The term “life starts at 40” was coined by a man called Walter Pitkin in 1932.
That is much truer now than it was in Pitkin’s day, thanks to advancements in medicine and a better understanding of health and nutrition. Still, reaching 40 is a significant milestone. If nothing else, it’s an occasion to honor someone special in your life.
You can send personalized 40th birthday cards to say “Happy 40th Birthday” to someone. We’ve compiled a large collection of lovely, smart, adorable, and humorous 40th birthday wishes to offer you some inspiration.
Here are some simple happy 40th birthday cards that you may send to anybody celebrating their fourth decade.
- Happy birthday to someone Talented, Terrific, Tremendous, and Top-notch. You’ve arrived at your four T’s!
- Thank you for four decades of pure brilliance!
- Greetings on your special day! I’m excited to watch what you do with the next 40 years of your life.
- You have the vigor of a half-adult and the knowledge of an adult twice your age. Happy 40th birthday to an extraordinary individual.
Here are some amusing 40th birthday greetings, many of which mock the recipient’s age.
- Greetings on your special day! I’m sure you were hoping no one would notice your 40th birthday. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case!
- Congratulations on your 40th birthday! What’s it like to be the oldest child on the planet?
- Congratulations on your 40th birthday! Oh, and if you feel crappy the next day, it’s not a hangover; it’s simply part of getting older.
- I hate to use the F word around you, but… you’re forty! Greetings on your special day!
Dedicated to Her
Here are some messages for a 40-year-old lady.
- At 40, you’re still sassy, foxy, and beautiful. Greetings on your special day!
- Lady, have a wonderful birthday! No one would think you’re 40, and if you pay me well enough, I won’t tell them!
- Happy 40th birthday to a woman who will always be beautiful on the inside and out.
In His Honor
Here are some birthday greetings for a 40-year-old guy.
- Congratulations on your 40th birthday! You had a good-looking physique. Now you’re an attractive OLDER man.
- Warm greetings on your 40th birthday! I’d mock you for being old, but I’m scared you’ll throw your teeth at me and smack me with your cane!
- Congratulations on your 40th birthday! Your Viagra years have begun!
A Good Friend
Here are some 40th birthday greetings for someone special in your life.
- My favorite 40-year-old had a birthday today. I hope you stay for many more years since I’m not sure I’ll ever find another buddy like you.
- Happy 40th birthday to someone amazing of all ages.
- A close friend’s birthday is today. If the following 40 years are even half as wonderful as the first, you’ll have had an incredible life.
Finally, some 40th birthday greetings for a spouse, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend:
- Happy 40th birthday to the sassiest 40-year-old on the block!
- Today is my wonderful husband’s 40th birthday! I’m still madly in love with you and will always be.
- Happy 40th birthday to my stunning wife, who is much too attractive to be 40.