Forgot someone's birthday? We've all been there.
No worries though, a belated birthday card and grovelling message inside should cover it, right?
Fear not, we've got both of those covered, so read on, my friend.
This is your handy cheat-sheet guide, jam packed with quotes, excuses and ideas for what to write inside the dreaded late birthday card.
Belated Birthday Messages
I know it's too late to wish you a happy birthday, so instead, Happy Today!
I'm not actually late in wishing you a happy birthday, I'm just super early for next year.
I'm not actually late in wishing you a happy birthday, I just live in my own time zone.
At least I remembered eventually!
Belated but sincere, wishing you the happiest birthday.
I didn't really forget your birthday, I just wanted your celebrations to last longer.
Sorry it's late but Facebook didn't remind me.
Oh well, better late than never!
Let's just call it a birthday month.
I blame the postal system.
I may always be late, but at least I'm consistent.
Roses are red,
Cacti are prickly,
Sorry this card didn't
Get there more quickly.
Always late but worth the wait.
I hate being late, but I'm just so good at it.
My lateness is just proof that life is too unpredictable to be tamed by a schedule.
Being early is so overrated, being fashionably late is the new trend!
They say punctuality is the most effective approach to establish a positive first impression. It's a good job you've know me a while!
Sorry it's late.
I remembered your birthday,
just not the date!
Belated Birthday Quotes
"He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time." Oscar Wilde
"Even miracles take a little time." Pinocchio
“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”―
"Well, no wonder you're late. This clock is exactly two days slow." Alice in Wonderland
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu
“People no longer live by sun and moon, by wind and stars, but by some slyly contrived conventions known as clocks and calendars.” Matthew Goldman
"I prefer chronologically challenged.” Victoria Aveyard, Cruel Crown
"A queen is never late. Everyone else is simply early." The Princess Diaries
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