What to write in a birthday card for every age (100+ message ideas!)

Writer’s block got the best of you? We’ve certainly been there before—staring at a blank card for hours, contemplating the awesomeness of the birthday person and wondering if the words we’re searching for will ever come to fruition. Yeah…finding the right words can be hard. 

So, we figured we’d just compile them all into one epic list! Whether they’re turning one or 100, write them the perfect birthday message using this list of birthday card message ideas. 

Once you’ve figured out what you wanna say, head on over to our gallery of birthday eCards. With a wide range of birthday eCards for adults and an epic assortment of birthday eCards for kids, you’re certain to find something truly special. Plus, it’s super easy to add an eGift card to any Evite eCard. Choose from retailers like Target, Sephora, GameStop and more!

First birthday

A Star Is Born
  • Happy 1st birthday, little one! You’ve grown so much in just one year and I can’t wait to see all the wonder you bring to this world.
  • You’re ONE cool dude! So excited to watch you grow and see what’s to come!
  • Happy 1st birthday to the cutest bundle of joy! May your day be filled with giggles and cuddles.
  • I can’t believe you’re one today! Here’s to a lifetime of adventures, joy and lots of love!
  • First birthday wishes to a bundle of joy who has filled our hearts with love and laughter!

Second birthday

Tank Engine Birthday (Photo)
  • You are just TWO sweet! Happy 2nd birthday to our little ball of light. You bring so much happiness to this world!
  • Time moves TWO fast! Happiest of birthdays to the most wonderful two-year-old ever!
  • Happy 2nd birthday to the little one who makes every day brighter! Here’s to a fantastic year ahead.
  • Two years of laughter and love! May your birthday be as awesome as you are.
  • Turning two is a pretty big deal! So excited to celebrate you today and at every milestone to come.

Third birthday

Strawberry Shortcake: Pin Dots & Precious Memories
  • Happy 3rd birthday! You’re growing up so fast! Enjoy every fun-filled moment today.
  • Three cheers for turning three! May your birthday be filled with lots of fun and plenty of cake.
  • Happy 3rd birthday to the brightest star! Wishing you a day as special as you are.
  • Three years of pure delight! Enjoy your three-esta today!
  • Happy 3rd birthday to our favorite threenager! We love you so much and can’t wait for what’s in store.

Fourth birthday

Chill Birthday
  • Fantastic and four! Happy 4th birthday to the coolest kid around!
  • Four times the fun! Wishing you a birthday full of joy and surprises.
  • Happy 4th birthday! May your day be as wonderful and amazing as you are.
  • Four years of smiles and love! Have an awesome birthday, little superstar!
  • Fourever young! Enjoy every magical moment of your special day.

Fifth birthday

Sesame Street: Peace Love and Sesame Street (Photo)
  • High five for turning five! Wishing you an incredible 5th birthday full of fun and laughter.
  • Five and fabulous! Hope your birthday is as awesome as you are.
  • Happy 5th birthday! May your day be filled with endless play and joy.
  • Five years of fun and wonder! Have the best birthday ever!
  • Five is a vibe! Here’s to a birthday as cool as you are.

Sixth birthday

My Little Pony: Peace, Love, & Sparkles
  • Happy 6th birthday! Six years of awesomeness and counting. Enjoy your special day!
  • It’s sweet to be six! Wishing you a birthday full of fun and joy.
  • Happy 6th! May your day be filled with love and laughter…and cool presents.
  • Six years old and shining bright! Have an amazing birthday celebration.
  • Turning six is simply fantastic! Hope your day is as special as you are.

Seventh birthday

Lisa Frank: Zoomer and Zorbit™
  • Lucky number seven! Wishing you a magical 7th birthday full of joy and wonder.
  • Seven years of greatness! Have a birthday that’s as incredible as you are.
  • Happy 7th birthday! May your day be filled with fun, friends and fabulous surprises.
  • Seven and soaring! Hope your birthday is out of this world.
  • Turning seven is a blast! Enjoy every awesome moment of your special day.

Eighth birthday

Sloth of Fun Birthday Card
  • Happy 8th birthday! Eight years of awesomeness and still going strong.
  • Eight is great! So proud of all you’ve accomplished so far.
  • Happy 8th! May your day be filled with all your favorite things and endless joy.
  • Eight candles on your cake, eight wishes coming true! Have a fantastic birthday.
  • Eight takes the cake! Hope your birthday is as amazing as you are.

Ninth birthday

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Happy 9th birthday! Nine years of amazing moments and many more to come.
  • Nine and feeling fine! Wishing you a birthday full of joy and excitement.
  • Happy 9th! Wishing you a day full of fun!
  • Nine years of awesomeness! Hope your birthday is as special as you are.
  • Turning nine is simply divine! Enjoy every magical moment of your special day.

Tenth birthday

Peppa Pig: Time to Party
  • Double digits, double the fun! Happy 10th birthday to an incredible kid.
  • Happy 10th! Can’t believe you’re a whole decade old! Welcome to the double-digit club!
  • Ten years old and ten times as awesome! Have a fantastic birthday celebration.
  • Welcome to the big 1-0! Wishing you a day full of adventure and excitement.
  • Peace out, single digits! Hello, double digits! Happiest of birthdays to the coolest ten-year-old I know.

Bat Mitzvah (12th or 13th birthday)

Pastel Disco Ball Card
  • Mazel tov on your bat mitzvah! May this special day be filled with joy and pride.
  • Happy birthday and congrats on your bat mitzvah! Wishing you a future full of success and happiness.
  • Celebrating you on your bat mitzvah! May your day be as wonderful as you are.
  • Mazel tov on turning 12 and becoming a bat mitzvah! Enjoy every moment of this special milestone.
  • Yasher koach! May your journey be filled with blessings, love and joy.

Bar Mitzvah (13th birthday)

Star of David and Balloons Card
  • Mazel tov on your bar mitzvah! Wishing you a life filled with joy, success and happiness.
  • Happy 13th birthday and congrats on your bar mitzvah! May today be the start of many wonderful adventures.
  • Celebrating your bar mitzvah! Wishing you a future filled with endless possibilities.
  • Mazel tov on becoming a bar mitzvah! May your day be as special and amazing as you are.
  • Congratulations on becoming a bar mitzvah! May your journey into adulthood be filled with blessings and joy.


Pink Cake
  • ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Que este día esté lleno de mucha alegría!
  • Congratulations on your coming of age! May this day be full of happiness and love.
  • ¡Felicidades, Quinceañera! We are so proud of the woman you are becoming.
  • Your quince is finally here! It has been an honor to watch you grow and I am so excited to see all you accomplish in this life.
  • Quince años of joy and light! We love you so much and are excited to celebrate YOU on this special day!

Sweet Sixteen (16th birthday)

Sweet 16 License Plate
  • 16 and never been sweeter! Wishing you a fabulous birthday filled with love and laughter.
  • Happy 16th birthday! Here’s to a day full of fun and a year filled with driving lessons!
  • Sixteen candles, one amazing you. Enjoy every moment of your special day!
  • Turning 16 is just the beginning of your journey. Embrace the adventure and make the most of every opportunity!
  • Here’s to your Sweet 16! We are so proud of all you’ve accomplished so far.

18th birthday

18th Cake Card
  • Happy 18th birthday! Welcome to adulthood!
  • Eighteen and ready to take on the world! Wishing you a birthday full of joy and excitement.
  • Wow, 18 whole years? I guess time flies when you’re having fun. So proud of you and can’t wait to celebrate your birthday!
  • Turning 18 is a milestone worth celebrating! Enjoy every moment of your special day.
  • Cheers to 18 years of amazing you! Have a fantastic birthday and a brilliant year ahead.

21st birthday

Poppin' Bottles Champagne
  • Cheers to 21 years! Wishing you a birthday that’s as fabulous as you are.
  • 21 and ready for fun! May your birthday be filled with laughter, love and a little bit of adventure.
  • Happy 21st! The big 2-1 is nothin’ but fun!
  • You’re officially 21! Now, this is something to celebrate!
  • Happiest of birthdays to our fave 21-year-old! We love you so much and are endlessly amazed by all that you do.

30th birthday

Botanical Birthday Milestone - 30
  • Thirty, flirty and thriving! Wishing you a fantastic birthday filled with joy and adventure.
  • Happy 30th birthday! Live it up today because you deserve it!
  • Cheers to 30 years of awesomeness! Here’s to many more amazing moments.
  • Happy 29+1th birthday! Here’s to being forever young and forever fabulous.
  • Welcome to the big 3-0! Wishing you all the best as you enter this new chapter.

40th birthday

40 & Fun (Blue)
  • Forty and fabulous! Wishing you a birthday as amazing as you are.
  • Happy 40th! So excited to celebrate this day and the awesome person that you are.
  • Cheers to 40 years of incredible you! Have a fantastic birthday celebration.
  • Forty years young! Enjoy every moment of your special day.
  • Welcome to your fabulous forties! Wishing you a birthday filled with joy and adventure.

50th birthday

Get A Squiggle On - 50
  • Half a century of awesome! Here’s to 50 fabulous years and many more to come.
  • Things that get even more awesome with age: Wine, cheese and YOU! Live it up today.
  • Cheers to 50 years of living life to the fullest! Happy birthday to a true legend.
  • Fifty and fabulous! Wishing you a birthday that’s as incredible as you are.
  • 50? Nah! You’ve just got 32 years of adulting experience. ;)

60th birthday

Decorative Birthday Milestone - 60
  • Sixty years of spreading joy and love! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays.
  • Happy 60th! You never cease to amaze us all and we are honored to celebrate this milestone with you.
  • Cheers to 60 years of incredible moments and amazing achievements. Happy birthday!
  • Sixty and sensational! Here’s to a fabulous birthday celebration.
  • Happy tw-sixtieth birthday! Cheers to the fabulous person you are and to being forever young at heart!

70th birthday

Cheers Champagne
  • Seventy years young and full of life! Wishing you a birthday as wonderful as you are.
  • Being in your 60s is so last year! Congrats on entering this newer (and cooler!) decade.
  • Cheers to 70 years of amazing memories and many more to come.
  • We regret to inform you that your 60s have expired. Happy 70th birthday!
  • Wishing you a 70th Birthday that’s as special and incredible as you are.

80th birthday

Whiskey Years Card
  • Eighty years of wisdom and joy! Wishing you a very happy 80th birthday.
  • Age is just a number, but this one’s a pretty big deal! Congrats on turning 80!
  • Cheers to 80 years! Here’s to many more joyful moments.
  • Eighty and awesome! Wishing you a birthday celebration as incredible as you are.
  • Happy 80th birthday! We love you so much and are overjoyed to be celebrating eight decades of YOU!

90th birthday

Decorative Birthday Milestone - 90
  • Ninety years of spreading joy! Happy birthday to someone who makes the world brighter.
  • Cheers to 90 years of amazing adventures and beautiful memories. Happy birthday!
  • Happy 90th birthday! 
  • Ninety and still fabulous! Wishing you a birthday that’s as wonderful as you are.
  • Celebrating 90 years of life’s greatest moments. Here’s to many more happy birthdays!

100th birthday

Vintage Not Old Birthday Card
  • A century of awesomeness! Wishing you a very happy 100th birthday filled with joy and love.
  • Happy 100th birthday! Thank you for the priceless wisdom you’ve shared throughout the years and for always reminding us how to spread love.
  • Cheers to 100 years of wonderful memories and amazing moments. Happy birthday!
  • One hundred years young and still shining bright! Wishing you a fantastic birthday celebration.
  • Happy 100th birthday to our favorite centenarian! This is one awesome milestone and we are so honored to be here celebrating you.

Browse our full collection of birthday eCards here to brighten their day no matter their age! Looking for more ways to celebrate them? Check out our collections of kids’ birthday invitations and adult birthday invitations to plan a truly special extravaganza for the birthday person.

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