What to Write in a 30th Birthday Card

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Figuring out what message to write on someone’s 30th birthday card can be tricky! Every birthday is special, but a 30th birthday is a particularly significant milestone. That’s why you want your 30th birthday messages to be on point!

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite 30th birthday messages. What you write depends on who your recipient is, so we’ve divided our messages into 5 categories: to your child, to a sibling, to a friend, to a coworker, and funny. So, you can find a message on our list for any situation. Here are our favorite 30th birthday messages:

To your child

Nothing makes you prouder as a parent to see your child grow into a happy, productive adult! These 30th birthday greetings will help you communicate to your kid how proud you are of them. Many of these messages also work if they come from a grandparent, uncle, or aunt. Here are some 30th birthday greetings you can send to your offspring!

Dad and child eating birthday cake

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  • I can’t believe my little girl is 30 years old! I’m so proud of everything you’ve accomplished and the wonderful woman you have become!
  • Happy 30th birthday, son! We are so proud of you and the life you’ve made for yourself!
  • It doesn’t seem like it’s been three decades since we had you. It makes me feel old! Happy birthday!
  • We love you and are proud of you! Happy 30th birthday!
  • Way to make it to thirty :) Keep making your momma proud!
  • It doesn’t matter how old you get, you’ll always be our little baby! We love you and are delighted with what you made of your life! Happy 30th birthday! -Wishing you joy on your 30th birthday! Have fun, and give those grandkids of mine kisses from me!
  • We’re so proud of the man you’ve become! Happy 30th birthday!
  • Ever since you were a kid, I always knew you were destined for greatness! Nothing makes me happier than witnessing everything you’ve accomplished. Happy 30th birthday!
  • Happy 30th birthday! Have fun, and remember to keep making your old man proud!
  • I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that you are now as old as I was when we had you! I am so pleased with the kind and wonderful person you’ve become. Happy 30th birthday!
  • Wow! You’ve grown into such a beautiful, talented, intelligent, and compassionate woman! We couldn’t be more proud of you!
  • Best birthday wishes to our favorite 30-year-old in the whole world! We love you so much!
  • You’ve made it to the three-decade mark! I’m prouder of you than words can say! Happy birthday!
  • Happy 30th birthday, my son! You are the light of my life! Live this next year to the fullest, and may there be many happy returns!

To a sibling

Siblings play a huge part in forming the kind of people we develop into. 30th birthday messages to your siblings are fun and heartfelt. Many of these messages will also work for cousins that you feel close to. Here are some great messages you can send to your sibling!

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  • Happy 30th birthday, bro! I’m proud of you, and I’m grateful that you’re my brother!
  • Well, well, well! Look who made it to the big 3-O! Happy birthday, sis!
  • Happy 30th birthday! Thanks for always being someone I could look up to!
  • I can’t believe you're 30!! It makes me feel like a geezer! Haha! Have a wonderful celebration!
  • Happy 30th birthday to the best brother in the world! Love you!
  • I wish you a very happy 30th birthday! Thanks for being a great sister!
  • Happy 30th birthday, mon frere! Keep being awesome!
  • Time flies! It’s hard to believe you’re already 30! Thanks for being there for me for all these years! I love you, and I’m proud of you!
  • Happy 30th birthday! You’re my hero!
  • Wishing a happy 30th birthday to my favorite sister!
  • Sending you my warmest 30th birthday wishes! Keep being awesome, brother!
  • I wish you joy on your special birthday! You are special to me, and you always will be! Keep being the fantastic example to me that you always have been!
  • Happy 30th, little bro! I love you and am proud of you! You’ll always be my best friend!
  • Sending you my warmest congratulations on the 30th anniversary of your birth! I’m proud to call you my sister!
  • I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since Mom and Dad brought you home from the hospital. I will always remember that day as the day I met the best friend I’d ever have! I’m proud of you, and I love you!

To a friend

Friendly, supportive messages from friends can make a birthday special! Here, we’ve compiled some of the friendliest 30th birthday messages.

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  • Way to make it to the three-decade mark, my friend! Many happy returns!
  • Happy 30th birthday, buddy! I hope you have a fantastic birthday celebration!
  • Congratulations on turning 30! Sending you my love and best wishes!
  • Happy 30th birthday! Thanks for being a terrific friend for all these years!
  • Happy 30th birthday, pal! Have a great day!
  • Wow! You’re 30 now! Isn’t it amazing how time flies? It seems like it was only yesterday that we were a couple of snot-nosed kids running around and getting into trouble! Congratulations, and may there be many happy returns!
  • Woot woot! You’re 30! Time to celebrate! Have a wonderful day!
  • Happy 30th! May you continue being extraordinary and successful, and may all of your dreams come true! Best wishes, my friend!
  • You made it to thirty! Way to be! Keep up the excellent work! Give the family my love!
  • Happy 30th birthday, mate! Your 30th birthday is a huge milestone! I hope you celebrate it accordingly!
  • Congrats on turning 30, pal! Keep on being true to yourself and living life on your terms!
  • Wishing my best friend the happiest 30th birthday imaginable! You’re a great person!
  • Happy birthday, my friend! I hope you celebrate your three-decade mark with an awesome party!

To a coworker

It can be hard to know what to write when you get handed a birthday card at work, especially if you don’t know your coworker it’s for very well. For coworkers, your message should be friendly, and professional. Here are some great messages you can add to your coworker’s 30th birthday card:

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  • Happy 30th birthday! Many happy returns!
  • Congratulations on your 30th birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!
  • Happy 30th birthday, my friend! Do something to celebrate! You deserve it!
  • Best wishes on you’re 30th birthday! Keep being awesome!
  • My most sincere congratulations on your birthday! Thanks for being a terrific member of the team. I hope you celebrate many future birthdays with us!
  • It’s your 30th birthday! Do something special to celebrate!
  • Wishing you joy and happiness on your special day! Happy 30th!
  • Happy 30th birthday, colleague! Spend your evening doing something fun!
  • Congrats on turning 30 today! That’s a big deal!
  • I’m amazed at how you’ve accomplished so much at this company by the time you turned 30! Happy birthday!
  • Happy 30th birthday, my friend! Thanks for being an integral member of our little work family!
  • Sending you good vibes and congratulations on your 30th birthday!
  • Congratulations on your 30th birthday! It is a great opportunity to take stock of your achievements. You’ve done great things with us, and you will be sure to accomplish many more wonderful things in the future!
  • Happy 30th birthday! You’ve come so far, and if you keep up the good work, the sky’s the limit!


Everyone loves to laugh! A joke can make your birthday greeting fun and memorable. If you send a digital birthday card, you can add a GIF or meme that matches your message. Here are some hilarious birthday GIFs and memes. These are our favorite funny 30th birthday messages!

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  • Happy 30th birthday! Reaching 30 is a real accomplishment! Or, at least, it was, back in the stone age.
  • Happy 30th birthday! You are now middle-aged! Time to get started on your mid-life crisis!
  • Ah, I remember my 30th birthday! I was in my prime! Things only went downhill from there. Anyway, happy birthday!
  • You’re 30!? You don’t look a day over 29! What’s your secret?
  • Congratulations on being 30 for the next 20 years XD
  • I’ve got to be honest, I never thought you’d make it to thirty, with your lifestyle ;) Happy birthday!
  • I can’t believe you’re 30! It feels like it was only yesterday that you were 29.
  • Happy 30th birthday. Time to move out of your parent's basement!
  • Happy 30th birthday! If you want there to be many happy returns, don’t celebrate too hard! If I’m not mistaken, this is your twelfth 30th birthday in a row. Congratulations on finding a way to stay young!
  • You’re 30! Congrats! Only 35 years until retirement! You’re almost there!
  • Happy 30th birthday! May you, like a fine wine, continue to improve with age ;)
  • Happy 30th birthday! Hopefully, you have another 30 years in the tank!
  • Did you know that Isaac Newton invented calculus at 23, Muhammed Ali became the heavyweight boxing champion at 22, and Steve Jobs founded Apple at 21? Anyway, on an entirely unrelated note, happy 30th birthday!

Don't forget the card!

And those are the best 30th birthday messages you’ll find on the Internet! Since 30th birthdays are important, you want your birthday message to be special. You also want the card that contains it to be just as memorable. Check out our virtual 30th birthday cards. You can customize your design by adding pictures, GIFs, and videos. You can even add multiple contributors. You can create a beautiful card in just 4 simple steps!

30th birthdays should be fun occasions If you are in charge of organizing 30th birthday festivities for a family member, friend, or coworker, here are some fun celebration ideas. Whatever you choose to do, make the birthday celebrant feel special. Also, make sure you have a blast too! It may not be your birthday, but you deserve it! If you have any terrific 30th birthday greeting ideas, let us know in the comments!

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