I Can’t Have Missed Your Special Day! | Happy (Belated) Birthday

Rather than letting the burden of missing a significant person’s birthday plague you or worrying yourself over the right words to say in response, free your mind by extending those late birthday greetings using these gracious words we have provided for just such a mishap!

Better wishing late than never!…

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Happy (Belated) Birthday!

  • I’m sending you oceans of kisses and a warm hug to try to make up for missing your Big Day. Bleated happy birthday, my dear.
  • I suck big time for missing your birthday! I’m so sorry, and I promise it will never happen again. I wish you all the best in your endeavors.
  • It feels great to receive birthday messages on your birthday but it feels greater to receive more wishes even after the birthday. Hope you enjoyed your birthday.
  • This wish is late but it comes from the deepest parts of my heart and soul. You mean the world to me, and you’ll always do. Happy belated birthday.
  • If I were in your shoes I would be glad that some friends forget my birthday but remember it after that day. Annoying isn’t it? But the better side of it is the double portion you receive. You get to have two gifts: one for your birthday and the other to make up for forgetting your extraordinary day.
  • Wishing you a belated happy birthday, my sweet one. I pray you can forgive me for missing your special day. I hope your celebration was a memorable one. I love you.
  • I thank heavens for giving me an opportunity to send my wishes to you even though they’re late. It’s my prayer that life makes us conscious of the extent at which we mean to each other as friends.
  • Though my message came late that wouldn’t stop me from expressing my affections. Pardon me for forgetting this special day of yours. I thank God I didn’t forget that I forgot your birthday. Happy belated birthday. May you always know happiness.
They say that if someone forgets your birthday you don't get older that year! You're welcome.
They say that if someone forgets your birthday you don’t get older that year! You’re welcome.
  • Wishing you a fabulous belated birthday. My wishes might be late, but they come loaded with nothing but love. May happiness make its way into your heart and be your companion for life.
  • Hope you had a wonderful birthday; it’s my prayer that you have amazing ones as the years go by. Hope you consider me as a friend who can only forget your memorable days sometimes but not that friend who will forget about you. You will forever mean a great deal to me.
  • Forgetting your birthday is without a shred of doubt my biggest blunder of the year. Please forgive me, for I’m terribly sorry. Even if it takes forever, I’ll surely make it up to you. I promise.
  • I’m so sorry I missed your Big Day. I really hope you had a wonderful, exciting and fantastic day. God bless you.
  • To me, it’s never too late to wish the best in life to an extremely loving and caring person. I can never repay you for all the joy and happiness that you regularly bring into my heart. Happy belated birthday.
  • Wishing you an awesome belated birthday, dear one. Birthdays come once in a year but our friendship is an everyday affair. I missed this celebration but I hope I don’t miss the subsequent ones.
  • A big shame on myself for not being able to wish you well or make myself available to celebrate the greatest and most special day of the year with you. I’m so sorry for that. I will definitely make it up to you, come what may.
  • I deem it a great honor to be considered one of your closest friends, and I don’t want to lose that position. Hope you will find a place in that soft heart of yours to forgive me for my forgetfulness. Happy belated birthday.
  • Sorry I couldn’t show up at the fete or send any birthday messages. That was a very terrible mistake I made. It wasn’t my intention to change a friend’s impression about me. I know I made you wait for my wishes to come but they never came. Sorry for this late arrival. I promise it shall never repeat itself.
  • I truly apologize for not wishing you well on your birthday. I feel so sad that I didn’t get the opportunity of being counted among your loved ones who sent messages or came around to make your day a great one. Happy belated birthday.
Happy Belated Birthday.
Happy Belated Birthday.
  • I’m having a feeling that sending you belated birthday greetings extends the celebration of your birthday. I’m beginning to like the idea of wishing you late always in order to make it last even longer and turn other days into party days.
  • Wishing a happy belated birthday to one of the most wonderful people in my life. I’m sorry my wishes turned up late, but I believe it is never late to celebrate the life of a wonderful person like you!
  • Happy belated birthday to one of the dearest people in my life. I hope that life always treats you well and gives you a reason to smile. My wish may be late, but they are true and come straight from the bottom of my heart.
  • Happy belated birthday to a phenomenal person. Congratulations for a well lived life. May you always have a smile on your face.
  • There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to make up for forgetting the birthday of a wonderful person like you. Happy belated birthday, dear. I pray that all the days of your life be filled with joy and pleasure.
  • My wishes might have reached you late, but that in no way means that you are not special to my heart. I’ll forever feel blessed to know a wonderful person like you. Happy belated birthday, sweetheart, and may God continue to sprinkle the choicest of His blessings on your life.
  • I missed your birthday deliberately because I care about you so much, I couldn’t bring myself to reminding you of how old you’re getting. Happy belated birthday!
  • Wishing a belated happy birthday to a special person in my life. Words can never express how sorry I am for committing the grave mistake of missing your birthday. I swear I’ll do whatever it takes to make it up to you!
This wish-bringing mouse is not late. You are old and confused. Happy birthday, right on time.
This wish-bringing mouse is not late. You are old and confused. Happy birthday, right on time.

Happy (Belated) Birthday for a Friend

  • Buddy, sorry I missed your special day. However, I still want to extend my desire that this new age be the best in your life so far!
  • I totally missed your day once again, dude. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late for me to take you out for a drink!
  • I waited to see if we could meet face-to-face, but since it doesn’t seem so, let me extend this late though heartfelt congratulations for reaching a new age!
  • Your birthday caught me completely by surprise this year, but what may be equally surprising is that I’m still sending you this gift because I can never just ignore the birthday of my boy!
  • You know I like excitement, but not this much. I’m a bad friend for missing your birthday but still wanted to wish you a happy one, along with my promise that I’ll make it up to you!
  • I know you’re not sweating a late birthday shout-out, but I still wanted to make sure I got one to you anyway because your friendship means so much to me!
  • Happy belated birthday to my best friend in the world!  Although this message has been delayed a little, my wish for you is evergreen as I pray for never ending happiness for you.
  • Ever since you came into my life, I have experienced great improvements, and I pray that the good Lord will bless us with many more years so that I can enjoy this wonderful friendship to the fullest. Have a belated happy birthday, dear friend.
  • I have always wished for the very best for you, and I trust that the good Lord will grant us long lives so that I can continue wishing the best for you. Happy belated birthday!
  • It is hard to understand that I missed the day of your birth, but it is never too late to say a wish for such an amazing friend like you. I pray that you have many more happy days like you had on your birthday.
  • I can’t believe I delayed my wishes for you on such a special day in your life. Accept my apology, dear friend. I hope you enjoyed your birthday. I pray for many more of such days for you.
  • Dear friend, I apologize for sending a delayed message to commemorate the most unique day in your life. Happy belated birthday! I pray that every day in the years ahead of you will be stocked to their brims with joy and happiness.
Happy Belated Birthday!
Happy Belated Birthday!

Happy (Belated) Birthday for your Brother

  • You have the sincerest apologies from the bottom of my heart, but I know you’re man enough to understand that I still love you!
  • Birthdays are just a date, and you know that I love you every day! But anyways… congratulations on making it to a new age!
  • Long life gives us extended opportunities for joy, prosperity… and always to forgive those who do stupid things like forget our birthdays. Happy belated, bro!
  • Extending my belated prosperous birthday wishes to you is more than a formality but rather is a true expression of my love.
  • I can’t tell you how sorry my heart is for the late birthday greetings. I hope your celebration was a feast of joy!
  • Sending your way a million warm hugs to make up for my silly mistake of forgetting your birthday. I treasure you very, very much, brother.
  • Dear brother, I’m deeply sorry for failing to remember the most important day of your life. I hope you had a fun-packed day on your birthday.
  • I believe that you had a wonderful celebration. I am really sorry that I missed your birthday. That said, I want to let you know that to me, every day is amazing because I am blessed to have a brother like you.
  • I just realized I missed something very special this year, and that is your birthday, brother. I hope my apology is accepted.  Wishing you a happy birthday, even though belated!
  • I expected this year’s anniversary to be fun-packed, and I hope you have many more exciting celebrations in the future. Happy belated birthday, brother!
Oh, for fox sake. I forgot your birthday.
Oh, for fox sake. I forgot your birthday.

Happy (Belated) Birthday for My Sister

  • I should be flogged for missing your birthday, sis. The flogging can come later. For now, may all the world’s most important riches be yours.
  • I am angry at myself for totally missing your day. However you know it wasn’t intentional and that I still wish you the best!
  • Sorry I didn’t have the resources to acknowledge your birthday promptly, but there was no way I was going to let too much time pass before displaying my love!
  • If I had a time machine I could only use one time, it would be to go back to your birthday. Happy belated, dear!
  • Even if this birthday wish came terribly late, know that I still love you. Sorry anyway!
  • Thank you for continually being the best sister I could ever ask for, even when I make mistakes! You are always in my heart, and may your birthday joy extend even ‘til this day!
  • Age makes you wiser, more beautiful and hopefully more forgiving! An overdue merry birthday shout goes out to my beloved sister!
  • Having a sister like you gives me a lot of joy, and even though I missed an important day in your life, which I apologize for, I want to let you know that you are always in my thoughts.
Belated happy birthday.
Belated happy birthday.
  • Dear sister, I wish the best in everything that you do on this earth. I know this birthday message to you is late, however, it remains evergreen.
  • Sweet sister, please accept my apology for forgetting your anniversary. But I want you know that no day passes by without the thoughts of you running through my mind. I pray for the very best this universe has to offer you.
  • Lovely sister, I hope you had a blissful anniversary. I am sorry I missed such a relevant day in your life. May your cup never stop overflowing with blessings. Have a beautiful day!
  • Sometimes, we forget certain important days on the calendar, just like I did with your birthday. I trust that you had a birthday full of excitement. I wish you more of such exciting days to come.


Happy (Belated) Birthday for Mom

  • I just wanted to say I’m ashamed, I’m sorry, but most of all I love you. Happy belated birthday, Mom.
  • If there is any way I can make it up for missing your birthday please let me know. I am always at your beck and call, Mom.
  • Missing your birthday was one of the worst mistakes I ever made. If there is any way I can make it up to you, then please let me know!
  • I’m sorry for always testing the limits of your forgiveness, Mother. May my loving birthday wishes still reach you today, even if it is a little late.
  • An overdue birthday wish doesn’t mean it’s not from the heart, Mom. May this new year of your life prove that it is never too late to be blessed.
  • Your birthday means more to me than anything else. Sorry that I’m late in telling you that, though!
  • I hope your birthday was beautiful, but subsequent days like today even more joyous. Happy belated, Mom.
I thought, better late than never... Happy Belated Birthday!
I thought, better late than never… Happy Belated Birthday!
  • Mom, please forgive me for sending such a late birthday message. To me, you have been the best, and I pray that you continue being the best in my life. I pray for love and happiness in your life. Happy belated birthday!
  • I am shamefaced sending a late birthday message to such a flawless woman like you. Mom, please forgive me for this forgetfulness of mine. May God bless the many years that you have ahead of you.
  • Thanks mummy for being the backbone of the person I am today. Even though I missed it, I have always looked forward to your special day. Happy late birthday, sweet mother!
  • I wanted to be the first person on this earth to wish you a happy birthday, but unfortunately I missed it entirely. Please accept my apology, mom. I hope your celebration was fun.
  • I pray to God Almighty to grant you many, many more years full of happiness and good health. Happy belated birthday to you, mom!
  • A good mother is always there to support her children through good and unpleasant times. Mother, you have been more than a good mother to me, and I wish you a world packed with joyfulness. Happy late birthday!


Belated Happy Birthday for Dad

  • Sometimes the hustles of life make us overlook the more important things. Wishing you all the glorious blessings of life, Dad.
  • I don’t want to burden you with excuses but just say I love you and consider you a blessing in my life.
I missed your birthday and now you're even older. Sorry.
I missed your birthday and now you’re even older. Sorry.
  • As you grow older, you grow wiser – wise enough to know I can be a complete idiot at times! Happy belated, Dad.
  • I am looking forward to the opportunity to make up my late birthday wishes to you. Love you, Dad.
  • This is the first and last time I will be late in congratulating you for achieving another age in which we all get to partake of your love!
  • I really wish I had gotten to this sooner, Dad, but I love you so much and wish you a happy new year of your life.
  • Don’t read too much into my being a knucklehead, Dad. No matter how untardy I may be I will always love and wish you the best birthday ever!
  • Dad, you are such an instrumental pillar in my life, and it is hard to believe that my wishes have been long-delayed. I am guilt-ridden. May you be blessed with blissful days ahead.
  • You have always shown me the best ways in life, and I am forever grateful to the Lord Almighty for having you as a father. My wish for you is good health and long years full of joy. Sorry I forgot your special day.
  • Dad, I hope that you had a splendid anniversary. Even though this birthday wish from me is long-overdue, I pray that your life continues to overflow with joy and happiness.
  • Every second of my life, I wish the very best for you. I can’t tell you how sorry I am for not remembering your Big Day. May all your dreams come to fruition much grander than you ever imagined. I love you, dad.
  • Dad, I will never forget your birthday even though I forgot to send you a wish on time. I hope you enjoyed your special day to the fullest. Wishing you the finest of years to come.
Happy Belated Birthday.
Happy Belated Birthday.

Belated Birthday Wishes for My Boss

  • I hope that you enjoyed your special day and that this new year of your life will be an exceptional one!
  • Your birthday is a day worth acknowledging, and as such I want to extend to you a happy belated.
  • Some lateness is inexcusable, but I sincerely hope that this one isn’t. Please accept this small, professionally-courteous birthday gift!
  • May your recent birthday usher in an age where all of your dreams and aspirations come to pass!
  • I crave not only your level of professional success but also your ability to age so gracefully. Sorry for being late, but these sentiments come from the heart.
  • I received notification of your birthday late, but I hope I’m still in time enough to wish you a happy and prosperous one!
  • Thank you for not only showing what it means to be a professional but also an understanding person. My belated wishes for you to have a joyous birthday, sir.
  • Sending you a late wish on your special day feels disappointing to me, but I want you to know that it is always in my prayers that you have more successful days ahead. I hope you had a cheerful birthday.
  • Happy belated anniversary, boss! You are the finest boss I have ever come across. I pray that your life is enriched with more success, good health and eternal happiness.
  • I feel so ashamed that I forgot the special day of a very special figure like you. I hope your birthday was as wonderful as your life is to everyone who knows you.
  • Sorry for forgetting this special occasion of yours. I hope you had a very enjoyable occasion. May God reward you for all the good things you have done for me.


Happy Belated Birthday Images

Happy Belated Birthday. Sorry I'm slowth.
Happy Belated Birthday. Sorry I’m slowth.


Happy Belated birthday! Good things come to those who wait.
Happy Belated birthday! Good things come to those who wait.


Oh no! I missed it. Happy belated birthday!
Oh no! I missed it. Happy belated birthday!


Uh, oh! What did I forget?
Uh, oh! What did I forget?


Happy (Belated) Birthday Memes

Oops cat Belated birthday meme.
You forgot my birthday / you took it off Facebook.


Smile Now Cry Later meme for Belated birthday wishes.
Still time to wish today / Can’t believe it was yesterday! (Happy Bday)


Happy Birthday to you White Rabbit meme
I’m late! – Happy Birthday to you.


28 Days Later Belated Happy Birthday meme.
I guess it was yesterday. Happy Birthday, my Friend.


Change my mind meme for Belated Birthday Wishing.
Every day is your birthday – Change my mind.


Belated happy birthday meme on image of baby going oops.
Oops! Belated happy birthday.

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