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50+ Thank You Messages for Birthday Wishes

Originally Published May 10, 2024Updated Jun 03, 2024

50+ Ways to Say Thank You for Birthday Wishes

Birthdays are a fun day filled with friends, family, and loved ones! Sometimes we celebrate with a party, other times it is as simple as having a nice dinner with a significant other. However you like to celebrate your birthday, chances are you are going to receive presents or cards from those around you. It's a lovely and thoughtful gesture, an extra special celebration for your special day!

If you’re anything like me, you like to let people know how grateful you are for their presents or nice cards! Check out these 40 ways to say thank you for birthday wishes on your special day. 

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How do you write a good birthday thank you note?

The first step in writing a great birthday note is to say thanks! Let the receiver know how much their present or message means to you and your appreciation for their gesture. How did you feel when you opened the gift? You can add in some personal details about the person or the present, this added touch makes the wishes a little more custom and special! Read on for some examples for different scenarios: 

Thank you for coming to my birthday party messages

Maybe you celebrated this year with a good old-fashioned birthday party or a fancy sit-down dinner! Let your guests know how much their presence meant to you with these “thank you” wishes and messages from the heart.

  • Thank you for coming to my party. I had a great time seeing you there, I'm so grateful for you!
  • I had a great time seeing you at my birthday party this weekend. Thank you again for making the trip out to celebrate with me!
  • It means so much that I was able to celebrate my birthday with you this year! Thanks again and happy to see you!
  • Many thanks for your attendance at my birthday dinner. I had a great time catching up with you and making future plans.
  • Feeling so grateful that I got to celebrate my birthday with you, my dear friend! Thanks again for everything!
  • Another year, another great party. Thank you guys for another wonderful birthday, making me feel all shiny and new (even though we all know I'm closer to rusting lol). 
  • What an extra special birthday dinner, thank you all for the best one yet! So lucky to have such a great group of friends in my life. Love you guys. 
  • Thanks again for coming last night, it was nice to spend time with some amazing friends and colleagues. You guys are too sweet and thoughtful
  • Best night ever! Thank you all again for making me feel so wonderful and amazing! You guys are the best, a joy to have in my life! 

Thank you messages for birthday presents

Lucky you! You got a great birthday present! Time for some ideas of birthday wishes say thank you on your special day …

  • Thank you so much Aunt Louise for my new bike. I love it and I am so happy and excited to take it out this weekend to ride around the block
  • Dear KJ, Thank you for the nice present. It means a lot to me that you thought of me! I appreciated the thought and effort
  • Thank you for the sweater, Claire. I really like the color and it will go great with my favorite scarf
  • I’m so grateful for your wonderful present and your loving wishes. Your thoughtfulness truly touched my heart
  • Dear Mom & Dad, Thank you for my new phone. I was so excited to get it, time to set it up! Love you guys
  • I love my new spa kit, thanks again so much for this wonderful token
  • Thank you so much for the thoughtful birthday gift! I truly appreciate your kindness and generosity. It was just what I needed
  • Thanks ladies for this sweet gift, I'm so lucky and blessed to have friends like you
  • I'm so grateful for all the wonderful presents I received, what a blessed life
  • What a perfect gift! You made my birthday so special, and I can’t thank you enough. It’s always a joy to receive something so thoughtful from you, I really love it.

Thank you for the birthday card messages

It’s nice to send a thank you note for a birthday card or birthday message you received from your friends or family (maybe not if it's on Facebook, do people still do that? If so, scroll on!). Check out these ideas –

  • Dear Nana, Thanks so much for the birthday card!! Love and miss you!
  • What a funny card! Thanks for thinking of me on my birthday.
  • I loved my birthday card! Thanks again for taking the time to send me a little message, Steven.
  • Thank you for the nice and thoughtful card! I really enjoyed reading it.
  • Thank you for the heartfelt birthday text, Uncle John! Hope to see you this summer.
  • It's the little things that fill us with gratitude, thanks for your thoughtfulness today.
  • Your lovely and heartfelt text made me so appreciated to have family like you in this life Aunt Suzan. 
  • Tysm for the Facebook message! :) 
  • Thank you so much for your birthday card and kind words! It was a joy to hear from you and made my day even more special. Love you big time! 
  • Your card was just as amazing as you are! Thanks for sending it my way and for adding a big smile to my birthday!
  • This life is too short not to say thank you! Love you lots and thanks for my lovely present. 

Thank you messages for a child's birthday

Maybe you hosted a party for your little one to wish them a happy birthday, with friends and family. What better way to say thank you to your friends and family for coming than a handwritten message to show your support and gratitude.

  • Thank you for coming to Eloise’s 1st birthday! She had a blast seeing everyone and eating cake! It really did warm our heart to see you all. 
  • Thanks for coming to Clay's party and for the awesome stuffy! He can’t stop talking about it. Let’s hope all the cake and excitement results in a long nap—for all of us!
  • Thank you for the birthday love and the amazing dollhouse for Victoria. She absolutely loved it! We’re so glad you were there to celebrate this wonderful day with us.
  • Thanks for the wonderful card and gifts! Henry is already riding around the house on his new scooter, he's extra excited as is the rest of the family.
  • Just wanted to say how good it was to see you this weekend. Thanks again for coming to the party, we loved to see you!
  • We feel so lucky to have had you for Lena's first birthday weekend. Thank you for making the trip out, message me when you get home! 
  • Thank you for a great 5th birthday celebration. Warm wishes from all of us, we are grateful that you made this special day even more special. 
  • We are so grateful you could be a part of Tito's special day this year! Thank you for the wonderful gift and for bringing so much joy to the party. It truly meant the world to us.
  • Amy is in love with her new stuffed unicorn, thank you for the birthday present and your kind and heartfelt gesture! 

Birthday messages to say thank you to work colleagues

Sometimes there can be an impromptu work celebration with your colleagues. To say thanks for this sweet birthday celebration, here are some ideas for a message to say thank you for the birthday wishes to share on Slack or via email, (or text if you're this kind of company!). 

  • Thanks to all my colleagues for this kind and heartful gesture! And the cake you brought was delicious!
  • Thank you all for the nice messages and amazing lunch! I had a great time celebrating with you all. Your lovely celebration made my day!
  • Thanks y'all, this really made my heart warm and cozy. So blessed to have friends and people I work with that are so sweet!
  • Thank you all for these birthday messages! Best birthday ever, this really made my whole day, even though we all had to work! ;) I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
  • Thank you all for the birthday wishes and kind gestures. It truly made my day more special. I feel fortunate to work with such great colleagues and support system.
  • I'm deeply touched by all the lovely birthday wishes and the thoughtful present you brought. It’s a joy to be part of this team. Thank you for making my birthday memorable!
  • Thank you for your warm birthday wishes and the wonderful present. Each message and gesture was deeply appreciated. It's colleagues like you who make every workday a pleasure.
  • Thanks a ton for the birthday wishes and the hilarious gift! Laughter is indeed the best present, and I’m lucky to share laughs with such an amazing team, always here to support me. It really does warm my heart!

How do you say thank you for birthday wishes on Facebook? 

Great question! This is a big one, with all those special messages rolling in on your big day and there are lots of solutions to say thanks! 

You can go the classic route and "like" or "love" on Facebook, each message to let your friends, family, or colleagues know that you saw their heartfelt wishes and you are extra grateful and appreciate that! This can same you some time while still letting everyone know what a joy their little messages were. 

Another option to say thank you to those Facebook messages is to leave a warm or kind comment on each post to say thanks! While this might take a little more time, this is a wonderful way to share how you are grateful for those special wishes. Gratitude is the attitude! 

We hope these birthday thank you messages have helped you make this memorable year a little more special. It is always so special to share your gratitude with a friend or family member who helped you celebrate. Whether it was for a party or a simple message, to a friend or family member or even a work colleague, we're sure your appreciation is appreciated on the other end! It's a never ending cycle of thanks! 🥰 Isn't gratitude amazing? 


Leah from Picta

Written by Leah from Picta

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Leah is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, "word artist", and brunch connoisseur. 
By day, she makes a living by creating all this content you know and hopefully love for Picta on the blog, in your inbox, or on social media. 
By night, she enjoys cooking up something new in the kitchen, hopping on her road bike, and painting watercolors with a glass of rosé (or two or three)!

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