18 Ways to Say 'Happy Birthday, Husband' on His Special Day


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There are plenty of reasons to celebrate your husband, but it’s only his birthday one day of the year. Celebrating your husband doesn’t only mean that you see them, but that you hear him, too. Letting him know on his birthday shows you appreciate him for who he is even as life’s chaos pops up around every corner. 

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There’s plenty of ways to celebrate. Does your husband have a favorite hike he likes to take? Maybe he wants to spend his day at the race track. Or maybe he just wants a simple dinner with the family. If you plan on throwing him a party, you can use social media to your advantage and invite all your extended friends and family. 

But however you celebrate, there’ll come a time to let him know it’s his day. So, whether your relationship is a little silly or sweet, cheeky or sassy, and you’re not sure what to say, we’ve got a few options to fill the writer’s block. 

Funny “Happy Birthday, Husband” Messages

Example of a funny birthday message for your husband over an image of balloons

If you married your husband because he made you laugh, then you already know one of the greatest secrets to success in marriage. That’s why a birthday card is a perfect place to add some humor with love. 

1. Happy Birthday, Mister President!

This is a super saucy, fun way to wish your handsome husband the happiest of birthdays. Plus, it's the perfect way to let him know you (still) find him incredibly attractive. 

Write the message in a private card or email rather than posting it on social media, especially if you're concerned about looking NSFW (Not Suitable for Work) in front of your friends and relatives.

2. Happy Birthday from me and all the fur babies (or feather babies, etc.)!

Maybe this is more cute than funny, but some parents decided that life was better spent with dogs or cats than with kids. 

If so, you don't have to leave them out of the birthday card. In fact, draw some paws or bird's feet and to let him know the whole family loves him.

3. I will love you until the end of time, even when you… Happy Birthday, sweetheart.

In those private moments and private conversations, your husband has likely exposed his greatest fear about aging. 

If you take the time to smile and giggle about it before it happens, maybe he'll have less anxiety if it even happens at all.

4. Happy Birthday! Will you ever get any gray? 

Does it seem like your handsome fella is aging more gracefully than his friends? Then this message is fun only because it's not true. 

So, whether it's gray hair, wrinkles, or a little less pep, let him know that you're taking note of his everlasting vigor. Maybe even toss in a few lines from a song about aging.

5. Do you remember when… That’s why I love you, Happy Birthday!

Do you and your husband reshare funny stories at inappropriate times? Perhaps you even say, “Remember when” to each other after something hysterical happens. 

If so, choose the funniest little nugget of history and let him know that's why you love him so much.

6. I bought you some new air freshener!! Happy Birthday!  

Nothing is taboo in a marriage, especially one that’s lasted long enough to stop being shy about humanness. 

Just the same, no one truly "values" loud sounds and strange smells. This is a lighthearted way to let your husband know you love him anyway.

Short and Sweet “Happy Birthday, Husband” Messages

Example of a short birthday message for your husband over an image of a birthday cake and candles

Your husband is the one person who is always there for you no matter what happens in life. So you'll likely want to celebrate his birthday and all the contributions he makes to your marriage and family.

7. I am so lucky you are in my life. Happy Birthday, darling. 

If your husband makes you feel like you’re falling in love every day, you know you’re a lucky one. 

Putting it into words will make his day even brighter. Exchange “darling” for whatever pet name you use so the message is more personal.

8. To my husband on his birthday. I couldn’t make it without you.

If you've had a relationship that has stood the test of time, troubles, or tragedy, this is a sweet sentiment. 

Tell your husband that you recognize all of the hard work and support that he puts into your marriage.

9. I’m your number one fan! Happy Birthday, babe.

Are you always going to softball games to watch your guy play ball? Do you spend two nights a week at his league games? 

If so, then let your special guy know you can't get enough of his sporty nature. After all, it's probably why you fell in love in the first place.

10. Happy Birthday to the love of my life.

If you're like me, you don't shy away from a few words simply because they're cliché. No matter what, messages like these are always an adorable way to wish your honey a Happy Birthday. 

Besides, with less to read, then there's more room for all the romantic and unsaid words. If it fits, use it. He knows your heart.

11. Nothing makes me happier than to wake up next to you! Happy Birthday, sweetheart.

Do you and your husband celebrate the precious moments? Sometimes, they mean the most.

Like when it's just the two of you before the kids wake up, or the alarm goes off, or the dogs wake you up to go outside—they keep you smiling throughout your days and life.

12. I believe in you! Happy Birthday! 

Sometimes all it takes is for someone to tell you that they believe in you. So, if you and your husband are going through a transition like a career or relocation, let him know the support goes both ways.

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“Happy Birthday, Husband” Messages for Social Media

Example of a birthday message for your husband on social media over an image of confetti

Social media made birthday celebrations so much easier. Not only can you get hundreds of your husband's best friends to send him some love, but you can also plot and plan his party without anyone spilling the beans—hopefully.

13. Look what I found! Happy Birthday, honey!!

Social media is the place to put out pictures and videos of the one you love so you can share them with your friends and family. 

If you've made a great video or taken some fantastic pictures with your husband, then upload and share.

14. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. Happy Birthday, my love.

When you wish your husband a happy birthday in heaven on social media, be prepared for people to respond with a wealth of love and memories. 

Hopefully, all of those beautiful words will help you smile, knowing how much he touched your life and the lives of people around you.

15. Happy Birthday, handsome.

This is a good fit for social media because you can shake the message up a bit by using Emojis or Bitmojis. No matter how old or young you are, adding emojis is a great way to generate more backstory with your text. 

Don't worry if you think that emojis might be too childish. When done in the right context, it's just fun.

16. Happy Birthday to my hero!

With his permission to spill the beans on accomplished birthday resolutions, you can use social media to highlight your husband's achievements or goals. 

This might be the perfect venue to gather support as he trains for a climb up Kilimanjaro, a triathlon, or even writing his first novel. If it's not too personal, it's okay to brag about how proud you are of your husband.

17. I know you told me not to tell anyone, but it’s your birthday!!! Happy Birthday!!

If you are married to someone who thinks birthdays are no big deal, throw it out on social media, and let everyone else decide how much of a deal his birthday is. 

Sometimes, husbands just want to feel special without overtly suggesting it.

18. Hi, all! It’s my husband’s birthday next week, so we are celebrating this Saturday! Everyone is welcome, so please meet us at [the restaurant] to wish him well. 

There's one huge benefit to social media, and that's group messaging. So, if you are planning for a large get-together or a surprise party, you can reach a lot of people very quickly. 

Don't forget to add the time and date, so people don't show up at the wrong place on the wrong day.

One Day Isn’t Enough

Today is for showing your husband just how special he is. If it isn't enough or if he's just that kind of guy, then you have another 364 to keep the momentum going.

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