A Thankbox online birthday card allows contributors unlimited words and the ability to add a photo, GIF or video to a message. This can present a challenge to know what to write. There are no customs or norms for an online card like there are with a traditional group birthday card.
To help those requiring some inspiration or guidance here are a few practical tips:
- Your Thankbox will no doubt have ‘Happy birthday’ in the title. So personal messages can highlight what you want to say and in your own personal style.
- Mention why you appreciate the celebrating person.. Depending on who it is and your relationship, you may want to show some extra heart here.
- Include something relevant to the occasion (e.g., how the past year has gone or positive wishes for the future). In other words, focus a message around the milestone of reaching a new year.
- Consider including a funny or witty message toward the end.
- Sign off with a final message (e.g., All the best, With love, etc.) and your name.
Whether you include all the above will depend on the card. Sometimes it makes sense to keep a birthday card short and sweet, while you’ll want to elaborate in other cases. What follows are some general occasion specific tips:
Funny birthday card
Want to write something funny on a birthday card? Go ahead. Birthdays are a celebration! It only makes sense to keep things light-hearted and fun. Be considerate to others though. For example, if it’s your best friend since childhood then wind in any profanities or embarrassing memories if their Gran is signing too!
Birthday messages for professional relations
Wondering what to include in a birthday card for colleagues? Obviously, you want to keep it professional but not too serious, either. Consider how long you’ve known the person, how well and how closely you may have worked together.
Birthday messages for a child
If you’re used to writing cards for adults, you should keep a birthday card for a kid short, sweet, and fun. Kids love silly - so GIFs are an ideal complement to your words.
Milestone birthday messages
A Thankbox is ideal for any birthday. For those special birthdays - coming of age, landmark decades - a Thankbox ecard is perfect. With everyone able to contribute it provides a wonderful keepsake forever.