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!
- 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!
- 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!
- Here’s to you and the wonderful year you have ahead of you. May all of your wishes come true! 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!
- 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!
- Happy belated birthday to the funniest, craziest, most awesome uncle I know! I hope you had a great day because you deserved it!
- 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!
Keep this list handy to use the entire year. You never know whose birthday you are going to miss!