Birthday Greetings to Make Your Birthday Cards Special

It's not hard to convey a personal message in a birthday card

Birthday cake with candles and sparklers.
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When you receive a birthday card, is it the card or the birthday message inside that brings a smile to your face? Usually, it's the message of the sender that makes the card special. So how can you make your birthday cards to friends and loved ones memorable?

Store bought birthday cards are OK if you don't know the person that well, but they lack the personal touch. A birthday card with a personalized message shows that you care, and demonstrates personal effort rather than settling for an off-the-shelf product.

Birthday Quotes by William Shakespeare

To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still.

Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

Birthday Quotes From Singers

Frank Sinatra
May you live to be a hundred and may the last voice you hear be mine.


Women, generally, when they reach a certain age, have accepted that they’re not allowed to behave a certain way. But I don’t follow the rules. I never did, and I’m not going to start.

Birthday Quotes From Writers

Anne Lamott

The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you're only as well as you are.

Lewis Carroll
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents and only one for birthday presents, you know.
Annie Dillard
It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.

Wilson Mizner
The first hundred years are the hardest.

Janet Evanovich
Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.
Anne Lamott
Some people won't go the extra mile, and then on their birthday, when no one makes a fuss, they feel neglected and bitter.

Birthday Quotes From Celebrities

Muhammad Ali

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

Buddy Valastro

Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories.
Chili Davis
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Tom Wilson
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

Birthday Quotes From Politicians

Oliver Wendell Holmes

For him, in vain the envious seasons roll, who bears eternal summer in his soul.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I think, at a child’s birth if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.

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