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What to Write in a Milestone Birthday Card

A selection of milestone birthday cards on a desk

Are you wondering what to write in a special friend or family member’s milestone birthday card? Milestone birthdays are special occasions that call for extra celebrations, so whether it’s the big 30, 40, 50 or any other significant age, you want to let that person know what a big deal their birthday is…

It can sometimes be difficult to find the right words though – especially if you’re not usually particularly expressive with each other when it comes to sentiments 😁

Some Considerations When Writing Your Message

Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about what to write in a milestone birthday card:


What’s your relationship with the birthday person? Are they a close friend, family member, coworker or acquaintance? Your message should always be appropriate to the type of relationship you have with them, as should any humour if you don’t want to get into trouble…

Age and significance

Take into account the milestone age they’re celebrating. Different ages might be associated with different emotions and connotations, with some people being excited about reaching a milestone age but others feeling more apprehensive, so tailor your message accordingly. If you know they’re especially sensitive about getting older then a joke about their age might not be the best idea, but if humour is how you both deal with these things then go for it!


Think about the emotional tone you want to convey. Do you want your message to be light-hearted, cheeky, nostalgic, heartfelt or inspiring? Consider the birthday person’s personality as well as how you usually relate to each other.

Ideas for What to Write in a Milestone Birthday Card

Shared memories

It’s always nice to mention a shared memory, experience or inside joke you have with the birthday person to make it personal – something that only you would write.

Past and future

It can also be good to talk about what they’ve achieved so far, and then focus on what they might be able to look forward to in the future.

Some examples of what to write in a milestone birthday card

  • On your 18th birthday, here are 18 reasons to celebrate…
  • I’m so proud of the person you’ve become – I can’t believe you’ve been my daughter for 21 magical years!
  • Wow, 30 today and getting better every year…
  • Congratulations on 40 fabulous years – here’s to another fun packed 40 to come!
  • Happy 50th birthday to my best friend! You’re still the same amazing person I met all those years ago.Β 
  • You’ve aged to perfection – 60 has never looked so good!
  • 70 today but still as young at heart as ever!
  • Happy 80th Birthday Mum – I hope I look half as good as you do when I get there!

I hope these have given you some ideas of your own. It helps to just write as though you’re chatting with them – there’s no need to be overly formal or weird about it just because it’s a milestone πŸ˜‰

If you’re looking for a milestone card to send to someone awesome, take a look at the range in my shop to find the perfect card for them.

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What to write in a Valentine card

happea valentine card

Knowing what to write in a Valentine card can be difficult, whether you’re sending a Valentine to someone new or someone you’ve been with for a while. So I’m here to help you out with some ideas and inspiration…

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what to write in your favourite squeeze’s Valentine card. Whether you’re looking to express your undying love and appreciation or just want to let them know that they’re special, here are a few tips and ideas to help you write the perfect Valentine’s Day message…

Express your feelings

Valentine’s Day is a terrific opportunity to tell your other half just how much they mean to you. Particularly if you’re not usually one to express your soppiest feelings, a Valentine card gives you the perfect excuse to do so without feeling awkward. Let them know what it is that you love about them and why you’re so happy that you’re together.

Or if you’re not yet a couple but you’d really like to be, this gives you a chance to broach the subject and let them know that you’re interested in more than just a friendship or admiring them from afar! 😘

Personalise it

Make your message unique to your relationship by mentioning inside jokes, special memories or personal details that only the two of you would understand. Show that you’ve put a bit of thought into the message rather than just doing the bare minimum of Dear …, Happy Valentine’s Day, Love from …

Keep it simple or go all out

Sometimes the simplest messages are the most powerful. A short and sweet message that simply lets them know how much you love them is often enough.


If simplicity isn’t really your thing as a couple, go mad with as much gushiness as you like!

Tailoring your message to be representative of you as a couple shows that you get how unique your own special relationship is πŸ₯°

Be sincere

The most important thing when writing your Valentine’s Day message is to remember to be sincere. Whether you choose to write a simple message, a heartfelt love letter or a silly poem, speaking honestly about how you feel is the best way to make your other half feel special.

Borrow ideas

If you really can’t find the right words to use, or want to do something a bit different and unique this year, why not find a poem, a quote or a song that sums up how you feel? You could quote some or all of the lyrics of ‘your’ song, or even adapt the words of an existing song or poem into your own soppy, or silly, version…

Even your choice of card can help you express yourself more easily. Whether it’s a silly pun that you’ll both chuckle over, a beautiful illustration or just something that you have in common, choosing the right card gives you something to refer to in your own message as well to make it more personal.

Why not take a look at the range of Valentine Cards I have in my shop? There’s something for everyone, from sporty types to those who bond over a glass or two of the good stuff and everyone in between. You can even go all out and request a custom cartoon portrait of the two of you, for a card and gift rolled into one!

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Reasons to send a card

Reasons to send a card

There are so many reasons to send a card to someone. Greeting cards are kind of magical. They’re just a page of card stock folded in half with some ink on… But they can do amazing things and actually change the way people feel!

I love creating greeting cards knowing that they’ll be used to deepen friendships and make people smile. Sending a card lets your favourite people know that you care enough about them enough to make a bit of effort. And it’s a physical reminder that you’re thinking about them. Here’s a list of 5 reasons to send a greeting card…

Celebrate a special occasion

Okay, so this is the most obvious one, and the reason most of us send cards in the first place. Sending a birthday or anniversary card lets the recipient know that you remembered that this day is a big deal for them and you’re celebrating them and their special day.

Send a card to wish someone luck

Getting a good luck card definitely gives us a little boost of confidence before we tackle something that’s a bit daunting. Whether they’re going for a job interview, taking a test or exam, or attempting a physical challenge, sending someone a good luck card will be a little reminder that you believe in them.

And to say well done

A card is also a great way to say well done when someone has already achieved something. Whether that’s graduating, having a baby, passing a driving test, finishing a marathon, getting a new job, or any other accomplishment, you’re letting that person know that you think they’re brilliant!

Send a card to stay in touch

Sometimes a card can be the best way to just say hi when you haven’t seen someone for a while. While technology makes it easy to text, email or call someone pretty much anywhere in the world, sending a card is a more permanent reminder that you’re thinking about someone. You’ve shown you care enough to choose a card, buy it, write in it and post it off to them!

Cheer someone up with a card

It’s very easy to send off a text message… But just think how you feel when physical post arrives through your letterbox. We’re accustomed to the noise of digital communication so getting something nice in the mail still gives us a little bit of a thrill. Sending a greeting card is a fantastic way to cheer someone up when they’re having a tough time. They have the excitement of receiving mail. And they also have something real they can put on their desk or shelf to remind them that you’re there for them.

These are just a few of the zillions of reasons to send someone a greeting card… They’re a relatively inexpensive way to make someone feel good, to connect with them and to cement your friendship or love, for whatever reason. Send one of your favourite people a card today and make them smile πŸ₯°

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How to choose a Valentine card

How to choose a valentine card

Are you wondering how to choose a Valentine card for someone new? Whether you’ve just started seeing each other or you want to make your intentions clear to someone you fancy, it can be nerve-racking picking the right card.

Sending a Valentine when you’re not together yet

OK so you really fancy this person and you think they might like you that way too, so you’ve decided to send them a Valentine. But what if you scare them off by giving the wrong impression or you’ve misread the situation altogether?

If you’re at the point where you want to make your intentions clear, then I say go for it. If it turns out that it’s not going to happen then at least you know and you won’t waste any more time pining for them… But here are some tips to hopefully reduce the angst a little πŸ˜†

Choosing a funny card that you know will make them laugh is a great way to keep things light and avoid that “I’m desperate, please love me” vibe. And who isn’t attracted to a sense of humour?!

Alternatively a card that highlights a shared interest you have or reminds them of an in joke between you can be a great option. The right card might just make them realise how perfect you are for each other 😁

Choosing a valentine card when you’re a new couple

This can be tricky as you’ve only just started going out and you might not be quite sure yet how serious it is. After all if you go in with fully soppy mode and they don’t even get you a card (or vice versa!) it could feel a little awkward.

Again, humour is always a great way to avoid any awkwardness. How about a card that jokes about how lucky they are to have you?

Another reasonably safe bet is choosing a sexy / naughty card. (I’m assuming that you’re still having pretty great sex in these early days!) It’s hard to go wrong with this unless you’re a very repressed couple or have taken a vow of celibacy…

If you’ve known each other a long time but have only just started getting romantically involved, then you can always choose a card that highlights this. You can probably afford to get a bit more mushy in this situation too, though you’ll know best whether that feels appropriate or not!

I hope this helps you with how to choose a Valentine card for someone new! I’d love hear your thoughts on this post, so come on over to Instagram or Facebook to have a chat. And why not check out my range of Valentine cards right now to see if you can find the perfect card for your new squeeze? They cover a range of interests and there’s usually a bad pun or two thrown in for good measure 😁

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Personalised Stocking Filler Ideas

Personalised stocking filler ideas - image shows row of Christmas stockings by fireplace

It’s always lovely receiving something that has been made especially for you. Whether or not you’ve already done the majority of your Christmas shopping, these personalised stocking filler ideas will make your favourite people feel extra special!

Personalised Christmas biscuits

How adorable are these personalised Christmas biscuits?! I’ve bought biscuits from The Kitch Hen before and they are gorgeous. I’ve heard they’re tasty too, though I’m still waiting for someone to get me some to try myself πŸ˜„

I especially love these personalised Christmas jumpers (also available in pink)…

Personalised stocking filler socks

I know getting socks for Christmas can be a bit of a standing joke, but these funny personalised socks have your choice of photo on them, so it’s clear that you put a bit more effort into it… You can put your face, their face or even a pet’s face onto them!

Personalised card holder stocking filler

A stocking filler that’s good looking, practical and personalised… What more could you ask for? And this personalised leather card holder is great for those guys in your life that are a little difficult to buy for. Though I’d be just as happy to get one myself!

Personalised Mug

It’s always nice to drink out of a mug that has a special memory or person associated with it. These personalised name mugs are really pretty, come in a range of colours and there’ll be no doubt who each one belongs to either!

I hope this has given you a few more ideas or inspired some ideas of your own for great stocking fillers. Don’t forget to get your Christmas cards too – I’ve got a range to suit all sorts of sports, hobbies and interests! You also have the option of personalising the text inside each card too.

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