Creative Ideas for Sending Birthday Wishes!

If you’re constantly on the lookout for novel ways to wish someone a happy birthday, you’re not alone. After all, who doesn’t want to express their affection with the perfect birthday greeting? However, it could be intended for a family member or friend.

In any case, you can be the first to send them a birthday greeting! And we’ve got you covered there, too. Continue reading to learn about the various creative ways to wish someone a happy birthday.

Unique Ways to Wish Someone a Happy Birthday

an open notebook with writings, ballpen, photographs, CDs

  1. Print a photo-based birthday message on a T-shirt, pillowcase, mouse pad, or other blank surfaces. This service is probably available in your area, or you can purchase printable supplies and do it yourself.
  2. You can also look into online stores! Search for “online T-shirt printing” or something similar to find online stores that print on various surfaces. Before you contact the shop, it’s a good idea to read some reviews.
  3. Write a birthday message in glow-in-the-dark paints or pens on a pillowcase or somewhere your loved one will see it (i.e., the ceiling). These glowing words will delight children. “Happy birthday, you light up our lives!” you could write.
  4. Say it in a local newspaper ad that your cherished one reads.
  5. Make a birthday bouquet by writing birthday messages on balloons using permanent markers or simply decorating balloons with heartwarming expressions stickers.
  6. Tape a birthday greeting to the bottom of the clear glass. Fill it with a favorite beverage and leave it somewhere for a loved one to discover and read later.
  7. Make a keepsake bookmark with their age and the date, along with your birthday greetings. Insert it into a new book by their beloved author.
  8. Purchase a journal and write a birthday message that includes a special memory of the celebrant. A child would enjoy hearing about the day they were born.
  9. Experiment with being extravagant. Put it on the corner of a sky blimp, a local billboard, or have a skywriter write it for you to read while having a picnic.
  10. Purchase a scrapbook album and promise to create a birthday scrapbook layout. Bring your camera and capture some memorable birthday photos.
  11. Keep it simple. Happy birthday can be written on the sand with a stick on a beach or spelled out on small rocks or shells.
  12. Using chalk, write a birthday message on the sidewalk or driveway.
  13. Make a documentary honoring the life of someone you care about. Favorite photographs, old videos, and even scrapbook pages can be edited and put on video. You can get people together to sing “Happy Birthday” and record their birthday messages and wishes.This is particularly thoughtful if you are thousands of miles away from someone you care about on their birthday. The sound and sight of loved ones are priceless. Make photocopies of their favorite photographs and birthday stickers to decorate the video cassette box.
  14. Send birthday greetings via fax or email.
  15. Write it down on a post-it note.
  16. As is customary, purchase an inexpensive but lovely present. (Ladies, check out these 25 best birthday gifts for your husbands!)
  17. Make it with icing on a large cookie or cake.
  18. Put it on a note in their pocket or their lunch.
  19. Using your fingernail, write your message on a frosty window.
  20. Use your finger to write it on a steamed-up bathroom mirror.
  21. Place birthday greetings inside a fortune cookie.
  22. Make a note of it on your answering machine.
  23. Make a music CD with your birthday message and a dinner invitation. As a surprise, place it on a car dashboard.
  24. Call the local radio station and request a special birthday song.
  25. Snail mail a heartfelt letter with a purchased or handmade gift certificate.
  26. Place it on a Starbucks memory tumbler.
  27. Make a massive jumbo-sized birthday card. Add funny keepsakes, photos, and stickers to make it unique!

Saying “Happy Birthday” in Various Languages

a cake topped with some lit letter-shaped candles forming the text “feliz cumpleanos” (happy birthday in Spanish)

  • Veels Geluk Met Jou Verjaarsdag – Afrikaans
  • Eyd Mawlid Saeid – Arabic
  • Sheng Ri Kuai Le – Chinese
  • Gefeliciteerd Met Je Verjaardag – Dutch
  • Maligayang Kaarawan – Filipino
  • Bon Anniversaire – French
  • Alles Gute zum Geburtstag – German
  • Charoúmena Genéthlia – Greek
  • Hauʻoli lā hānau – Hawaiian
  • Selamat Ulang Tahun – Indonesian
  • Buon Compleanno – Italian
  • Otanjoubi Omedetou – Japanese
  • Saeng-il Chugha – Korean
  • Selamat Hari Lahir – Malaysian
  • Gratulerer Med Dagen – Norwegian
  • Feliz Aniversario – Portuguese
  • La Multi Ani – Romanian
  • Feliz Cumpleaños – Spanish
  • Furaha ya Kuzaliwa – Swahili

Ways to Say “Happy Birthday” in Unique and Witty Ways

a close up of a birthday greeting card

Except for these 167 funny birthday wishes, here are other witty and unique ways of wishing someone a “Happy Birthday:”

  1. “Be happy because you will never be this young again.”
  2. “Congratulations on your new facial wrinkle.”
  3. “Birthday kisses and hugs are on their way!”
  4. “Happy leveling up! I see you’ve already accumulated a lot of XP in your life.”
  5. “Have a happy womb eviction day!”
  6. “From the womb, happy independence day.”
  7. “How is the world treating you? I hope everything is well with you.”
  8. “I can’t help but wonder how you’d look with a cake stuffed in your face. Congratulations on your birthday!”
  9. “It doesn’t make you special just because it’s your birthday today. You see, you’re always special no matter what day.”
  10. “I admire you and your ability to avoid death. Your survival abilities are exceptional!”
  11. “I know many people, but you’re among the few with a birthday today.”
  12. “I can’t change the wind direction, but I want to change the course of happiness and direct it all towards you.”
  13. “I’m looking forward to catching more of your antics in the future. More mischief is on the way!”
  14. “Today would be Christmas if you were Jesus.”
  15. “All I’m here for is the cake.”
  16. “Have a wonderful nth trip around the sun!”
  17. “Smile while you’ve got teeth.”
  18. “Enjoy this happy day because you’ll be dead soon.”
  19. “Like wine, the older you are, the finer you become.”
  20. “What else could you want? I’m the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to you.”
  21. “Today is an excellent day to clean up your Facebook profile. It’s time to unfriend those who don’t acknowledge your existence on this special day.”
  22. “Wow, you made it through another trip around the sun.”
  23. “You’re on your way to becoming a classic!”
  24. “Youth might be fleeting, but you can remain immature indefinitely.”
  25. “Among the few birthdays I approve of is yours.”
  26. “Don’t bother counting your candles. Just bask in the radiance.”
  27. “Do you know what I have in store for you? The gift of friendship is the most precious present I can ever give you!”
  28. “Today, don’t think about anything else. I’ll pay for your meals!”
  29. “I realize it’s against the guidelines, but I wish you many more wishes on your special day.”
  30. “Congratulations on your birthday! Be good, but not overly so.”
  31. “I wish you a more joyous birthday than anyone else has.”
  32. “I see you’ve had a lot of life experience.”