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Creative Ways to Say Happy Birthday

One of the ideas that people use is to create a collage of old pictures and gift it to them. For a co-worker you can try to collect message from everyone on a blank surface like that of a huge coffee mug and gift it to them. This clever idea is sure to make them smile.

Your local photo studio may offer a lot of services like printing pictures and messages on mugs, mouse pads, t-shirt, pillows and other surfaces. So use this opportunity to write your heart out and wish someone in a unique style.

Tuck in a handmade birthday bookmark with a personalised message wishing your friends and family, especially your dad or mom, inside a book by their favourite writer.

Use a small scrap book to collect and paste favourite yesteryear memories and make a design around these and write your wishes. You can make it funny for them with one line quotes such as things you told them or they told you.



You can simply write over balloons with markers and decorate it with pictures or sticker etc. For a co-worker, create a bouquet with colourful balloons instead of flowers for their table.

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Count the age, not the wrinkles you have. Count the blessings and wonderful experiences you’ve had, not the mistakes you’ve made.

In this life, there are too many adventures and so little time to enjoy all of them. Not for you. You have always jumped in; head first, with so much fire and grit. Life’s an endless adventure with you beside me. Happy Birthday to a champion.

Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.

I look forward to spending every birthday with you because you are a bundle of joy. Every single day, you amaze me at your ability to make the sun shine through every cloud. You deserve a big celebration, and I’m making it happen.

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Birthdays are one of the occasions that almost every human beings looks forward to – apart from being made to feel special by friends and family, the day marks the simple achievement of making it through another year and, despite all unhappiness and negativity, basking in the sheer joy of being alive. Here are some new and creative ways that you can say ‘Happy Birthday’ to a whole lot of people, ranging from co-workers and acquaintances to friends and family.

One of the innovative ways of wishing Happy Birthday is to say it in a different language. Everyone says “Happy Birthday” in English, thus it would be a good idea if you can say it in another language.  This works both ways, whether the recipient is familiar with the language or not; in case of the former, the person is pleasantly surprised to be wished in his/her mother tongue, especially when it is a foreign language to you and thus unexpected. Alternatively if you wish a friend Happy Birthday in a language completely unknown to him/her, it is sure to leave him/her bewildered and make for a lot of fun all around.

In Spanish, you can say “Feliz Cumpleaños!”  which means Happy Birthday! Or “Que cumplas muchos más”  which literally means ‘May you have many more birthdays’. Though the latter sounds a little bit awkward in English but it’s very much used in Spanish.

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Say It With Funny Birthday Quotes

1. Happy UTERUS Independence Day!

2. I don’t know you at all but we have a lot of mutual friends and I think I met you at a party once. Now I’m going to force an inside joke out of something trivial I recall from that night: Like, MCNUGGETS?! Hahaha seriously! LOVE YOU, BITCH XXOXOXO

3. Remember you used to live inside someone else? Fair play for not doing that anymore!!

4. So, it’s another birthday with you. Statistics prove that those who have earned more birthdays, have lived the longest life in the earth.

5. Hope your birthday rivals Jesus’ because I know how much you love attention!

6. Happy Anniversary of being Bourne, I still maintain that was Matt Damon, but I’m happy if you’re happy!

7. On behalf of the world we would like to take this time to thank you for adding another year to your life and for providing another 365 days of fresh CO2 for the trees.

8. Better Out Than In.

9. It bums me out to see you marching ever closer to your inevitable demise!

10. To think only a few years ago you were just a Zygote; Have a totally multi-cellular day!

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For a special someone, like a spouse or lover you can print an ad in your local paper and wish them a happy birthday with a loving message.

Be creative and write, sing out or print them a happy birthday message in another language.

When it comes to family, you can take them to the beach where you can surprise them by writing happy birthday on the sand with a heart around it or make it unique and design it with a small shells and rocks.

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Birthdays mean a fresh start; a time for looking back with gratitude at the blessings of another year. It is also a time to look forward with renewed hope for bigger blessings. May you find true bliss as you face your next milestones. Happy birthday!

It’s your birthday and you’re still just as beautiful, genuine and kind as the day I met you. Wishing you a Happy Birthday with gratitude.

My birthday wish for you is that you continue to love life and never stop dreaming. May beauty and happiness surround you, not only on your special day, but always.

The advantage of old age is that you get to spread your love to many others.

May your special day bring plenty of excitement, fun, and appreciation from those who love you. I can’t think of anyone more deserving than you!

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If you wish to use French to wish someone Happy Birthday, the most commonly used expression is ‘Bon Anniversaire’ and pronounced bohn ahn ee vehr sare; while this phrase is perfect for acquaintances, in order to wish a close friend or family member, you can use ‘Joyeux Anniversaire”.

Likewise for an Italian flavor you can say, ‘Buon Compleanno’ while for a dash of Oriental exoticism you can use ‘Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu’ which is Happy Birthday in Japanese.

Yet another creative way to wish Happy Birthday is to accompany it with a quote on birthdays. This could be inspirational like, “Not just a year older, but a year better”.

Or, “May the best of your past be the worst of your future”.

Or perhaps include a fun observation like, “A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip”.

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You can make a video message for them. Or you can also add favourite pictures and old videos and edit it and put it to video.

For colleagues or friends, you can sing and record a happy birthday song sung in a funny manner or a funny video with happy video message and send it to them via message, email or fax. This is one of the clever ideas to make their big day memorable.

Another unique idea is to surprise them with a happy birthday banner or poster hung in a place where they least expected.

You can place a cookie, pastry or cake with a icing wishing them happy birthday and placing it on a table for them to find it and them surprise them.

Be clever and make a treasure chest of sorts. Put a couple of small items or gifts in them. This doesn’t mean you have to add anything useful, you can add little funny toys or things that can make them laugh or cheer them up.

Though writing a birthday poem is a traditional way of giving wishes, give it a unique twist by keeping it short, meaningful and funny.

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You have been there for me no matter what. I love you, my dear friend, and I am so excited to share your special day with you. Your birthday is going to be truly special.

A friend like you makes the dark days a little sunnier, and makes my sunny days even more cheerful! On your birthday and each day of this year, may you know how special you are to me! Happy Birthday, friend!

Words alone are not enough to express how happy I am you are celebrating another year of your life! My wish for you on your birthday is that you are, and will always be, happy and healthy! Don’t ever change.

We have been together so long, I can’t think of life without you. But I will never tire of wishing you happy birthday. Live long, love life and relish every moment.

Your birthday is a wonderful occasion all by itself. But for me, it’s a special day allowing me to thank God for all that your friendship has meant to me.

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Or a cheekier variation on the theme like, “Enjoy your Xth trip around the sun!” where X stands for number of birthday+1, and is sure to make the recipient feel that much older.

Sometimes just a simple, heartfelt line I’ve always “Long may you run,” a la Neil Young may be perfect to set aside your birthday message from all the others.

One of the most delightful ways of saying Happy Birthday in a creative manner is to include a healthy dose of humor. You could write a witty line or two saying “Happy Birthday, You look different today. Hmm, more mature in a way”.

Or perhaps bring in some playfulness saying ‘Happy Birthday! Be Good but not too Good’.

Yet another birthday greeting on the above line could read, “On your birthday, let me wish you plenty of joy, I know you’re too old, but I still bought you a toy!”

A simpler but equally delightful message could say, “Feel like a newborn baby. Happy Birthday!”

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Ever since we were little, you’ve always been there for me. I’m so glad we’re still friends, and I bet that, one day, we’ll be sitting side-by-side in our rocking chairs at the nursing home laughing at all of our crazy times together.

My best friend deserves the best birthday in the world, and my goal is to give it to you. Happy Birthday, and get ready to celebrate! The party starts as soon as we’re together.

Birthday is the time of celebration; I hope you have a wonderful day with loads of love and surprises. May your birthday gives you the best memories till the next one, may you have success waiting ahead.

I still remember the day I met like it was yesterday. I am the luckiest person to have friends like you and the date when you are born is a moment of great joy for me. It represents the day a very special person came to this world. Happy Birthday!

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Similarly you might pen down words like “I hope that for every candle on your cake you get a wonderful surprise”.

If it is a person you know well, you could even get a little cheeky saying, “Congratulations for surviving another year!” or “Congratulations on living to see [AGE]”!

Another birthday message on these lines could include something like, “You are 17 around the neck, 42 around the waist, 96 around the golf course”.

While playing around with numbers, you can wish someone turning thirty saying, “You’re not thirty; you’re eighteen with twelve years of experience”.

If the recipient is approaching or has made it to middle age, you can have fun with the fact with words like, “Another year, another new place that aches”.

For someone even more advanced in years, your birthday message could read, “Smile while you still have teeth!”

Or a gentler take on sunset years could read, “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come”.

For a particularly close friend or sibling you could even get a little risqué, like saying ” Happy Welcome to the World Screaming and Naked Day!

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For Your Sibling

Time for your birthday punches!

Dogpile on the birthday boy/girl!(Tackle victim and convince others to pile up on top!)

Give a wet willy and say “because of you, I’m not an only child!

Happy birthday, but I’m still the favorite!

Birthday bear hug!(Hug and squeeze while making them count up to their age.)

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For Your Better-Half

1. “Time for your birthday spankings!” (Crack a whip or leather belt on a nearby table)

2. “Bottoms up, birthday (boy/girl/expletive)! I was talking about the glass…”

3. “The only hill you’ll be over, is my beer gut!”

4. “Happy ‘over the hill’ day!”

5. “I don’t know how you made it over any hill with gravity pulling everything else down!”

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For Your Parents

1. “Happy birthday! I’m your karma!”

2. “Happy birthday! Your gift is me admitting you were always right!”

3. “Happy birthday, mom/dad! I was a gift to you, it’s called ‘my’ birthday!”

4. “Happy birthday! The only thing getting old is that phrase!”

5. “Happy belated birthday, sorry I was (insert age here) years late!”

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For Your Friend

1. “Happy day of birth!”

2. “Happy day you came out of your mom’s vagina!”

3. “Ermahgerd! Herppy Berfday!”

4. “Happy fetus eviction day!”

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There are so many things about our friendship that I love. Your birthday is going to be the perfect time to celebrate your special day, and all that our friendship means to me. I look forward to showing you how much I care.

I can’t believe how lucky I am to have found a friend like you. You make every day of my life so special. It’s my goal to make sure your birthday is one of the most special days ever. I can’t wait to party it up with you!

The best part of having you as my best friend is being able to act crazy and wild, and not have a care in the world. I truly feel as if I can let my hair down when I’m with you.

We have known each other forever. Every year, I tell you the same things on your birthday, and you make it sound like I’m so original. But that is just the kind of person you are: sweet, humble and caring. I hope you never get tired of hearing that.

>> Short Birthday Wishes and messages

On this special day of your life, I hope you get all whatever you have ever desired to have. I wish you all the world happiness, may you enjoy this amazing day as much as you can. A very happy birthday to my best friend, may you have a fabulous one.

Happy Birthday, my dear friend. I don’t know if I could ever convey to you just how much you mean to me. I can’t imagine where I would be right now without you. You have changed my life for the better.

Having a friend like you has made my life so much easier. You are always there to carry me through my times of trouble. That’s why today, your special day, is a great time to celebrate all that you have done for me.

A friend like you is more priceless than the most beautiful diamond. You are not only strong and wise, but kind and thoughtful as well. Your birthday is the perfect opportunity to show you much I care and how grateful I am to have you in my life.

My dearest friend, today is your birthday, and I look forward all year to celebrating this day with you. I have planned so many wonderful activities and I can’t wait to see your face light up when you see what I have in store for you.

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