Here are 120 of the best happy belated birthday messages ever created, which come with birthday image cards to send via email or post on Facebook.
#1 I am sorry that I missed your birthday celebrations, and I hope it was every bit as special as you are! I hope that you are proud of all you achieved over the last year. I wish you continued confidence in all that you are and in all that you. Happy belated birthday.
#2 I am sorry that I missed your special day, but I’m hoping you will allow me to stretch your celebrations forward for a little longer! After all, you do shine a little bit brighter than everything else I see! All the best! Happy belated birthday!
#3 I am sorry that I let the busyness of life distract me from the important things. I wish I didn’t miss your birthday, but I wish you all the very, very best for the coming year. May all your dreams come true.
#4 I am so sorry that I missed your birthday this year – I hope it was a remarkable celebration. Please allow me to send you an after party wish for everything of the best in the coming year. May you achieve all that you set out to do, and may the universe smile upon you.
#5 Happy belated birthday to a really special person in my life. I have not made it on time, but know that you are always in my heart. I hope your year ahead will be abundantly blessed.
#6 For every day that I am late, I wish you extra happiness and joy in the coming year ahead. Please accept my showers of belated birthday blessings!
#7 I am so sorry I am late, and I hope it was a lovely, lovely birthday celebration! I wish you an inspiring year ahead, with lots of sunny days, and smiling faces to light your way.
#8 Happy belated birthday to a gentle old soul. I wish you peace, love, and joy on the journey ahead.
#9 Happy belated birthday to a courageous person that is walking the journey of life with admirable integrity. I wish you strength, love, peace, and confidence in your year ahead.
#10 I am really sorry that these birthday wishes arrived late, but I didn’t want to miss it altogether because every year is an important celebration. In the past year you have overcome challenges, and you’ve found new insight. It’s been a pleasure to witness you growing. I wish you continued insight and meaning as your journey unfolds.
#11 Happy belated birthday. Thank you for being an inspiration to all who know you. May you be abundantly successful and happy in the coming year.
#12 Happy belated birthday. It’s been a pleasure watching you make your dreams come true. I know that you will achieve everything you set out to do in this year ahead. Your passion and drive are remarkable.
#13 I am truly sorry for getting caught up in the business of the day, and for missing out on your birthday! I hope it was an amazing day for you, and I wish you every success and joy possible in the coming year.
#14 I am so sorry for missing the birthday of the brightest flower I know! Please know that you shine so brightly that it is impossible for anyone to forget you. May you continue to shine in the year ahead, and for a remarkably long time to come. Happy belated birthday wishes.
#15 I’ve been brewing this birthday wish for a little too long, so now it’s extra strong! Please accept my extra sweetened hugs, kisses, and good vibes across the miles! Happy belated birthday to unique you.
#16 Sometimes I get carried away with what I’m doing, and time runs away from me…I am so sorry I missed your birthday. I hope you will let me get carried away with making it up to you by reminding you that you are simply the best! There is no one that compares to you. You are an absolutely unique individual that is unusual in the nicest ways possible. I wish you an unusual volume of happiness in the coming year and always.
#17 Happy belated birthday. You are a kindred spirit, and I want only the best for you. May your light shine brightly from within.
#18 If I could turn back time, I would be there on your birthday, but I haven’t figured that one out yet! Meanwhile…happy belated birthday to someone who deserves to be happy, fulfilled, loved, and treasured.
#19 Happy belated birthday. I know that the journey has its ups and downs, but I want to say that I think you’re doing an amazing job of navigating your way through it all, and of learning the lessons that life has to offer. Keep going, and keep believing in you!
#20 Happy belated birthday. It has been a remarkable year, and I know that you have achieved great things. This is your time to shine! Here’s to another year of creating success!
#21 Happy belated birthday. Thinking of you, and sorry that my wishes arrived late. I know that some days are rainy and some days are sunshiny, but remember that the trees appreciate both. Be rooted in yourself because you are remarkable and strong.
#22 Happy belated birthday. I know that life has thrown you a few curve balls lately, but I’ve heard how well you’ve handled them, so be proud of yourself. I wish you the very best for the coming year.
#23 Happy belated birthday, and I’m sorry I’m late. If I could, I would make all your dreams come true, but I think maybe that can only be done by you. Go for it, you can do it!
#24 Happy belated birthday wishes from one of your fans. I’m sorry I’m late, but I wish you all the best for a meaningful and happy year ahead.
#25 Happy belated birthday wishes to a creative and colorful person. I hope your year ahead explodes with exciting opportunities, interesting connections, and wondrous experiences.
#26 I am sorry I’m late with wishing you this year, but I didn’t want to miss the happy occasion altogether, so here I am! As you start on a new year, I wish you clarity and direction in all your efforts. Your time is valuable, so I wish you free time to enjoy just being. Happy belated birthday.
#27 Happy belated birthday wishes to you! You have made such amazing strides in this last year, and it’s been a blessing to see that. I wish you continued growth and success on your journey ahead.
#28 Happy belated birthday wishes to you! How hard you have worked this last year to achieve all that you have. I hope that you will be able to rest a bit more, and enjoy the fruit of your hard work in this coming year.
#29 Happy belated birthday wishes to you, and I’m sorry that I am late. I know that at this time your freedom is important to you, so I wish you all the best in your journey towards independence.
#30 Happy belated birthday!! I know that you’ve experienced so many distractions and disturbances last year. So this year I wish you renewed focus, more time to yourself, peace and quiet, and the energy to achieve all that you set out to do. I know you can do it, and I’m wishing you all the best.
#31 Happy belated birthday. As we get older time seems to move faster. I hope you find perspective this year, and that you reach the dreams that are close to your heart. I am sorry that my wishes arrive late, but know that you are close to my heart!
#32 Happy belated birthday. I really hope that your birthday was an event to remember, and I am sorry I missed it. Please send me pics, and tell me all about it! In the coming year, I hope you will create all the experiences that you want to have, and I wish you more time to spend on the things you love doing.
#33 Happy belated birthday to a wonderful soul. In this coming year I hope your energy will be peaceful, calm, and relaxed, and that you will achieve all you need with effortless action!
#34 I’m sorry I missed your big day! I want to remind you that you are one of the brightest stars I know. Please keep standing tall, and shine your light on all who pass you by. Happy belated birthday.
#35 I’m really sorry I missed your birthday. I hope everyone else reminded you about all your awesome qualities! But just in case, let me remind you that you are one of the most creative people I know. May you be guided in all your creations this coming year. Have fun! Happy belated birthday.
#36 Happy belated birthday to a wise soul among us. I am happy to know you, and I am sorry I missed your birthday. In the year ahead I wish you guidance, good health, and peace.
#37 Happy belated birthday to the fitness fanatic in our lives! I am in awe of all you are achieving! All the best with your wonderful goals this year. You are a great example to us all.
#38 Happy belated birthday. Please don’t think for a minute that I could ever forget you! My timing with this card has just been bad, but you are incredibly unforgettable. I wish you a super happy year ahead.
#39 Happy belated birthday. I admire your charisma – you light up a room when you walk in! May you continue to be a light in the world, and also to yourself.
#40 Happy belated birthday. I am so sorry that I missed your birthday, but I want you to know I appreciate and love you. Stay as wonderful as you are!
#41 Happy belated birthday. I’m sorry I missed your big day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up in this busy world. I hope you will have the time to slow down from it all sometimes, reconnect with nature, and just relax! All the best for a good year ahead.
#42 Happy belated birthday. My wish for you is that you will always find what you need right at your finger-tips as the universe provides for you through this next year and always. I’m grateful for you.
#43 Happy belated birthday. My wish for you is that you will have exactly what you need to serve your growth and well-being every step of the way. Take care of yourself through this coming year and always.
#44 Happy belated birthday blessings to you. May you be showered with grace, love, and hope!
#45 Happy belated birthday wishes for a really happy and peaceful year ahead. I hope this year brings you a much deserved break from all the stress.
#46 Happy belated birthday to someone special who is experiencing a new start in life. I’m sorry I’m late this year, but I wanted to tell you that I hope you have a beautiful new start this year and that all goes wonderfully for you.
#47 I’m sorry that I’m late this year, but I wanted to wish you a good wholesome year ahead. I know you’ve been through many changes, and I hope that you feel more settled and secure this year. Happy belated birthday.
#48 I hope your birthday was awesome, and I’m sorry I missed it. Happy belated birthday. I wish you peace of mind in all you do.
#49 I hope your birthday was inspiring. You are a beautiful and unique expression of life. Happy belated birthday.
#50 You are like a sunflower in a field – a stunning expression of life’s beauty. I wish you ways to express yourself that give you satisfaction and joy. Happy belated birthday.
#51 Happy belated birthday to my hardworking friend. Don’t forget to make some time to play this year…it is good for your soul. All the best.
#52 Happy belated birthday. I send you wishes for insight into life’s mysteries. Enjoy the journey as it unfolds before you.
#53 Happy belated birthday. I’m so behind in life – I’m always catching up! So my wish for you is a little less stress, a little less rush, a little more space in between to just breathe and let life in! All the best to you with love and light.
#54 I’m sorry I missed your birthday. I wish you time to slow down and take it all in, smell the roses, taste the sweetness of life, and feel your own essence as you express yourself. Happy belated birthday.
#55 Happy belated birthday wishes to you. May hope, faith, and love flourish for you in this new year, and may all your dreams start becoming reality.
#56 I hope you had a lovely birthday celebration of you. I’m sorry I missed you on the day, but I’m thinking of you with fondest love. You are an inspiring individual who is worthy of celebrating.
#57 I’m sorry I missed your milestone birthday. I hope you had a grand celebration. I hope this year ahead will bring you everything your heart desires.
#58 May your deepest dreams come true for you, and may you do all that brings you real lasting joy. Happy belated birthday to special you!
#59 May you be granted the serenity and stability that you so need. I hope you will make meaning of the journey as I know it’s been difficult for you. All the best in this year ahead. Happy belated birthday.
#60 May all that you experience bring you hope, clarity, insight, and joy. I wish you only the best always. I’m sorry I missed your birthday, but you are always in my heart. Happy belated birthday.
#61 Happy belated birthday from my heart to yours. You will always hold a special place in my heart – no matter the distance and time apart. I’m sorry I missed the big day. Only the best of the best is wished for you.
#62 Birthdays are a time to celebrate you, and I really hope you did just that. In case you were not sufficiently reminded of your awesomeness…let me take this opportunity to tell you that you are an amazing, unique, one of a kind, loving, caring, funny, wise, and wonderful person! Happy belated birthday.
#63 Ah! I’m truly sorry my wishes are late. I hope you will forgive me. You are wished happy days, restful nights, hearty laughs, and warm hugs all through the year! Stay wonderful you! Happy belated birthday.
#64 I want to turn back time, so I cannot miss your birthday!! I hope you experience wonders and joy in the year ahead. And I hope you have zero regrets and miss nothing important on the way. Happy belated birthday.
#65 I hope you experience yourself more fully this year, and that you appreciate how talented, and interesting you really are! Happy belated birthday. Hope you understand that I missed your special day – I’m so sorry.
#66 May all that you do this year be sparkly and special. I wish you happiness and dreamy times ahead! All the best to special, sparkly you. Happy belated birthday.
#67 Happy belated birthday to someone who stands out from the crowd. May you always remain true to yourself! You are magnificent.
#68 Happy belated birthday to a special person. I wish you self-knowledge for he who knows himself, knows life. You hold the keys to the mystery of life within you, and as you are a seeker, I hope you will find!
#69 As you wake each morning, I pray that the sunrise will bring you hope in the new day, and that the birds will remind you that you’re never really alone. Happy belated birthday beautiful soul.
#70 May this year be a fresh start for you. Leaving behind the pain of yesterday, may you rise again and feel the fresh new day of this stage of your life. Happy belated birthday to a very special person who has been through a lot. You deserve to experience the good things again!
#71 Happy belated birthday to wonderful you! I’m sorry I missed the day. I hope the year ahead brings you nothing but pleasant surprises, good news, lovely new connections, and great experiences! All the best to you.
#72 Sometimes we just need to press restart and go back to the beginning! It’s a new year for you as you celebrated another birthday. And I hope this opportunity to restart will bring you renewed vitality and motivation. Happy belated birthday to a special and deserving person.
#73 Remember that you are worthy of the best just because you are here! Although you do many awesome things, you don’t need to earn the right to be worthy of life. You just are! Happy belated birthday awesome person. Please forgive my late message.
#74 As the colors of the sky change at that beautiful time of evening, so your colors are changing at this beautiful time of your life. It is truly more magnificent than the sunset, and I hope you are enjoying your own unique hues! Happy belated birthday beautiful soul.
#75 Like the colors of the rainbow, you are subtle yet spectacular! I hope you will always sparkle across life the way you do! Happy belated birthday. Please forgive me for being late.
#76 Happy belated birthday to one who can’t help standing out like a rose among the thorns! You are beautiful inside and out. Stop hiding and just be yourself!
#77 Happy belated birthday wishes to somebody who just can’t help twinkling like a star. May all your dreams come true, and above all may you learn to embrace yourself!
#78 Happy belated birthday to somebody who always finds the bright side of life. Here’s to you for knowing how to make the most of everything. All the very best for a wonderful future.
#79 Happy belated birthday to a special person who knows how to create something from nothing. Your resourcefulness and faith are seen and appreciated by all whose lives you touch.
#80 Happy belated birthday to a wonder who knows how to make family from everybody and anybody they meet. You are love personified! All the best, and I’m so sorry that I’m late.
#81 How do you do what you do when you’re just being you? Please carry on doing that because we all love you just the way you are. Never change. You are awesome. Happy belated birthday.
#82 Happy belated birthday to a wonderful person who is always smiling through happiness and pain. I wish you more and more happiness this year and always. I’m sorry I’m late, but you’re always on my heart.
#83 I love the way you are, so I hope you will not change your colors for the world. Rather let your colors touch and change the world. Happy belated birthday!
#84 I love the way you are, so I’m hoping you will stay true to the essence of you. You are a remarkably lovely person with a heart of gold. I wish you all the best. Happy belated birthday.
#85 As things change and another year goes by, may the important things stay the same because it seems you have those down to an art. Well done on all you have become. Happy belated birthday special wonderful you.
#86 Happy belated birthday darling person! I know that nothing is as it seems, and you smile even when there’s tears inside. I’m proud of you for taking your stand in life, and for doing what needs to be done. I wish you success and joy.
#87 Happy belated birthday to a really motivated person. You can do it, go for your dreams! Your fan club is supporting you, and I’m part of it!!
#88 You are a symphony of surprises that amazes everyone you meet. Happy belated birthday. Stay as awesome as you are!
#89 Happy belated birthday. You take it all in your stride, and make it look easy! Wishing you continued strength, support, and blessings.
#90 Happy belated birthday to a warm and caring person who stands up for others without a second thought. Thanks for who you are. May your good heart be touched and strengthened.
#91 Happy belated birthday to someone who is always there. Your constant care and support means a lot to me. All the best to you always, and I’m sorry I’m late.
#92 Happy belated birthday to a wise and deep person. I treasure our conversations. Looking forward to more insightful exchanges in the coming years.
#93 Happy belated birthday. May all flow smoothly for you this year. Wishing you abundance and love. You deserve everything good.
#94 Hoping you had a wonderful birthday celebration. I’m sorry for our ups and downs, but I’m glad we manage to resolve things. I wish you happy times ahead, and a stress-free year. Happy belated birthday.
#95 Happy belated birthday to someone who takes on such a lot in life! If you need a helping hand, I am here for you. I’m in awe of all the meaningful things you achieve. You’re an inspiration!
#96 Happy belated birthday to a big dreamer with aspirations to change the world. I really hope you succeed. The world needs you and more people like you. All the best in all you do! I’m sorry this message comes a little late!
#97 Happy belated birthday to someone special who values people above all else. I learn many important life lessons from watching you. You are admired in the nicest ways. All the best.
#98 Happy belated birthday to someone who has walked the talk, and who always follows through. You are as solid as a rock! All the best, and thank you for being there!
#99 Happy belated birthday to a beautiful human being who connects to my soul and makes me feel alive! I’m really sorry I missed your special day, and I hope we have many opportunities to make up for it during this year.
#100 Happy belated birthday to my soul friend who knows me a little too well! Thanks for hearing me out, and for talking me out of some bad ideas! I appreciate you, and I hope your good ideas turn into a reality for you this coming year. I’m sorry I missed your special day, but I know we will make up for it many times over.
#101 Happy belated birthday to my friend and partner in crime. You’ve always been there, and I pray you always will be there. May you be blessed with good health, and happiness always. Let’s keep celebrating because I missed your big day, and I want to make it up to you!
#102 I’m sorry that I had to be away during your birthday! I hope we can continue to celebrate in the days and weeks ahead. You are a wonderful part of life, and I’m lucky to know you!
#103 Ever since I met you we’ve created many memories together, and I hope we will continue to create amazing memories of our adventures in the future. Thanks for all you do and for everything you are! Happy belated birthday.
#104 Happy belated birthday to a great friend, a wonderful support, and an amazing person. Thanks for your shoulder when it is needed, your patient ear when it’s needed, and your good heart all the time. You are so appreciated and loved.
#105 Happy belated birthday to a wonderful person who remains young at heart through the years! Your youthful spirit, innocence, and enthusiasm is refreshing.
#106 Happy belated birthday to a wise old soul. You are wise beyond your years, and I often can’t believe the wonders that you speak of. Thanks for all the good times, and I wish you so much joy in the future. I’m sorry that my wishes are a little late this year!
#107 Happy belated birthday to someone who is beautiful on the inside and out! Your beauty shines from your soft and gentle heart. You are a human angel to me. I’m sorry that this wish is late, but it comes with much love.
#108 Happy belated birthday to someone who gives us a million reasons to smile every day! Your joy is catchy and lovely! I’m sorry this wish is late, but you’re wished the best every day.
#109 Happy belated birthday. Here’s to the one and only you! You’re a pleasure to know and to discover! Thank you for sharing yourself with me and with the world.
#110 Happy belated birthday to a mysterious and interesting person that I enjoy spending time with. It’s wonderful getting to know you. I’m sorry that I missed your birthday!!
#111 Happy belated birthday to a rare human being who is always kind and caring no matter what. I’ve never seen you angry, and I never want to see it. May you stay as wonderful as you are. I am very sorry that this wish comes late.
#112 Here’s to someone that exceeds all expectations of achievement in life, and that makes me feel like a couch potato! Your motivation and drive are super charged! I can’t keep up, but I wish you every success in all you do! Happy belated birthday wishes to you.
#113 Happy belated birthday to one of the most beautiful minds I’ve come across. It’s been a joy to discuss life with you through the years, and I hope for many more years of discussions together. All the best to you.
#114 Happy belated birthday. You’re truly one of a kind, and I am so glad our paths crossed. I know that my life has changed because I know you, and I thank you for being part of my journey. All the best and please forgive my late wishes.
#115 May your care free spirit continue to soar, explore, and enjoy life to the fullest. Happy belated birthday free spirit!
#116 May you continue to move ahead full steam as you do, but remember to take a break every now and then to recharge that wonderful soul! Happy belated birthday. May success, good health, and love be yours always.
#117 Happy belated birthday wishes to someone who knows the value of the little things. I really appreciate the cups of tea shared, the unexpected visits, and the home made happiness! You’re the best, and I wish you the best.
#118 Happy belated birthday to a once in a lifetime friend. I will never meet another person who will make me feel the way you do. All the best to you for a wonderful future.
#119 Happy belated birthday to a charming person who appreciates the good things in life…here’s to many more shared bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates, and late night coffee conversations! All the best, and I’m sorry I’m late.
#120 Happy belated birthday. They say it’s better late than never, and I could never miss you the whole year long! You are needed, valued, loved, and appreciated. Please have a wonderful, happy, and healthy year ahead.
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