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We all love celebrating a birthday. No matter whether it is a best friend, family member, or partner, a birthday is a chance to come together and celebrate them. However, finding the perfect gift can be tough, as you want to showcase just how much they mean to us.  


A birthday is a special occasion. While it might remind us that we are another year older, it is also an opportunity to celebrate how far we have come. For many cultures around the world, a birthday is more than just a day of celebration though. For example, horoscopes believe your birthday will actually play an important role in your personality and fate.  


Of course, taking the time to celebrate someone’s birthday with them also means a lot. While a quick text or Facebook message might seem like enough, sending a card or gifting a present is a lot more meaningful and shows that you really care.  


Have we always celebrated birthdays? 

While birthdays are now an integral part of our year, that was not always the case. Before the calendar year was created, it was impossible for ancient civilizations to know the date of their birth. However, birthdays have been a tradition for a lot longer than you might realize. 


The celebrations can be dated back to the ancient Egyptians, with the first-ever recorded reference dating back to around 3,000 BC. However, while those celebrations were solely the reserve of the Pharaohs, it wasn’t until the Romans that it became a tradition for everyone.  


Since then, various civilizations have added their unique twist on the celebrations, from adding gifts and the traditional birthday cake to sending cards, helping to establish the traditions that we all love today. 


How to celebrate a birthday 

Celebrating a birthday is a big occasion, and there are many different ways to do this, depending on whose birthday it is. No matter who it is, there are certain traditions that we all do for birthdays. Sending a birthday card is one of the most common methods of celebrating someone’s special day, with over two billion sent every year, accounting for 58% of all of those worldwide.  


Of course, a birthday is much more than just sending a card and there are plenty of traditions that we follow to help our loved ones enjoy their big day. Since the mid-1800s, a birthday cake has been one of the most common, and those sweet treats are still as popular as ever!  


For those bigger milestones, such as our 21st, 30th, 40th birthdays, etc., then hosting a party with as many of their family and friends as possible is always a great choice. Whether this is held at a bar or a private residence, it is always a great way to celebrate their special day in a unique and memorable way.

Card Writing

Birthday Card Writing Tips

However you are planning to celebrate your loved one’s birthday, sending a card is one of the most important things you can do. Writing the perfect card can be tough, though. For some people, penning that heartfelt note comes very easily, but it can be very difficult for many of us to know where to start.  


No matter whether it is a close friend, spouse, or family member, writing that special birthday message should focus on what it is that makes them so special to you. Try to avoid using cliché phrases or generic words and instead think of those personal memories that are unique to your connection.  

How to write the best birthday wishes  

When it comes to writing a birthday wish for your friends, you can keep it light-hearted and funny, keeping it fun and laughing about them getting old. However, when it comes to writing for your husband or wife, then you should speak more from the heart.

How to write a birthday card for your wife​

Image by Annie Spratt

If you are looking for tips to write for your wife’s birthday card but are not sure where to begin, we have taken a closer look at some ideas to help inspire you: 

  • You amaze me more and more every day 

  • I hope you are as happy today as you make me every day 

  • I can’t believe how lucky I am to have you 

  • Every year we’re together, I love you more 

  • I hope you have the happiest of birthdays  

  • You’re the real gift to me  

  • This is my chance to show you how special you are 

  • Today is your special day, but for me, every day is special with you 

  • I love you more and more with every passing year  

  • Today, I hope to show to you how amazing you are  

How to write a birthday card for your husband
Image by Gaelle Marcel

Writing a birthday card for your husband is your chance to show him how much he means to you. If you are stuck for ideas, though, here are some ideas to inspire you: 

  • There is no one else in the world I would want to spend my life with  

  • Every day, you inspire me to be my best  

  • You are the love of my life, and every day, I love you more 

  • I love your smile, and I hope today brings you the joy you deserve 

  • Today is your celebration, but I celebrate every day being married to a hunk  

  • I’m incredibly grateful that you are my partner in crime 

  • You mean more to me than words can describe  

  • I love you more with every year we spend together  

  • I wish you the happiest of birthdays, and today is my chance to showcase how much I love you 

  • To the most amazing man I could ever imagine, I love you with all my heart 

How to close a birthday card
Hand writing a thoughtful message in a Valentine's Day card.

Once you have been able to write that perfect message, it is time to finish the card with a heartfelt message, such as: 

  • Here’s to many more birthdays together  

  • Let the day begin!  

  • With all my love forever and always  

  • Today and forever, I love you 

  • I hope you have an unforgettable birthday  

  • Here’s to a great birthday!  

  • All my love  

  • I’ll love you for eternity  

  • With all my love  

  • I hope all your birthday wishes come true  

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