What to write in a birthday card

So you've found the perfect card message. In fact, it's so perfect that you're stuck with a dilemma; what do I write as my personal message? It's a common issue, so we put some of the top greeting card experts on the planet in one room, and put together some tips on what to write.

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7 surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special

It's no secret that we absolutely LOVE birthdays! But sometimes you need to turn the "happy birthday dial" up to 11 for someone you're really close to... or even someone that's just been great to you in the past year. Here are some super-fun (and pretty easy) birthday surprise ideas for when you need to go that extra celebratory mile.

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"Happy Birthday" is just two simple words, but what an impact they have on us. Delivering happy birthday wishes may have changed over the decades with print-at-home cards, ecards and other innovations, but one thing that hasn't changed is the result. Special birthday wishes, regardless of the format, are sure to deliver a smile, and connect us even more to the ones we care about. At American Greetings, we're not just in the birthday card business, we're in the business of life, celebrating all the milestones each step along the way. We hope this page, with its tips and talk of all things birthday, is helpful the next time you need to deliver birthday wishes to family and friends. Send some happy today!