Cute Sayings to Write in a Birthday Card

Updated November 21, 2016

Face it: Store-bought birthday cards are often uninspiring, impersonal and just plain drab. No matter how much pink glitter is silk-screened onto the front cover, they simply scream for a personal touch or two. But when you yourself are uninspired, turn to this list of cute, funny and inspirational birthday sayings to spice up cards for your family and friends.

General Cuteness

"There are three hundred and sixty four days where you might get un-birthday presents and only one for birthday presents." -- Lewis Carroll

The first hundred years are the hardest.

It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

"You grow up the day you have your first good laugh -- at yourself." -- Ethel Barrymore

Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.


Age is a number, and mine (yours) is unlisted.

A good friend remembers your birthday and forgets your age.

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to zip up your fly, then you forget to unzip your fly.

Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

"A man of 40 today has nothing to worry him but falling hair, inability to button the top button, failing vision, shortness of breath, a tendency of the collar to shut off all breathing, trembling of the kidneys to whatever tune the orchestra is playing and a general sense of giddiness whenever the rent is brought up. Forty is life's Golden Age." -- Robert Benchley

Over the Hill

"After the age of 80, everything reminds you of something else." -- Lowell Thomas

"I didn't get old on purpose; it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you." -- Andy Rooney

"Middle age: When you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms." -- Georges Clemenceau

"You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." -- Bob Hope

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.


A birthday is just the beginning of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.

Your birthday is a time to celebrate the gift of you to the world.

"What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it." -- Brigitte Bardot

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About the Author

Jennifer Gigantino has been writing professionally since 2009. Her work has been published in various venues ranging from the literary magazine "Kill Author" to the rehabilitation website Soberplace. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and digital media from the University of California at Santa Cruz.