As almost everyone has a Facebook account nowadays, when it’s someone’s birthday we tend to use the social media website to wish them a happy birthday instead of, or alongside, the more traditional birthday card. It makes sense – it’s much quicker and easier to do this than buying or making a card and having to send it. You can even include a cute or funny video and image to go with it. That’s not to say there’s no place for the traditional greetings card but Facebook has definitely changed the way we say Happy Birthday.
However, even if you are going to post your birthday wishes on someone’s Facebook timeline or wall you still need to know what to say. Do you want it to be funny? Maybe something more unique and not the usual. You also need to consider who it’s for. If it’s a friend then the words you use will be different to an acquaintance. For example, wishing your best friend a happy birthday will probably sound a lot more heartfelt and informal than a work colleague you don’t know all that well. The same applies for family members or a boyfriend/girlfriend.
So if you aren’t sure how to wish someone a happy birthday on Facebook or what to put in a status then use some of the birthday wishes below. You can copy them directly and post them on timelines or walls or change them to fit your situation or the person who’s birthday it is.
Remember though, if there’s a birthday party don’t announce it all over Facebook, as that can really end in tears!
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These birthday wishes are fairly general and work well on Facebook timelines, walls and posts. You can also use them as a status update if you want but there are specific birthday statuses further down.
You can wish your friends a happy birthday on their Facebook walls and posts with these messages. Let them know how pleased you are it’s their birthday and how much they mean to you as a friend.
If it’s a family members birthday then try one of the wishes below that will be sure to get lots of likes and shares!
If it’s your boyfriends birthday then you can wish him a great birthday on Facebook. Although you will probably want to do it in person too! But these birthday wishes will show how much he means to you.
Like the boyfriend messages above you can use these wishes to let your girlfriend know how happy you are to be with her on her birthday. Just don’t forget a gift as well!
If you’d prefer to be witty or humorous then you can use one of the funny facebook birthday messages below. Make the birthday boy or girl smile on their special day.
If it’s your own birthday you can put up a status announcing or commenting on it. You can make it funny or profound, or just choose to let the world know it’s your birthday!