Here is a list of 150 perfect first birthday card messages to help the little one celebrate their first year of life.
#1 It was your first trip around the sun, and I sure hope that it was fun. Happy, happy birthday, to a special little one.
#2 Happy first birthday, to the cutest baby I have ever seen, with your huge beautiful eyes. You’ve grown so fast this past year, and I can’t wait to see what you grow up to become.
#3 It’s your first birthday, and it’s time to celebrate all the milestones you’ve reached this past year. It’s been an exciting year of healthy growth and I wish you a long life full of friends, family and joy. Happy first birthday!
#4 Sending sweet first birthday wishes to a beautiful little baby. May your life be filled with adventure, laughter, and lots and lots of love. Happy birthday!
#5 Happy first birthday! You’re still brand new and have your entire life ahead of you. May the road be filled with joy, laughter, and extraordinary memories.
#6 Wishing a long and full life to an adorable little angel. There is mystery in your eyes and magic in your smile. We cannot wait to hear you tell us your thoughts, dreams, and desires. We can’t wait to get to know you. Happy first birthday.
#7 This is the day to smash your cake and smile for an unforgettable and messy picture. We are so excited to be making this memory with you, precious one. Live long and live well. We love you.
#8 Coming into the world, you remind us of the circle of life, and bring us hope for the new generation. Though you are only a baby right now, we can already see how smart you are and know you will do great things. Happy first birthday!
#9 Happiest of birthdays to the cutest little one-year-old that I know! I hope you follow in your parents’ footsteps and grow to be respected, successful and cherished by all of your friends and family. Happy birthday, little one!
#10 Your arrival was nothing short of a miracle and it is pure pleasure to see you smile. Although small, you radiate unconditional love in such a big way. You teach us all the meaning of love. Happy first birthday, to a beautiful angel.
#11 The potential you have put forward and expressed in just this one year is beyond belief. I am positive you will manifest this potential in the most extraordinary of ways. I am beyond excited to watch you grow this year, and in the numerous to come! Happy Birthday!
#12 Today, we celebrate one full year of infinite joy since the moment you’ve arrived. Wishing you a happy first birthday!
#13 Every day since your coming into this world, you have been putting the widest of smiles onto every single person’s face around you! I know this will never stop being the case. I am thrilled to be one of many to wish you an extremely happy birthday this first year!
#14 You are a gift to your parents, and a gift to all of us that have the privilege of knowing your family as closely as I do. I know many magnificent things await you after this first year of life. For today, however, I’d just like to wish you a happy birthday and many more healthy ones to come!
#15 Wishing a sweet happy birthday, to our little bundle of joy. It’s your first birthday already, and we can’t believe how lovable and beautiful you are.
#16 Every moment is filled with joy and laughter since you’ve arrived. You brighten the lives of everyone who sees you. Wishing you a very sweet first birthday.
#17 Although you will not remember this day, I hope that you’ll never forget just how loved you are by everyone around you. You have brought joy to us all in just one year! We’re all wishing you a happy birthday!
#18 Wishing a very happy first birthday, to a world-class cutie pie. You make the world a brighter place.
#19 Wishing a very special first birthday, to a precious little angel. You’ve already made the world more wonderful just by being here.
#20 I wish I were as cute, strong, and fun as you are at just one year of age! Even in your extremely young state, you are a shining example to many of us adults to never stop smiling! Happy first birthday!
#21 They say a good beginning is half the battle! You have begun life extremely successfully already. I am confident that you will continue this journey in the same amazing fashion! Happy Birthday!
#22 Happy first birthday, to a little bundle of joy! May your life be filled with big dreams, warm memories, and so much laughter.
#23 Wishing you a very special first birthday. As you grow, may your life be rich with valuable lessons, happy memories, and lasting friendships.
#24 You’re just getting started! Happy first birthday. May your journey through life be filled with infinite joy.
#25 You are the most adorable one-year-old that I have ever seen. I hope you don’t grow up too quickly as this year seemed to fly by! Happy birthday to a baby who truly never stops smiling and giggling. Never change!
#26 Happy first birthday! Although it may not be as memorable as some of your other ones will be, it is just as special and meaningful! I wish you even more laughs and happiness in the year to come! Enjoy!
#27 May your life be filled with laughter, joy, and friendships that last your whole life through. Happy first birthday!
#28 I hope that today is the day that all your wishes come true! I know that your parents will lead you in a correct and meaningful path through life, especially during these early stages. I am beyond excited to witness the phenomenal person you will become after this first birthday!
#29 Today you are just a little bit older, but you are already a lot more fabulous and impressive. I am wishing you the happiest of first birthdays! You are already a gift to us all.
#30 Watching you grow is like watching a fairytale spring into action. I know that as you grow older, you will be a constant joy to your parents and everyone around you. You already are! Happy birthday to the most wonderful one-year-old around!
#31 Happy first birthday, to an adorable little dumpling. May you grow up to see life as an opportunity to live your greatest dreams.
#32 Wishing you a sweet and happy first birthday! Although you’ve only been here for just a short while, you’ve made the world a more beautiful place.
#33 Happy, happy, happy birthday, to a very special little one. With each smile, you have brightened up our lives and made our hearts full with love.
#34 Sending the sweetest birthday wishes to the cutest one-year-old baby! My wish for you is that your life is filled with adventure, learning experiences and lots of love! Have an incredible day!
#35 Wishing you so many more wonderful years to grow, learn, live and love. Happy first birthday!
#36 Happy first birthday! I hope your first year has been a blast. May all your future birthdays be filled with dreams come true.
#37 Wishing a sweet first birthday, to a very special little soul. Since you’re arrival, you’ve already brightened up so many lives.
#38 The world is a more beautiful place now that you’re here to bring us joy and cheer with each little smile you give. Happy first birthday!
#39 Happy first birthday! May all of your years on this planet be filled with fun, magic, and wishes come true!
#40 Happy first birthday. I am so excited to see the person you will become. May you always find happiness and fulfillment in life.
#41 Happy first birthday, to my whole heart. You have brought so much happiness into our lives already. Watching you grow is the greatest privilege.
#42 Happy first birthday! You may not remember this one, but we’ll be here for all of the birthdays to come to remind you just how much you are loved.
#43 Happy first birthday, to the smallest member of our family. You have stolen all of our hearts already. You are so loved.
#44 For such a little person, you have caused quite the uproar in the family. We can’t decide who loves you more! Happy first birthday, little one!
#45 Happy first birthday, to a little person who changed my life forever. You have been the center of my universe since the day you came into this world and you forever will be.
#46 Happy first birthday, to an impressive little human. Watching you grow over this year has been so beautiful. You’re already your own person and I am so excited to see what this year brings
#47 Happy first birthday, to a perfect little human. You’ve already taught us so much about love and all the things that matter most in this life. It’s a privilege to watch you grow.
#48 You may not remember today, but you are so loved, and we will be throwing you a celebration that will create great memories we will have to share with you when you are older! Happy first birthday, little one!
#49 From the day we laid eyes on you, we knew we were in trouble. You have completely stolen our hearts and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for you. Happy first birthday, sweet little one.
#50 Happy first birthday, my sweet little one. Watching you grow and accomplish so many milestones already this year has been nothing short of perfect. I hope this new year brings more laughs and growth for all of us.
#51 Happy first birthday, to my best friend. From the day you were born, I knew you were my perfect little person. It’s been a beautiful dream watching grow, and I am excited for what this year will bring.
#52 Happy first birthday, to my purpose in life. The day you were born was the day everything changed. You’ve given me so much clarity and so much reason to strive for greatness. Every day is a new little adventure for us. I love you, endlessly.
#53 Happy first birthday, to the light of my life. Seeing your smile is all I need in this world. You are so loved, my little one.
#54 Happy first birthday, to our little cuddle bug. This year with you has been such a joy. I cannot wait for what’s to come.
#55 Happy first birthday, to the sweetest little smile. I hope your new year is as special as this one has been.
#56 Happy first birthday! Wishing you all the wonderful things this world has to offer for at least one hundred more years!
#57 Happy first birthday, to a true bundle of joy. We are so lucky to have you.
#58 You are so loved little one. If you don’t remember this day, I hope you feel and forever know the love I have for you. Happy first birthday!
#59 It’s been a year of firsts, and I am so excited to see what this new year brings. Happy first birthday!
#60 It’s been a year of joy, love and laughs with you. Excited for all the new adventures to come. Happy first birthday!
#61 Happy first birthday, to the newest member of our team. You’ve stolen all of our hearts already.
#62 Loving you and watching you grow into the little person that you are has been my greatest gift in this life. Happy first birthday.
#63 So many memories were made this year. You are such a sweet joy in my life. Happy first birthday!
#64 I can’t believe you’re already 1! Time is flying by and I just want you to be my little baby forever so that I can smother you in endless love and kisses. Happy first birthday!
#65 On your first birthday, I hope you feel the love, comfort and joy of your family gathered all around you. We will be here for you for the rest of your life. Happy birthday, to the newest member of our family.
#66 Happy first birthday, to the perfect little face. You are my cutest love.
#67 Happy first birthday, to the littlest person that’s stolen my entire heart. You are such a special little being. I am excited to see what this world has planned for you.
#68 You have grown so much in so little time. You are a little warrior already and we couldn’t be more proud of you. Happy first birthday!
#69 May you always hold a sense of wonder, humor, and optimism as you journey onward into life. Wishing you a happy birthday.
#70 I couldn’t have dreamt up a better little person if I tried. You are so special and so loved. Happy first birthday!
#71 It’s been one whole year since we laid eyes on you for the first time, and every day since that day has been a treasure. You are the most special little heart, and we love you immeasurably. Happy first birthday.
#72 Each day with you this year has been a gift. Every time you smile, or reach out your little arms, my heart melts. You are perfection, little one. Happy first birthday!
#73 I am still getting used to the fact that you’re all mine. This cute, sweet, cuddly little human is all mine. I love you to the moon and back. Happy first birthday.
#74 Wishing a lifetime of happiness to you. You are the purest, sweetest little joy. Happy first birthday!
#75 You are the sweetest little one-year-old I have ever known. It’s such a privilege to watch you grow. Happy first birthday!
#76 Happy first birthday! I hope you enjoy your special day to the fullest.
#77 I hope your special day is full of all the people that love you, all the toys and the snacks that your little heart desires. You deserve the world, little one. Happy first birthday!
#78 Your first year has been full of so much joy and so much happiness. I hope every year is this special. Happy first birthday!
#79 Happy first birthday, my little darling. May you always keep this sense of wonder and may you always love with a full heart the way you do now.
#80 You’ve grown so fast and we can’t believe you are already one year old. From the day you arrived, you added light, love and sweetness to our lives. Happy first birthday!
#81 May the happiness and love you bring to everyone around you be returned to you as you grow into the person you’re becoming. Happy first birthday!
#82 To my happy-go-lucky little person, you are such a joy to be around, and you are so loved. Happy first birthday!
#83 Wishing you the best start at life, full of people that love and support you. You have a great team on your side. Happy first birthday, little one!
#84 Happy, happy, happy birthday, to an angelic little baby! Even though you’ve only been here for a year, you’ve already brought us all so much joy.
#85 Wishing you a very sweet and happy first birthday. It’s sure fun having you on this planet.
#86 You are so little and already make us so proud. Happy first birthday, little one!
#87 Happy first birthday, to an entirely lovable little prince/princess. From the day you’ve arrived, you’ve made our lives complete.
#88 We can’t wait to celebrate you today, little one. We hope we can bring you all the happiness you bring to all of us. Happy first birthday!
#89 Happy first birthday! May you grow up to always feel loved and always pursue what gives you joy in life.
#90 Happy first birthday! May your future birthdays find you in good health, surrounded by all the love that you deserve.
#91 This world has so much to offer, and it’s just waiting for you to become anything your heart desires. Happy first birthday.
#92 Happy first birthday, to a magical little person who has the ability to make everyone happy. We are so grateful for you.
#93 It’s your first birthday, and as you venture onward in life, may you always find joy, laughter, friends, and love.
#94 We’re so excited to see who you become. May you grow up to be smart, caring, and happy in all that you do. Happy first birthday.
#95 I am completely obsessed with you and every little thing that you do. You are the cutest little thing. Happy first birthday!
#96 Happy first birthday! It’s been a joy to watch you grow, and I can’t wait to see the wonderful person you’re going to become.
#97 Happy first birthday, to my sunshine. You are my reason for being, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love you, endlessly.
#98 I have a feeling you’ll go through life being the center of attention in every room, just like you are today. Happy birthday, to the most amazing one-year-old!
#99 I hope your cake today is delicious and I hope you get it all over everything and everyone. They don’t let you do that when you get older. I know it’s unfair. Happy first birthday, darling!
#100 I am so lucky to know such a special little soul. Wishing you all the best things that life can bring your way. Happy first birthday!
#101 Because of you, I can approach life with a new sense of confidence and purpose. You are my sweetest inspiration. Happy first birthday.
#102 Happy first birthday, to my true unconditional love. Have a beautiful day, sweet one.
#103 You have been my sweetest gift. This year was a dream. Happy first birthday!
#104 I promise to be here for you through all that life brings. You will always have a hand to hold. Happy first birthday!
#105 I hope you always let me smother you with hugs and kisses like I will be doing today. Happy first birthday, little one!
#106 You may only be one, but you’ve already made such a big impact on everyone around you. You amaze us every day. Happy first birthday!
#107 It’s been such an exciting year watching you grow and discover all the little things life has to offer. Happy first birthday!
#108 I want you to stay this little forever, but I also you to grow into my best friend that I can share life with. Life is so sweet with you in it. Happy first birthday!
#109 Wishing you a year full of people you love most, endless games and happy nap times. Happy first birthday!
#110 A beautiful little human like you only comes around once in a lifetime. How lucky I am that you’re mine. Happy first birthday, love.
#111 I hope your first birthday is bliss. You are such a special little soul. Have a beautiful day.
#112 Happy first birthday, to my favorite little snuggle bug. Having you in my life has been my life’s greatest treasure.
#113 You are the sparkle of my eye, today and always. Happy first birthday!
#114 You stole my whole heart the day you were born. It will be yours forever and ever. Happy first birthday!
#115 I hope you know how much you’re loved and cherished. Happy first birthday, sweet baby.
#116 Happy, shiny, sweet, healthy, fun…all things I hope for you this year. Happy first birthday!
#117 I hope you have a wonderful year, my little love. Wishing you all the joy you bring into all of our lives. Happy first birthday!
#118 Sweet little angel, I hope today makes you realize just how loved you are. I hope you have a perfect day. Happy first birthday!
#119 Life challenges all of us, even the smallest ones. You’ve already proven you can rise to any challenge. I am so proud of you. Happy first birthday!
#120 Happy first birthday, to the sweetest little gumdrop, my cutest little button. I love you to the moon and back!
#121 Happy first birthday, to my angel on earth. You are more than I could ever hope for. I love you, unconditionally and immeasurably.
#122 From the day you were born, you stole the show around here. Happy first birthday, to my favorite little rock star!
#123 You’re already teaching me more about life then I have been able to teach you. You’re our little miracle. Happy Birthday!
#124 May this be the beginning of the sweetest life. You deserve the very best. Happy first birthday!
#125 You are the sweetest little creation, and I am so thankful to know you. Happy first birthday!
#126 From the day that you were born, you were a gift from God above. May your whole life be an adventure filled to the brim with love. Happy first birthday.
#127 You’re the prettiest flower I’ve ever seen bloom, and I am so lucky to get to do so. Happy first birthday, little love.
#128 It’s your birthday…cry if you want to! Happy first birthday, my precious little love bug.
#129 I hope you enjoy all the cake and all the presents today, and I hope you get some naps in there, just for your parents’ sake. Happy first birthday!
#130 Today, the one candle atop your cake signifies your uniqueness and individuality! I hope you will continue to express yourself in the years to come. No-one is as happy-go-lucky or as cute as you!
The Most Famous Quotes to Include with Your First Birthday Message to Your Baby
“A baby is an inestimable blessing.”
“There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.”
“A happy baby has shining eyes. It walks open-hearted into the world and spreads magic.”
“You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket.”
“There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.”
“It’s a good thing babies don’t give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.”
“A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”
Eda J. Le Shan
“In the garden of humanity every baby is a fresh new flower.”
“Perfection only exists in babies and pastries.”
“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”
“We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“When he finally was placed into my arms, I looked into his precious eyes and felt an overwhelming, unconditional love…I never felt so complete and empowered in my life.”
“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.”
“It’s all kind of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It’s like you’ve met your reason to live.”
“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.”
Hodding Carter Jr.
“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.”
“Like stars are to the sky, so are the children to our world. They deserve to shine!”
Chinonye J. Chidolue
“Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.”
“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”
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