You forgot to wish your friend a happy birthday—and you’re more than fashionably late. Maybe your phone reminder didn’t work. Maybe you went to the pre-party and had a little too much fun. Maybe you’re just not the remembering type. Fear not—with our belated birthday cards, you’ll be back in your friend’s good graces faster than you can say, “Same time, next year.”
First things first: keep it light—it’s not the end times. Our selection of belated birthday greetings say “sorry,” but don’t dwell in melodrama. Make a little fun of yourself and get out of your predicament with colorful, tongue-in-cheek cards that make your slice of humble pie a little more flavorful.
Second: move quickly; time is of the essence. You don’t want to end up so late that you’ll be sending belated greetings for your belated greetings. (Sadly, there are no cards for dilemmas like that.) After you’ve picked out your favorite card, our online design tool lets you quickly customize your message, put your best typeface forward, and showcase your artistic instincts. It’s faster than traipsing down to the grocery store greeting card section, and the finished card is sure to be twice as thoughtful.
Third: make it count. If your friend won’t be moved by anything less than a printed token of your regret, many of our belated birthday cards are available in paper—including folded cards that leave plenty of room for a suitably long note of apology.
Finally: make sure it never happens again. Use our online address book and scheduling options to have a card ready for every important birthday on your calendar—and other big days, too. Take a look at cards for congratulating, celebrating, and remembering all of your friends’ non-age-related milestones and find a greeting for every scribble in your pocket planner.