Birthday Card Messages You Can Customize

If you're looking for original ideas for birthday card messages, you're in the right place. One of these messages will fit your card perfectly! Or if not perfectly, they will give you ideas for writing messages of your own.

You may want to send funny messages or heartfelt loving messages in your card, or sometimes you might manage to send both; like when you send a card in the mail, but deliver a gift and card at a party.

Short Card Messages

You may want to create your own card, or you may want to write a message on a small gift card.

Here are some ideas for card messages.


Roses are red, Violets are blue,

So you're turning 50,

I can hear the boohoos.

From the Heart

You can adapt card messages like this one to use “I” or “we” but be sure you rewrite it, then read it several times to make sure you changed all the right things.

On special occasions like this, I/we realize how blessed I am to have you in my life. From the bottom of my heart, I/we hope this very special birthday brings you joy and happiness that lasts long beyond this day's celebration.

Card Messages About Age

Tried and True

You're not getting older, you're just getting better with each passing year.

Like an aging wine, you continue to get better over time.

On Aging

Your face shows the tiniest hint of age, but so much more than that, it shows your beautiful character, treasures of experience, and well-earned wisdom. So don’t try to hide or erase the evidence of a life well-lived, but wear them proudly and happily as you celebrate a half-century of happy life.

Birthday Card Messages for Families

Center of the Family

This one can also be adapted to fit your special person and the sender(s).

You're the one we turn to for advice. You're the one person who knows us best. You're also the one who knows what everyone else is up to, which means others must turn to you, too. Why not, when you're such a warm, comfortable friend and parent. You, the center of our family, deserve the most special 50th birthday party there ever was! 

50 Reasons

Of all the messages here, this is my favorite. To use card messages like this one, you will have to customize it to fit your family. Change the numbers but make sure they all add up to 50 reasons.

If the message is for a man, you can change some of the qualities to more masculine counterparts.

Here are fifty reasons you deserve the best 50th birthday possible:

  • 5 beautiful children
  • 25 years as my best friend
  • 15 years as a successful career person
  • because of the wonderful person you are
  • because of the beauty you bring to our lives
  • because of the happiness you gave to me
  • because of the joy you share with us
  • because of the pride you feel in us.

This is the day we hope to give some back to you.

Happy 50th Birthday, Darling

We hope you have found just the right messages for your special person's birthday card.

Also check out these 50th birthday phrases for more ideas for unique messages.

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