156 Birthday Wishes For Friends (For Any Situation)

Our friend’s birthdays come only once a year, so it’s important that we use this special day to show them how much we care about them.

Whether you are looking for something cute, funny, or loving, the following birthday messages for friends will help you to celebrate the awesome companion you have in your life.

Sections

  1. Short and simple
  2. For your best friend
  3. For a special friend
  4. Funny
  5. Milestone
  6. For a long time friend
  7. Female friend
  8. Male friend
  9. Spiritual birthday wishes
  10. Belated
  11. New friend
  12. Work friends
  13. Faraway friends
  14. Sick friend
  15. Ex-friend
  16. Common questions

Short and simple birthday wishes for a friend

You don’t need long birthday wishes to show your friends how much you care about them. Say happy birthday to that special someone in your life by sending them one of the following short and sweet birthday quotes.

1. Happy birthday! Enjoy this extra special day of celebrating you.
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2. Hope your birthday is full of so much love! You deserve the best.
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3. Wishing you a blessed year and a wonderful day!

4. I hope this next year is full of everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Happy birthday!
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5. A very special person deserves an equally special day! Happy birthday to you.
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6. Hope you have a very happy birthday! Wishing you all the best on your special day.

7. On your birthday I celebrate you and the very special place you have in my heart. Have an amazing day.
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8. Happy birthday! Enjoy your beautiful day.
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9. May this day be as special as you are. Happy birthday!

10. It’s always a treat to wish a happy birthday to someone so sweet.
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11. Have the best birthday ever!
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12. Happy birthday! I hope your day is full of all of your favorite things.

13. Happy birthday! Hope this year is the best yet.
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14. I wish for all of your wishes to come true. Happy birthday!
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15. Happy birthday! Eat a piece of cake for me.

16. I hope that last year was full of valuable lessons and that this next year is full of all the fun.
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17. Sending you a birthday wish wrapped with all my love. Have a very happy birthday!
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18. Sending you so many happy wishes on your special day!

Birthday messages for your best friend

It can be hard to know how to say happy birthday to your best friend, often words don’t feel like enough. The following birthday wishes are touching and meaningful and can help you show your best friend just how amazing you think they are.

1. Words can’t begin to explain how grateful I am to call you my best friend. Happy birthday, and here’s to many more!
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2. I love you more than words can say. Thanks for being the world’s best friend. Happy birthday!
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3. So happy to have an excuse to celebrate you all day long! Happy birthday best friend!

4. Happy birthday to my best friend who at this point is more like my sister. Love you so much!
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5. So ready to hit the town with you and let everyone know that it’s my best friend’s birthday. Happy birthday, bestie!!
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6. Wishing you the happiest birthday and another amazing year around the sun with me by your side.

7. Thank goddess (years) ago my best friend was born. Can’t imagine life without you! Happy birthday best friend.
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8. I wanted to get you the cutest gift in the world for your birthday, and then I realized that it’s not possible because you’re the cutest gift in the world. Happy birthday!
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9. I hope that today you feel just how loved you are. Happy birthday best friend!

10. To the sweetest berry in the bunch, wishing you the happiest birthday.
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11. Happy birthday (name)! I can’t imagine my life without you by my side. Grateful to call you my best friend.
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12. A birthday wish you should make when you blow out the candles on your cake. But this special year that I’ve known you, I’d like to make ‘my’ wish come true. The friends we are now will continue forever, that the girl I now know might be my best friend forever. —Leanne Davis

13. Happy birthday to my ride or die. Love you to the moon and back!
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14. You bring magic into the world my friend and with your magic, this world becomes a better place to live in. Probably, that is because you are an angel. I seriously don’t know what I would do without you. Happy Birthday to the best friend I’ve ever had.
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15. Many years ago on this day, God decided to send an angel to earth. The angel was meant to touch lives and that’s exactly what happened! Happy birthday my sweet angel!

16. Today [insert year] years ago the world was blessed with the most amazing person, and now I’m blessed to be able to call that person my best friend. Happy birthday bestie!
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17. So grateful to have you in my life, and I hope to keep you for many years to come. Happy birthday!

You might also be interested to read these quotes about best friends.

Birthday wishes for a special friend

Wish a heartfelt happy birthday to one of your close friends with one of the following special messages.

1. Today is my favorite day because I get to celebrate my favorite person! Happy birthday.
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2. Happy birthday to the brightest light in my life!
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3. My life is so much better with you in it! Happy birthday to my dearest friend.

4. Thank you for all that you’ve brought to my life! Happy birthday to my favorite friend.
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5. To the sweetest berry in the bunch, a very happy birthday!
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6. To a friend of mine who it feels like I’ve known for all eternity, I’m wishing you a truly wonderful birthday today!

7. Hoping your birthday is as special as you are! Happy birthday, my wonderful friend.
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8. I can’t wait to spend the night celebrating my favorite person! I adore you to bits!
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9. Happy birthday to the person who always has a kind word, a bright smile, and a silly joke to make everyone’s day better.

10. On your birthday, I just want to remind you that you are the best person I have met in my entire life. Happy Birthday to you, my dearest friend.
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11. Warmest wishes to you on your very special day! I hope that you continue to change the lives of others with your positivity, love, and beautiful spirit.
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12. May the coming years add wisdom, warmth, and success to your life. May the smile on your face stay forever like this. Happy birthday, my friend!

13. We might not be as close as we once were, but you will always have a special place in my heart. Happy birthday to you dear friend.

Funny birthday wishes for a friend

One of the perks of having a best friend is being able to share a laugh with them. And by sending them one of the following humorous birthday messages you can do just that. Here are some of the funniest and most unique birthday wishes for friends.

1. Happy birthday bestie! May our friendship last so long that we reach an age where we can’t even remember each other’s birthdays.
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2. If you’re getting old I guess that means I am too? Happy birthday!
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3. Don’t worry about lighting all the candles on your cake—I’ve already let the fire department know!

4. You might want to forget about your birthday but I never could! I’ll take any opportunity to remind you that you’re getting older, my friend! Happy birthday!
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5. Happy birthday! I hope you have a fabulous birthday today, at least as fabulous as we are!
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6. Happy birthday to someone I’ve known forever! You’re so lucky to have had such a wonderful, close friend like me in your life since childhood!

7. I know I’m not sane, because only someone crazy could endure being best friends with you. Happy birthday!
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8. Here’s to another year of shenanigans with my favorite person! Happy birthday.
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9. Age is just a number, but in your case, it’s quite a large number indeed. Have a great birthday, my friend!

10. I don’t think there’s another pair of weirdos more perfectly matched to be best friends than me and you. Happy birthday, bestie!
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11. Hope you take advantage of your opportunity to drink wine and eat cake all day! Happy birthday.
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12. Happy birthday, my friend! Just remember, as a general rule of thumb the more gray hair you have the more wisdom you hold!

13. Happy birthday! May all your birthday wishes come true – except the illegal ones!
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14. Happy birthday! Hope that your Facebook wall is full of birthday wishes from people you haven’t seen since high school.
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15. Best wishes on your birthday! May you have maximum fun today, and minimum hangover tomorrow!

16. Cheers to another birthday! And being one year closer to adult underpants.
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17. May you party like a 21-year-old today, and be hungover like a [insert year] year old tomorrow!

Also, check out these funny and silly friendship quotes.

Milestone birthday wishes for a friend

Getting together with your friends and family to celebrate milestone birthdays is one of the joys of getting older. Here are some great samples that you can use for any age. For anything after 70, it’s a good idea to keep the message simple.

1. Cut the cake, pour the champagne, and let the good times flow…you’re turning 21, and it’s time to party! May your day be filled with fun and laughter!
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2. It’s finally here: the big 30! Today, celebrate 30 years of good memories and great friends. You deserve all the best!
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3. Happy 40th birthday! Or are you starting to count backward now? Whatever you’re doing, enjoy your special day!

4. Happy 50th birthday, to the most amazing person I know! Thank you for always being there with a kind word, a shoulder to lean on, and a voice of comfort in trying times.
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5. Here’s to a brand new decade…may your 60s be blessed with more love, more laughter, and more fun than ever before.
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6. Happy birthday! You make 65 look so good!

7. Like a fine wine, you’ve gotten better with age. Have a wonderful birthday!

Birthday wishes for a long time friend

Having a childhood friend in our lives is a very special thing and should be celebrated. Here are some loving birthday wishes that are perfect to send your lifelong friend.

1. On your special day I want to thank you for all the wonderful childhood memories we created together. I’ll cherish them until I’m too old to remember them!
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2. Happy birthday! Growing up is boring, but it’s much more fun with you! Thanks for making adulthood just as fun as childhood.
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3. Happy birthday to one of my best friends! We’ve been buddies for so long and made it this far, so I guess I’m stuck with you for life now!

4. We were inseparable as kids and we aren’t a whole lot different now that we’re older! Happy birthday to you today, bestie!
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5. The memories we have from our childhood can never be erased… Trust me, I’ve tried! Happy birthday to you, my old friend!
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6. I may not be by your side celebrating your special day with you, but I want you to know that I’m thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful birthday.

7. Wishing you a beautiful day full of celebration and cheer. Happy birthday!

Birthday wishes for a female friend

Wish a happy birthday to a special girl in your life with one of these sweet messages. Whether they are coming from a male, a best friend, or someone who is like a sister, these special messages can help make someone feel loved on their big day.

1. Happy birthday, girl! There’s no better friend than you, and there’s no one I would rather share my thoughts and secrets with.
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2. Not a lot of people are lucky enough to have a woman like you in their lives, and I count my blessings every day that I get to have you in mine. Happy birthday!
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3. I’ll always be grateful that I was blessed with someone as special as you in my life. You’re my soul sister and best friend forever.

4. I am so lucky to have a friend that I consider a sister in my life. Happy birthday!
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5. You’re one in a million, girl, and I’m very lucky to have you in my life. Happy birthday, bestie.
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6. You are one of the strongest women I know, and you continue to inspire me every day that you are in my life. Happy birthday!

7. Happy birthday! I am genuinely so grateful to have inspiring people like you around me.
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8. There’s no other day more perfect than your birthday to tell you just how meaningful and touching your friendship is to me. I want you to know that you are so much more than just my best friend. To me, you’re more like a sister I never had.
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9. You are a true companion and a great woman. I wish you only the best, lots of love, health, and that every one of your dreams may come true.

10. For me, your birthday is not the only time to celebrate you. If I had it my way, every day would be a celebration in your honor.

Birthday wishes for a male friend

If you have a man in your life that is near and dear to your heart, make sure you show him how much you value his close friendship. There are birthday messages that will be great coming from a female or a boy best friend.

1. Happy birthday to a great guy! You do so much for others, so I hope you take some time for yourself on your big day. You deserve it as much as anyone, and more than most.
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2. The time has finally come where you’re going to feel the need to start lying about your age! It’s okay, bud, it happens to the best of us! Happy birthday!
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3. Happy birthday to a guy with great taste in friends! As your best friend, I’m a prime example of the high caliber you look for in a buddy!

4. Here’s to another year of you being an all-around awesome guy. Happy birthday!
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5. The happiest of birthday wishes to one of the best guys I know.
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6. Wishing you nothing but greatness in life and hoping that you have an absolutely amazing birthday today, bro!

7. Happy birthday to my brother from another mother! Although we aren’t blood-related, I still consider you to be my brother and I feel lucky to have you in my life.
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8. You are like a brother to me, and I’m so grateful to have you in my life. Happy birthday!
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9. May wealth, health, success, and good fortune be with you always. I am sending tons of love and good wishes to you on your birthday!

Spiritual birthday wishes for a friend

Make the birthday of one of your spiritual or religious friends extra special by sending them one of the following messages.

Birthday wishes for a spiritual friend

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a free-spirited friend guiding and uplifting us. If you do, be sure to send your special friend extra love on their birthday.

1. Happy birthday to someone whose soul lights up the world around them. Enjoy this next revolution around the sun!
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2. May your birthday be filled with joy! I hope you know the positive impact that you have on everyone around you! You have brought peace and serenity into my life. I hope that your birthday is reflected upon with deep love.
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3. You have made such a positive impact in my life, and I feel grateful every day that the universe helped us to find each other. Happy birthday to my soul sister!

4. Nothing in this world is truly flawless, except for the advice I get from you, my beloved teacher, which is truly priceless. Have an amazing birthday!
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5. May many blessings be upon you today as you celebrate another glorious year of life. Happy birthday, and may the energy of the universe continue to support you ever so gracefully.

Birthday wishes for a Christian friend

Show your friend of faith just how blessed you feel to have them in your life.

1. You are truly a gift from God to us. May you enjoy every moment of this special day! Happy birthday.
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2. May God never stop showering you with His blessings. Happy Birthday.
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3. Happy Birthday. I hope God has planned amazing things for you in the years to come!

4. A prayer for you on your birthday: May God bless you and grant you long life, prosperity and happiness for all your days!
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5. You are an amazing friend, with a good heart. May God pour his love and warmth on you, in all walks of life. I wish you a very Happy Birthday.
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6. May your birthday be blessed, and may you feel the love of those around you, and the light of the Lord above you. Happy birthday to a wonderful soul.

Birthday wishes for a Muslim friend

Send blessings to a friend with one of the following birthday messages.

1. Best wishes to an amazing friend. May Allah fill your birthday with love, peace, and happiness! Have a blessed celebration!
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2. You were sent to us as a perfect gift from Allah. Today is the day for being grateful for what we received through you. Happy birthday!
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3. Wishing you a happy birthday celebration filled with love and prosperity. May Allah grant your special requests and fill your heart with peace as you grow!

4. May Allah bless you with boundless happiness and endless joy throughout this year and in all the years of your life yet to come. Happy birthday!

Belated birthday messages for a friend

If you looked at your calendar a day too late, then you’ll need an extra special birthday wish to make up for your tardiness. These are some of the best birthday wishes for a friend whose special day you forgot.

1. I didn’t want to throw you off and actually wish you a happy birthday on time. This way, you know it’s from me! Hope you had a good one.
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2. I didn’t really forget your special day…I just wanted the happiness to last a little longer.
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3. I might be late with the birthday wish, but it’s never too late to wish you the best of everything, always. Happy birthday, love!

4. You know what they say about birthday wishes — better late than never! Hope you had an amazing bday.
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5. Apologies for my belated happy birthday wishes! I hope your birthday was as special as you are!
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6. There’s a very good reason why this birthday wish is late… I forgot. I’m sorry! I hope you had a great day!

7. I’m so sorry for missing your birthday! Just know that I’m sending you all the love all the time. Happy belated birthday!
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8. Silly me! I missed your birthday! I’m so sorry. Belated happy birthday wishes to you!

Birthday wishes for a new friend

New friends can be some of the most inspirational people in our lives. Even if you haven’t known someone for long, show them how happy you are to have them in your life by sending them a nice message on their big day.

1. Happy birthday! We haven’t been friends for long, but I can already tell that you will be someone special in my life.
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2. Wishing the very happiest birthday to a new friend of mine who has made this new chapter in my life so much better already!
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3. Here’s to the start of an already blossoming friendship and the many years to come. Happy birthday!

4. I feel so lucky that you now get to be a part of my life. Happy birthday!
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5. Wishing you nothing but love and happiness on your special day!
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6. May this next year be one of the best yet. Happy birthday!

7. Happy birthday to a wonderful person I recently welcomed into my life! I hope you have an amazing birthday, my new friend!

Birthday wishes for work friends

Here are some professional birthday wishes for you to send to a coworker or your boss.

1. The warmest wishes to a great member of our team. May your special day be full of happiness, fun, and cheer!
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2. It’s a pleasure to work with you and to wish you a happy birthday.
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3. Hope you have an amazing birthday full of peace and relaxation. Happy birthday!

4. Wishing you a day full of laughter and happiness and a year that brings you much success.
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5. Hoping your birthday brings you many wonderful reasons to celebrate!
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6. Happy birthday and all the best to you in the year to come!

7. May all life’s blessings be yours, on your birthday and always.

Birthday wishes for faraway friends

Just because someone is far away, that doesn’t mean they have to feel distant. Send your birthday love across the miles to a long-distance friend.

1. You might be far away, but you will always be close to my heart. Happy birthday!
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2. Although you may be far away, my love for you, it never fades. Happy birthday, miss you so much!
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3. You are my pride and joy, and there is a special place for you in my heart. Happy birthday to someone I miss so much!

4. I’m wishing you a beautiful birthday, and sending you all my love.
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5. I’m sending all my love and kisses from here to there, from me to you. Happy birthday!
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6. We may not live in the same country or even on the same continent, but you are always with me in my heart and in my mind. Happy birthday, love.

7. The best things in life are worth waiting for, and you’re one of those things. Have an amazing birthday!

You might also relate to these quotes about long-distance friendship.

Birthday wishes for a sick friend

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right words to say to someone who is terminally ill or dealing with illness. One of the beautiful messages below might help to lift their spirits on their special day.

1. Here’s wishing you the happiest of birthdays and the strength to get through this difficult time. —Oyewole Folarin
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2. May God take care of you, heal you, and grant you good health and happiness. Happy birthday to my sweetheart!
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3. Stay strong and keep your chin up. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Today you’re another year older; I wish you good health and many more blissful birthdays for years to come.

4. On this important day, I would like to let you know how special you are to me. Happy birthday! I hope you recover quickly!
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5. As we celebrate your birthday, we hope and pray you will recover soon. —Oyewole Folarin
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6. This year, I wish for you the gift of abundant health. Here’s to many birthdays to come.

7. I wish I could do more to help you regain your strength. Please know that I am here to help you with whatever you need. I love you. Happy birthday!

Birthday wishes for an ex-friend

It’s hard to know what to say to a friend who is angry with you. Generally keeping it short and sweet is a good idea. Whether or not they respond, you can feel secure knowing that you are a good friend.

1. Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday! Hope it’s perfect.
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2. I hope that you have a great birthday that is full of lots of love.
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3. May your birthday be as amazing as you are.

4. Let’s set our differences aside on your birthday, and connect with only love. Happy birthday!
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5. Although our friendship faded, the love I have for you still remains. Hope you have an amazing birthday!
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6. Happy birthday! Hope you have an amazing day.

7. You might not be my best friend, but I’ll always cherish the memories we made together. Happy birthday!

Common questions

Why do we wish happy birthday to our friends?

A birthday is a day that is unique to a specific person. By remembering their special day and sending them a positive message you are showing them that you value them and their friendship.

What is a unique way to wish someone a happy birthday?

If you want to make a birthday message extra special, try adding detail in your birthday message that is specific to them. For example, if you know they value spending time with their family you might include something about hoping they are surrounded by their loved ones.

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