How to write your boyfriend a birthday card

Updated February 21, 2017

Whether you have been dating your boyfriend for a couple of months or a couple of years, writing him the perfect birthday card is an ideal opportunity to make him feel special and express how much you care. The easy part is picking out a card that provides the backdrop for your birthday message, but striking the right note with your message can be more of a challenge. If you are unsure of what to write in your boyfriend's birthday card, here are a few tips that can guide you, and the best advice is to write from your heart.

Write a rough draft of your message before you put pen to paper in the actual card so you have the chance to think through what you want to say and avoid errors and crossouts in the final product.

Add the date to the top of the card so your boyfriend can look back at the card in the future and remember the exact birthday when you gave him the note. This will be advantageous to your boyfriend as he chronicles and looks back on your time together.

Address your boyfriend in the letter with a pet name or nickname if he has one. What Do Men Really Think, a relationship advice website, encourages the use of a term of endearment to help make your significant other feel extra special.

Choose a theme or a direction to help guide your note, especially if you are having trouble coming up with the right words. These could include a message that is funny, sentimental, romantic or even religious. Choose something that fits your boyfriend and the relationship you share.

Use language that conveys your sincere emotions and calls to mind the happiness that you share with your boyfriend. If you have not been with your boyfriend for a long period of time, you can take a lighter approach to the sentiment and keep the message fun.

Include a meaningful story, memory or inside joke that only the two of you share. You can also write a quote that is meaningful to him or to you as a couple. Showing that you pay attention to small details like this will help him to see how much you care about your relationship.

Things You'll Need

  • Birthday card
  • Scratch paper
  • Pen
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A West Coast transplant currently living in Washington D.C., Rhiana Quick has always had a passion for writing and started her freelance career in 2010. Quick earned her bachelor's degree in political science and French from Boise State University and is currently working at a nonprofit organization.