For many people, the day of their birth is a very special day. Not everyone organizes a party or sings “Happy Birthday” all day long, but usually everyone feels a little different, a little special on this day. Forgetting a loved one's birthday not only brings guilt to the person who has forgotten, but it also makes that person feel abandoned. The secret to catching up after forgetting someone's birthday is to find a way to apologize that will have a strong meaning for that person and that will also show that you have put a lot of effort into correcting your forgetfulness. The best excuses are those presented in a very original way. Or, you could spend your time helping them, be resourceful in doing things specifically for them, or book your schedule to be exclusively available for them. Here some ideas for late birthday wishes.
Make a special calendar
If the person's birthday is a few days before a national event, you can use this date to your advantage. Make a special calendar while marking the anniversary date and write your apologies for your forgetfulness and belated birthday quotes. Invite this person to a dinner or lunch. Prepare a home-cooked meal that includes all of your loved one's favorite dishes and place your calendar on the table so that the reason for this invitation won't go unnoticed. As you sit at the table, point to your calendar and apologize. This time will certainly remain engraved in your loved one’s memory!
If you have access to the person's home, buy a pack of multicolored post-it sheets on which you will write a series of messages, while taking into account the person's tastes and your relationship. Write about your shared memories, feelings, quotes, or jokes on these sheets. Paste small pictures or other souvenirs, such as a ticket to a concert you both attended. In their absence, hang your slips in both obvious and more discreet places throughout the house so that they see some of them as soon as they return home but discover others later, over the course of time.
Apologize on social media
Making a public apology demonstrates that you are humble (or you don't forget easily). It also shows that you are really willing to accept the full responsibility for your mistake and that you are willing to make efforts to be forgiven. If you are sure that the person in question will not be bothered by this approach, post an apology and your belated happy birthday wishes on their Facebook wall and tweet them on their Twitter account. Personalize the message according to your loved one's personality and the kind of relationship you have.
Create a jar of joy
If you feel very bad because you have forgotten a person's birthday, it means that you really care about them and that your relationship is rather special. You can show your attachment to this person by making a jar of joy. All you need is a Mason jar covered with a lid, a pen, and paper. On each piece of paper that you put into the jar, you have to write down a souvenir you have of the person. It can be something special like a memory you share, something they said or did, what they looked like on a given occasion, what you feel for them, etc.
Make coupons with “I'm sorry” messages
Your special recipient can use these coupons to claim specific services whenever they want. Before you do this, you need to consider the personality of the individual and the type of messages and services that will touch them. You can make these coupons yourself using drawing materials or your computer and printer. You can also visit sites to have them printed.
Wishing someone a belated happy birthday is never easy. Indeed, one always feels a little (or even a lot) guilty for having forgotten a day that is very important for a friend, relative, or colleague. The closer people are to us, the more painful it can be to forget these wishes. If you want to remedy this situation, even if you’re late, it is best to apologize flatly or to focus on humor. We offer you a collection of several texts to use for belated happy birthday wishes.
Happy belated birthday wishes
Sending birthday wishes or throwing a party takes some time...you have to think about it! Forgetting a birthday is something that happens to many of us! So what do we do? Take it with a smile, and write a little original birthday text. After all, the main thing is that this message is sincere and comes from the heart!
We offer you some examples of birthday messages — original, amusing, flattering, or caring. Once you find a message that works for you, we advise you to send a special birthday ecard.
Sorry I am late in wishing you a happy birthday. Lately, I have been living more on a lunar calendar than the solar one. Happy belated birthday!
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.
It’s hard to believe that you’re getting older. That is why I am late in wishing you a happy birthday.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about you...very lately. Belated happy birthday!
Don’t worry, I didn’t miss your birthday, I just wanted to be fashionably late! Happy belated birthday.
How do you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older? Happy belated birthday.
I meant to wait so that you could extend your birthday just a little bit longer. One day just isn’t enough to celebrate you. Happy extended birthday.
Wishing happy birthday on-time is just too mainstream, so I decided to be a little late. I hope you had a great birthday!
style="color: #993366;" Sorry I missed your birthday. How weird is that? This only happens to me like once a year. Happy birthday to you.
You are such a kind, understanding, and forgiving person. I love that you have so many wonderful qualities, and I sincerely hope that you can forgive me for missing your birthday. I also hope that it was everything you wanted it to be. Happy belated birthday!
I never meant to hurt your feelings or make you feel unimportant. Please know that I am unbelievably sorry that I missed your birthday and that I hope it was as incredible as you are.
Here’s wishing a belated happy birthday to an amazing person who didn’t deserve to have their big day forgotten. I’m so sorry I wasn’t there for you, and I hope that you can forgive me. I’ve prepared wine and cake in preparation for begging for your forgiveness!
I know how much tradition means to you, so I stuck with my yearly tradition of being late in wishing you happy birthday. I’m just thoughtful like that. Happy belated birthday!
The reason I didn’t wish you a happy birthday on time was that I was super busy that day.... Busy being in awe of how amazing you are and how lucky I am to have you in my life!
I want you to know that I am so very sorry that I am late in wishing you happy birthday. Life may have carried me from you away for a moment, but I promise that I will always come back.
This year, I purposely decided to send your card late. This way your birthday excitement and joy could last even longer. You are very welcome, and happy belated birthday!
I know that I forgot your special day, but every day spent with you is special to me. Instead of focusing on the fact that I missed one day in your life, please try to console yourself with the fact that I love you every day.
I am as sorry to have missed your birthday as I am happy to know you. You have brought so much love into my life, and I am grateful that you are still by my side. Happy belated birthday!
I might have missed your birthday by a mile, but nothing makes me happier than when you smile. Since I am late in wishing you happy birthday, I have resorted to rhyming to earn your forgiveness. Is it working?
Hmmm. Team Punctual or Team Late. Like Team Edward or Team Jacob, this was a very hard decision for me. I went with Team Late, and I hope that you can support me like a good friend.
I certainly hope that you believe in the adage “better late than never.” I also hope that your birthday was spectacular and that your year will be even more so. Happy belated birthday!
Hey, I know I forgot about you on your big day, but at least I eventually remembered you! At our age, this is really saying something about the strength of our friendship. Happy belated birthday to my old but extremely lovable friend!
I’m so sorry I missed your birthday. I wish I could’ve been there to celebrate with you because I’m sure it was as phenomenal as you. Please accept my apologies and well wishes.
Lately, you have been in my thoughts quite a lot...emphasis on lately. I’m sorry it’s late, but I wish you untold joy and happiness this year. Happy belated birthday!
I purposefully waited until after your birthday to wish you happy birthday. This way I could see what everyone else got you, and then I could top them! I wanted to make sure you received the very best present this year. You are very lucky to know someone as kind as me.
I really and truly regret that I missed your birthday. I have decided to compensate for lost time by eating double the amount of cake that I usually would. I’m doing all of this for you, buddy!
My birthday wishes may be late, but they are sent with lots of love. You are an amazing person, and I am so sad that I missed getting to share your big day with you. Happy belated birthday!
I am pretty sure that birthday wishes don’t expire, which is a good thing considering how late I am in sending them. Please forgive me, and I hope that you have a year full of delightful memories, wondrous moments, and incredible people.
I’m late because I wanted to have your full attention when I wished you happy birthday. I’m needy like that. Happy birthday to an amazing person who always puts up with my crazy!
I hope that your year is as wonderful as this message is late! I am so sorry that I am so late. Please know that I feel incredibly bad that this happened, and I still wish you the very best.
How can you possibly expect me to remember your birthday when you never age? It defies the laws of logic. Happy belated birthday to the ageless wonder who is my bestie!
I can’t believe that I am so ridiculously stupid that I forgot your birthday. You are a lovely, amazing, generous, and caring person who deserves all the best. Happy belated birthday!
Even though I’m late in wishing you happy birthday, I promise that doesn’t mean I love you any less. In fact, it means I love you so much that I am going out of my way to make sure you receive all my love and affection after the fact. Yes, let’s go with that excuse!
Even though my birthday wish is late, I promise that I will make it up to you. The food and beer are on me today! We should drink a lot so that you can forget what a bad friend I am.
I hope that your birthday celebration was as cool, hip, rad, and awesome as you are. Happy belated birthday to the best dude I know!
You are such an understanding person, and I love that about you so much. I hope that you can understand that I would never intentionally miss your birthday. I also hope that you had a wonderful time, and I look forward to smothering you with love to make up for my lateness.
I’m a lot like the White Rabbit: “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!” You are a queen to me, but I hope that you don’t want to chop off my head! Happy belated birthday, my love!
I wish you all the happiness in the world to make up for all the sadness that I brought you by forgetting your birthday. May your year be happy, bright, and joyous. You deserve it.
This birthday wish may be late, but at least it comes with a gift! I hope that it’s not too late to wish you the best in all you do this year. Happy belated birthday!
I am stunned that I forgot your birthday. Who could forget such a forgiving, talented, forgiving, beautiful, forgiving, and amazing friend? Did I mention forgiving? I am so sorry. Happy belated birthday!
There is no excuse for missing one of the most important days of the year: your birthday. If you’d like, I can make up something epic though. I am very creative, so I’m sure it will be good!
Apparently, I’ve completely lost my marbles, because I forgot such a lovely person’s birthday. Can you be a good friend and help me find them? This way I can send you heartfelt wishes.
May you be blessed with abundant peace, happiness, and love. Even though they’re late, my wishes for you are still sincere. You’re an adorable person, and I hope your big day was sublime.
I am a little behind in celebrating your big day, but I caught up eventually. Let me make it up to you by treating you to dinner and lots and lots of cake. Happy belated birthday!
You probably want a good reason for why I didn’t show up for your amazing birthday party. It’s because I was intimidated by your sheer perfection. It’s daunting. I swear! I have since gathered up my courage to wish you a happy belated birthday!
I purposefully sent this birthday wish late so that you would still have something to look forward to. I thought it would be nice to drag out the birthday excitement. You’re welcome.
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