Nice things to write in a birthday card for him

Updated February 17, 2017

Every year, millions of greeting cards are sent in the United States. Sometimes, finding the perfect card can be a daunting task. But once it's found, what should be written on the inside? Sure, it's easy to pen a generic message such as "Happy Birthday" or "Thinking of You," but with a little thought, a more personalised message can be crafted to create a pleasing card that your male friend or family member will remember forever.

Ideas for Birthday Cards for a Father

A birthday is a special time, and most of us want to be treated like kings or queens on our special day. Think of a message that will make your father feel appreciated, remembered and honoured on his birthday. Here are a few ideas you can use or modify:

"Still lookin' great! Happy Birthday!"

"Hope this day brings you everything you want--you deserve it!"

"Take a day off and relax--you've earned it. Happy Birthday!"

Remember, a birthday message will want to convey that you're appreciative of this person in your life. Depending on the nature of the relationship, you may choose to write something humorous, serious or playful. Remember, though, if you're unsure how the card will be received, a kind, sincere message is always the safest option.

Birthday Messages for a Husband or Boyfriend

Birthday messages to a significant other might tend to be more lighthearted or humorous than those designed for a family member. Here are a few ideas:

"Happy birthday to my main squeeze."

"Have a one-of-a-kind birthday for a one-of-a-kind guy."

"Hope this birthday brings you all your earthly desires."

Other Ideas

Of course, it's always acceptable to find a funny or sincere card that says it all. If you're not much of a wordsmith, you could simply find a nice card and sign it with one of the following salutations:

"Happy Birthday, hope it's great!"

"Enjoy your special day!"

"Have a big piece of cake!"

"Celebrate and enjoy!"

If all else fails, here are a few famous quotes. Just be sure to give credit where credit is due!

"There is still no cure for the common birthday."--John Glenn

"Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young."--A.W. Pinero

"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."--Reverend Larry Lorenzoni

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About the Author

Jan Archer holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a master's degree in creative writing. Roth has written trade books for Books-a-Million and has published articles on green living, wellness and education topics. She taught business writing, literature, creative writing and English composition at the college level for five years.