether you’re sending first birthday wishes on social media, in a nice handwritten letter or even through text, here are some phrases to help inspire your message.

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#1 We’re celebrating your first birthday today! It’s been a whole year since you were born, and I can’t believe how big you’ve grown! You look just like your mommy now. Let’s celebrate with cake and ice cream!

#2 Happy Birthday to the cutest boy in the world who makes my heart melt every time I see him smile. May you have another year of fun filled memories and good times. From Mommy & Daddy.

#3 Happy first birthday! To our most amazing son who is already such an accomplished talker at one year old, and the best big brother anyone could ever ask for.

#4 Looking at you makes my heart explode. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by and how you’ve changed from a tiny newborn to a beautiful toddler. Happy first birthday!

#5 We’re so lucky to have you in the family! You’ve brightened up our lives, and today we celebrate your first birthday with all our love and affection. Happy birthday, dear baby!

#6 It’s a big day for me, as today is your first birthday. I’m so glad you decided to start this journey with us. You have made my life so much more beautiful, and I hope you have many more years of happiness to look forward to. Happy birthday!

#7 I think it’s wonderful that you are getting older, because the older you get, the more fun things can get! I can’t wait to celebrate your 1st birthday! Wishing you a happy and healthy year!

#8 The little baby boy has turned into an amazing little boy. I love how much he has grown in just one year. I can’t wait to see what he grows up to be! Happy first birthday, little one.

#9 May your first birthday be filled with all the happiness and joy you deserve, and I hope you have many wonderful years ahead for you. Happy first birthday!

#10 Congratulations on making it through one year of life, little one. You are a great kid, and it’s fun to watch you grow up! I wish you the very best in life! Happy First Birthday!

#11 Happy first birthday dear precious child. I hope you’re ready for a wonderful day of celebration and fun because we are so proud of you. Keep warm and enjoy

#12 Happy first birthday to the most adorable, funniest, and smartest little guy I have ever seen! We love you so much and can’t wait to see what another year will bring!

#13 The best way to measure the time that has passed is not by years but by memories. You have given us many memories over the past year, but one is my favorite. A memory of when you changed our lives forever on your first birthday.

#14 Happy first birthday to our little miracle baby! You are so sweet and we love you so much! Enjoy a year of fun and games, we wish you many more to come. Love you bunches!

#15 There has been a lot of speculation about your age but I am going with at least 10 years old. Not only because it’s a nice round number, but because I know how wise and funny you are. Happy birthday my little old man!

#16 I wish on the first day of your life, you brought the joy and happiness into my heart like you do every single day. Happy birthday!

#17 The only thing better than a baby is a baby who just celebrated their first birthday. Happy first birthday!

#18 Having your first birthday will be one of the most memorable days in your life. We’re wishing you a very happy and memorable birthday!

#19 Today is your first birthday, and it’s time to celebrate! You have grown so much this past year, and I can’t wait to see what wonderful things you will do in the year ahead. Happy birthday!

#20 May your first birthday be as special as you are. May this day be full of joy and fun, no matter how old you get. Happy first birthday!

#21 Although we can’t forget that today is your first birthday, we are celebrating the fact that you will always be our baby too. You are the most precious baby, and no one else has brought as much joy to our life as you. Happy birthday!

#22 Happy first birthday, dear baby. You’ve grown so much this year, and I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you will do in the years ahead. Have a great birthday!

#23 It is your first birthday but not your last. May it be full of love, joy and excitement; may it be filled with birthdays to come! Happy first birthday!

#24 Sending a little smiley face for a sweet baby boy on his first birthday. I hope that you have fun, are loved, and grow up to be a good person. Happy birthday!

#25 Happy birthday! You’ve grown so much in the past year, and I’m excited to see what you will do next. I hope that you have an amazing year of success and happiness!

#26 May your first birthday be filled with little miracles, filled with wishes of happiness and lots of love for everyone. Happy first birthday!

#27 You are such a special baby! We love you so much and are wishing you a happy first birthday.

#28 Happy first birthday to a sweet little baby who has captured the hearts of everyone who knows her. May you have a year full of joy, fun, and good health!

#29 We’re celebrating your first birthday this year, and it’s so great to see you grow. May you continue to find the beauty in everything around you and may your life be filled with love and happiness.

#30 Happy first birthday! We can’t believe that a whole year has passed already—it doesn’t seem possible. We hope that you will continue to grow into a healthy, happy adult with lots of friends by your side.

#31 It’s time for another fun-filled year of celebrating. We’re wishing you a happy first birthday in advance, because we know you’ll make this day even more special than the last!

#32 Happy first birthday to an adorable little boy. You have done so much in your short little life and your parents are very proud of everything you have achieved. May the best be yet to come!

#33 It’s your first birthday and I would like to compliment you on how you have grown into such a wonderful toddler in these past 12 months. I wish all the best for your future and hope that we can celebrate many more birthdays together.

#34 Happy first birthday to a special little baby. Your birthday is a special day and it’s not only because you’re turning one but because you’ve come so far in your life. Enjoy every moment, for we’ll be celebrating for many years to come!

#35 So happy you turned one, my dear big brother! Have fun at a birthday party? Happy first birthday! When I was your age, I was too busy trying to get a bath to notice the day had come.

#36 May your first birthday be filled with many happy times and beautiful memories. We wish you all the best for a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. Happy birthday!

#37 It’s your first birthday, and I pray that you enjoy it to the fullest, from ice-cream cake to hours of play. May your heart be filled with joy as it has been on this day. Wishing you a very happy birthday!

#38 Birthday wishes to an amazing little bundle of joy who’s already changed our lives in ways we could have never imagined. Happy first birthday!

#39 May all the happiness in the world come your way today and every day. May each year be as great as this year has been for you. Happy first birthday!

#40 May your birthday be filled with laughter and love. It is your special day, and we all wish you the best. Have a wonderful first birthday!

#41 You are our angel brought to us in the form of a beautiful baby girl on your first birthday, and you’ve already shown us how greatly loved you are. Have a wonderful day filled with love and joy!

#42 On your first birthday, may there be many more to come; may it be filled with lots of love and happiness. We all wish you the best for years to come.

#43 Happy first birthday, my little angel. You are a blessing to us all and I hope you always know it.

#44 Little one, even though you’re one today, no one will ever be able to replace you in our hearts. Every day we look forward to seeing your happy face and hearing your laughter, we love coming home to you! But even more than that, we love having you in our lives forever! Happy first birthday! We love you!

#45 Our sweet little man has officially become a year old. So much has happened this past year and he’s had so many achievements as well. He’s grown so much and it will certainly be hard to believe when he grows up. Here’s to another year, may He continue growing and developing in all the right ways. Happy birthday!

#46 Happy first birthday! To our dear little bundle of joy, you might not stay this little forever, but we are going to do everything we can so that you have a wonderful birthday today.

#47 You have made us very proud of your progress this past year. You’re a happy, content and confident little one. I hope that you continue to grow and learn each day!

#48 There was an exciting first birthday party for you last night, but since you were still sleeping in your crib, I didn’t get to come and visit with you. We hope that you’ll grow up big enough to come and visit us one day! Happy first birthday!

#49 Happy first birthday, sweet baby. Thankful is the moment when I’ve given birth to a beautiful baby girl—and here is the proof that she is one of a kind! May this first year be a new beginning for you. Happy birthday!

#50 Happy first birthday to a lovely baby, whose life is a testament to the joy that can be found in the simplest of things. May you have a lifetime of adventure and love.

#51 You’re officially one year old today, which means that you’ve been in love with your mommy for an entire year—which is just about the longest amount of time I think any mom can go without loving her baby girl! It’s been fun watching you grow and develop into such a fun little person.

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