What to Write in a Coming of Age Card

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Know someone in your life who is about to come of age or celebrate a major milestone birthday? Whether they’re turning 18, 21, 15 (Quinceañera), or it’s their Sweet Sixteen, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, we’ve compiled a helpful list of suggestions for what to write in your card message. Read on to get inspired and pen something formal, funny, poignant, or inspiring.

What to write in a birthday card as a parent

  • “As you enter a new phase of your life, we wish you all the happiness and smiles in this new journey.”
  • “May you be able to handle all the challenges in this journey and always be successful in everything you do.”
  • “Becoming an adult is a beginning of a very important chapter of life and I wish you the best of luck and success in this phase.”
  • “Each day gives you a chance to learn. Happy birthday!”
  • “It’s your special day! Throw a party, eat cake, drink lots and celebrate growing another year older! Happy Birthday!”
  • “You’re much too young to look this old! Happy Birthday!”
  • “Is this the year you decide to start acting your age? Happy Birthday!”
  • “I’m glad you were born! Happy Birthday”
  • “Another year older… but not another year wiser! Happy Birthday!”
  • “Forget the past and look forward to the future… The best is yet to come! Happy Birthday!”
  • “Life is a journey. Enjoy every mile. Happy Birthday!”
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How to write birthday best wishes as a grandparent

  • “I am so proud of you! Watching you grow over the years has been one of my greatest joys! Enjoy your day!”
  • “We are so proud of you and love you so much! Happy birthday!”
  • “May you handle all the challenges in this journey with grace and always be successful in everything you do. Happy birthday!”
  • “Happy birthday! Drink responsibly… don’t spill any of it!”
  • “Happy 21st Birthday! Don’t grow up… it’s a trap!”
  • “I hope your birthday is as perfect as me… but that’s setting a very high standard! Happy Birthday!”
  • “May this be your best year ever, Happy Birthday!”
  • “It’s the journey that counts, not the destination… Happy Birthday!”
  • “Never stop wishing as you blow out the candles. Happy Birthday!”
  • “You deserve the very best birthday because to me, you are the very best.”
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How to say Happy Birthday to your sibling

  • Sisters/brothers are the best gift. Happy birthday!
  • I’m so lucky to be your sister/brother. Happy birthday!
  • I can’t wait to celebrate with you. Happy birthday!
  • Don’t forget who knows all your secrets. So, give me the biggest slice of cake or I’m spilling the beans! Happy birthday!
  • Being your sibling is really the only gift you need. Happy birthday!
  • No one can make me laugh like you do — especially when I look at your face! Happy birthday!
  • Friends may come and go, but siblings are forever. Happy birthday!
  • No one knows me like you and no one ever will. Happy birthday to my first and forever friend!
  • I may be the older sister/brother, but I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you for being an incredible younger sister/brother. Happy birthday!
  • You are one of my biggest inspirations. Wishing you the happiest birthday!
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Birthday message ideas for a friend

  • Cheers to another year around the sun. Happy birthday!
  • You rock! Happy birthday, friend!
  • You’re the best friend one could ask for! Happy birthday!
  • Screaming happy birthday to the one who gets me!
  • Because it’s your birthday, I’ll let you eat the first slice. Happy birthday
  • For your birthday I got you a fruit salad. With grapes, a lot of fermented grapes!
  • You may be the younger one, but I’ll always be the best-dressed. Happy birthday!
  • I will always be your biggest fan and cheerleader. Happy birthday to the absolute best person in the world!
  • I don’t know what I’d do without you in my life. Happy birthday
  • You are the most thoughtful, dependable and caring person I know. How did I get so lucky to have you as my best friend? Happy birthday, beautiful!
  • Some people are just a joy to be around. You’re one of them. Thank you for being you! Happy birthday.
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We have a wide range of birthday card designs for every age. Browse our birthday cards here.

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