It is believed that the Romans are the pioneers in terms of birthdays, but they never mentioned about belated birthday as much as modern people do. When it comes to giving the birthday-person late birthday wishes, we feel guilty when it should not be like that. One trick to avoid this guilt is to prepare a nicely crafted birthday greetings and gifts to compensate the lateness.
Humans have this tendency to be a forgetful creature since real life condition oftentimes making them so. Busy office days, demanding house chores, and sometimes hard-to-handle situation makes us distracted from remembering someone’s birthday. Even though you can compensate the belated birthday by buying a lavish gift, it won’t be enough without any heartfelt belated birthday wishes.
To help you with that guilt, consider doing these things below.
- Reach out for the person in question – If possible, apologize to them since you miss the date. It’d never be a good option to blurt out too many reasons behind it. Apologize properly, never do it too much or too relaxed. Both may cause the birthday person to be annoyed.
- Spare your time – Make your time to prepare for the gift and also the belated happy birthday
- Refer to some nice belated birthday greetings articles online – You can rely on such words to open the conversation in a letter, before writing more a heartfelt content.
- Meet the person directly, if possible – You may even conduct a special meeting in a lavish restaurant with your partner or someone dear to you. Or, maybe as simple as going home if it’s your mom’s birthday.
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes
**_I hope you can forgive me for this time once and for all. Happy belated birthday!
**_I could have come up with a thousand excuses, but I just decided to plead guilty. Tell me how you’d like to be compensated! Happy late birthday!
**_The biggest surprise is always last one. Not wishing you on time was totally intentional. I just wanted to give you a surprise. Happy belated birthday!
**_Belated Happy Birthday. I am so sorry that I forgot. Best wishes for the coming year.
**_Wishing happy birthday on-time is just too mainstream. So, I decided to be a little late. I hope you had a great birthday!
**_Hope you had a really good time. I can’t believe I forgot about this special occasion. Happy birthday!
**_I am so sorry I missed wishing on your Birthday. I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. Happy Belated Birthday.
**_It took me some time to believe that you’re getting older. But then I thought you’re getting wiser too! Happy belated Birthday!
**_I hope you had a hilarious birthday with your friends and family. All the best for the coming year!
**_It’s a late one but surely not a fake one; from the deepest part of my heart, I really wish that your life will always be filled with joy, love, and happiness! Happy belated birthday!
**_I am wishing a bit late, but it doesn’t mean that I love you less. Take my sorry for the delay; I really hope that you had a wonderful day!
**_Actually, I didn’t forget your birthday; it’s just that you deserve to celebrate your special; day more than once. Happy Belated Birthday!
**_Happy belated birthday dear. Life is so busy nowadays, and I’m so forgetful as always. I hope you’re enjoying a lot with your friends and family!
**_You need to look older than last year before you expect me to wish you a happy birthday. How else am I supposed to know it’s your birthday?
**_Even though this greeting has come to you a bit late, but it is full of love, positivity and good wishes. Belated happy birthday!
**_Happy belated birthday my love. May all your wishes come true!
**_I always try to find different ways to impress people. This time, I tried to be late on wishing a happy birthday. I’m sure you’re impressed!
**_A friend that wishes a happy birthday on time is not a friend at all. Happy belated birthday! Be thankful for having a friend like me!
**_I’m really sorry that I missed your birthday this time. But I promise to make it for you up next year. I hope you had a great birthday!
**_Please forgive me for not wishing you on your special day. Wishing you a happy belated birthday.
**_Belated happy birthday dear. I hope you had a great day and celebrated it with dear ones. Have a great year ahead.
Happy Belated Birthday Messages and Sayings
**_I am sorry that I missed your special day, but I’m hoping you will allow me to stretch your celebrations forward for a little longer! After all, you do shine a little bit brighter than everything else I see! All the best! Happy belated birthday!
**_I am so sorry that I missed your birthday this year – I hope it was a remarkable celebration. Please allow me to send you an after party wish for everything of the best in the coming year. May you achieve all that you set out to do, and may the universe smile upon you.
**_For every day that I am late, I wish you extra happiness and joy in the coming year ahead. Please accept my showers of belated birthday blessings!
**_I am sorry that I let the busyness of life distract me from the important things. I wish I didn’t miss your birthday, but I wish you all the very, very best for the coming year. May all your dreams come true.
**_Happy belated birthday to a really special person in my life. I have not made it on time, but know that you are always in my heart. I hope your year ahead will be abundantly blessed.
**_I am so sorry I am late, and I hope it was a lovely, lovely birthday celebration! I wish you an inspiring year ahead, with lots of sunny days, and smiling faces to light your way.
**_Happy belated birthday to a courageous person that is walking the journey of life with admirable integrity. I wish you strength, love, peace, and confidence in your year ahead.
**_I am truly sorry for getting caught up in the business of the day, and for missing out on your birthday! I hope it was an amazing day for you, and I wish you every success and joy possible in the coming year.
**_Happy belated birthday to a gentle old soul. I wish you peace, love, and joy on the journey ahead.
**_I am really sorry that these birthday wishes arrived late, but I didn’t want to miss it altogether because every year is an important celebration. In the past year you have overcome challenges, and you’ve found new insight. It’s been a pleasure to witness you growing. I wish you continued insight and meaning as your journey unfolds.
**_Happy belated birthday. It’s been a pleasure watching you make your dreams come true. I know that you will achieve everything you set out to do in this year ahead. Your passion and drive are remarkable.
**_I am so sorry for missing the birthday of the brightest flower I know! Please know that you shine so brightly that it is impossible for anyone to forget you. May you continue to shine in the year ahead, and for a remarkably long time to come. Happy belated birthday wishes.
**_Sometimes I get carried away with what I’m doing, and time runs away from me…I am so sorry I missed your birthday. I hope you will let me get carried away with making it up to you by reminding you that you are simply the best! There is no one that compares to you. You are an absolutely unique individual that is unusual in the nicest ways possible. I wish you an unusual volume of happiness in the coming year and always.
**_If I could turn back time, I would be there on your birthday, but I haven’t figured that one out yet! Meanwhile…happy belated birthday to someone who deserves to be happy, fulfilled, loved, and treasured.
**_Happy belated birthday. It has been a remarkable year, and I know that you have achieved great things. This is your time to shine! Here’s to another year of creating success!
**_Happy belated birthday. I know that life has thrown you a few curve balls lately, but I’ve heard how well you’ve handled them, so be proud of yourself. I wish you the very best for the coming year.
**_Happy belated birthday wishes from one of your fans. I’m sorry I’m late, but I wish you all the best for a meaningful and happy year ahead.
**_I am sorry I’m late with wishing you this year, but I didn’t want to miss the happy occasion altogether, so here I am! As you start on a new year, I wish you clarity and direction in all your efforts. Your time is valuable, so I wish you free time to enjoy just being. Happy belated birthday.
**_Happy belated birthday wishes to you! How hard you have worked this last year to achieve all that you have. I hope that you will be able to rest a bit more, and enjoy the fruit of your hard work in this coming year.
**_Happy belated birthday!! I know that you’ve experienced so many distractions and disturbances last year. So this year I wish you renewed focus, more time to yourself, peace and quiet, and the energy to achieve all that you set out to do. I know you can do it, and I’m wishing you all the best.
**_Happy belated birthday. I really hope that your birthday was an event to remember, and I am sorry I missed it. Please send me pics, and tell me all about it! In the coming year, I hope you will create all the experiences that you want to have, and I wish you more time to spend on the things you love doing.
**_I’m sorry I missed your big day! I want to remind you that you are one of the brightest stars I know. Please keep standing tall, and shine your light on all who pass you by. Happy belated birthday.
**_Happy belated birthday to a wise soul among us. I am happy to know you, and I am sorry I missed your birthday. In the year ahead I wish you guidance, good health, and peace.
**_Happy belated birthday. Please don’t think for a minute that I could ever forget you! My timing with this card has just been bad, but you are incredibly unforgettable. I wish you a super happy year ahead.
**_Happy belated birthday. I am so sorry that I missed your birthday, but I want you to know I appreciate and love you. Stay as wonderful as you are!
**_Happy belated birthday. My wish for you is that you will always find what you need right at your finger-tips as the universe provides for you through this next year and always. I’m grateful for you.
**_Happy belated birthday blessings to you. May you be showered with grace, love, and hope!
**_Happy belated birthday to someone special who is experiencing a new start in life. I’m sorry I’m late this year, but I wanted to tell you that I hope you have a beautiful new start this year and that all goes wonderfully for you.
**_I hope your birthday was awesome, and I’m sorry I missed it. Happy belated birthday. I wish you peace of mind in all you do.
**_You are like a sunflower in a field – a stunning expression of life’s beauty. I wish you ways to express yourself that give you satisfaction and joy. Happy belated birthday.
**_Happy belated birthday. I send you wishes for insight into life’s mysteries. Enjoy the journey as it unfolds before you.
**_I’m sorry I missed your birthday. I wish you time to slow down and take it all in, smell the roses, taste the sweetness of life, and feel your own essence as you express yourself. Happy belated birthday.
**_I hope you had a lovely birthday celebration of you. I’m sorry I missed you on the day, but I’m thinking of you with fondest love. You are an inspiring individual who is worthy of celebrating.
**_May your deepest dreams come true for you, and may you do all that brings you real lasting joy. Happy belated birthday to special you!
**_May all that you experience bring you hope, clarity, insight, and joy. I wish you only the best always. I’m sorry I missed your birthday, but you are always in my heart. Happy belated birthday.
**_Birthdays are a time to celebrate you, and I really hope you did just that. In case you were not sufficiently reminded of your awesomeness…let me take this opportunity to tell you that you are an amazing, unique, one of a kind, loving, caring, funny, wise, and wonderful person! Happy belated birthday.
**_I want to turn back time, so I cannot miss your birthday!! I hope you experience wonders and joy in the year ahead. And I hope you have zero regrets and miss nothing important on the way. Happy belated birthday.
**_May all that you do this year be sparkly and special. I wish you happiness and dreamy times ahead! All the best to special, sparkly you. Happy belated birthday.
**_Happy belated birthday to a special person. I wish you self-knowledge for he who knows himself, knows life. You hold the keys to the mystery of life within you, and as you are a seeker, I hope you will find!
**_May this year be a fresh start for you. Leaving behind the pain of yesterday, may you rise again and feel the fresh new day of this stage of your life. Happy belated birthday to a very special person who has been through a lot. You deserve to experience the good things again!
**_Sometimes we just need to press restart and go back to the beginning! It’s a new year for you as you celebrated another birthday. And I hope this opportunity to restart will bring you renewed vitality and motivation. Happy belated birthday to a special and deserving person.
**_As the colors of the sky change at that beautiful time of evening, so your colors are changing at this beautiful time of your life. It is truly more magnificent than the sunset, and I hope you are enjoying your own unique hues! Happy belated birthday beautiful soul.
**_Happy belated birthday to one who can’t help standing out like a rose among the thorns! You are beautiful inside and out. Stop hiding and just be yourself!
**_Happy belated birthday to somebody who always finds the bright side of life. Here’s to you for knowing how to make the most of everything. All the very best for a wonderful future.
**_Happy belated birthday to a wonder who knows how to make family from everybody and anybody they meet. You are love personified! All the best, and I’m so sorry that I’m late.
**_Happy belated birthday to a wonderful person who is always smiling through happiness and pain. I wish you more and more happiness this year and always. I’m sorry I’m late, but you’re always on my heart.
**_I love the way you are, so I’m hoping you will stay true to the essence of you. You are a remarkably lovely person with a heart of gold. I wish you all the best. Happy belated birthday.
**_Happy belated birthday darling person! I know that nothing is as it seems, and you smile even when there’s tears inside. I’m proud of you for taking your stand in life, and for doing what needs to be done. I wish you success and joy.
**_You are a symphony of surprises that amazes everyone you meet. Happy belated birthday. Stay as awesome as you are!
**_Happy belated birthday to a warm and caring person who stands up for others without a second thought. Thanks for who you are. May your good heart be touched and strengthened.
**_Happy belated birthday to a wise and deep person. I treasure our conversations. Looking forward to more insightful exchanges in the coming years.
**_Hoping you had a wonderful birthday celebration. I’m sorry for our ups and downs, but I’m glad we manage to resolve things. I wish you happy times ahead, and a stress-free year. Happy belated birthday.
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Friend
**_My wishes may reach you late, but I hope you had a great time with your family on this day. Forgive me for one last time. I promise never to forget your birthday anymore.
**_Happy belated birthday to a friend who is so charming, caring, and loyal. Thanks for forgiving me every time I wished you late.
**_Anyone can remember your birthday, but only a true friend will remember it even after the date is gone. Happy belated birthday!
**_I wish I could rewind the clock just to get back to the right time to say happy birthday. But I know you will forgive me this time. Happy birthday dear!
**_I hope you had a good time on your birthday. I regret not being there this time. But next year, I promise I will be the first one to wish you happy birthday!
**_I am late in saying Happy Birthday to you and maybe even the last to say it this year. So is it true that you should save the best for last?
**_Knowing how much fun you can be, I assume that the party is still going and that I am not late for your birthday. Keep on having fun.
**_It is hard to believe that you are getting older. That is why I am late in wishing you a Happy Birthday.
**_Although my birthday wish is too late, my best wishes for your health and happiness are good 365 days a year. Hope you had a happy birthday.
**_It feels like you just had a birthday the other day. Oh yeah, you did. Sorry, I am late. Wishing you a belated happy birthday!
**_Even though I spaced out and forgot to communicate my best birthday wishes on time, I hope that your birthday was out of this world.
**_Even though this greeting comes to you a little late, the wish it brings for happiness is good on any day date. Happy late Birthday
**_May God fills your life with joys unlimited & may all your dreams come true as soon as possible. Wishing you a belated birthday my friend!
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Him
**_Can I compensate with thousands of hugs and kisses for not wishing you on your birthday? Please forgive me, dear. Happy belated birthday my man.
**_One of the reasons I fall in love with you because of your big heart. Hope you can find forgiveness for me there. Sorry for not wishing you on time. Happy belated birthday sweetheart.
**_Can we become cool again because I am sending you a big and lovely gift for you. So sorry for not wishing you on time. Happy belated birthday my king.
**_Believe me when I say I did not forget your birthday. It is my bad luck that I could not wish you on time. Happy belated birthday my handsome man. I love you to the moon and back.
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Her
**_Having someone like you as a girlfriend is a blessing. Thanks for being so understanding and forgiving. Happy belated birthday my love!
**_To me, every single day is just as special as your birthday. You are equally important to me every day in a year. Happy birthday my dear!
**_I promise to never forget your birthday anymore. I ask for nothing but your forgiveness today. Happy belated birthday my love. May all your wishes come true!
**_I know I’m late and you know you can’t forgive me for this one but hey, we can both pretend that it was on time and everything is just fine. Happy belated birthday!
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Sister
**_Happy belated birthday to the best sister from the imperfect brother/sister in the world. Can I still get a hug, please? Hope you enjoyed your special day a lot.
**_I did not wish you on purpose to see how mad you get at me for this. I think I can cool you down with my affection and gift. Happy belated birthday dear sister.
**_Did I miss something yesterday? I think it was my sister’s birthday. I am late to wish you a happy birthday, just like I am late at everything. God bless you!
**_I am sure that you didn’t expect a birthday greeting from me to arrive on time and you know how I hate to disappoint you!
**_I know you are sad, but trust me, you are going to have the best birthday gift from me. So smile now and wait till I come home! Happy birthday dear sister!
**_It is never like I forget to wish you on time, I just planned you to wish you with a grand gesture on the next day. Happy belated Birthday dear sister.
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Brother
**_The moment you realize that you can forgive people for silly things is the moment you realize you’ve grown up. Happy belated birthday dear brother!
**_It’s hard to remember your birthday as you have not changed a lot since last year. Wishing you a belated birthday with lots of love!
**_Having a brother like you is a blessing. But forgetting this special day of yours is a crime. I am sorry brother. Happy belated birthday to you!
**_This is the first time I missed your birthday but I can promise you this is also the last time. Happy birthday to the most amazing brother in this world. Wish you all the best!
**_The day of your birthday may have gone by, but the happiness you are in this world will always stay. Happy Late Birthday Bro.
**_Wishing you late is just a part of the surprise. Many more are yet to come. Happy belated birthday to my handsome brother!
**_I may have forgotten your birth date this time, but I have not forgotten your age. You’re all grown up, little brother. Happy belated birthday to you!
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Colleague and Boss
**_I am so sorry I forgot to wish you on your birthday. Never think that you are not in my thoughts for all this time. I am lucky to have you as my co-worker. Happy belated birthday dear.
**_I do take from you the trait of a workaholic and therefore, I am late to wish you on his birthday. Happy belated birthday boss.
**_Even if I forget to wish you on your birthday, I want to tell you that you are always there in my prayers. Happy Belated Birthday dear boss. Hope you had a grand celebration.
**_It feels nice to see you happy even the day after your birthday. I did not wish you on your birthday so that you can enjoy it with your family. Belated happy birthday to you, boss. You are one inspiring soul to us.
**_Wishing you a belated birthday dear colleague. I am so sorry to forget it, but I hope you will accept my thoughtful gift. Thank you for being here.
Romantic Happy Belated Birthday Wishes
**_I may have a forgetful mind but I also have the largest heart. In short, I may have forgotten your birthday, but my love for you will never run out. Belated happy birthday girl.
**_Damn, I forgot your birthday, I don’t know what to say. Please let me take you out on a nice date, to show that you are the only one in my fate. Please forgive me, girl, let’s cuddle and curl. Belated happy birthday.
**_I may be forgetful but I am not a jerk. I may be late but I am not heartless. Belated happy birthday sweetheart.
**_The softest corner in my heart beats for you. The hardest corner in my heart protects you. I know I forgot your birthday, but I truly love you. Belated happy birthday girl, forgive me, won’t you?
**_Creative peoples like me often forget the most important days. But they also know how to make up for their forgetfulness in the most special ways. Belated happy birthday to the girl who makes my heart sway.
**_With you, my life is a fantasy. I feel like I’m living in a world of dream. And while I was dreaming, I barely noticed that it was your birthday the other day! Forgive me, dear. Happy belated birthday to you!
**_I confess my guilt for not wishing you on your birthday. I hope you will have mercy & let me compensate for the loss I have caused you by this. You will have the best birthday gift in your life!
**_Double kisses and double hugs are your bonus gift to make up for being late to wish you a Happy Birthday.
**_I’m very sorry about forgetting your special day, so please accept this belated birthday wish in the spirit it is given. Hope your birthday was incredible, just like you.
**_Here is wishing you a day that special to you just the way you are to me. I know my wishes are late but they are never-the-less true. Happy Birthday dear!
**_Birthdays are special days but you are special every day. Happy Belated Birthday. I hope that your birthday was a wonderful one!
**_I intentionally sent my birthday wish this late, just to prove how you are always special to people like me… but not on selected days of the year as some people think.
**_You are everything that I hold close to me. I may have forgotten your birthday, but my love for you is always constant deep in my heart. Happy belated birthday my love!
**_I will not show any excuse for why I missed the birthday of the most important person in my life. Sorry for forgetting your birthday. You are and always will be my special one. Happy belated birthday!
Funny Happy Belated Birthday Greetings
Sometimes, all people need is a good humor even in bad times. Belated birthday itself should not be a bad thing occurring, but we don’t know people—who knows the person whose birthday you missed is thinking that belated birthday is a big no.
**_There is this part of the world where it is customary to send birthday wishes days after the birthday has passed, and it has my name on the entrance to the city.
**_How about I go a bit higher? Let me celebrate your birth-month instead of your birthday. It is still your birth-month, right? Happy birth-month!
**_I didn’t forget your birthday, I just wanted to annoy you by sending my wish late. I am not sorry, belated happy birthday to you.
**_Don’t worry, I didn’t miss your birthday, I just wanted to be fashionably late! Happy belated birthday.
**_This birthday wish is not late, it is hundreds of days early!
**_I didn’t know if I should send you a handwritten letter, an email, a Facebook message, an SMS, a tweet, or a voice message. It took me a whole day to decide. Here, belated birthday wishes to you.
**_I don’t know where this place is actually, but obviously, I’m from here. You’ll always be my family so belated happy birthday wishes to you.
That’s why, with a funny belated birthday greeting, you can knock out the rigid conversation after you missed the person’s birthday. It’s sure you cannot simply say only ‘happy late birthday’ in a funny way. It’ll be great to accompany the happy belated birthday funny message with a combo of humorous message and of course a sincere apology.
Funny Happy Belated Birthday Wishes
**_I did not forget your birthday, I just wanted to make it last longer. Happy Belated birthday dear.
**_I have been so silly to forget your birthday, but I think you know I’m funny because I’m silly! Happy birthday dear!
**_Wishing you late is completely intentional. I want you to know that I’m exceptional at everything that I do. Happy belated birthday!
**_I am wishing you a late birthday because I believe this will make you feel younger. I do care for you so much. Happy birthday!
**_A late birthday wish does not mean I forgot this special day. It means I wanted to give you a surprise. Happy birthday!
**_Sorry I am late in wishing you a happy birthday. Lately, I have been living more on a lunar calendar than the solar one.
**_My pen ran out of ink, my mind was out of “think.” Happy late birthday.
**_I like to wish people a Happy Birthday at least 11 months in advance, so my greeting from last year was meant to cover this birthday. Anyway, Happy Birthday again.
**_It’s apparent that you have been blessed with many things on your birthday. Unfortunately, a punctual birthday message from me was not one of them. Hope you had an amazing day!
**_Sorry I missed your birthday. How weird is that? That only happens to me like once per year. Happy Birthday to you.
**_I could have sent you a birthday greeting on your birthday, and I could have started Google, but I didn’t. You are happy with Google, so why not be happy with me being a little tardy in saying Happy Birthday!
**_I meant to wait so that you could extend your birthday just a little bit longer. They go by way too fast if it is just one day. Happy Extended 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.
**_You live life in the fast lane, but I move a little slower. That is why I am a little behind you on celebrating your birthday.
**_I didn’t miss your birthday. I am just fashionably late as always.
**_It doesn’t matter if I wish you a late birthday. I want to celebrate every day like it’s your birthday. You are just too special for me. Happy belated birthday!
**_If your birthday were anything more important to me than eating delicious cakes, I would have wished you just at the right time. Anyway, Happy belated birthday my friend!
Happy Belated Birthday Greeting Inspirations
It’s not difficult to find resources for belated birthday greetings, since many people are dealing with this at least once. It won’t be a fun thing to do if you face difficulties while making the birthday greetings, and it may also another thing that would slow you down when making the birthday wishes.
**_Belated happy birthday! It’s true that I forgot your birthday but the most pleasant thing is, I didn’t forget you. So, be happy!
**_You forgot to get old and still look the same as the previous year and I think that’s the reason I forgot your birthday. Belated happy birthday!
**_I became tired while doing the planning for your birthday and forgot the date. I’m sorry! Happy belated birthday!
**_I cannot believe that I forgot your birthday. Please accept my apologies, and I wish you a blessed and happy year to come. Belated Happy Birthday.
**_My cell phone went into a coma yesterday and died shortly after that. And that’s the reason I couldn’t wish you yesterday.
**_I am not late to wish you rather I thought that a special person like you must also celebrate the next day of the date of birth.
**_There were a lot of people who wished you, loved you, and gave you attention yesterday. But today, I’m the one to do all these things for you. Belated happy birthday!
**_That said, it will be very helpful if you find a resource to guide you making the belated birthday wishes. It doesn’t mean you are lacking sincerity or too lazy in making birthday greetings for your own special person.
Well, to sum it up, when you are late to congratulate someone for his/her birthday, make sure to have your best effort to compensate with the lateness. That can be done by preparing the best gift you can give, mentioning a happy birthday belated greetings, and not to forget, apologizing for missing the date.