I’m Sorry I Forgot your Special Day | Belated Birthday Wishes
Last year, you remembered a friend’s birthday some minutes before midnight. Some time ago, you completely missed your mother’s special day. After all, you’re busy and this is what is true: birthdays are big celebrations that we happen to sometimes forget.
Rather than letting the day slide by without acknowledgment, it is appropriate to send a belated birthday wish greeting. Below, you will find our collection of unique and useful greetings to use via email, text, or card. Take a look and find the one that best represents how you feel toward your recipient. A belated birthday wish is always appreciated!
Belated Birthday Wishes for a Friend
- There is no hurry to wish you; I am your one true friend anyway. Happy birthday, Buddy. Hope you partied hard.
- Even though I wasn’t there, I hope you had one of the best birthdays ever. Wish you a belated happy birthday, dude.
- The guest-of-honor always arrives at the last. So here I am, wishing you a very happy belated birthday. Hope you enjoyed it to the fullest.
- Like we were never on-time for college, for the mess, for projects, how can you expect me to on-time here? A belated happy birthday to you, my friend. Like Spock said, Live long and prosper.
- Friends wish together, best friends wish alone. Now that the whole world has already wished you, it is my turn. Happy belated birthday, dumbo. Stay happy, stay smiling.
- Birthdays come once in a year and end in a day, but our friendship is for forever. So let’s not sulk for me being late, and think of ways to make every day as special as your birthday. Belated happy birthday, dude.
- My birthday wishes are as authentic as they could make in the market, and being late does not dampen them in any way. So smile, because you were born only yesterday. Belated happy birthday, friend.
- In my circle of friends, you are tops! I hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration. Happy belated birthday!
- Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. Unfortunately, while I may be thinking of you, I didn’t think to put your card in the mail. I pray you had a blessed and joyful day. Happy belated birthday, dear friend of mine!
- Here’s to you and the wonderful year you have ahead of you. May all of your wishes come true! Happy belated birthday!
- Days like today make me wish time machines were real. I feel awful realizing I missed your birthday. If only I could go back a few days before your birthday and get this card in the mail. I won’t miss it next time, you can be sure. The happiest of belated birthdays to you!
- Boy, your birthday sure snuck up on me this year! It seems like yesterday it was months before your day, but here it is and I missed it. Time sure flies the older we get, that’s for sure. I hope you had a great day! Happy belated birthday, bud!
- Forgive me, won’t you? A late text / phone call / card is better than nothing at all. Happy belated birthday to one of the best people I have the pleasure of calling “friend!”
- They say, “Good things come to those who wait.” Here is a good wish of a happy belated birthday to you, my friend! Enjoy this wish and more this next year.
- Always late, but never without a gift. Here’s to another year’s belated birthday wish for you! Let’s stick with tradition and don’t expect to hear from me to early.
- Oh dear, I did it again. Your birthday passed and I missed it, my friend! Happy belated birthday!
- Here’s to you and all that you mean to all of us here at work. Not only are you a great worker, but you are also an amazing friend. Sorry we missed your big day! Happy belated birthday to a great person all around!
- Blessed are you today and always because of your friendship and good deeds. You are a special person to so many people. May you have a fantastic and joyous year! Happy belated birthday, dear friend!
- I am a changed person because of you. While I may not tell you always, I cannot imagine life without you. Thank you for your friendship and caring in my life. Happy belated birthday!
- I decided to send your card late, so the excitement of your birthday would last even longer. The older we get, the more we have to celebrate. Think of all of the memories – good times, bad times, and all of those in between. Every memory has molded us into who we are today and that is a blessing in and of itself. Happy belated birthday to you, my friend!
- I’m so glad you are a woman of faith. Keeping the faith that my card would come served you well! Happy belated birthday!
- Can you believe you celebrated the big 4-0 already? 40 is the new 20, so let’s make this year a wild one! Happy belated birthday to my best friend in the entire world!
- 20 years old, no longer a teenager! Life goes fast, that’s for sure. Be sure and take it all in and learn the valuable lessons along the way. Time is the best teacher we have. Happy belated birthday!
- Once upon a time, I met a very cool friend who changed my life from that point forward. She brought fun and laughter everywhere she went and was the best confidant around. Thankfully, it’s not a fairy tale and you are that awesome friend. I am sorry I missed your big day. Happy belated birthday!
- Moments come and moments go, but memories last a lifetime. Thanks for all you have meant to me and my entire family. Happy belated birthday to such a dear friend!
- Just when I felt my life was organized, I totally missed your birthday! You are a great friend and I feel terrible for my forgetfulness. Please forgive my absent mindedness. Happy belated birthday!
- Roses are red. Violets are blue. The happiest of belated birthdays to you!
- Roses are red. Violets are blue. There is no one better than you. Happy belated birthday!
- Roses are red. Violets are blue. I hope this card lets you know my wishes are true. Happy belated birthday!
- Every so often, I happen to forget the most important of occasions. And this is one such day. I apologize for my tardiness. Happy belated birthday, friend!
Belated Birthday Wishes for a Family Member
- I am sorry for not being there on your special day, but you are always in my thoughts. Wish you a belated happy birthday and hope you prosper forever
- There is a reason why families are the most important ties; time doesn’t matter; only feelings do. Even though I am late, you know you are always in my heart. Belated happy birthday to you, dear.
- My wishes might not have reached you on time, but families do not require punctuality. I always have wished the best for you, now and forever. Belated happy birthday, my dear.
- You have always been my favorite in the family, for all the right reasons. I am sorry for being late, but I always pray for the greatest things for you. Happy birthday, buddy.
- I have seen you since you came into this world and seen you grow into a wonderful human being. Even though I am late, you have always been in my thoughts and heart. Belated happy birthday, dear.
- To one of the best person I have met in my life and someone who has been my favorite in the family, a very happy birthday (even though it is belated). Wish you all the happiness in the world, and then some more.
- Our busy lives dictated that we might not stay in touch as often, but family goes beyond that. Even though I got a bit late, my wishes remain true to my heart. A belated happy birthday to you, with my hopes that you achieve the greatness that you deserve.
- Our family is so much better having known you. You bring joy and laughter to our lives and warmth and peace to our souls. You, dear one, are amazing. Happy belated birthday!
- It’s not every day that we are blessed, but the day you joined our family, I knew God was with us. Over the years, I feel like we are not in-laws but rather true family. We have shared laughs, cried a few tears, and made so many memories. It is a joy knowing you. Happy belated birthday!
- Happy belated birthday to the funniest, craziest, most awesome uncle I know! I hope you had a great day because you deserved it!
Belated Birthday Wishes for your Girlfriend
- The world might tell you that your birthday is a special day. But for me, every day with you has been special. I know I am late to wish, but love doesn’t seek punctuality. Our relationship is built on much deeper emotions. Happy birthday, love. I wish you achieve everything you have ever desired and more.
- In our relationship, you were always the hare and I was always the tortoise. Even though I am late, you know that nothing is more important to me than your special day. Belated happy birthday, sweetheart.
- I know you are angry, but I always know how to pacify you. From your favorite candy to your favorite jewelry, I am yours to command. Belated happy birthday, my love.
- You must know that you really look cute when you are angry. But you look better when you smile. This is why I exist- to keep you smiling.Belated happy birthday, honey.
- Like they say, better late than never. I say, better a late wish with great surprises than a timely-but-plain one. So, buckle your seatbelt to witness everything I planned for you. Belated happy birthday, love.
- Since you forgot my birthday, I would say we are even. But one a serious note, you sure know that your special day is equally special for me. A very happy belated birthday to you, darling.
- Since I couldn’t be the first, I chose to be the last. Because I always want to stay away from the crowd. Now give me a smile and keep it permanently on your face. Happy birthday, baby.
Belated Birthday Messages for your Wife
- You and I have reached a point in life where we don’t have to prove anything to each other; our love is mature. Even if I am late, your special day is equally special for me. Belated happy birthday, darling.
- Like all husbands, I do forget great days. And like all husbands, I will make sure that I make up for it. Anything for you, my love. Belated happy birthday.
- We might be busy in our own lives, forgetting small things that should be important. But in the end, we do love each other unconditionally. Belated happy birthday, honey.
- Since I am late, all I can offer is my apologies. And a promise, that even if I am late, I will be ultimately there for you, at every point in life. Happy birthday, sweetheart.
- I am late, but imagine if I forgot! Okay, do not imagine that. What you can do instead, is give me a smile and a hug. Belated happy birthday, honey.
- Life often does not give us chances to remember the important days. But even if I got late, your special day is something I can never miss. Belated happy birthday, my love. Wish you all the happiness in the world.
- You and I are in a relation that lasts for a lifetime (and hopefully beyond). So even if I am late for your special day, all I ever hope for is making your every day equally special. Happy birthday, my loving wife.
Keep this list handy to use the entire year. You never know whose birthday you are going to miss!