Happy Birthday! Feliz cumpleanos! Bon anniversaire!

If you're looking to put the happy in birthday, you've come to the right place. Happy birthday wishes come in all shapes and sizes. Paper greeting cards? Check. Electronic? Yep. Print-at-home? You bet! Looking to connect with loved ones? We've got tips for writing the perfect birthday wish, and much more. Let's get you started!

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What to write in a birthday card

Sending happy birthday wishes to friends and family is special, and a greeting card or birthday ecard is a great way to show you remembered them on their big day! So - you've found the perfect card and 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.






7 birthday 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 special 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.





Make it a stress-free, tasty and happy birthday

Here are some ideas, inspiration and freebies to help make the big day even bigger.

Party planning checklist

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Birthday cake cookie recipe

Birthdays make us happy... and so do cookies. Imagine our luck when we tried this tasty recipe! See cookie recipe

Birthday fun facts

The month you're born could say a lot about you! See fun facts


Birthday greeting cards, party supplies, and gift wrap to make them smile

Shop for your favorite birthday supplies right from the comfort of your home.




Send a wish today with a birthday ecard

Spread the birthday happiness with a digital greeting that will make their day.





Personalize and print a birthday card from home!

A card that has their name all over it! Print one-of-a-kind birthday wishes from your home printer. Choose a design, write your message, and print. Send a smile with a unique birthday wish you'll only find here!






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"Happy Birthday!" It's 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!