What to write in a 50th birthday card

  1. Happy birthday and congratulations on turning 50. This milestone brings the privilege that you no longer need an excuse to stay in on a Saturday night. But as with any privilege it shouldn't be abused so don't forget to get out once in a while, because fun is the elixir of youth!
  2. Happy birthday and congratulations on turning 50. If you're anxious about getting old just think, ten years ago you were worried about turning 40!
  3. Congratulations and commiserations on your big birthday. The good news is, you made it to 50. The bad news is, it's all downhill from here.
  4. Now that you're 50 you've probably got more hair where you don't want it and less hair where you do want it. You can't fight it but at least you can still let your hair down and have fun on your birthday!
  5. Wishing you a wonderful 50th birthday filled with the finer things in life. You've worked hard for more than half your life so you've definitely earned it.
  6. On your birthday I'd like to propose a toast to you. My life is better for knowing you and the world is a better place for having you in it for the past 50 years. Cheers!
  7. What a privilege it is for me to wish you a happy birthday and congratulate you on turning 50. You are such a special person who has been an amazing influence in my life. We've shared the good times and the bad, and I wish nothing but great things for you as you enter your sixth decade.
  8. Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and John Bon Jovi have already turned 50 and now one more superstar has joined the club. Happy 50th birthday!
  9. Happy 50th anniversary of YOU. Many people feel the need to reinvent themselves in their fifties, but you're perfect just the way you are.
  10. Happy 50th birthday! The Romans called it 'L', we say 'fifty' and some tribes in the Amazon don't even have a word for numbers that big. In anyone's language, it's a number worth celebrating.
  11. Congratulations on your 50th birthday. As Victor Hugo once said, "Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age." A surprisingly optimistic sentiment from the man who wrote Les Miserables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, but grab it with both hands and run with it anyway.
  12. Wishing you a fun-filled 50th birthday. If 50's the new 40, it's time to get naughty!
  13. Wishing you all the best on your 50th. Now that you're ten times smarter than when you were 5, I hope you've learned how important it is to stay young at heart.
  14. No need to be thrifty now that you're 50, You've racked up the miles so party in style!
  15. It's hard to believe, so say it isn't so... You look too good to be the big 5-0!
  16. Happy 50th birthday. They used to say that life begins at 40, but if 50 is the new 40 then surely that means life begins now?
  17. Cheers to you on your 50th birthday! Your arms may be turning into bat wings but don't let that stop you from putting on your party dress and dancing with your arms raised high.
  18. Congratulations on your 50th birthday. I'm so lucky to have you in my life and I hope you live to be a hundred.
  19. Happy birthday and congratulations, you're halfway to a telegram from the Queen. In the meantime, put your feet up and enjoy the rewards from all the hard work you put in during your 20s, 30s and 40s.
  20. Happy birthday and congratulations on your 50th. Now that you're older you don't need as much sleep, so you can party all night.
  21. Congratulations and best wishes on your 50th birthday, an event worthy of celebration and reflection on five decades of life, love and laughter with plenty more yet to come.
  22. Happy birthday! Congratulations on this milestone and whatever you do, celebrate in style. If you're feeling old, just remember that 50 is the new 40!
  23. Happy 50th - if you haven't grown up by now, you can probably cross it off your to-do list and get on with having a totally awesome birthday!
  24. As you turn 50 you can age as gracefully as you like - flaunt your grays and wrinkles or use modern technology to hide them. Whichever path you choose, it only happens once so do it well and have a wonderful birthday!
  25. Wishing you a brilliant birthday. As you celebrate your 50th with family and friends may you feast yourself on fantastic food, fizz and fun!
  26. Happy 50th birthday! In your fifties you can forget about mortgages, contraception and school fees. You'll probably forget everything else as well, but at least now you'll have an excuse.
  27. Happy 50th birthday to you. So what if you've got a few wrinkles? As long as they come from laughter, I hope you have even more by the time you turn 60!
  28. Happy birthday. 50 is a big number, so it's the perfect excuse for an even bigger party!
  29. Happy birthday as you clock up half a century. 50 is an impressive number, so here's to your celebrations being just as impressive.
  30. Another year has passed us by but you're still looking nifty, They won't believe it when you say that you're now turning fifty.
  31. Happy birthday and congratulations on this historic day. Now that you're 50 you've had time to figure out who and what is important in your life, so here's to celebrating with those people in a way that brings you joy as you enter your sixth decade.
  32. Happy birthday and congratulations on turning 50 with your usual style and grace. In the words of another supermodel, "The face you have at age twenty-five is the face God gave you, but the face you have after fifty is the face you earned." - Cindy Crawford
  33. Happy birthday. Your 50th is the perfect time to reflect on life's experiences to date as well as look forward to all the new experiences this milestone will bring.
  34. Congratulations on this milestone of birthdays. Your first 50 years have been pretty amazing, so I can't wait to see what you'll get up to if you stick around for another 50!
  35. On your 50th birthday let's raise a glass to your half century, what an achievement!
  36. As you reflect on the ups and downs of the past 50 years you're bound to feel a little older, but hopefully also a little wiser. Happy birthday!
  37. Wishing you a happy 50th birthday. As Joan Rivers says, "Looking fifty is great - if you're sixty." Don't worry, you don't look a day over 55. Hope your celebrations are as sensational as you are.
  38. Today is the day for you to turn 50, You've mellowed with time like a well-aged whiskey. All the best.
  39. Congratulations on your 50th birthday! Your joints may be creaking a bit louder but you still have your [ charm / good looks ]
  40. Happy birthday and congratulations on turning 50. Now that you're halfway to 100, there's no turning back!