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Belated Birthday Wishes

No one ever wants to forget an important birthday. But, we’re human, and it happens even to the best of us. Luckily, just because you’re late doesn’t mean you can’t still deliver a meaningful birthday message. This article contains lovely belated birthday wishes for your loved ones. You may have missed the birth date, but you can still show them that you care.

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Funny Belated Birthday Wishes

The best way to deal with uncomfortable situations is with a great sense of humor! Make your loved one laugh with one of these funny belated birthday wishes:

  • I know I’m a little late to wish you a happy birthday, but that just means you get to have another wild party, right? Happy belated birthday, let’s have fun all over again.
  • I guess the fact that I forgot your birthday proves that we really are getting older! Happy belated birthday, here’s to a fantastic year ahead.
  • I know I shouldn’t have missed your birthday, but I’m giving you full permission to eat another slice of cake! Happy belated birthday!
  • I’m going to take this as my one free pass for forgetting your birthday. Happy belated birthday, you are the best!
  • Better late than never, right? Happy belated birthday, and here’s some more cake to make up for my mistake.

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Belated Birthday Wishes for a Friend

Friendship is a wonderful thing, and your friend will surely forgive you for missing their birthday. Let your friend know how special they are, even if it’s not exactly their birthday, with one of these birthday wishes:

  • My dear friend, please forgive my forgetfulness! Happy belated birthday, you are so important to me and I cherish our friendship.
  • Your friendship means so much to be, and I can’t believe I missed your birthday! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration, and use this as an excuse to have more cake. Happy belated birthday!
  • When you’ve been friends with someone as long as I’ve been friends with you, there’s no excuse for forgetting a birthday. So, I’m just going to hope that you’ll forgive me. Happy belated birthday, my dear friend, you mean more to me than you know.
  • Friendship is a beautiful thing. But, I’m certainly not perfect, and I missed my best friend’s special day. Happy belated birthday, I promise that I’ll never miss it again!
  • My dear and lovely friend, I sincerely apologize for my forgetfulness. Your birthday is certainly important to me, and I hope you forgive my mistake. Nonetheless, happy belated birthday!
  • I’m so lucky to have a friend like you, and I couldn’t be sorrier that this birthday wish is late. I may have missed the celebration this year, but it won’t happen again. Happy belated birthday!

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Belated Birthday Wishes for Your Sister

To have a sister is to have a wonderful friend for life. No one can be perfect, and forgetting your sister’s birthday will be forgiven. Use one of these belated birthday messages to let her know that you care.

  • My beautiful sister, I am so sorry that I missed your birthday. You know that I care about you tremendously, and this mistake won’t happen again. Let’s just have a second celebration! Happy belated birthday, I love you.
  • You would think that after years of growing up together, I would never forget your birthday. Sadly, I did just that, and I sincerely apologize. I hope my present will make up for it! Happy belated birthday, I love you.
  • Birthdays are for laughter, love, and celebration–I can’t believe I missed yours this year! Please accept my apology, I don’t know what I was thinking. We can just use this as a way to go have a second celebration. Happy belated birthday, my lovely sister!
  • My gorgeous sister, I can’t believe that I was so careless and missed your birthday this year. I hope that you had a wonderful celebration without me, and I promise that this will be the last time I forget your special day. Happy belated birthday, I love you.
  • My dear sister, you are one-of-a-kind, and I’m not just saying that because I forgot your birthday. I hope that you forgive my mistake, and I assure you that I’ll be right there celebrating with you next year. Happy belated birthday!

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Belated Birthday Wishes to Brother

If anyone is going to forgive the fact that you forgot their birthday, it’s your brother. Regardless, make sure that he knows you care with a belated birthday wish.

  • My wonderful brother, I know that you won’t turn down a second chance to eat birthday cake! I’m sorry that I’m late, but nonetheless: Happy belated birthday!
  • My charming, clever brother, I’m terribly sorry that I missed your birthday this year. I wish I had a good excuse, but all that matters is your happiness. I hope you had a terrific celebration, and I promise I’ll be there next year. Happy belated birthday!
  • I promised that I would always be there for you, so I couldn’t be sorrier that I wasn’t there for your birthday this year. Have another slice of cake on my behalf, and know that I’ll never miss it again. Happy belated birthday to the best brother anyone could ask for!
  • You have always been a caring brother to me, and I’m so sorry I let you down by missing your birthday this year. Know that it will never, ever happen again, and please accept my belated birthday gift. I love you!
  • Brother, I messed up this year by forgetting your birthday. I am truly sorry for my mistake, and I sincerely hope you accept my apology. Are you up for a second celebration? Happy belated birthday!

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It’s obviously not ideal to have to wish a loved one a happy belated birthday, but life isn’t always ideal. With one of the belated birthday wishes listed above, you can let them know you care and that you’re thinking of them. In the end, the thought truly is what counts.