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September 13, 2019 Mother 2 comments

I sincerely apologize and wish you a belated Happy Birthday." "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date. And that would be your birthday. Happy Birthday.

Birthdays are special days, especially when you are sharing the birthday of someone you love and care about. You always want them to feel special; you send them cards, gifts and anything that makes them feel loved. You always go the extra mile for them. Birthdays are celebratory times. So what does one do when you forget or miss their birthdays? You feel terrible, but they don’t know that, so you try everything you can to make it up for them. But how can one truly show them you would really like to make it up to them? Sometimes a short message might help, here are some examples.

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  • Happy Birthday dear! I know it’s late but please accept my wishes with my deepest apologies and heartfelt warmth. I love you a lot.
  • I am so sorry that I forgot your birthday, I had marked it on my calendar, but I guess I just forgot. I love you a lot. That has never changed. Forgive me, happy birthday
  • Time moves by so quickly, I cannot help but feel sad that I missed your birthday. I hope you enjoyed it though.
  • Sorry for the late birthday wishes, I cannot come up with a perfect excuse to make you forgive me, happy birthday dear. I hope you had a blast.
  • Happy belated birthday dear, I am sorry my wishes arrive late, but as they say, better late than never, I hope you enjoyed the day to the maximum.
  • Happy belated birthday dear, I know it’s late but that doesn’t mean my feelings for you have changed. I love you so much.

  • It’s coming late, but it’s better than none, there are some memories attached to your birthday, I remembered but I couldn’t forward a message at that time. Happy belated Birthday dear.
  • This message is coming late though, but it doesn’t mean that you don’t matter to me; I actually find it hard to believe I actually forgot your birthday, forgive me. Happy belated Birthday dear.
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  • I’m sending you this message a day after your birthday, but know this, that your gift will be bigger than what I had planned for. Happy belated Birthday special friend. Enjoy your great day.
  • I will never miss your birthday for anything, I can remember late, but I can’t forget. This is due to your impact in my life to get here. Happy Belated Birthday Role model.
  • It hurts me so much that I didn’t remember your birthday on time, it’s a regret on my path, but the least I can do for now is to wish you well. Happy belated Birthday.
  • I hope you forgive me for the late wishes, but as they say, better late than never. I love you a lot, happy belated birthday!

  • Sorry I missed your birthday. What strange, right? This only happens to me once a year. Happy Birthday.
  • If I could turn back time, I would. But unfortunately, I am only human; I hope you did enjoy the day though. I know I missed a lot. Happy belated birthday, I love you.
  • Sorry, time just flew. I hope you’ve spent a great time. Happy Birthday!
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  • You have made each day worth looking forward too. I know I was near to wish you a happy birthday, but I hope you saw the little effort in trying to be there. Happy belated birthday!
  • You are an amazing person, and as amazing as you are, I know you understand why I couldn’t make it to your party. I hope you had fun though. Happy belated birthday dear, I love you.
  • That awkward self. I missed your birthday. What was he thinking? I hope you have been super fun.

 

  • You are the best thing to ever happen to my life, I am super sorry I missed your birthday. It was never intentional. I hope you forgive me, I love you a lot. Happy belated birthday!
  • I wish I could show you how apologetic I am, I know I am still far but you are never far from my mind and heart. I love you a lot, happy belated birthday!
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  • Happy birthday dearest, sorry they are late; I hope you enjoyed them still. I see you have become more beautiful than I left.
  • Happy belated birthday, I hope what you wished for has already come to pass. I hope you also enjoyed the day to the maximum.
  • I have been struggling to reach here just to wish you a splendid birthday!!! I know I am late but please accept my wishes.

  • You are an amazing person and I hope everyone made you feel like a queen, I love you to death. Happy birthday dearest, I am sorry they have arrived late.
  • Happy belated birthday, I hope you did have fun on your birthday. My wishes for you are forever, may you always get the best in life. I love you.
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  • Happy belated birthday dear, I do feel terrible I missed out on the most epic day of the year. You are that important to me, I love you a lot.
  • You are a sweet and kind hearted soul, I wish you the very best in life, have fun, make friends and most importantly, make memories that you will forever cherish. I love you, happy belated birthday!
  • There is nothing more I would like than having you close to me, you are an amazing person and I would love to whisper that in your ear. I hope I am forgiven. Happy belated birthday!

 

  • I have tried so many ways to wish you a happy birthday that I forgot to really wish you a happy birthday. I hope you had fun, happy belated birthday.
  • I will try my best to make it up to you. I don’t know how, but I will think of something epic. I am so sorry I didn’t wish you a happy birthday. I love you still happy birthday.
  • Oh my god, I missed your birthday for a few days. I hope it has been fun.
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  • I thought you were not going to celebrate your birthday and after you turned 29. Maybe my calculations did wrong and you turned 29 this year. Excuse my delay. Happy Birthday!
  • I am late. I’m late for a very important event: your birthday. Happy Birthday!
  • My feelings for you have never changed, happy birthday dear, I hope you enjoyed it. I am so sorry for these late birthday wishes.

  • I may have been late to wish you a happy birthday, but that doesn’t mean my feelings for you changed. I love you, happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday dear, oh, I was never late I just wanted a separate day to show you how much you mean to me, I sincerely love you. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday dear, I am sorry it’s late; I hope you will accept it still. I love you; I just want you to know you will forever be the most important to me now and forever.
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  • Happy birthday dear, you are my one and only and I do appreciate everything you have done for me so far. I am sorry I forgot your birthday; no wonders can make up for it. I will make it up to you though.
  • Happy belated birthday dear, I was so caught up, I forgot how important the day was for you. I am so sorry, happy birthday!
  • Will you ever forgive me for forgetting the most important day in your life; I hope you have because I am not able to face you. I forgot the most fantastic day of your life, happy birthday!

 

  • Sorry we cannot update your birthday. I hope you have been phenomenal. Delayed Happy Birthday!
  • Have all the wishes come true. I know I wasn’t around, but that doesn’t make up for me not wishing you a happy birthday, that is why I took the liberty to deliver my wishes personally.
  • Happy belated birthday dear, sorry they are late, I hope you are enjoyed the day. Sorry I was not around; I just hope that never stopped you.
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  • We have a problem. I walked on the moon and I missed your birthday. Happy Birthday!
  • I will never forget. But it happened to me on your birthday.
  • I know how much you hate being told happy birthday, so u thought saying them late will make you smile. Happy birthday dear, I love you.
  • Happy belated birthday, it might not count, but I know that you are special and you deserve the very best, I am sorry my wishes came late.

  • This will never happen again I promise. I hope you did have fun at your party, I wish I was there to compliment you every hour of the day. I love you, happy belated birthday.
  • Today might not be your birthday, and I am so sorry I missed it. Give me a chance to make up for it, I love you so much, I wouldn’t want to lose you. Happy belated birthday darling!
  • Sorry for belated message, but they say Better late than never. Happy Birthday to you.
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  • I am not always perfect, but for you, I would definitely try to be. Forgive me for missing your birthday. Happy belated birthday! I love you.
  • A wise man once said. It’s better belated than none. Happy belated birthday.
  • You are an awesome person, you bring meaning to my life and I wouldn’t ever want to change that. Happy belated birthday sweetheart, I love you.

 

  • Next time, hope you don’t get born during the festive season. Happy belated birthday.
  • It was your day; I did not intentionally forget your birthday. I am so sorry. I love you each day you grow. I hope you had a blast, happy birthday darling, I hope you got to enjoy the day!
  • Happy belated birthday wishes dearest, mine come late, not because I care less, but because I could not get the right words to say. I hope you got all you wanted. Happy birthday!
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  • Miles aren’t a good excuse as to why I was not there on the most special day of your life. Happy birthday dear, I will forever have you in my heart. I love you.
  • I mean it when I say I am sorry for the late birthday wishes, I hope you got to enjoy the day. I also celebrated it without you; I just hope I would have celebrated it with you. Happy birthday dear!
  • Happy birthday beautiful, I know it is late and I know there is no excuse that will make you forgive me. I hope you eventually will. I treasure you a lot, happy birthday!
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  • Am sure you had a blast. Sorry I didn’t make it. Happy late birthday.
  • I know I wasn’t there, I know I have a lot to make up for. Please accept these birthday wishes, they may not be much, but they are deep within my heart, happy birthday sweetheart.
  • Happy belated babe, I know I didn’t make it on the official day. No excuse can surely make up for it, but I will try my best. I love you.
  • Happy belated birthday dear, I am so sorry I wasn’t physically there. I never forgot though, I tried hard to reach you but I guess you were having too much fun. I am glad you enjoyed the day, happy birthday!
  • I had a feeling I forgot something. Happy late birthday.
  • Happy belated birthday dear, I would have liked to be there, but circumstances were against me. I am super sorry, I love you.
  • No words can tell you how sorry I feel that I missed your birthday. I wish I could have been there to see you blow out your candles. Accept my late wishes, I love you.
  • Happy belated birthday dear, I have always been here with you. I hope you felt it. I love you and would like nothing more than to make you happy.
  • I know I wasn’t there for the official day, but that doesn’t mean you were not on my mind. Each and every waking day of my life I think of you, deeply. Accept my wishes, please.
  • Sorry for the late wishes love, took some time to come up with the perfect wish. Happy belated birthday, may you always be beautiful, unique and loveable.
  • Better late than never, promise to be the first one next time, happy belated birthday my dear, you are growing to be a beautiful person.
  • I hope you enjoyed your birthday, sorry for the late wishes, thinking of you, hearty belated birthday my dear.
  • May the stars shine brighter for you each night, sorry for the late wishes, Happy Birthday dear.

In sending or addressing late birthday wishes, you should show your sincerity to your mistake for being forgotten or being late to greet them.

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Sincere Belated Birthday Wishes

Birthdays come once a year, one in every three hundred and sixty five days. Just like it is to a doctor performing a major surgery and to the patient undergoing the said surgery. To the doctor, it is just another day at work, but to the patient, it is a very big day in their life.

To anyone who is not celebrating, it might look like any other day, but to the one celebrating, it is one of the most important days of the year, if not the most important.

So missing a birthday wish might seem unforgettable. Yet there’s always a chance to deliver your birthday wishes and pacify your friends and family when you forget. Simply send them belated wishes. Here are some brilliant belated happy birthday wishes to make your friend feel pacified after forgetting their day.

Short Belated Happy Birthday Wishes

#1: I am so sorry that I forgot your birthday. I hope that you had a good time anyway and that you have a wonderful year to come. Belated Happy Birthday.

#2: I cannot believe that I forgot your birthday. Please accept my apologies, and I wish you a blessed and happy year to come. Belated Happy Birthday.

#3: Belated Happy Birthday. I do not know how I missed your birthday, but I hope it was a good one and that you enjoyed your special day. Best wishes for the coming year.

#4: Oh dear, I missed your birthday. Sorry about that. I hope that it was fabulous. I wish you health and happiness for the coming year. Belated Happy Birthday.

#5: Happy Birthday to my dear friend…a little late. I hope that you enjoyed the day. Sending you my best wishes and blessings for a happy and prosperous year to come.

#6: Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Is your birthday already over? Oh no! Oops. Well, I hope you had a good day and that you enjoy the year to come.

#7: Somehow, I lost track of time, and I seem to have missed your special day. I am so sorry. I hope that it was spectacular. Belated Happy Birthday.

#8: As I get older, it gets harder to remember important dates. Now that you are a year older, maybe you can understand. I hope it was a good one. Belated Happy Birthday.

#9: Belated Happy Birthday. I am so sorry that I forgot. Please accept my belated greetings and my best wishes for a great year ahead.

#10: Even though I am late for your birthday, I want you to know how special you are. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and best wishes for the year to come.

#11: I have a funny feeling something important just happened, and I missed it. Was it your birthday? I hope it was a good one and that you have a great year to come.

#12: Belated Happy Birthday to a wonderful and understanding person. I hope that you had a wonderful day and that the coming year brings you happiness and joy.

#13: I missed your birthday, but I think that gives you permission to celebrate it all over again! Maybe take the whole week or even the whole month. Belated Happy Birthday.

#14: Another year has come and gone, and I missed your special day. Please accept my apologies and my belated wishes for a Happy Birthday.

#15: Please accept my belated wishes for a Happy Birthday. I hope that you had a nice time and that your dreams come true in the year to come.

#16: Belated Happy Birthday to a truly amazing person. I am sending you wishes and prayers for blessings and happiness in the year ahead.

#17: My sincere, but belated, wishes for happiness for your special day. I am also sending prayers for blessings and prosperity in the year to come.

Funny Belated Happy Birthday Wishes

#1: You know I like standing out? Like, being outstanding. Let’s this belated birthday wishes be as outstanding as I am.

#2: When the registered attendees showed up to your party, I’m sure they thought I was locked out for misbehaving. Belated birthday wishes!

#3: Cause this birthday is just for you and well, I wanted to stand out, that is why I let the crowd do their thing yesterday. Belated happy birthday, dear friend.

#4: There is this part of the world where it is customary to send birthday wishes days after the birthday has passed, and it has my name on the entrance to the city.

#5: I don’t know where this place is actually, but obviously, I’m from here. You’ll always be my family so belated happy birthday wishes to you.

#6: How about I go a bit higher? Let me celebrate your birth-month instead of your birthday. It is still your birth-month, right? Happy birth-month!

#7: I didn’t know if I should send you a handwritten letter, an email, a Facebook message, an SMS, a tweet or a voice message. It took me a whole day to decide. Here, belated birthday wishes to you.

#8: I didn’t forget your birthday, I just wanted to annoy you by sending my wish late. I am not sorry, belated happy birthday to you.

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes To A Brother

#1: Maybe there is a reason you were born later than I was. I am not sure, but I think so. Belated happy birthday, my lovely brother.

#2: As it seems your birth, in relation to mine, is belated. Allow me go scot free with this error of forgetting your birthday kid brother. Best wishes on your day!

#3: Throughout yesterday, mom couldn’t let me breathe. I was so encumbered with house chores. I not only forgot your birthday, brother, I also forgot to eat. Nevertheless, belated happy birthday, bro.

#4: Hey, younger brother. How am I supposed to believe you are a year older when you always look the same to me every year? Well, if you insist you are a year older, belated happy birthday, bro.

#5: All through yesterday, I was thinking about you even up till this morning, the thoughts of you aging paralyzed me. I wish you happy aging brother!

#6: I did not celebrate yesterday because a day is not enough to celebrate you. I celebrate you every day, brother. Belated happy birthday, bro.

#7: That I forgot yesterday was your special day, doesn’t mean that you are not a daily reminder of how troublesome brothers can be. Belated happy birthday wish, to a naughty brother.

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes To A Sister

#1: Remember when we were young, and you would send me on errands and I would return late? I’m sorry, but I just had to remind you of those days with my belated birthday wishes, big sister.

#2: Sometimes we forget important things on our calendar and schedule. Just like I did to the house chores you gave me as a kid. Just like I did on your birthday. I’m sorry. Belated happy birthday, Sis.

#3: Lovely sister, I hope you had a great time at your birthday party? I am sorry I couldn’t be part of it. Belated happy birthday, dear.

#4: I am even sorrier I forgot your day entirely and missed seeing you cut the cake I sent. I hope you had a beautiful birthday.

#5: No explanation is enough for the fact that I forgot your birthday? I’m deeply sorry, forgive me. Belated birthday wishes Sis.

#6: May troubles, sorrows and tribulations miss your way, just the way I missed your birthday. Belated happy birthday, sister. I do hope you forgive me.

#7: It’s quite sad that I missed your birthday. A party that would have doubled as a reunion. I am sorry. Belated happy birthday, sister.

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes To A Friend

#1: Dear friend, I wanted your celebrations to last more than a day. That is why I decided to send my birthday wishes a little later than all the others.

#2: No, I did not forget your birthday. Of course not. I cannot even try to. Belated happy birthday, friend.

#3: Hey, dear. I went shopping yesterday. I wanted to get you some gifts for your birthday. The gifts are running late so let me wish you happy birthday in arrears.

#4: I don’t know if it was some kind of special sales day or a promo day, but the queue was so long I spent almost the whole day shopping for the perfect gift. Belated birthday wishes to you.

#5: I got back home very tired and stressed out. It made me forget to come around with the gifts and wish you a happy birthday. I’m sorry, happy birthday.

#6: I no longer see you as a friend, that was in the past. I now see you as family. I feel very bad when I forget to observe a family ritual, like sending birthday wishes as and when due, and that is why I feel so bad that I forgot your birthday. Forgive me. Belated happy birthday, friend.

#7: Roses are red, violets are blue, honey is sweet, and my love for you is eternal. I am sorry for missing your birthday, dear friend, forgive me. Belated happy birthday, dear.

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Belated Birthday Wishes for when you forgot their birthday...

Oh no! Did you forget their birthday? Make amends with one of these happy belated birthday messages. Remember, it's better late than never!

Our extensive belated birthday wishes collection includes happy belated birthday for friends and family, with sections for brothers and sisters and friends. We even cover how to say "happy belated birthday" in other languages! So there's no excuse to miss saying happy birthday, even if you might be a a few days late!

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Is it correct to say "happy belated birthday"?

You might be wondering, is it correct to wish someone a "happy belated birthday", or should you say "belated happy birthday"?

Technically, the latter phrase "belated happy birthday" is more grammatically correct, because it is your wishes that are late, not the birthday. (References here and here.)

However, most people aren't too pedantic and it is quite acceptable to use either phrasing. "Happy belated birthday" is commonly used, and you'll find many greeting cards in the store that use that phrasing.

We hope you like the many belated birthday wishes on this page, and find the right words to wish your friends and family all the best, even if you're a few days late!

Short & Sweet Belated Happy Birthday Wishes

In this section you'll find a mix of short and sweet, and funny belated birthday wishes to help you sincerely apologize for missing his or her birthday, and to wish them all the best for the year ahead... even if you're a few days late!

You know what they say about birthday wishes - better late than never! Happy birthday!

I may have forgotten your birthday, but at least I remembered that I forgot! I'm so sorry! Sending my best belated happy birthday wishes to you!

May all your dreams come true! Wishing you a belated happy birthday!

Apologies for my belated happy birthday wishes! I hope your birthday was as special as you are!

Even though this is late, it's never too late to wish you the best of everything. I hope you have a brilliant year ahead!

There's a very good reason why this birthday wish is late... I forgot. I'm sorry! I hope you had a great day!

It wasn't your birthday I forgot... it was the date! I'm sorry. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Sending you the happiest of (late) birthday wishes. I'm so sorry I missed your special day! May the coming year be full of many blessings.

No excuse is good enough for missing your birthday! I am very sorry. A very (late) happy birthday to you!

Silly me! I missed your birthday! I'm so sorry. Belated happy birthday wishes to you!

I can't believe I forgot! I hope you had a really lovely birthday.

A million wishes and a thousand kisses all just for you. I'm sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was a wonderful day!

I promise this card isn't late. It is intentionally arriving after your birth-day, because I think you deserve a whole birth-month. Happy Birth-month!

I didn't forget your birthday! I just wanted to make it last longer!

Now that everyone else's birthday wishes have worn off, here's a great big one from me!

May this be the least belated of all your belated birthday wishes!

Let me be the first to offer you belated birthday wishes!

I'm so sorry for sending you belated birthday wishes. Honestly, I didn't think you would live this long. Happy Birthday!


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Funny Belated Birthday Poems

A collection of cute, short rhyming verses and poems to wish him or her a belated happy birthday.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Here are some late
Birthday wishes for you!

Your birthday came,
Your birthday went.
Here's the wish
I should have sent!

Oh my goodness.
Me oh my!
I let your birthday
Just slip right by.

Roses are red,
Cacti are prickly,
Sorry this card didn't
Get there more quickly!

A little late I must confess,
But it doesn't mean that I care less!
So sorry for the small delay,
I do hope you had an awesome day!

Although my wishes turned up late,
I hope your birthday turned out great!

This birthday wish, although delayed,
Is warmly and sincerely made!
Happy belated birthday!

Sorry this card is
A little bit late.
I remembered your birthday,
Just not the date!


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Belated Birthday Wishes for Friends

Uh oh! You forgot your friend's birthday? Make it up to him or her with one of these belated happy birthday messages, and rescue your friendship while it's not too late!

These first messages are more sincere and heartfelt belated birthday greetings, where you apologize for your lateness and wish them all the best!

I hope that your birthday was as wonderful and special as you are. Sorry for my late birthday wishes!

A very late happy birthday to you, may all your wishes and dreams come true!

I wish I could rewind the clock just to get back to the right time to say happy birthday. Please forgive me! I hope you had a great day.

HBBD! That stands for Happy Belated Birthday! Love, YTDF (Your Terribly Disorganized Friend).

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that if you forget mine next year I'll forgive you. Happy Belated Birthday!

These next late birthday wishes for friends are funny and sassy, and try to diffuse the situation you've got yourself into!

Happy Birthday! (Leave it to me to say the right thing at the wrong time.) I hope you had a good one!

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. But hey, at least I didn't forget that I forgot. Happy belated birthday!

Sorry I missed your birthday! But you know me, always fashionably late. Belated happy birthday wishes to you!

Happy Birthday! Don't think of this as a late birthday card. Consider it a very early one for next year. Here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

Happy Birthday to a warm, understanding, kind, fun, and special friend. (See? Wasn't that worth waiting for?)

I didn't really forget your birthday... I just wanted to help you prolong the celebrations! Happy belated birthday!

I didn't really forget your special day... I just figured you deserved more than one. Happy Belated Birthday!

I know you think this card is a few days late. It's actually worse than that. This is your card from 2015 that I only just got around to sending. Happy Belated Birthday!

You're such a good friend with lots of wonderful gifts - lucky for me, one of them is forgiveness! Sorry I missed your big day.

Sure, everyone remembers you on your birthday. But a true friend remembers you on the days after too!

I didn't want to throw you off and actually send your card on time. This way, you know it's from me! Hope you had a good one.

I thought I would leave you a while to come to terms with your age before sending your birthday card this year. You're welcome. Happy Belated Birthday!

I know this card is late, but I just wanted to give you time to catch your breath after blowing out ALL of those candles!

I know birthday wishes are extra special, but so is getting mail and cards on any day. So I'm sending you some extra special late birthday wishes your way to be enjoyed on this non-birthday day!

I am so grateful to have a friend such as you, who is loving and forgiving, and not forgetful, like me! Happy late birthday wishes to you!

Holy Cow, I forgot your birthday! Happy belated birthday. I am udderly ashamed of myself.


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Belated Birthday Wishes for your Brother

Oh no, you missed your brother's birthday? Make it up to him with one of these late birthday wishes, and get back into his good books! These messages could also be adapted for your male cousins too.

I would move the sun and moon, turn back the clock for you. But violating the laws of physics seemed like overkill, so here's your card late. Happy birthday brother!

I know I'm late wishing you a happy birthday, but mine is coming around soon, and revenge is sweet. I won't mind, promise! Happy birthday bro!

Technically I didn't *forget* your birthday... I just didn't remember it on time! Sorry!

Sorry I forgot your birthday. But at your age, I don't suppose it matters? Happy belated birthday old bro!

How about we both just pretend that this was on time? Happy birthday!

I know you received so many birthday wishes yesterday, but who's here with you today? That's right! Me. Happy birthday bro!

Oh crap! I missed your birthday! I wish I had a great excuse like I was busy saving the world or something, but unfortunately not. I hope it was a good one!

Apologies for my time perception disorder. Belated happy birthday!

I know I missed your birthday, but I promise I won't do it again this year! Happy late birthday wishes to you!

If you were born just a few days later then these could have been the first wishes on your birthday! But sadly not. Sorry they're late happy birthday wishes!

Forgive me for wishing you a belated happy birthday. I didn't realize people live to such an old age, I had assumed you were dead. Happy birthday elder brother!

Looking for more birthday quotes for your brother? Take a look at our birthday wishes for brothers page.


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Belated Birthday Wishes for your Sister

A collection of mostly funny late birthday wishes that try to justify why your birthday wishes are belated! Good luck, and I hope you get back in her good books soon!

These messages could also be altered slightly to wish a female cousin a belated happy birthday too.

Happy Belated Birthday sis! I'm so sorry I forgot to write earlier, but how do you expect me to remember your birthday if you never look any older?

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that I also forgot your age. Happy Belated Birthday sister!

You probably get lots of messages on your birthday. But what about after? When the balloons have withered and the cake has crumbled? Who's thinking of you then? Who's looking out for you when the spotlight's off? I am, that's who. Me. Happy birthday sister!

I don't think you have changed much since your last birthday. You are just as young & beautiful as you were last year. Maybe that is the reason why I forgot your birthday this year? Happy birthday my dear sister!

You do realize I didn't technically "forget" your birthday? I'm just fashionably late... as usual. Happy Birthday dearest sister!

The biggest surprise is always last one. Not wishing you on time was totally intentional. I just wanted to give you a surprise. Happy belated birthday sister!

A late birthday card is better than a late period. Happy belated birthday to you!

If someone forgets your birthday, take it as a compliment. You must not have aged enough for them to have noticed. Happy belated birthday sister!

I'm not really that late in wishing you a happy birthday, it's just that I didn't want to be the first one to remind you that you're getting older. Happy birthday sister!

Now that we are getting so much older, I really hope that you forget that I forgot your big day! Belated happy birthday wishes from one oldie to another!

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Belated Birthday Wishes in Spanish

Are you wondering how do you wish someone a happy belated birthday in Spanish? Here are some options:

Feliz cumpleaños atrasado. (Happy belated birthday)

Feliz cumpleaños tardío. (Happy late birthday)

Feliz cumpleaños aunque sea con retraso. (Happy birthday, even if late.)

Feliz cumpleaños aunque sea un poco tarde. (Happy birthday, even if it's a bit late.)


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Belated Birthday Wishes Images and Gifs

In this collection you'll find a mix of cute, funny, and sincere belated birthday gifs and images with wishes and quotes, so you can apologize in style!

My bad.


Happy belated birthday!


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Sorry!


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Forgiveness please.


Happy birthday!


Happy birthday!


Sorry this card is a little bit late. I remembered your birthday, just not the date!


I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that I also forgot your age! Happy Belated Birthday.


You know what they say about birthday wishes - better late than never! Happy birthday!


Now that everyone else's birthday wishes have worn off, here's a great big one from me! Happy belated birthday.


Holy Cow, I forgot your birthday! I am udderly ashamed of myself. Happy belated birthday.


Happy Birthday! May these be the least belated of all your late birthday wishes!


Even though this is late, it's never too late to wish you the best of everything. I hope you have a brilliant year ahead! Happy Birthday.


I know this card is late, but I just wanted to give you time to catch your breath after blowing out ALL of those candles!


Your birthday came,
your birthday went.
Here's the wish
I should have sent!
Happy Belated Birthday!


Happy Belated Birthday! (Leave it to me to say the right thing at the wrong time... sorry!)


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The best belated birthday wishes have the right mix of sincerity, remorse and humor to make the people you love feel special, even if you missed their birthday. Striking this perfect balance is what makes the belated birthday messages on this page the very best you can send someone.


If you need a few tips to choose the ideal belated birthday greetings for your situation before you actually pick one, all you need to do is take a few minutes to check out Message Guy's Tip #88 right below.

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Funny belated birthday wishes

Hope you had a happy birthday. Yes, I missed your special day by a mile, but I think that this birthday message will make you smile — or am I just in denial.

Hope you had a great birthday. I missed eating your cake on your birthday, so I plan to eat at least two desserts today to make up for it.

Hope you had a wonderful birthday. I'm a little late, so I hope you're on the "better late than never" team. Yaaaaay, late team!


Hope you had a happy birthday! There's no excuse for how late I am with your birthday message, but you know I can make one up if I had to. 

Although I lost my mind for all 24 hours of your birthday and forgot to wish  "happy birthday" to you, I hope you'll accept a "belated happy birthday" now as a down payment for a BIG, BIG, BIG birthday hug.

It’s apparent that you have been blessed with many things on your birthday. Unfortunately, a punctual birthday message from me was not one of them. Hope you had an amazing day!


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It feels like you just had a birthday the other day. Oh yeah, you did. Sorry, I am late. Wishing you a belated happy birthday!



A real friend takes you drinking on your birthday to make you forget your age. I forgot your birthday but we can still go drinking to forget I forgot it. Wishing you a belated happy birthday!

I didn't really forget your special day — I just figured you deserved more than one this year. Hope you had a terrific birthday!

Hope you had an unbelieveable birthday. For me, it's almost impossible to remember your special day. No matter what age you turn, you don't look a day over your last birthday.

Serious belated birthday wishes

Hope you had a truly special birthday. I know I missed your special day but, as far as I'm concerned, every day of the year is special because you were born.

Wishing you a belated happy birthday! Although I'm late with my birthday message this year, please know I wish you well all year-round.

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. I must have lost my head or something. Hope you had a truly special day anyway.


I'm very sorry about forgetting your special day, so please accept this belated birthday wish in the spirit it is given. Hope your birthday was incredible...just like you.


I'm very sorry I'm so late with your birthday wish. Hope you had a wonderfully special birthday all the same!

Although my birthday wish is too late, my best wishes for your health and happiness are good 365 days a year. Hope you had a happy birthday.

Want to keep celebrating your birthday? I hope so...because here's another birthday wish to add to your Facebook page: Happy birthday!



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Forgetting somebody’s birthday can make you feel a little embarrassed. Worse, your family or friends may think you don’t care about them enough to remember their special day. They may even be mad at you for forgetting it.

Enter belated birthday wishes, the cure for “birthday forgetitis.” The big question: what should your belated birthday message say? Should your message be funny or... Read more ►

...Should your belated birthday greeting be serious? Should it be apologetic? That depends on your recipients — and if they are actually angry with you for forgetting their birthday.

  • If birthday boy or girl has a good sense of humor and is not mad at you for your forgetfulness, go the funny route with the belated birthday message you choose.
  • If birthday boy or girl has a good sense of humor but is slightly mad at you for your forgetfulness, you should still go the funny route and be a little bit apologetic with your birthday wish.
  • If birthday boy or girl has a sense of humor but is very mad at you, skip the funny route altogether (not even a little bit humorous) and take the serious, apologetic path.
  • If birthday boy or girl has no sense of humor and is slightly angry or not mad at all at you, take the serious, apologetic path.
  • If birthday boy or girl has no sense of humor and is very mad at you, go straight to the serious, apologetic path (and hope for the best).

That's not all you should consider when you choose a belated birthday greeting. You should also think about grammar. Yes, grammar. Most people are not aware of the fact that "happy belated birthday" is grammatically incorrect, so you won't see it on this page (or this site). "Belated birthday wishes" or "Here's a belated happy birthday" (or a variation of these expressions) are correct, though. To find out why, read a very short grammarist.com article on this very subject.

Ultimately, your goal is to rectify the situation and make the birthday boy or girl feel just as special as he or she would have felt had you sent your birthday wish on time (or more special, if you're really ambitious with your belated birthday wishes).
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Often, funny belated birthday messages, like the one just below, are enough to make someone special virtually forget you've forgotten his or her birthday. Why? For one reason... Read more ►

The birthday message's play on words and apology are done in a way that humorously and properly addresses the whole issue of forgetting the birthday of someone special...without being heavy handed (which can make the birthday boy or girl feel uncomfortable instead of special). I would send this one in a heartbeat.
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