A birthday is a special day to celebrate the life of someone we care about. Even though we may not be able to be with them on their special day, we can still show them how much we care with a heartfelt message. There are many ways to say to wish a happy birthday and each one is special in its own way.

But it is not enough just to say “happy birthday.” You need to make sure your message is thoughtful and conveys your true feelings. You should take time and find the perfect words to make the birthday boy/girl feel loved and appreciated. No matter if you deliver happy belated birthday wishes in person, by text, or through social media, it is always a good idea to add a personal touch.

  1. Please forgive me for not wishing you on your special day. Wishing you a happy belated birthday.
  2. I could have come up with a thousand excuses, but I just decided to plead guilty. Tell me how you’d like to be compensated! Happy late birthday!
  3. I am wishing a bit late, but it doesn’t mean that I love you less. Take my sorry for the delay; I really hope that you had a wonderful day!
  4. The biggest surprise is always the last one. However, not wishing on time was completely intentional. I just wanted to give you a surprise. Belated Happy birthday!
  5. The best belated birthday to you! Is your birthday already over? Oh no! Well, I hope you had an amazing day that you enjoy every year!

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Belated Birthday Wishes For A Friend:

  1. Wishing you a belated happy birthday, pal! Sorry I missed the big day, but thought I’d extend your birthday a little longer.
  2. May God fills your life with joys unlimited and may all your dreams come true as soon as possible. Wishing you a belated birthday my friend!
  3. You have so many good qualities in you, but the one that makes me feel lucky all the time is your forgiveness. Happy belated birthday dear friend!
  4. I’m sorry I missed your birthday, but I think it’s pretty impressive that I remembered it this soon after! Belated birthday wishes from your forgetful friend!
  5. I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that if you forget mine next year, I’ll forgive you. Happy Belated Birthday!

Belated Birthday Wishes For Your Cousin:

  1. We all know that birthdays are special, but someone like you is special everyday! Happy belated birthday Cousin!
  2. Sorry this card is a bit late. I remembered your birthday, just not the date! Happy belated birthday cousin!
  3. Hey there. Thank you for stopping by to check the happy belated birthday quotes for cousin I have on here. I hope you had a good read, and I hope your cousin forgives you.
  4. My dear cousin, you have risen above all the challenges that you have had to face in your life. As I go through mine, I take yours as a prerequisite. I hope I scale through pretty soon. I’m sorry this came in so late. Belated happy birthday to you.
  5. You’re The Best Cousin I Could Ever Have And I Am So Proud To Be Related To You. We May Have Grown Apart Over The Years But I Love You Just As Much As The Day We Were Born! I Love You!! Happy Birthday!

Belated Birthday Wishes For Your Niece:

  1. Even though this is late, it’s never too late to wish you the best of everything! Happy birthday niece!
  2. You are an absolute joy in our lives and not a day goes past that I don’t think of you. Sorry to have missed your birthday, but I celebrate the woman you have become every day! Happy belated birthday niece!
  3. Many any happy returns of the day dear angle. You came in our life like an angel and filled it with love and care. Happy Birthday!
  4. May God make all your wishes come true on this lovely day. This is my sincere wish for you. Wishing you a very happy birthday my lovely niece.
  5. Dear niece, today is your day, and I am proud to be your aunt. From the time I met you, my life changed completely. You always have been there for me when I needed you the most. I wish you a pleased birthday and thank God for giving me a gift as precious as you.

Belated Birthday Wishes For Your Aunt:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I Just Wanted To Wish The Sweetest, Kindest, Loveliest Girl A Belated Happy Birthday. I Hope You Had A Wonderful Day And Know I Will Forever Be Your Proud Aunt. Love ALWAYS, Aunt Kathy
  2. Happy Birthday Kiddo, I Know You Think That I Am Your Aunt, But Really I Am A Cool Mom. You Are The Most Important Person In My Life And I Love You More Than Anything!
  3. To my favorite Auntie, happy happy belated birthday! I’m so sorry that I missed the special day, but, to me, you are special every day!
  4. I’m so incredibly sorry for missing your special day Auntie! Please forgive me and accept my sincerest wishes in celebration of your birthday. I know that you will succeed in all that you set out to achieve.
  5. To My Dearest Aunt, Happy Birthday. You’ve always been my favorite relative because of the way you light up a room. Here’s to you, an amazing woman and a more amazing aunt.

Belated Birthday Wishes For Brother;

  1. As long as I’m here to save your back from dad, I don’t think being late on wishing you will ever be an issue. Happy belated birthday!
  2. Having a brother like you is a blessing. But forgetting this special day of yours is a crime. I am sorry brother. Happy belated birthday to you!
  3. I accidentally forgot your birthday, but I won’t be left out. Happy belated birthday, brother.
  4. Forgive me for wishing you a belated happy birthday. I didn’t realize people live to such an old age, I had assumed you were dead. Happy birthday elder brother!
  5. Maybe there is a reason you were born later than I was. I am not sure, but I think so. Belated happy birthday, my lovely brother.
  6. Happy belated birthday, tinny. I am so bummed that distance made it impossible for me to make it. I wish you all the happiness life has to offer.

Belated Birthday Wishes For Him:

  1. Can I compensate with thousands of hugs and kisses for not wishing you on your birthday? Please forgive me, dear. Happy belated birthday my man.
  2. Can we become cool again because I am sending you a big and lovely gift for you. So sorry for not wishing you on time. Happy belated birthday my king.
  3. No explanation can justify what I did. I was wrong on all sides. But I’m sure you will forgive your baby girl. Here is wishing that you have a year that is special to you just as you are to me. Belated happy birthday, my dear.
  4. You deserve to be celebrated every day of your life, and not restricted to just a day in the year, that is why I chose to celebrate you a day after your birthday. I hope you like this idea. Belated happy birthday to you.
  5. A shiny sun, fantastic happy birthday to you darling!!! Poor you, I know how awful your father, I mean my brother is. Let us plan a prank on him on your birthday.

Belated Birthday Wishes For Your Uncle:

  1. The world is made up of two types of people. Meticulously punctual types and the awesome fun people like me who don’t own calendars. Happy belated birthday uncle!
  2. Sorry for the belated wishes but today, I’ll raise a toast to you and hope you enjoy all the finer things in life. You’ll always be the coolest uncle around. Happy belated birthday uncle!
  3. Belated Happy birthday, so I hope you had an excellent moment. Except for the late desire however I keep imagining that I’m on holiday and don’t have any duties. Perhaps I’ll take off tomorrow to celebrate!
  4. I just couldn’t be anymore unhappier to have missed your birthday. I am really sorry about that. I hope your birthday was just as special as you are. And I honestly pray that all your birthday wishes come true this year. Belated Happy Birthday to you.
  5. You’re the only one I call my father. If it weren’t for you, my life would’ve been so ugly and I’d have ended up a mess. Thank you for always spreading love and giving me listening ears. I can’t wait to show you around the world when I finally make it. Belated happy birthday, uncle.

Belated Birthday Wishes For Sister:

  1. On your birthday, I am recalling all the good memories and incidents that we shared together. You are the best friend of mine, not only a sister. I know I am a bit late on sending a birthday wish, I want an apology for that, I love you, sister.
  2. Dear sister, I am sorry for wishing you late. You know very well that I was out of the city and that’s why I missed your birthday party, happy birthday to you, dear. 
  3. You do realize I didn’t technically forget your birthday? I’m just fashionably late… as usual. Happy Birthday, dearest sister!
  4. I’ll make you a cake I promise. But first, accept my apology. Belated happy birthday Sister.
  5. I pray to God that never let a tear drop from my sister’s eyes because she is precious for me, the only real diamond I have got. Sorry for not reaching on time but my feelings and love are always there for you. Wishing happiest belated birthday to my sister!

Belated Birthday Wishes For Her:

  1. Sorry for being late again with your birthday wishes. However, when someone looks like you do, never appearing a day older no matter how much time passes, it makes it hard for others to remember that you also age like the rest of us! I hope you had the unbelievable birthday you deserved!
  2.  I know I made a terrible mistake by forgetting the birthday of my missus. But I promise to heal her wounds with my hugs and kisses.
  3. Here’s the message I should have sent: I hope your birthday was wonderful. Wonderful is exactly what you deserve.
  4. It feels like you just had a birthday the other day. Oh yeah, you did. Sorry, I am late. Wishing you a belated happy birthday!
  5. Even though this greeting has come to you a bit late, but it is full of love, positivity and good wishes. Belated happy birthday!

Belated Birthday Wishes For My Boss:

  1. I am so sorry for being late on sending you a birthday wish. On your birthday, I hope you will find all the happiness and love in your life, Happy Birthday to you. 
  2. Dear boss, it’s not like I forgot your birthday, I actually was looking for some good gifts and was thinking about the best birthday wishes line, Happy Birthday to you, boss. 
  3. It’s still your birthday week and while it may not have come as early as it should, I’m sending you birthday blessings and grace for the new year.
  4. Happy belated birthday, boss. I hope you forgive me for sending my wish late, it wasn’t intentional. May your new age bring you love and joy and may you find happiness and success in all you do.
  5. So sorry sir for wishing you a belated birthday, the new project I was working on preoccupied my mind. I wish you a year of peace, joy and good health.

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Happy belated birthday wishes are the best way to show someone you care. Even if you’re a day late, the sentiment is still there. Make sure to personalize your message to the birthday boy/girl. With a little thoughtfulness, your wish will surely make their day. So don’t hesitate to wish someone a happy birthday, even if you’re a little late. Chances are, they’ll appreciate it just as much.

Emma Avery
I'm Emma Avery, the woman behind Pippalee. I’m a professional blogger with an interest in all things music-related. I aspire to help others find their best musical match by providing them with the best information possible! I was writing for over 21 years. And strives to provide you with the best content possible related to Musical Instruments. I love all things musical and am obsessed with anything that can make noise! I also really enjoy spending time outdoors in nature, playing sports, reading good books, and watching scary movies. Just hoping you enjoy reading what we have to say! I started this website in 2009. When I was a kid, my mom would take me to music lessons and we would buy all the sheet music there. That’s when it first dawned on me that not everyone has access to musical instruments This is where Pippalee comes in: and provides you with quality content about Musical Instruments so you can learn more about them and see which ones are right for you!