What to write in a 60th birthday card


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Any birthday is a great excuse to celebrate, but turning 60 is a milestone. For example, you can now get free eye tests and dental care, plus discounts on public transport – what more could you ask for! ? After all these years, anyone turning 60 has bound to hear all the generic birthday greetings before. So if you want something a little more than the typical 60th birthday messages, keep reading for inspiration.

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Not only that, but if you need something to go with your card, just browse our selection of cards with a gift where you can find chocolate, flowers, alcohol and more.

Traditional 60th birthday messages

If you’re not sure what you want to say, then the safest option is to get a nice traditional card with a simple handwritten note inside:

  • Wishing you all the best on your 60th birthday, I hope you have a great day.
  • Thank you for being a part of our lives and happy 60th birthday.
  • Congratulations on turning the big 6-0, hope you have a great time celebrating!
  • Another milestone birthday, happy 60th! I hope you are having a great day of celebration.
  • Cheers to you turning 60, we’ll be sure to celebrate the next time I see you!
  • May your 60th birthday celebrations be half as amazing as you are!

Funny 60th Birthday Wishes

There are a lot of jokes to be made regarding the middle age of 60. So what better way to jazz up a fun birthday card than with one of these hilarious 60th birthday messages inside!

We might recommend avoiding these for those who are very age conscious:

  • Happy birthday! This year we planned to party at the Ancient History Museum to make you feel more at home.
  • Time is running out, I will soon send you to the retirement home!
  • Do you know what’s best about being 60? Wrinkles are to be expected at your age. Happy birthday!
  • Look 40, act 20, and you’ll pull off this whole thing at 60.
  • Our apologies, we couldn’t find a cake big enough to hold all sixty candles…hope you’ll be fine and have an amazing birthday!
  • You look brilliant – I know it took 60 years, but it paid off.
  • I’ll tell you what, you don’t look any older than 59 – happy 60th birthday!

Rude 60th birthday messages

If you want to take it even further than funny, you can opt for one of those rude 60th birthday messages (but make sure you’re more than certain that you and the recipient can handle it).

We even have a selection of rude 60th birthday cards on our website that would go perfectly with your direct message.

  • 60 years old – but don’t worry, you still have it! The hardest part is remembering where this
  • They say with age comes wisdom… so what happened to you?
  • Just to put it into perspective, once you hit 60 you get free prescriptions and I think that says a lot about what the future holds.
  • We bet you would turn 60 or not so thank you for costing me £5.
  • 60 might just be a number, but it’s a fucking big number!
  • Welcome to your sh*tty sixties!
  • It’s time to start ironing out that wrinkled skin now that you’re officially 60.
  • Have fun celebrating, but don’t get too plastered – I think a hangover at 60 would kill you outright.

Heartfelt 60th birthday greetings for parents

While we should cherish and love our parents all year round, birthdays are a great time to go the extra mile and really show your appreciation for all they’ve done for you in a lovely card.

In case you don’t know where to start, here are some heartfelt 60th birthday message suggestions you might want to take inspiration from:

  • You really are the glue of this family, happy 60th birthday!
  • I’m so lucky to have a grandparent like you to look up to, you deserve the world, happy 60th birthday!
  • Happy 60th birthday mom – you have been my rock all these years and you have truly made me who I am today, thank you.
  • Dad, I just want to wish you the happiest of 60s. Growing up with you has always been an adventure and here are many more!
  • Every child deserves a parent like you! I wish you the happiest of 60th birthdays which we will be sure to celebrate in style.

Sentimental 60th birthday wishes for partners

Maybe it’s your partner turning 60 this year, and you want to write them an extra special note that will get their heart racing. We’ve put together a few suggestions, but feel free to swap your own pet names:

  • I’m so happy that we can celebrate your special day together – happy 60th birthday sweetie.
  • To my other half – I have no idea what I would do without you in my life, wishing you the happiest of birthdays.
  • I am forever grateful to have met you and hope to make your special day a little more wonderful. Happy Birthday my love.
  • I can’t believe you’re sixty, I feel like yesterday was the day we first met.
  • From the start, you made me feel like the luckiest person in the world. Happy birthday darling, I love you so much.
  • What would I do without you. I wish you the happiest of birthdays!

Now that you have a bank full of 60th birthday message ideas you could use, write! But if you have another birthday or celebration fast approaching and need a little more help, be sure to check out the rest of our writing suggestions or even our gift guides on the thortful blog.


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