We’re just going to come right out and say it: Birthdays are the best.
Your favorite cake, thoughtful presents, and an entire party just to celebrate the fact that you exist? Not to mention being surrounded by those you love and cherish. Oh and also, it literally happens every single year. Like we said, totally the best!
Here’s the thing we love most about birthdays: they make people feel special and acknowledged. They show the people in your life that you value them and want to celebrate their existence! Presents are fun, but giving a gift is also a chance to show someone you really know them and pay attention to their interests. Planning a party or event can do the same thing - When you pick a theme or activity that the birthday boy or girl truly enjoys, you’re showing them how much you care!
If you ask us, the hardest part about a birthday is the card. First, you have to find one with just the right message. Would the person being celebrated prefer a funny card or a sentimental one? And once you find a fitting card, then it's time to write a meaningful message.
Have you ever written someone a card or made them a sign or banner and been at a loss for words? Sometimes simply saying “happy birthday” doesn’t seem to cut it. Afterall, this is someone who is special to you and “happy birthday” can feel a little stale. Since you know we love words and interesting ways to say things, we went searching for new ways to wish others a happy day of their birth!
What we found is that, not only does a greeting for birthday exist in just about every language, but there are also a bunch of ways to wish someone well on their special day that don’t include the words “happy” or “birthday” at all!
For your non-traditional birthday greeting needs, we’ve rounded up 14 ways to wish someone “HBD”. Slap one of these on your letter board next time you're throwing a birthday bash and we guarantee your festive aesthetic will be the talk of the party!
- Happy Birthday!
- Bon Anniversaire!
- You made it another year, let’s party!
- Happy anniversary of your birth!
- Another year older, another year wiser.
- Congratulations on another trip around the sun!
- Feliz Cumpleaños!
- Be happy because you will never be as young as you are today.
- The older you get, the finer you become—just like wine.
- Buon Compleanno!
- It’s your special day--let’s celebrate!
- Happy day of birth!
- Happy anni-birth-sary!
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