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Should I Send a Birthday Message to a Teacher?

Updated on January 7, 2018
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Oyewole Folarin loves writing greeting-card messages and helping others find the words they need for life's special moments.

Wishing a teacher “happy birthday” is a thoughtful gesture. Teachers have dedicated their lives to imparting knowledge and skills that we need to become a better person in the society and to be able to contribute meaningfully to making the world a better place for all to live, work, and recreate. On their important occasion, we can use a birthday card to express how much we value their work and also praise them for leaving a long-lasting and positive impact on our lives.

A meaningful birthday sentiment from you will surely make them feel delighted.

A personalized birthday card is a thoughtful act that you can use to express your feelings in writing to them. If you have a teacher, lecturer, or supervisor who is an important person in your (or your child's) life, sending them a personalized card might make them feel great and appreciated. These card messages below will inspire you to write your own card.

What to Write in a Birthday Card for a Teacher

Sample Messages for Teachers or Lecturers

Here is a list of some good messages for your current, old, or ex teachers that you can consider:

  • I wish you a fulfilling life and many more days of joy, happiness, and success.
  • Happy birthday to my best teacher and mentor. Thank you for inspiring me to the top of my class.
  • Welcome to the senior citizens’ world where there is nothing more than to relax, play golf, and catch fun with your mates. Congratulations and best wishes on your special day!
  • Birthday brings new joy, new discovery, and new hope. Accept my warmest congratulations on your milestone birthday!
  • For our gorgeous and favorite teacher, who turn [insert age] today, and still looking very young. I hope your birthday is as special as you are!
  • You deserve lot of best wishes, not just for your special day but for every moment you inspire and encourage me to be a better person. Have a nice day, [sir/ma]!
  • The celebration of birthday is an opportunity to be thankful for what we have accomplished in life, to appreciate the joy of life and for being alive to start a new beginning. You deserve the best today and beyond!
  • What do I have to offer that could match the big difference you’ve made in my life? On your special day, I’d like to thank you for never giving up on me and for believing in my capability. Have a wonderful celebration!
  • Thank you for encouraging me and for giving me courage throughout my campus life. On your [insert year] birthday, enjoy the new feeling of being a senior citizen.
  • I hope your birthday is filled with your favorite things and wish you many more years to celebrate.
  • Let me use this opportunity to wish you happiness in life as you attained this milestone age.
  • Your study guide has a great influence on what I have become in life. And the story of my life wouldn’t be complete without mentioning how you have changed my life for real and better. I wish you more blessing today and always!
  • You’re indeed the hero of our time! May you be blessed with many more years to continue with what you know to do best than anyone else!

  • You are not only my favorite teacher but my life coach. Your teaching skills have earned you so much recognition home and abroad. On your [insert year] birthday, I wish you good health, happiness, and all the very best to enjoy what you’ve worked for.
  • I feel blessed to be one of your students in college. I have gained in no small part from your valuable lessons. May your birthday be filled with sweet memories, joy, and happiness!
  • Let me use your big day to thank you for being a wonderful teacher. You have touched so many lives positively. And your career has earned you so much respect far beyond anyone could think of. Happy birthday!
  • I’m extremely blessed to have you as my teacher and guide. You have never left me alone, and you’re always willing to help me no matter what it’s going to take for me to graduate with honors. Happy birthday, [sir/ma]!
  • You inspired me so much when I felt I couldn’t make it to the top. When I was having some difficulties in the school, you stood by me far more than what someone would expect from a tutor. You’re the best teacher one could ask for. Happy birthday!
  • My campus life wouldn’t have been smooth without you around guiding and encouraging me. Happy birthday to the best teacher with the kind heart!
  • No matter how great I am now, I will never look down on you because I’m seriously indebted to you for everything you do. I hope your birthday is amazing as you are!
  • The most special gift for you on your special day from me is this short birthday line to wish you well and show appreciation for all your help. Enjoy your great day!
  • I hope to impart knowledge onto future leaders just as you’ve imparted onto me. Happy birthday!
  • You’re still as young as you were back then as my class teacher in primary school. I hope you have enjoyed your birthday!
  • The role that you continue to play in college is exceptional. No wonder you’re the #1 teacher that everybody is attracted to. Thank you for teaching your course with passion.
  • Happy birthday, teacher! Thank you for all your inspiration and kind advice. I have never regretted following your teachings.
  • Happy birthday to the most respected sir and teacher. Here’s wishing you a bright and an exciting day.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

— Henry Brooks Adams

More Birthday Card Messages

How to Say "Happy Birthday" on Facebook and Twitter

  • Happy birthday to our favorite teacher and amazing person.
  • May your birthday bring good tidings, happiness, and pride to you! Have a wonderful celebration!
  • The lessons I have received from you have changed my life for real and for better. Congratulations, I hope you have the happiest of days!
  • Your course has really prepared me for the greater challenge ahead. Happy birthday to a talented tutor!
  • You’re not only my favorite teacher, you’re my mentor.
  • I wish you a joyous and blissful birthday today and always.
  • Today, let’s celebrate joy and goodness in the life of the world’s #1 teacher.
  • Your special day is my big day, because you’re my great teacher.
  • You’re a wonderful person, and I’m blessed to celebrate this special day with you.
  • Teaching is your hobby, happy birthday!
  • This is a year of success, luck, and happiness—may your year be just like that!
  • It’s been great celebrating with you this year. Accept my best wishes!
  • Your birthday remind of my college days, and those who have made me the kind of person I am today. If anyone deserve recognition, no one else but you. Happy birthday to someone who is more of a father than my music teacher.
  • Thank you for the courage you gave me while at school. Happy birthday!
  • As you achieved another life milestone, I wish you good health, and more years to celebrate.

Spiritual Sentiments

Religious Birthday Wishes for Teachers or Lecturers

  • May God bless you and give you many more blissful years to continue making a positive difference in our lives. Have the happiest of birthdays!
  • May God’s guidance and love be upon you as you grow to be the most successful teacher you were destined to be!
  • Praying that in your profession, your light will continue to glow brighter and brighter and may God keep you strong and healthy to reach the peak of your career!
  • Dear teacher, you have started your teaching career well—I pray God make it easy for you to reach the peak with many great accomplishments!
  • May God grant you more happy days to continue doing what you know to do best—encouraging, inspiring, and mentoring young stars!
  • It is no small feat to attain a great milestone in life. You’re the best part of my life. May God continue to bless you and fulfill all your wishes!
  • It’s truly a blessing to see you achieved another milestone age. May God guide and strengthen you always.
  • Please, accept my fond thoughts and best wishes today. May God meet all your needs and keep you always!
  • Thank you, God, for giving our amiable teacher another year of life to help future leaders grow and learn.

If you'd like to add one or two lines to the list above, kindly put them in the comment box below. Thank you!

© 2017 Oyewole Folarin


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