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Birthday Greeting Text Messages

Updated April 17, 2017

Birthdays are special occasions because they remind people of the day in which loved ones were born. There are different ways to share in the joy when celebrating birthdays, including sending birthday cards and gifts. Another, less formal, way is to send the special person a birthday greeting text message.

General

General birthday greetings text messages convey the message that you wish the recipient a happy birthday. The general birthday text message should express happy wishes and can include sayings such as, "May today be filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter and love. Happy Birthday!" or "This day, when the most beautiful woman was born, is my most beautiful day. Happy birthday and long live."

Inspirational

Inspirational birthday greetings offer words of inspiration. They can make someone feel encouraged and strengthened to enjoy many more birthdays. They include wording like "Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy Birthday," "Happy Birthday. Your best years are still ahead of you" or "Friendship is about bringing out the positive when everything seems negative...being accepted for who you are...being able to pick up right where you left off...sharing, talking, and laughing. Friendship is about us, and for that I'm grateful. I hope you have the best birthday ever."

Funny

Funny birthday text greetingstickle the recipient's sense of humour. They amuse and may elicit a laugh. Funny birthday text greeting may include messages such as, "Kick off ur shoes, crank the tunes, dance & shake, then light the candles and cut the cake because you are only as old as you act. Happy B'Day!!!" or "We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it, so... I toast to the nation's best kept secret -- Your true age!"

Belated

Belated birthday text greeting are sent late, usually shortly after someone's birthday has passed. Examples of belated birthday greeting include, "Don't blame me. How do you expect me to remember your birthday, when you never look any older? Happy Belated Birthday, my friend," or "I am sorry I missed your birthday, you have had so many I lost track. Wishing you a belated happy birthday."

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About the Author

David Kiarie has been an independent writer and communications practitioner since 2007. Based in Africa, he has written works that have been published in various platforms, including "Prime Scope Magazine." Kiarie particularly enjoys writing about Africa, including African travel and art. He has a Bachelor of Arts in language and communication and literature from the University of Nairobi.