50 Examples of What to Write in a Birthday Card for a Friend (Heartfelt & Inspiring)

Birthdays are a great time to show your friends how much you care. Take the time to write a birthday card show your appreciation for all that they do to support you. Here are some nice things to include as well as suggestions of other special events that can serve as an opportunity to give a thoughtful, personalized note or letter.

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#1 How lucky I am to be your friend! Hope it’s a great one!

#2 I am so glad that today is not just another day, but your special day. Have an awesome birthday!

#3 I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your birthday than by spending it with you.

#4 Have a wonderful birthday. May all your wishes come true!

#5 Here’s to another year of friendship, fun and to never growing old! Happy birthday!

#6 I don’t know how you do it, but you’re always there for me whenever I need you. So glad to have a friend like you. Happy birthday!

#7 I hope that every second of your birthday is better than the last.

#8 I couldn’t count all the reasons why I’m so happy today, but I’ll try by writing them on your card.

#9 It is said that a friend is someone who makes time to listen to you.

#10 Friends are the best. But not all of them are as great as yours! Happy Birthday. I love you.

#11 When you are friends with a friend, you are friends with everything.

#12 What we have in our hearts is the same after all. In friendship, it’s OK to make mistakes!

#13 Our friendship is like a rose which will bloom forever and ever.

#14 Friendship is like a tree, it grows with time. Happy Birthday!

#15 Friends are like flowers in the garden of life. Some will bloom while others will fade. Happy birthday!

#16 Friends can be there for you when your world just doesn’t seem right. You are always there for me – thank you, my friend!

#17 I can always rely on you to be here for me and I know we’ll continue to grow as friends through the years.

#18 Knowing you, I’m sure that you already have a perfect friend. If not, it’s yours for the asking. So, Happy Birthday!!!

#19 When a person with a birthday comes around, everyone treats them like they’re fifty and gives them older advice. Give this stranger some young insights and advice.

#20 You’ve known me for the longest of time, but I don’t feel the same about you all of sudden! Happy Birthday to the best friend I could find to celebrate with.

#21 Friendship is like a big hug. It warms your heart, it makes you smile, and there’s no way to put a price tag on it.

#22 I cherish our friendship with all my heart because I know that you always have my back. Happy birthday!

#23 I hope that today brings your wildest dreams to life.

#24 Distance does not matter in friendship, it matters only how much you care about someone.

#25 Even though we’re thousands of miles apart, I feel close to you.

#26 Some friends are like a dog, that is the best friend who is there for you even when he is far away. You can be pissed with him for an entire day, but he would still be there with a shoulder to cry on or good advice to give you as if nothing happened. Try finding that type of friend and then you will know what I am talking about.

#27 I have many wonderful friends. One of them is writing this birthday card.

#28 Your friendship is a beautiful memory that I wish I could hold forever in my arms.

#29 Friends are like cool, refreshing water on a hot day. I’m glad we’re friends. Happy birthday to you!

#30 Friends are like little cute presents with colorful wrappings for your birthday. You make me smile every day.

#31 I can never give you enough happy birthday wishes! I hope each one counts as an extra scoop of happiness in your life.

#32 Forget about my age. You know how I feel about you. You turn me into a kid every time I see you! Happy birthday.

#33 Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together, since love is now so rare and true friendship so hard to find” – George Moore

#34 Friends are like wine, they get better with age. So happy birthday again and again!

#35 I had a dream of being with you on your birthday and it was as wonderful in real life as I had imagined.

#36 May your day always be like a cool breeze following a hot pursuit. Happy birthday.

#37 A friend is someone who listens to your problems, sympathizes with your pain and thinks that they are just a part of the personality. Happy birthday!

#38 A true friend will do you the favor of lending you their umbrella when it is raining and you don’t have one. Happy birthday to you!

#39 You are my friend just as much as I am yours, and the happiness I shall feel after seeing you today is twice that which I feel when thinking about any other person’s birthday.

#40 For an amazing friend like you, whose birthday is today, I just want to say thanks for being my best friend.

#41 Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. But it’s sure nice to receive a gift on your birthday!

#42 I may not be with you today to celebrate your special day, but please know that I’ll always remember your birthday anniversary.

#43 I’ve always wanted to be the kind of friend who is there for others as they celebrate their birthdays. Now that you’re celebrating yours, I’m feeling quite accomplished.

#44 Friends are the family we get to choose for ourselves. I’m so glad I chose you! Happy birthday!

#45 Here is a card, my present, and a hug! Thanks for being the greatest friend I ever had!

#46 How do you feel about getting older? Because I feel great about being your friend. Happy birthday.

#47 I can’t give you money, but at least this card can hold your cash.

#48 You’re the only friend I have who can make a girl feel like a princess when she sleeps. Happy birthday.

#49 You know who loves you? Everyone to whom you are kind. You’re a real sweetheart with big heart and lots of love to give; so happy birthday.

#50 I’ll wish for you all day, but it’s more fun to wish together at the end of the day!
Wouldn’t it be something if on our first meeting all we had to do was look at each other, and find something in common? We’re that kind of friends.
Funny how I didn’t remember your birthday until the day before. I guess that makes me the perfect friend.
Happy Birthday to my perfect match!
How can one not love such a great friend like you ? Happy Birthday!
I don’t need a calendar to remind me what day today is.
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. Happy birthday.
Friendship is like a single flower, and love is like a bouquet. To have a friend, you only need to be a friend; to have love, you need to be lovable. Happy birthday!
Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest…it’s about who walked into your life, said I’d like to stay a while,” and proved that they really meant it…

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