Birthdays are a great time to connect with people, especially those that you might not get the opportunity to spend time with on a regular basis. If someone has taken the time to remember your birthday and send you a message, take the time to write them back. Here are some ideas of different messages you could send them in return.
#1 May all your wishes come through as soon as you blow out the candles on your cake. I feel very fortunate to have so many people in my life who are so thoughtful and caring. You are certainly one of those special people, and my world is a happier place because of you. Thank you for being there for me.
#2 What would we do without friends? I’m glad that I don’t have to figure that out, because you never fail to give me support and encouragement when I need it. The friends I have are like family, and I’m very grateful to you for being one of those dearest people in my life. Thank you.
#3 You may be old enough to drink now, but I still consider you as a child, who is still my friend. You don’t know how much your birthday wishes meant to me when I received them today. You made me smile, and that makes me feel so special that you took the time to send me such a lovely message of thanks for the special day we share in common. Thank you so much.
#4 At this stage of my life, I have lost track of the number of birthdays that have come and gone. I do remember, however, how important and significant every birthday is when you have a friend as thoughtful as you are. Thanks so much for your greetings.
#5 Thank you so much for thinking of me on my special day. May this message serve to strengthen our friendship even more? You have been there for me through thick and thin, and I really appreciate that. Thank you again, and may God bless you always.
#6 I am so grateful for the many kind words that you said on my birthday. This is the best gift that I could ever receive, and it’s an honour to have people around me who care so much.
#7 Your birthday wish really touched my heart. It made my day and restored my faith in mankind. I hope that we can be friends for life, so I can see you every year on your special day. Thank you very much for showing your concern about me. Happy Birthday!
#8 The new year is here and we celebrate with a brand new opportunity to become even better people than before.
#9 I was shocked and delighted to have received a birthday message from you. You really helped make my day perfect. I am so glad that we are friends, and please be sure that your friendship means the world to me. Thank you very much for wishing me a Happy Birthday.
#10 Thank you for offering your gifts of thoughtfulness and sincerity. The warmth and love in your greeting touched my heart. You helped make my birthday extra special today.
#11 When I received your birthday wishes, I knew that you have been my friend for a really long time. I am so grateful to have you in my life and will always hold you dear. Thank you.
#12 The Internet has become something of a hazard when it comes to making contact with friends and family, but I’m glad that it has enabled us to keep in touch. You are one of the best people that I know and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending me such warm wishes for my birthday.
#13 Even if we haven’t been able to see each other lately, your birthday wishes were so special and heartfelt that they made me feel very happy.
#14 I felt like a million dollars when you told me Happy Birthday. It was such a nice surprise and exactly what I needed to make the day perfect. You’re such a dear, and I will always remember and cherish our friendship with love.
#15 My birthday has come and gone, but your lovely words of appreciation have not! My day was made even brighter by receiving such thoughtful messages from you.
#16 I was delighted to receive such a thoughtful message. I love the way you pay attention to things that matter most to me and how you are willing to take time out of your busy schedule to make sure I’m all right. Indeed, your intentions are priceless. Thank you very much.
#17 The quality of our friendship is one of the greatest assets which we have in life and knowing it is one of the greatest joys that any person can enjoy. You’ve been a wonderful friend while keeping me in touch with important information that has helped me along the way whenever I’ve needed it. Thank you so much for being there for me when I needed someone most.
#18 I received a gift of chocolates today. They were so good that I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. I hope you had a wonderful day, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a caring friend.
#19 Each year I am more amazed at how much you have grown with each experience. At times like this, when the conditions are living in the moment, it is amazing to see how my friend has evolved. Thank you for being such an inspiration.
#20 I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending me your favorite book as a gift.
#21 I don’t know whether it’s age, wisdom or that I eat better these days, but I am definitely feeling much better. And in the future, you will be the first person that I call when I have a problem. Thanks for being such a good friend to me.
#22 I have been known to be forgetful so thanks for the Happy Birthday message to help me celebrate. May your day be everything that you wish for! And may God bless you with his love, joy and peace.
#23 You’re the one who brightens up my day, and you will always be my favorite person. Your birthday message brought so much joy, and I love you for it. Thanks for caring enough to make a special day even better.
#24 I don’t believe how old I’ve gotten, but it has been a lifetime of memories and experiences that have made me the person that I am today. It won’t be long now until my body is beckoning me to take my first step into old age, so you can imagine how delighted I am at the gift of your birthday message. Thank you.
#25 Have a great birthday! You really deserve it. If I had a star for every time you’ve made me smile, I would have the galaxy in the palm of my hand. Thanks for this birthday wish. It means more to me than you can ever imagine.
#26 As the clock strikes midnight and another year comes to an end, I look back on how lucky I am to have wonderful people like you in my life. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and attention to detail, especially on my birthday.
#27 I was delighted to hear from you and am thankful to you for remembering my special day. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is easy to forget that special people are out there who are thinking about us. You are one of those special friends. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to greet me on my birthday. You are a kind soul and I appreciate you very much.
#28 Today is a special day for me because it reminds me that we share something in common — great memories! Thank you so much for your thoughtful expression of gratitude and friendship.
#29 You are the light in my life and the reason for my smile. Thanks for reminding me that I’m always on your mind, even if it’s just once a year. Your friendship is truly a blessing, and there are no words that could express how I feel about you. Thank you for sending your birthday wishes to me.
#30 Sometimes I wonder how it’s possible to have so much fun on a single day of the year. It’s all because my friends like you keep in touch with me, sending me birthday messages like yours.
#31 When I write out my wishes this year, I want to mention you by name. You know that friendship means so much to me and your consideration gives me more than you could ever imagine. Thank you for your thoughtful friendship.
#32 Sending my birthday greetings over the Internet is one way of saying hello to a dear friend and I want to do all that I can to show you how much I appreciate your kindness and candor. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to send me a greeting. Take care.
#33 Thank you so much for remembering my birthday. You are always there when I need a helping hand or a big hug, and I’m proud to call you my friend. The world would be a less cheerful place without wonderful people like you in it.
#34 Thanks so much for the thoughtful birthday message. It meant so much to me that you took the time out of your busy schedule to let me know that you care about me enough to remember such an important day in my life. I appreciate it more than words can say.
#35 I know how busy you are, so I am truly grateful that you took the time to send me a fantastic message on my birthday. We have been friends for many years and I value your friendship more than can be said. Many happy returns, friend!
#36 Every year my birthday comes around and I realize how much older I am. While there are more wrinkles and grays in my hair, there is also more warmth in my heart as a result of the people who have made me feel special throughout the years. Thank you for being one of those people.
#37 I can never thank you enough for the many years of friendship we have shared. We’ve shared laughter and tears, joy and sadness, good times and bad. You are an irreplaceable part of my life, and it was wonderful to hear from you this morning. Thank you so much for wishing me a happy birthday.
#38 I was so touched by your message that I felt like crying all day! What a wonderful birthday gift! Thanks for thinking of me. Happy Birthday to me! Love, Cheeky
#39 It has been almost two decades since we’ve met but our friendship has stood the test of time. Your birthday wishes for me are a pleasure and an honor. Thanks for thinking of me. Happy Birthday to you, my friend.
#40 The day you wrote that note was an awesome day in my life. I really appreciate it because it made this birthday a very special one for me. Thank you so much, I appreciate it so much!
#41 What a wonderful birthday surprise! I could feel the wind of change in the air when I received your message today; we have been through a lot together but now seems like the right time to try something new.
#42 I’d like to thank you for thinking of me on my birthday. It’s always nice that I am remembered for a special occasion, especially when it’s an important one like my birthday. You are awesome and your birthday present was the best gift I ever received. Thank you very much! Happy Birthday!
#43 There are many people in this world that would have been on my mind during the day, but you were not one of them. That is good because it means I have a lot of good friends who love me enough to remember my birthday. Thank you so much.
#44 I must be related to you because you are one of the most thoughtful people I know. Your kind words on my birthday meant so much. Even though you don’t live close we are still in contact and I sometimes feel as if we were very close friends. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.
#45 Thanks again for thinking of me on my birthday! You will always be special to me, and I hope that this best friend’s day will live up to your positive expectations! You truly care about me and that makes all the difference.
#46 How the years have flown by! I remember my mother telling me how quickly time will pass. She thought that I would be grown up in no time. I know that she was right. Thanks for thinking of me on my birthday. I really appreciate it.
#47 Your birthday message has brought an unbridled smile to my face and a warmth to my heart, both of which are sure to last longer than any gift you may have given me. Thanks ever so much for thinking of me on my day of birth and making this special occasion a memorable one.
#48 I’m prouder to be a part of your life than I could ever remember being before. You are one of the most important people in my life and my very best friend. Thanks so much for remembering.
#49 I think you know that your birthday wishes have made me one happy man. Your thoughtful message will stay with me forever, and I won’t soon forget what a special day it was for both of us. Thank you for being there for me when no one else would be so kind.
#50 It’s a relief to know that there is one person whom I can count on for birthday wishes. You are always there for me, and I appreciate your support and friendship so very much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
#51 This year has been a blur, but when I look back at the events of the past few months, I realize that you have been one of the most important people in my life. Thank you.