Oh no! You’ve forgotten someone important’s birthday! Maybe a family member or friends. But don’t worry, we can help. One of the best ways to deal with this situation is to send a card that has features belated birthday greetings or messages. There are many phrases and sayings you can use to make up for your mistake. You can choose to apologise and show your regret or you can play it for laughs and go for something humorous. Whatever you decide on the desire to make up for your error will be appreciated by the recipient and will no doubt forgive you for missing their birthday!
So use our selection of belated birthday greetings below and include the most fitting in your birthday card.
I may have forgotten your birthday, but at least I remember that I forgot your birthday.
Happy belated birthday!
I’m so sorry I missed your birthday, I hope that you had a wonderful day.
My best wishes to you, even though they are belated.
Better late than never? Hope you had the most amazing birthday.
Wishing you a belated birthday.
Even though this message comes to you a little late, the wish it brings for happiness is good on any day date. Happy belated birthday.
Happy belated early birthday!
I’m so lucky to have such a great friend like you… who’d forgive me if I forgot his(/her) birthday. Happy belated birthday!
Fashionably late. Hope it was great.
Your birthday came and went. Here’s the card I should have sent
I didn’t forget about your birthday; I just wanted to help prolong the celebration.
The bad news is that I forgot to wish you a happy birthday on time. The good news is I forgot your age.
2, 4, 6, 8, sorry that this birthday cheer is late!
How do you expect me to remember your birthday, when you never look any older?
Happy belated birthday to someone who now has free reign to forget mine.
Sorry I missed your birthday. I swear that this only happens to me like once a year.
I wish you were a little younger — this card would be on time!
I’m late for your birthday wishes, but love doesn’t get stale.
The friend is great, the greeting late. Hope your day was wonderful.
What did you get for your birthday? I mean besides this card. Happy late birthday.
Here’s the message I should have sent. I hope your birthday was wonderful. Wonderful is exactly what you deserve.
This greeting is either very late or extremely early. Either way, Happy birthday.
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