Oh no, you’ve forgotten someone’s birthday! Don’t panic though. It’s not the end of the world. With a little bit of schmoozing and a well timed and written belated birthday message you can get away with it. Read on to find what to do and what to say to avoid embarrassment.
A good, and probably the best way to solve this problem is to send a belated birthday card. There are cards designed specifically for this issue. The next step is to think of the correct words to put in your card that conveys your apologies appropriately. Knowing the person you are sending the card to is important here as it will influence the type of message you write. Are they the type of person who will see the funny side? If so then go with something humourous. Are they likely to have been upset you missed their birthday? They will need a message showing your sorrow. Considering they’re personality and how they will react is key in knowing what to say.
But, assuming you are struggling with what to write, then have a look at some of the belated birthday wishes below and we’re sure you will find one that is perfect. Whatever you go with in the end the birthday boy or girl will appreciate you seeing your mistake, admitting it and making amends.
Belated Birthday Wishes and Greetings
- I don’t know how your birthday escaped me. I hope it was everything you wished.
Time got away from me. The card, however, stayed right here. Sorry this is late.
- I know I forgot your birthday but I also know that you are a sucker for gifts. So here you go, an expensive watch. Happy birthday mate, hope we are cool.
- Why should I be sorry about not wishing you on your birthday, you saved some money by treating one less person, didn’t you? Belated happy birthday.
- I spent days altogether to try and write the perfect message for your birthday card but I could not come up with anything creative in time. This is all I got – belated happy birthday.
- You are cool, good looking and an awesome person to hang out with. Did I mention that you were forgiving too? Belated happy birthday bestie.
- You are my friend and I have sinned by forgetting your birthday. This gives you the right to be angry at me in every way. Be broody, don’t stop sulking and keep throwing your temper tantrums at me. I will tolerate everything as long as you accept my apology. Happy belated birthday.
- For forgetting your birthday, I deserve nothing but curses. I don’t have any excuses, just shower me with abuses. I know I have hurt you very badly, for which I am really very sorry. I will make it up to you with hugs, gifts and apologies, so we can get on to creating many more beautiful memories. Happy belated birthday.
- Forgetting your birthday is not a sign of our weakening friendship. It is just a sign of my weakening memory. Happy belated birthday.
- I’m sorry that I forgot the most important day of your life. It won’t ever happen again, I promise. Belated Happy Birthday to you!
- May this birthday bring you all that you ever wished for. Sorry I’m late. But I want you to know that you are always in my prayers. Belated Happy Birthday to you.
- My best wishes even if they are belated.Happy Belated Birthday!!
- A birthday wish you should make, when you blow out the candles on your cake, but this special year that I’ve known you, I’d like to make ‘my’ wish come true. That friends we are now will continue for ever, as the girl I know now might be my best friend forever