September: a birthday-filled month where the only thing harder than organising your social calendar is thinking of what to write in those greeting cards! We know all-too-well the knee-shaking feeling of trying not to stuff up the message inside that perfect card you found (our handwriting feature on the thortful app takes care of that FYI), so we thought we would put together some handy suggestions of what you can actually write inside those special milestone birthday cards.
Writing a card for a 1st birthday can put you under the spotlight, as it’s entirely possible all of the cards will be kept as a keepsake! For now though, it’s the parents you’re trying to impress (the one-year-old will be thrilled by just the envelope, let’s be honest!).
To the beautiful birthday baby: who knew that one tiny little ball of sweetness (YOU) could light up the lives of so many of us! We are all looking forward to another year of joy as we watch you grow.
I hope you have a ONE-derful birthday! Enjoy it like the special boy/girl that you are.
Happy 1st Birthday! I know that no matter what gift I got you, you’d still be more interested in the wrapping paper than the actual present so.. go crazy!
Turning ten is a huge milestone for kids – hello double-digits! It’s the year they want to be seen as a ten-ager (that’s just short of a teenager in case you didn’t know!), and not a little kid anymore.
What a milestone, you’ve just finished your very first decade! May your 10th birthday be as special as you are.
We wish that the years to come will mean more success and happiness for you. Enjoy the last part of your childhood, Mr/Miss 10-year-old!
Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up because in dog years, you’re already a senior citizen today! Happy 1-0!
Happy birthday to a wonderful 18-year-old. This is truly a fun time to celebrate life, so enjoy!
Happy Independence Day! Growing up might seem scary until you realise that none of us really know what we’re doing…
Happy first day of legal drinking! Remember, just because it’s legal now doesn’t mean it’s a good idea!
No matter how old you get, remember this one piece of advice: Have fun! There’s no age in experiencing the joys of life, so make the most of it while you’re young. Happy 21st!
I hope that turning 21 is tons of fun. May you feel inspired and empowered to do great things this year. Happy 21st Birthday!
I remember my 21st… wait, no I don’t. You’ll soon find out why… Enjoy your special day!
Wishing you a very warm welcome to your third decade. Happy 30th birthday!
On your 30th Birthday, look back and think about what a long way you have come. We are all so proud of the person you have turned out to be. Happy 30th!
May you be blessed with more style, charm, panache, confidence and personality on your 30th Birthday. After all, 30 is the new 20 these days! Happy 30th Birthday.
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits. (Theodore Roosevelt).
You’re not really 30, you’re 18 with 12 years of experience and you’ve never looked better!
Congratulations, from now on you are officially old! But don’t worry – you’re only one third of the way to your 90’s so that’s a bonus!
May every unfulfilled dream of yours during the past half century come true. A very happy birthday to you!
I feel blessed to have known you for some of your 50 years. Congratulations on today’s milestone!
Here’s a toast to 50 beautiful years of your life, in which you have spread so much joy and happiness to others. May you live to be a hundred. Happy 50th Birthday!
Unfortunately ageing is the only scientifically known way to live longer. Here’s to 50 more years!
We hope we’ve sparked some heartfelt ideas to get you started on your card-writing quest, but if you’re still stuck then just stay original, stay warm, and stay witty. Remember, birthdays come around once a year but milestone’s come around just a few times in a lifetime!