A belated birthday wish is like a second chance to say happy birthday. It’s also a reminder that we’re all human, and sometimes things get lost in the shuffle. So, whether you’ve missed your friend’s birthday by a few hours, days, or weeks, it’s never too late to send them a message saying how much they mean to you.
It’s the perfect way to tell someone how much they mean to you even though their special day has already passed. They will appreciate the gesture as much as any other greeting because it shows them how important they are to you regardless of when their birthday occurs each year, thus making them feel like an important part of your life no matter what happens.
Belated Birthday Wishes And Messages
1. I’m so sorry I forgot to wish you a happy day sooner. Here’s hoping this will make up for a lost time! I hope your day was full of fun and joy! May this year bring you many more exciting adventures and opportunities than last. Have an amazing birthday!
2. Thank goodness you were born because without you, I wouldn’t be here making this mistake today. I know you’re probably getting a lot of birthday wishes today, but I only want to be sure you got one from me. Happy belated birthday, and here’s hoping it was a great one!
3. You probably wonder why I’m sending you this message late. It’s because I want to make sure you continue to celebrate today. I hope you know how much I care about you and appreciate everything you do. So here’s something little to let you know that my thoughts are with you today and every day.
4. Happy birthday to the best person ever! You’re one of the most amazing people I know, and every day is better because of you. I hope this year is your best yet, and I wish you all the happiness in the world. I hope your special day was lovely, and I’m sorry it took me so long to get my message out.
5. I’m sorry I didn’t get to wish you a happy birthday on time. I hope you know I am thinking about you and wish you the best today. You are one of my favorite people in the world, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us both.
6. It’s been a while since your birthday, but I want to send you this message anyway. Your birthday is such a special day, and I’d hate for it to go unnoticed. You’re one of my favorite people, and I’m so glad to have gotten the chance to get to know you this past year. I hope that your day was joyful. Happy belated birthday to you!
7. Happy belated birthday to you! I’m sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday. I want to wish you a happy birthday right away. I hope your day was filled with joy and love, and this year brings you more happiness than you ever could have imagined.
8. I’m sorry I couldn’t send this sooner. I want to ensure I got it to you in time. I know how important it is to get a message on your birthday, and I didn’t want to risk being unable to send one. May you be blessed and happy always. I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits.
9. I’m so sorry I didn’t get you a gift in time. I hope these belated wishes will make up for it. I hope your day was everything you wanted and that this year is even better than last.
10. I hope you had an amazing birthday, and I’m sorry I missed it. I’ll make sure we celebrate together soon. I don’t know what we’ll do yet, but it will be great. I wish you a year filled with joy and happiness.
11. Happy birthday, dear. I hope you have a great birthday! I’m sorry I missed your special day. Not to worry, I’m sure you had an amazing time. I wish you all the best for your birthday.
12. Congratulations on another year of life. You deserve it, and I hope you had a great day. Cheers to another year that’s off to a great start.
13. I know it’s late, and I’m sorry, but I want to take a moment to wish you a happy birthday. May all of your dreams come true, and you feel loved and appreciated every day of your life. I hope your birthday is as amazing as you are.
14. I’m late, but I couldn’t let this day pass without sending my love your way. You are wonderful, and I’m so lucky to know you. I hope you know how much I love and appreciate you. I hope your day is full of everything that makes you happy and that this year brings you lots of peace, love, and joy.
15. Happy birthday to you! Even though it’s a day late, I hope this little note will still make your day. I hope your day is filled with joy, laughter, and all of the things you love most in life. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
16. I’m sorry I forgot to send you a happy birthday wish earlier. I hope you had a wonderful day and you’re off to another beautiful start. May your birthday be filled with all the things that make you happiest.
17. I’m sorry for the late wishes on your birthday this year. I’m sure you had a great day because you deserve to have the best day of your life. I wish nothing but the best for you today and always. I hope this message reminds you of how much I appreciate all that you do and all that you are.
18. I’m sorry I could not be there with you on your birthday. I hope today is a great day for you and your year is full of wonderful surprises. Here’s to another year of success, health, and happiness for you.
20. You’re one year older, and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate with you. I hope your day is filled with presents and cake and laughter. I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you over the years, and I look forward to many more years of friendship in the future. I hope that today is an absolute blast.
21. It’s better late than never! May God bless you with everything good in life, and may he keep you close in his heart forever! All the best wishes to you on this special day as God bless you with all that you desire and more. Here’s to another great year!
22. It might be a little late, but I want to wish you a belated birthday and thank you for being such an amazing person. I appreciate all you do and am so glad you’re in my life. Here’s to another year of happiness and success!
23. I’m sorry I missed your birthday. I hope you had a great one, and I hope this belated birthday message makes up for it. I hope you have an amazing year ahead of you!
24. It’s not too late to wish you a happy birthday, and I’m doing that. I know it’s belated, but I hope this message warms your heart. I hope your day was full of love and joy and that when you look back on it, it’s a day that makes you smile. Here’s to another year of adventures!
25. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great day yesterday and that today is even better. I can’t believe how fast time flies, but it’s always fun to look back on all the memories of birthdays past. It makes me smile to think about how much has changed since then and how much more is still to come.
26. I wish you the best birthday ever, even though it’s belated! I hope you have a fabulous day and are surrounded by people who love you. May the year ahead be full of all that you want it to be.
27. I hope you’re having a great day, and I hope that you’re enjoying the specialness of your birthday. I’m sending this quite late, but it’s never too late to wish someone important a happy birthday!
28. I’m so sorry I didn’t get this to you sooner. I’ve been busy and distracted with work and forgot about your birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day and got everything you wanted! You deserve everything good that comes your way today and every day after this one.
29. Happy belated birthday! Even though it’s been a few days since your actual birthday, I thought to wish you a happy one anyway. It’s better late than never! I hope this year is filled with everything that makes your heart sing.
30. A belated happy birthday to the most awesome person in the world! You deserve the best, and I hope you have a great day today. I pray that your birthday wish comes true this year.
31. This wish, however belated it may be, is genuine. I hope you have an amazing day and get everything you want. I know it’s hard to believe right now, but I promise it will get easier. Remember that so many people love you; nothing is more important than that.
32. I know you’ve been waiting for this day all day, but I’m sorry it took me so long to get around to it. I hope you had a great day and are having lots of fun celebrating!
33. It’s not too late to wish you a happy birthday, so here it goes. I hope you had a great day and that your year is off to a great start. I’m glad you’ve made it this far, and I hope you have a day filled with joy and laughter.
34. I hope you had a wonderful day and that this belated wish is only the icing on the cake. I hope your day is filled with warmth, love, and the best of everything you can ever want or need.
35. My sincere apologies for missing your special day. I hope you had a fantastic day and are surrounded by the people who make it so special. I love you, and we hope this year is everything you dream of! Here’s to all the good things that come with reaching another year of life.
36. Just because it’s late doesn’t mean I can’t wish you a happy birthday. I hope you had a great day and that your year ahead will be filled with all the joys and adventures of life. I love you.
37. Hey, I know it’s been a while since your big day, but I want to ensure I get my greetings out on time, so they wouldn’t be late getting to you. It’s not too late to celebrate, so cheers to your birthday! Whoops! Better luck next year!
38. You’re a year older, and that’s something to celebrate. I know it’s not your birthday, but I know you had a great one anyway. I hope it’s the best year for you yet! Belated happy birthday to you, dear.
39. I know it’s late, but I want to wish you a belated happy birthday, and I’m so glad you were born. You’ve made my life so much better, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you. Have an amazing day, and don’t forget to eat some cake!
40. Happy belated birthday to you, you’ve been a huge part of my life, and I’m so grateful to have you in it. I hope you have the happiest day and all your wishes come true. I know this will find you well and that the rest of your year will be filled with joy and happiness!
41. I’m sending my most heartfelt belated birthday wishes to you today. I’m so thankful for all the joy you bring into my life. You’re one of my favorite people in the world, and I hope your new year is awesome.
42. Although this greeting is late, it doesn’t make it less sincere. Life wouldn’t be the same without you by my side. May the year be filled with wonderful memories, laughter, and love.
43. I’m sorry I missed your birthday this year, and I know you’re probably not too happy about that, but I hope you know I had a good reason for not being able to make it. Anyway, I know you had an amazing day and enjoyed all the wonderful things you got on your special day. You’re a rock star, so keep shining.
44. I know it’s late, and I’m sorry. I hope you had a great day, but I want to ensure you know I was thinking of you. You’re always in my thoughts and heart, no matter what time of year. Here’s to many more fantastic birthdays.
45. I know I’m a few days late, but I want to wish you a happy birthday. I’m sure you had a great day, and I hope the rest of your year is as good! Have a great year, and enjoy every second of it! You deserve it.
46. Late birthday wishes are better than no wishes whatsoever. I hope that this year is the best one yet! You deserve happiness and joy in your life, so keep reaching for those stars and don’t stop until they’re all yours. Please accept my best wishes for a wonderful birthday.
47. You’re one of the most incredible people I know, and I wouldn’t want anyone else in my life. I know it’s late, but I want to say that I hope you have an amazing day. Don’t forget to wear your birthday hat and turn up the music, because it’s time to get down!
48. Even though it isn’t on the actual birthday, I thought about you and want to say happy birthday regardless. It’s never too late for that! I hope you had a great day and enjoyed the special occasion all week.
49. Here is my belated happy birthday wish for you. I hope that this year is your best one yet. I love you and am thankful for how you bring light into my life. Here’s to many more years of friendship, adventure, and fun times together.
50. I know it’s late, and I’m sorry for that. I want to let you know how much I love you and how proud I am of everything you’ve accomplished. You’re a wonderful person, and I can’t wait to see your future.
51. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to wish you a happy birthday on the actual birthday. I want to let you know that my thoughts are with you, and I hope this year is filled with joy and happiness. You deserve the world and so much more. I hope your day is filled with love and laughter. Happy birthday.
52. Happy belated birthday to the most wonderful person in the entire world! You’re an amazing person, and I’m excited about your growth. I hope this year is your best yet, and I can’t wait to celebrate with you again soon.
It’s not too late to send your friend a belated birthday message on their special day. These messages are a great way to show someone how much they mean to you, even if you didn’t get around to sending them a card or gift in time for their birthday. So don’t hesitate to send this message even though it might be a few days late. Have fun picking out the perfect message for your friend or family member!