Birthdays top the list of celebrations. They’re louder than anniversaries and even weddings because not everyone chooses to “settle down” with a significant other, thus marking an anniversary. But everyone owns a birth date and must settle down with themselves. No Matter What.
A birthday is an individual’s expression of celebration and probably even victory for getting as far as they’ve gotten. Sometimes, birthdays are under-rated, and sometimes, they’re exaggerated. It’s hard to tell. But, gratitude never runs out of style (including being grateful to yourself).
It’s all fun and games when you’re around the birthday girl or boy. It gets a little tricky when you’re away, or when it’s not a close someone’s birthday but you’re somehow obligated to send formal wishes.
Well, whatever may be the kind of relationship you share, this list hopes to cover all the ways you could say Happy Birthday! Even to yourself!
🎂 Birthday Cake Emoji
Cutting birthday cakes is not a strange tradition to us. We’ve done it for ages, and we continue to do the same. Only now, the platform for such celebrations could vary.
(we have the physical and the virtual realm, remember?)
So, the next time you cannot make it to a birthday party, you could send 🎂 with some clichéd or original birthday wishes. Or, if it’s your birthday, send them a 🍰 Slice of your birthday cake!
🥳 Partying Face Emoji
Both the name and the emoji say it all! 🥳 is the exact emoji representation of what goes on in most kiddo birthday parties. But that doesn’t mean we act ageist now, does it?
You could drop 🥳 into any birthday context, including the comments section, wishing people you absolutely don’t know know.
🎁 Wrapped Gift Emoji
Gifting is another form of wishing someone for their birthday. Not to seem materialistic, but generally wrapped presents is a well-kept formality for birthdays.
Of course, you could gift the birthday person many non-materialistic gifts, but as they say, non-tangible is as good as non-existent. And 🎁 is here to virtualize that irony. You could attach “real” gifts with 🎁 too.
Besides, if the person is extra special, you could use an extra 💝 heart present for their birthday!
- Happy Birthday, my sweet pain in the ass! Here’s your birthday present 🎁. Don’t open it till puberty!
🎀 Ribbon Emoji
Okay, first of all, 🎀 is not a “feminine” emoji. It’s not girly, nor is it gay (also, it’s high time we stop using “gay” in derogatory contexts).
Secondly, you see the wrapping ribbon in the previous emoji? 🎀 is the top view. A ribbon never fails to make anything special, even sarcastically.
- Oh great. I’ll probably just send her an email regarding her royal fuckup at work with a ribbon in the subject 🎀
- Happy birthday, darling! Have a good one 🎀
🎉 Party Popper Emoji
Much like ribbons, confetti too makes things a lot prettier. Think about it. You could splash a handful of confetti on a terrible person and they’d be tolerable for three seconds! and that’s a lot!
Jokes aside, 🎉 along with the 🎊 Confetti Ball make for great birthday emojis. They add that extra sparkle to a special text message (birthday texts are special, like it or not).
🎈 Balloon Emoji
Balloons like other party elements, including cake and confetti, are a subjective choice. Not everyone likes balloons, while some of us find them ecstatic.
So, you’d want to make the decision before sending 🎈 in a birthday text message based on the person’s immunity; if they’re metaphorically allergic to latex (absolutely no innuendos here).
That being said, you could use 🎈 in general contexts referring to children’s birthdays. It’s quite certain that kids don’t have predispositions to negativity 🎈 (unless they’ve been introduced to creepy clowns already).
🌠 Shooting Star Emoji
Birthdays may be overrated but shooting stars are always fascinating. And sending one of them 🌠 in a birthday text message is genuinely the sweetest thing.
You could use 🌠 either while taking hints to decide on a birthday gift or you could bring it up just to show your goodwill and affection for the other person.
- I really hope you have a great one, mate 🌠
- Make a wish, my love 🌠. It’s your birthday and I ain’t gonna deny any. But just one. I’m kinda broke.
🕛 Twelve O’Clock Emoji
Honestly speaking, it’s always twelve o’clock somewhere. Each minute maybe a 12:00 AM strike to someone’s birthday.
Apart from making a special and “intellectual” entrance in any birthday framework, 🕛 is a very suitable emoji in birthday countdowns. In fact, in any countdown.
- Twelve more minutes to go for my favorite dip shit’s birthday! 🕛
- Happy birthday to you 🕛
You were born in a zoo
Surprised they’re less animal than you
No one’s ever “too old” to celebrate their birthday. It’s a great occasion, tbh. Think about all the ways you could have lost your life, died along the way. No. Death is not taboo. It’s the truest of all truths we know, and it’s not a “bad sign” to talk about it in the context of a birthday.
You are celebrating life. Your life. Enjoying an anniversary of hustling, living, breathing, and fighting through it all. It’s undoubtedly a joyous day, and a great day to be grateful even to your own self. So, no. No one’s ever too old to say happy birthday to themselves and to others!
And we hope we helped in saying that, virtually.