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What to Write in a 30th Birthday Card?

Turning thirty is a big deal, and people often have different reactions when reaching this milestone. Some view it as a beginning to new adventures, while others see it as the first step towards old age. It’s extremely important to celebrate this special day with the soon to be 30-year-old, and a good place to start is by making them feel loved and cherished with a personalised 30th birthday card message.


30th Birthday Messages

Whether you’re wishing a ‘Happy 30th birthday’ to your friend, sibling, partner, child, or any other person you care about – our list of simple and funny birthday messages will help you get started.


Simple and Happy 30th Birthday Messages

  • Happy 30th birthday (insert name)! Wishing you a year filled with success, love and happiness. 
  • You’ve finally reached the big 30th! I hope you have a great time celebrating with friends and family.
  • A very big ‘Happy 30th Birthday (insert name)!’ Excited to see what the years ahead have in store for you. 
  • Happy 30th birthday to my amazing friend/sister/brother/daughter. 
  • Happy birthday! I can only hope to look as beautiful/handsome and healthy as you in my 30s.


Funny 30th Birthday Messages

  • I wish maturity came with age! Happy 30th birthday to the most irresponsible person I know. 
  • Enjoy your 30th birthday as much as you can, because old age is about to hit you soon!
  • Happy 30th birthday! I’ve started the countdown to your midlife crisis, just in case you forget! 
  • It’s time to say goodbye to your twenties, as that’ll be the last you’ll hear of them. Happy 30th (insert name)!
  • Don’t be sad about turning 30. Think of the positives… I mean - you’re nearly halfway to getting a free bus pass! Happy Birthday!


Thoughtful 30th Birthday Wishes

  • Happy Birthday (insert name)! I hope you remember and cherish the impact you have had on so many lives, including mine, in the first 30 years of your life! 
  • Happy birthday (insert name)! It’s an honour to have been part of your life for the past 30 years. 
  • Your 30th birthday is a great time to look back at your life. Remember your ups and downs, learn from them and start looking forward to your bright future. 
  • Happy 30th birthday! This is just the start of your official adulthood – so be excited about the blessings the future holds for you. 
  • Celebrate your 30th birthday to mark the start of the many significant accomplishments of your life ahead.


30th Birthday Wishes for Brother

  • Happy birthday to my little brother! Can’t believe you’re already 30! Enjoy the future, your best years are yet to come. 
  • Happy 30th birthday (insert name)! Your 20s were a great success, I hope your 30s will continue to bring you new and exciting opportunities. 
  • I’m shocked that it took you 30 years to be a grown up! I was expecting it to happen sooner...but knowing you… I should’ve known better. Happy Birthday bro. 
  • Respect is earned, not easily given - which is why I’ll only give you 0.1% more respect than I did in your 20s. Happy 30th birthday to my big brother! 
  • Take advantage of your youth while you can, because when you are 40, you will wish you were still 30. Happy 30th birthday (name)!


30th Birthday Wishes for Sister

  • Wishing you the happiest of birthdays on your 30th! Just wait until you see how incredible your life has become! 
  • Happy 30th Birthday (insert name)! Your 20s are over, but an exciting decade filled with new experiences is here. Enjoy it as much as you can. 
  • Happy Birthday to my amazing sister! There are not many people who look as young and beautiful as you do in their 30s. 
  • Happy 30th birthday to my beautiful little sister! I feel so lucky to call you my family - you truly are an amazing person, keep spreading your positivity wherever you go! 
  • You’ve hit the big 30 everyone is afraid of! But don't worry because you still look 29! Happy birthday (insert name)!


30th Birthday Wishes for Daughter

  • Your growth into a beautiful woman has made me proud of you. Happy 30th birthday to my amazing daughter!
  • You may have turned 30, but I’ll always see you as my cute, little daughter. Happy birthday princess! 
  • Happy 30th birthday (insert name)! I can assure you this decade will be the best era of your life.
  • I can’t believe it’s already been 30 years since the day you were born. I’m so proud of your achievements and honoured to call you my daughter. Keep shining – happy birthday! 
  • Happy birthday and welcome to the 30 club – when you’re old and young at the same time.


30th Birthday Wishes for Son

  • Happy 30th birthday, son! I’m proud of everything you’ve achieved so far and can’t wait to see what the next 30 years have in store for you. 
  • Happy birthday! You always wondered what it felt like to be 30, now you know - enjoy your day to the fullest. 
  • Happy birthday to my son (inset name)! Your 30s are the bridge between your youth and old age. I’m sure you’ll make the most of them and build a happy and successful life. 
  • Have fun celebrating your 30th birthday, son! But remember, you can’t call me an old man any more as you’ve just hit the beginning of old age too! 
  • Happy 30th birthday! It’s time to aspire to be like your parents...more responsible and mature.


30th Birthday Messages for Friend

  • Happy birthday! I feel so lucky to be part of the last 30 years of your life! 
  • Happy birthday (insert name)! Every birthday is a reminder of what you’ve achieved so far, but your 30th is the biggest of all reminders. So celebrate in full style! 
  • Clearly, you've mastered the art of being an adult. What an inspiration you are! Happy 30th birthday! 
  • Happy birthday! I'm glad you turned 30 before I did. I can’t wait for you to share your ‘wisdom’ with me. 
  • Happy 30th (insert name)! Your fitness may be decreasing, but at least your mental capacity is about to hit its peak...before slowing down again!


30th Birthday Messages for Wife

  • Happy 30th birthday to the love of my life! Thank you for being by my side for all these years, and can’t wait to spend the next 30 years loving and being loved by you! 
  • Happy 30th birthday to my best friend! We have just begun our lives together, but I will never lose my love for you!
  • 30 years old and still gorgeous as ever. Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife!
  • I would love to spend the next 100 birthdays of yours next to you. Happy 30th birthday to my true love!
  • Put your age aside and enjoy your celebrations. This is just the start of a remarkable future. Happy 30th birthday, darling!


30th Birthday Messages for Husband

  • Happy 30th birthday to my partner in crime! You may be losing your hair, but at least you look as good without them! 
  • The more time passes, the better you get. Happy 30th birthday, my love! 
  • Happy 30th birthday, baby! Thank you for being the best husband ever. I hope your birthday is as amazing as you are. 
  • Happy 30th birthday to my amazing husband! I couldn’t have asked for a better life partner - forever grateful for all the love and care you give me.
  • Happy 30th birthday to my old man…you’re not actually that old, so celebrate your years to come!


Importance of Sending a 30th Birthday Card

Turning 30 may feel like all the fun and excitement is about to stop. However, all the major decisions and changes in life may take place during this decade – whether that’s getting married, having children, buying a house or getting that dream job! 

So, help them look forward to their future and celebrate the achievements and memories made during the previous years by sending a 30th birthday card. 

The Greetings Card Company offer a handwritten message option to personalise the card even further!


Tips for Writing a 30th Birthday Message

If you’re really struggling and in need of more inspiration when writing a 30th birthday card message, read our tips below based on your relationship with the card recipient and their personality.


Your Relationship with the Card Recipient

The type of message you write will depend on the relationship you have with the card recipient. For example, if you’re very close to them, and they’re younger than you, then a thoughtful message would do the trick as you want to keep it simple and offer them some wisdom. 

However, if you both are friends and of the same age, then a funny message would be great to lighten the mood – just be careful that they can take a joke, otherwise it may be a little awkward. 

How long you’ve known them for will also help you decide whether you should go all out or keep it short and simple. For example, if you’re giving the card to someone that you have just started dating, it’s best to keep things sweet without going overboard and pouring your heart out.


The Card Receiver’s Personality

If you want to make your card truly special, and have your message not only heard but felt, then you really should take into account your card recipient’s personality. 

A tailored message that could only have been written by you or a close friend is an effective message, and it will have much more of an impact than writing a generic line that they’ll know you Googled.

One good question to ask yourself is ‘what kind of card would this person like to receive?’ If they’re a quiet, straight to the point kind of person; a shorter, punchier greeting may work best. Or for the more emotionally in tune, a longer, heartfelt message may be better received. So, factor in personality as you design and create the perfect birthday card.


We hope that our guide has sparked some inspiration, and that your (soon-to-be) favourite 30-year-old appreciates your birthday wishes. Browse through our full range of 30th birthday cards to find something that matches your card recipient’s personality. Don’t forget to also check out our fun gift section! 

The Greetings Card Company

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