How to Spice Up Your Birthday Messages

Abbie Giles

April 10, 2021

So imagine this: it’s the week after your birthday and you’re thinking about all of the lovely, endearing, ego-inflating messages you got. You know that you got a ton of them, but you can only really remember a few specific ones. This article, my friends, is a guide to making your message the most memorable and therefore gaining an advantage over all of the other basic well wishes. It’s not that deep… but it definitely is.

So imagine this: it’s the week after your birthday and you’re thinking about all of the lovely, endearing, ego-inflating messages you got. You know that you got a ton of them, but you can only really remember a few specific ones. This article, my friends, is a guide to making your message the most memorable and therefore gaining an advantage over all of the other basic well wishes. It’s not that deep… but it definitely is.

Step 1: Consider your delivery method
We all get birthday wishes via text, the content of which can range anywhere from “Happy Birthday!” to “HAPPY BIRTHDAY OH MY GOSH I LOVE YOU”. Maybe you even add those little balloons to the text. These are good, but consider this: are you more likely to remember getting a text message or a message via email, fax machine, carrier pigeon etc. You could even whip out a glass bottle and scroll if you really wanted to (though delivery time may vary).

Step 2: Content
As I said previously, a key part of sending a memorable message is the language you use. For example, I’ve gotten a slew of birthday messages like “Happy birthday, girl! Love you!” and “Happy birthday, Abbie!”, but do I remember all of those individually? Heck no. I do, however, remember receiving a message from one of our dear editors, Sarah. She sent me an email in which she stated,

“I am writing to you to express my excitement for your birthday. I do express condolences for how old and wrinkly you are becoming but nonetheless, 17 has never looked better! Please note, as my gift to you, I will be stealing...I mean borrowing.. all of your pets (not including Sam). I will return them all, plus a fish, on your following birthday. Have a wonderful day!”

See, here, she varied both her delivery method and her content to make for a near-perfect birthday message. Be like Sarah.

If you’ve considered both of these things, you’re done! Now don’t get me wrong, whether you consider these things or not doesn’t say anything about the genuineness of the message, but something about it is just a little bit more fun, all things considered. So go ahead, send all your messages! And if you’re wondering about my qualifications to teach on the subject matter, it was my birthday, like, yesterday. So I’m pretty sure I’m the authority on this one, sport.