Ideas for wishing people happy birthday in English

How many times, faced with having to write birthday messages and cards have you tried to find the right words without managing to?

Having a small vocabulary (compared to your native language), problems with grammar and little familiarity with another language and also the culture, makes writing birthday greetings in English even harder to do.

In today’s article we would like to offer you some variants on the classic Happy Birthday, one for every occasion. A standard birthday greeting is not for everyone: what type of person is the one with the birthday? Here are 10 ideas you can use and personalise!

For gluttons

Isn’t nature amazing? Every year it gives you a great excuse to eat more cake.

For mathematicians

The truth is that you are a year older than you think you are. On your first birthday you celebrated the end of your first year. Happy birthday!

For scientists

Congratulations! You’ve made it to another orbit around the sun! 

For very deep people

I hope that you’re surrounded by loved ones who feel the same way about you as I do. I’m really proud of you and the person you’ve become. Enjoy your day!

For (non) polyglots

Some people can wish you Happy Birthday in multiple languages. However, I am learning English so I can say it in English, and since I’m not native, take into account that it means a lot to me!

For very shy people

Did you know that in many cultures, age is a sign of wisdom that commands respect? So, how many years of respect should we dedicate to you today?

For romantic people

Birthday after birthday, time will pass, but every single day that I spend with you is a special one. I love you!

For gossips

Do you know what famous person was born on this very special day?  I’m not sure, I only of know of one.

For dreamers

There’s no shortcut to reach your dreams, we all know that. Keep going in the right direction to reach them and you’ll achieve the life you’ve always wanted for yourself.

For surly people

There’s nothing bad about turning another year older. After all, the alternative is not worth considering. Let’s celebrate your birthday!

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  1. Wowww. From past to present, I usually wish everyone Happy birthday. It maybe was the too old and classic. Now I know more ideas for wishing people a happy birthday in English. Thanks for your sharing!

  2. Wao.. these are lovely. Thanks for posting such amazing wishes

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