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Best Happy Birthday Messages for Your Ex-Boss

Updated on June 24, 2017
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Oyewole Folarin loves writing greeting card messages and helping others find the words they need for life's special moments.

What to Write in a Birthday Card for Your Ex-Boss

When it is time for you to send touching happy birthday wishes, messages and good quotes to your ex-boss, you want your former boss to know that you really appreciate all his or her kindness, care, support and words of encouragement over the years. Birthday wishes and messages tone can be informal or formal. In whatever way, one need to be very careful so as not to use some words or phrases that could get him or her upset.

To help you with what to write, get inspiration from the wordings or phrases below, and write your own unique birthday wish or message that will be more pleasing and make your ex-boss special day a memorable one to always live to remember. For those that forgot to send their wishes on time, you'll find some belated birthday wishes in this guide as well.

All you need now is just relax your mind while you go through the list to see which one best describe the qualities of your amiable leader, mentor, and friend. You can use them as they are or rewrite to make your message more appealing to the best boss ever.

I celebrate with you today, our leader, mentor, motivator and role model.

Examples of Happy Birthday Wishes to Ex-Boss

  • Today is a perfect day to let you know that you have been a wonderful boss, friend, support and everything one could look for in a good boss. You groomed us to be sound professionals and made working with you an interesting and lifetime experience. I wish you a very happy birthday.
  • As you are starting another milestone today, I pray God opens stage of opportunities and strength for you. Happy birthday and thank you for your service!
  • As you mark your birthday today, I celebrate you our leader, mentor, motivator and role model. Many happy returns of the day to the best boss ever!
  • May this new era usher in long life, wisdom and the capacity to lead well as you have always done. I wish you nothing but the best in your future, happy birthday!
  • This is a milestone worthy of celebrating God’s goodness, grace, and kindness. You have been an exemplary and visionary leader who has dedicated his life to the service of humanity. On your special day, I wish you happiness and success in life. Happy birthday, sir!

Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday Song

A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.

— Charles Erwin Wilson

More Samples of Happy Birthday Messages to your Ex Boss

  • I wish you a wonderful birthday. May you live long in divine health, happy birthday, sir!
  • It is with deep sense of humility that I join friends and well-wishers in congratulating you most heartily on your birthday anniversary. The attainment of this memorable age is of great significance and marks a watershed in your life.
  • Your entrepreneurial skill has endeared you into many hearts across the globe. Happy birthday!
  • Birthday wishes for a great leader. As you mark another milestone in the journey of a most rewarding life today which heralds your 60th birthday anniversary, members of my family and I join well-wishers to felicitate with you on this auspicious occasion. Many happy returns of the day!
  • To my good boss, today remains a unique day, for it attests to one glorious event: the birthday celebration of a highly distinguished boss. Many happy returns!
  • Let me use this special occasion to, once again, thank you for your outstanding leadership qualities, you are indeed a mentor that is worthy of emulation. I wish you sound health and long life. Many happy returns of the day!

  • Your industry, integrity and humanist nature are few of your qualities that continue to inspire me. I wish you a happy birthday, and pray for your good health and many more years.
  • You have been an inspiration. As a role model, you have been exemplary. As an entrepreneur, your achievements have been remarkable. Happy birthday!
  • You are an icon of integrity, hard-work and a great philanthropist with a Midas touch. The landmark of your achievements and leadership quality stand you out as a beacon and a point of reference for generations to come. Happy birthday to my best boss ever!

Happy birthday to a wonderful boss. Many happy returns of the day!
Happy birthday to a wonderful boss. Many happy returns of the day!

Happy Birthday Quotes

“The mark of a true visionary is his ability to imagine the future and act on it, yielding great results in the process and then using this success for the benefit of others”. – Anonymous

“A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could”. – Charles Erwin Wilson

Happy Birthday Poem

He who finds wisdom, finds life;

Favor from the Lord, he receives:

Hoping that this special day,

As turn you a septuagenarian,

Your endowment of wisdom,

Prudence, knowledge and discretion

Will be reinforced by the Lord,

Who will add to your days and years in life.

Happy birthday.

The BEATLES Birthday Song

  • Being your special day, I am happy and proud to give you all the felicitations you deserve for your positive influence upon my life. You have consistently maintained your noble stance of adding smiles to faces. Happy birthday!
  • Thank you so much for your altruism, guidance and useful advice. Thank you for being a great boss. Here’s wishing you a day that’s as special as you are. Have a fantastic birthday!
  • Being blessed comes naturally. Here’s wishing you a successful career. Happy birthday!
  • Sir, yours has been a remarkable life and career, an inspiring story of vision, humility, and grace, written on tablets of hard-work and divine leading. May the many years ahead be even more blessed with divine grace, sound health, and prosperity. Happy birthday!
  • I am so fortunate working with a humble and caring boss like you, Sir/Ma. Thanks for the encouragement, inspiration and motivation. Happy birthday!

Here’s wishing you a day that’s as special as you are. Happy birthday!

  • A wonderful birthday celebration to a wonderful boss. Thanks for being so wonderful and amazing to work with. You are older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow. I wish the happiest of birthdays to a great boss!
  • Thank you for giving us the best gifts and always eager to make the workplace fun. You will always be our super-hero. Happy birthday to the world’s greatest boss!
  • Words can neither qualify nor quantify your care and support to me. You are one out of millions. My prayer for you in this new era is that God will give you sound health and wisdom to lead us well as you have always done. Happy birthday, best boss ever!
  • Happy birthday to a wonderful mentor, a role model, and the best boss ever. It is with great joy that I identify with you today being your special day.
  • To my mentor, I so much appreciate your leadership style and your commitment to good governance. I pray that God continues to bless and guide you through the years ahead. Happy birthday, sir!

Belated Birthday Wishes for Your Ex-Boss

Did you forget to send a birthday wish to your former boss, or you forgot to attend their party. Below, you’ll find inspirational examples to help you compose a late birthday message.

  • I’m so sorry for being a little late in sending my thoughtful wishes to you on your special day. I promise that such shameful thing will never happen again. I hope you enjoyed your birthday with lots of beautiful memories!
  • I wish you more birthdays to come, and good health to enjoy life in retirement. Sorry for being late!
  • If anyone deserves a late birthday card, it’s not someone like you who I hold in high respect. Sorry for being late—I’ll be on time in your coming birthdays!
  • I’m feeling thankful and blessed to have someone special like you as part of my sweet memories. Happy belated birthday!
  • I know I’m a bit late to send greetings to you on your big day. I hope this quick note bring smile on your face as you did for me in the past. Much love and ton of thanks to you for being such an amazing person you are!
  • I’m still trying to figure out how on earth did I forget my former boss’s birthday. Hope you had a great day!
  • We were having series upon series of meeting with the management on how to save the company from moribund, and that is why I’m sending my birthday card late. Please accept my sincere excuse. I hope you had lots of fun on that day!
  • Please, don’t see me as person who is untouched about your inspiration and great achievement. You’re always in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you the very best in life every day!
  • Let me use this belated birthday card to wish you many more years of sound health, happiness, and prosperity. Hope you enjoyed your day!
  • For being late, I’m adding a thoughtful gift card to my heartfelt birthday wish to you just to make things up. I hope you had a wonderful celebration!
  • Sorry for missing your birthday party. I couldn’t make it due to some family issues. Happy belated birthday!

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