The best way to show your appreciation for a friend you had for a long time is to let them know exactly what you’re thinking and how much they mean to you and birthdays are a great time to do that.
Birthdays are days to celebrate your friendship and the endless happiness that comes from sharing friendship. It’s like a small celebration for each year of beautiful memories that come our way.
If you have a friend who has been there for you as a friend no matter what, then these are the kind of people that count the most. Not every day can a person find a good friend like this. People like these are your real friends; the type you can’t see day after day, but you can always count on them when you need them most.
Finding the right birthday message for a friend who has been there for you as a friend can be hard to do at times, as you don’t know if they want a message that is long or short, funny or serious. Birthday wishes for long time friends are hard to find because it’s not easy to know what they would like to hear or receive as a present.
However, here are some awesome happy birthday wishes for long time friend you can use to make the day blissful for your dear friend, whether long-distance away or close.
Happy Birthday to a Long Time Friend
The best collection of happy birthday messages to celebrate a long time male or female friend on his Special day.
1. The best of friends share everything with each other. You are one of the dearest people I know, and though we cannot see each other as often anymore, I still think of you as one of my amazing buddies. To say that I adore you is an understatement. And since our friendship goes way back, that’s all that you’ll get! On your birthday, I send you many warm wishes for a calm and happy year near and far.
2. My dear friend, thank you for the time we have spent together. I know you are one of my very good friends. I want to express to you how much you mean to me. You are truly the best person in the world. I appreciate everything that you offer to me including all your great advice. On this special day, I wish you a very happy birthday
3. You have been an ideal friend and companion throughout the years. Your birthdays are always special, and this year you will be turning fifty flowers that will forever grow in my heart. I wish you a very happy birthday! May your life blossom like a flower and may your years be filled with happiness and smiles!
4. Your friendship and love have been a wonderful gift, and I am so glad I’m celebrating another year of it. Thank you for all the great times we’ve shared together, and here’s to many more!
5. Happy birthday to my best friend who made my life happier in both rain and sunshine. I would have never imagined life without you in it. Here’s the perfect gift for the best friend in this world – another year of friendship!
6. Your friendship is worth more than you know. It is crowded at the top, but I’m thankful to have a friend like you. On my friend’s day, I wish you all the best!
7. I thank my lucky stars for having found someone like you in my life. You are not only my good friend but also my soul mate, my confidant and my shoulder to lean on in hard times. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without you. On this day of your birthday, I wish you every happiness in the world.
8. Your friendship means so much to me. I will cherish you for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me an understanding shoulder to lean on. You always listened to my problems and gave me wise words. Although time has come for us to part ways, I will never forget the moments we had together. Love ya!
9. Time and distance can test the bond of friendship. You have been my friend for years; we share the same values, interests and overall outlook on life. We both know that no matter what happens, no matter how far apart we are, one thing would always remain the same – the friendship between us. Happy birthday!
10. A great friend is one who looks out for you all the time. You are my best friend because you have always put my happiness first. I really appreciate your kindness. Happy birthday!
11. My friendship with you is strong and true. Thank you for being at my side through thick and thin. I am grateful to have you in my life. You are indeed a very special someone, without you, I would have been lost. My warmest blessings on this day of your birth! Enjoy your special day to the fullest. Happy Birthday, best friend!
12. You are my best friend forever it truly is. I want to wish you a happy birthday with all my heart. Let there be love, let there be laughter and most of all, be happy!
13. If there is one person that I can always depend on, it is you. Even when I am in a fix, you are the first person I think of. This year, along with your birthday, I give you my heartfelt regards for all the efforts you have put into our friendship. You are one special individual whom I will cherish forever! Happy birthday!
14. There is no day that comes around that I do not thank God for the gift of friendship He has bestowed upon me through you. The gift of true friendship is rare to find, and it is even rarer to find a true friend like you whom I can always count on. You have been a gift from above and I know the world would be a boring place without people like you. Thank you for being my friend and I hope your day will be filled with all the joys of life.
15. Nothing is more beautiful than a true friendship. Thank you for sticking by me all these years. The long hours of studying, the crazy day’s and night’s, the exciting road trips and all the talks we had. You have a special place in my heart. Wishing you a very happy birthday!
16. It has been a while since we chatted! Thank you for keeping in touch. I thank God for having this wonderful friendship with you; we have experienced wonderful times together and we also had our share of disagreements and challenges, but you stood by me and we overcame them. Now, we’ve grown older and wiser together. Happy Birthday!
17. And today, I want to say thanks for everything. Thank you for always being there helping me through thick and thin. You are not only the dearest friend anyone could ever hope for, but you are like another family member to me. I send you lots of love this birthday have a wonderful day.
18. On this special day, I take the opportunity to thank and appreciate you for all you have done. You supported me and made times happy and very special in my life. Let us celebrate today with a heartfelt toast! Happy birthday, my dear friend! Wishing you a successful year ahead!
19. Just one year ago you were just a stranger sitting next to me in the bar. Today, you are my best friend. I have never told you how much I cherish our little moments. Thank you for being my shoulder to cry on during the bad days, always honest with me even though it hurts both of us sometimes. You are my best friend. To show our friendship, I would love to buy you an awesome gift, but since money is your priority right now, I want you to know I love you.
20. Today, I wish that the blessings of God fall upon you and bless you with his favour. May God uphold what you do and cover it with his grace. May you keep walking in his light and continue to make a difference! Happy birthday to a friend I look up to!
21. To a very close and dear friend – may the coming year be as prosperous and wonderful as your past.
22. For many years, we have shared joys and sorrows, laughter and tears. Along this journey you have stayed with me like a shadow, standing tall like an oak. I salute you for all that you are! As you celebrate your special day today, my wish is that you continue to enjoy this year’s best times.
23. Friendship is the sweetest sentiment. I am glad that we are friends. Let us keep making memories and sharing joys and sorrows. Wishing you a very happy birthday!
24. Being such a good friend, I know that we have been together for a long time. Friends like you are very rare and hard to come by. You have built an unshakable foundation upon which we stand and I am glad to be part of it. Happy Birthday and many more to come!
25. Friends like you are gems and I will treasure our friendship for as long as we live. These wishes may not make up for all you have done for me, but I still send them out and hope they find their way to you on this special day. With love and best wishes!
26. This day is the perfect opportunity for me to thank you for all those special moments we had together. Thanks to you, I’ve learned that a true friend will not leave you when you need him the most. You have been a source of inspiration and a pillar of strength in my life. I wish you a lot of joy and satisfaction on this special day – happy birthday!
27. If you do not already know, I will proudly declare that we have been friends for a long time. Our friendship is not built on a short-lived honeymoon and the promises of the ideal life. We shared our good and bad days and fell deeper in love with each other. I wish you a very happy birthday!
28. I am so lucky to have you as my best friend because not everyone can be as understanding and forgiving as you. Thank you for always being there for me and making my life easier. You deserve all the best in life and I wish you a very happy birthday.
29. You’re one of those people who make life worth living. Thank you for all the memories we make, the laughter we share and for your friendship! Happy birthday! I wish you all the best!
30. Long time friendship is better than newfound love. You are my best friend ever, and you are the love of my life. I hope your day is filled with happiness, joy and success. Thank you for all the sacrifices you made for me, even when I never cared to make one for you.
31. A true friend is not measured by the lapse of time but rather the depth of care and concern. I don’t know if we have seen each other for decades or just a few days back, but I know we will carry friendship and love for many more years to come.
32. I love that we have been friends for a long time. You were the one who stood by me when no one else would. And through life’s many challenges, you have treated me with respect and friendliness and made my life worthwhile.
33. friendship is a wonderful experience as it allows people to be real and accepted as they are. It is a bridge that brings two hearts together. Friendship gives us all a chance to grow into better people. Happy Birthday! Each passing year, I have come to value your friendship more and more. Thank you for your friendship and for being my true friend for many years!
34. Happy Birthday, dear friend, I keep your words in mind. With you, our friendship is there for life. God bless you and happy birthday!
35. Birthday Wishes for a friend – even if today is your day before you know, it will be my turn to collect wishes from others for my birthday. When do we create the cycle of birthdays again?
36. I consider it an immense honour to share this special day with you. It is really pleasing to know that we have been good friends all along and we still remain close. I wish you a very happy birthday and always keep in touch with me!
37. Hi John, I know we haven’t seen each other for a long time. But I’d always remember the time we had together. You have been a great friend to me and I wish you a very happy birthday!
38. Many have called you friend, but I have always called you family. I have seen the best of times with you by my side. We have debated, laughed and cried together. You are really one of a kind, and I cherish you deeply. It’s not just your birthday today, but my life is richer because of having you in it.
39. John, thank you for being my best friend. You are not just any to me, but the closest family I have got. We have been together for years now, and through this time, I have understood that friendship is one of the best feelings in life. Keep it up!
40. If you are a friend of mine, then you must have liked me for real because I have a lot going on for myself. We have been friends since we were young – and have grown to understand each other – sometimes things don’t go right – but deep down I know you will always be there for me – so thank you for being a good friend.
41. Did we ever imagine we would meet and become so close after so many years? I was surprised and happy when you first responded to my advances. I love you dearly and hope we remain friends for so long.
42. If I could put the best day of my life in a box, I would choose to pack it along with you. You have been my companion for a long time now. We have been through a lot together. You were always there when I needed you.
43. Greetings! I hope your day is amazing. Let this be a reminder of all the wonderful times we have had together. I hope you enjoy your day to the fullest.
44. Thanks for all. You are the best of the best. I am glad to have you as a friend, and God bless you.
45. A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same” This line by Ella Wheeler Wilcox aptly describes you. Your friendship takes pride of place in my life. I hope that today celebration becomes a small token of how much you mean to me. Happy Birthday!
46. A great friend is hard to find, harder to leave and hardest to forget. You are all that I have mentioned. You are the best friend I have ever had, and this sentiment goes far beyond everything, including words. On your special day, I wish you a happy birthday! I feel blessed to call you my best friend.
47. Today is your day to shine brightly like a star! I am having the time of my life being friends with you. You are that one long-time friend with whom I share and everything, laugh till my stomach hurts, enjoy with complete passion without worrying about any judgement. Wishing you a happy birthday!
48. Dear, we become friends not by luck, but by our attitude and wishes. Thank you for the value and importance you’ve brought to my life. Underneath it all, there is a bond and a friendship that has nothing to do with the passage of time. I cherish every moment we spend together.
49. No one can replace the value of a true friend like you! Thanks for the great times we shared and for always being there to listen. Sending you warm wishes on your 31st birthday and many more ahead!
50. Your support has meant more to me than you can ever imagine. You have been there with me through it all. I love you as a friend as well as a mentor. It is because of you, I have learnt more about life and people than any teacher could have taught me. I really appreciate all that you have done for me, more than you will ever know. Have a wonderful birthday!
51. You are like a brother to me. I’m sorry for the times I let you down. All I want in return is my friend back. May you enjoy your special day!
52. I am glad that I have been blessed with the presence of a bestie as wonderful as you. You have been an anchor through all those years. I have been able to confide in you all my secrets and worries, and you were always there with a shoulder to lean on.
53. There are so many undiscovered gems of this world. Some undiscovered corners of our beautiful country, some unexplored parts of the oceans, some unknown species of animals ‘but for me, there is no undiscovered gem. You are my biggest discovery! Thank you for being my friend!
54. May your day be filled with joy and happiness! I want to thank you for all you have done for me. You were there when no one else was. You did not judge me or anyone else; you were always there to listen.
55. Today is a milestone in both of our lives. I wanted to be with you on this special day and wish you all the happiness in life. May God keep showering his blessings on you, and may everything you have ever wished for come true.
56. I think of you often and that makes me happy! I wish I could express my feelings in words so let me just say thank you for being my best friend. We have been through so much, but I am glad to still call you my friend. I promise to be the friend you want me to be, so stay with me forever!
57. You are the kind of friend I have waited for through my childhood. Were it not for you, I would never have known what true friendship is. Thank you so much for being there all along, and making me love life more! You are truly special to me. Greetings on your birthday!
58. To my amazing friend, you have always been there for me and seen the best in me. You were there when I needed you and never let me down. You valued our friendship as much as I did, and we had so many good times. I hope we can still be as close as we used to be. Happy birthday!
59. Hey, you have been a great friend to me through everything. I know, being friends with me can be a task sometimes, but I thank God for sending you in my life when it was the most needed. I love you and wish you a happy birthday!
60. I am thrilled to be celebrating your birthday again. It is such a pleasure to get together and share memories of the past. Happy Birthday, my friend!
61. On this day, I want to tell you that I can’t think of a better friend than you. I thought we were going to be the best ‘tag’ buddies, and if we had not lost touch, we would both be millionaires. But despite all the bad things that happened between us, I will never forget the many good times we had together as friends. Say happy birthday to my dear friend!
62. John, you are my best friend and I know that the day is not long enough to say all there is to say. So, I will keep it short. Thanks for always being there for me! Happy Birthday!
63. Dear friend, it does not matter that you are married or have a family to look after. You will always hold an important place in my heart. I am grateful for your company. I wish you many happy returns of the day!
64. A true friend is not measured by how much they talk to you, but by how much they listen. You have always been a true friend to me, even though it sounds strange because we have never met face-to-face! This year I decided to surprise you on your birthday. I will be flying next week to personally wish a happy birthday to my best friend in the whole world.
65. A true friend like you makes life worthwhile. You have always stood by me in my thick and thin. You were there when all others were not and thank you for that. I cherish every moment we spent together and wish you a happy birthday!
66. Wishing you a spectacular year filled with good health, love and success. May the Lord shower you with His blessings and take care of your precious gifts.
67. Longtime friends are few and far between in a world of strangers. Thank you for being part of my life. You have been there when no one else was. Friendships like ours are the closest I have ever seen in this world, and it makes me feel so happy. Thanks for being a wonderful friend throughout my life. I wish you a beautiful birthday!
68. On your birthday, I would like to say that I love you for the blessed relationship that we share. Our friendship has gone past our expectations, and have blossomed beautifully under the nurturing care of time.
69. You are a rare gift in my life, thank you for being there for every milestone in my life. I am so happy to have a friend like you. Wish you all the happiness on your birthday!
70. My friendship with you never ends. Year after year we always find a way to reconnect and revive that connection that we were once so familiar with. You have been through many things that I have never gone through. Thank you for your guidance, you taught me how to love and be loved as well as how to embrace my boundaries and never forget where I came from. On this special day, I wish you happiness and good health.
71. You’re such a great friend and I want to thank you for all the pain and tears we have shared over the years. You’ve been there for me when no one was and that has made our friendship stronger than ever. Thank you for believing in me! That’s what friends do and you’ve proven it so many times. On your special day, may God bring you tons of joy and happiness! HAPPY BIRTHDAY
72. Happy birthday to my best friend. We have been friends since our school days and you have always been there for me. Thank you for being an amazing friend to me. I love you!
73. Dear friend, you have been there for all the ups and downs. You are my long time friend and I look up to you for advice. Today, I wish to convey through this message how much you mean to me. I wish you a very prosperous year ahead, filled with joy and laughter.
74. Long time no see! Thanks for the sweet messages. I knew you would always be there to help me through, but still, I am glad to get your message. Happy Birthday, dear friend, I hope you get the cake you are dreaming of.
75. Friendship is like a rose: Be thankful for the thorns. Between you and I, we don’t argue and we never fight, and we know that an ending is not the end. We were only apart for a very short time; we’ve been friends forever and ever.
76. Here’s wishing you a very happy birthday and many more returns of the day! As we become friends year after year, I’ve realized that we have shared some awesome moments. And these memories will never fade away despite the passage of time. May God bless you on this special day and always!
77. What can I say? I hope this is a big enough brick to build your wall of happiness and love! Thank you for always being there for me and for sharing so many wonderful moments with me. Have a great birthday and lots of fun!
78. I wish I could have a lot of friends, but when it comes to true friendship you are the one I can really count on. I am used to all your eccentricities and know when to tweak with you. You are my friend for life and want you to know that wherever you go in this world, I will share it with you. Happy Birthday!
79. Friendship isn’t about counting the number of smiles and laughs you share. It is about caring and loving unconditionally from your heart. You have been my friend for a long time. You have been there when I needed you the most, I wish you a very happy birthday, my best friend!
80. To my dearest friend, now and forever. I wish you a very happy birthday. We have been friends now for more than twenty years now, and I hope we continue to be friends till the end of time.
81. Your friendship has meant the world to me. Thank God I have met you. You are one of the strongest people I know. You are a witty, kind-hearted and caring person. I feel blessed to have you as my friend. On this wonderful day, I wish you all the best wishes in life, along with happiness and love on your special day!
82. Today is your special day and I just want to say that I really appreciate and love you for becoming my friend. You have been the inspiration behind my life. Happy Birthday, dear friend!
83. My long time friendship with you is one of my greatest gifts. I cannot think of anyone who would love me as much you do. I love you forever for all that you do and have ever done. You are a rare gem and treasure and I am living proof of how lucky I am to be blessed with such a friend.
84. I’m very lucky to call you my friend. Through thick and thin, I’ll always support you. People tend to wait until the end of the year to treat their friends; I, however, wait until the end of the month! Here’s wishing you a happy birthday! Good things are coming your way, don’t worry!
85. All my best wishes and prayers for a very happy birthday to you and your family. Thank you for the long, long friendship and the wonderful memories we made together! May God always smile upon you and make your days as bright as the sun!
86. A friend like you is a diamond in the rough. There are so many fake people in this world and having someone who is always there for me and my family is a blessing. Thank you for being such an awesome friend! I send you all my love on your special day.
87. Hey! Hope your birthday is super fun and special. We’ve been friends for years and I’m thankful to know you and to share with you these wonderful moments in life. I wish you all the best and may joy and happiness surrounds you today and forever.
88. People often say friends are a gift from God. I personally believe that they are the best gift. So, if you think about it, you have been given a very special gift in the form of friendship. So thank you for being there for me whenever I needed you and never ever giving up on me completely. I appreciate the fact that you have been standing by my side even when things have been tough and stormy.
89. Your friendship has been special. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!
90. Our paths may have diverged, but not our friendship. We continue to share many happy moments together. May you have an amazing birthday!
91. A friend is someone who steals your heart to keep! Happy birthday to you, my friend! I wouldn’t have crossed so many unfriendly bridges without you being by my side. You are my strength. You are my courage. You are my hope. Thank you will not be enough though. I hope this year brings wonderful memories for us, just like the past years have!
92. My best friend Kelly has put a lot of effort into building a strong bond of friendship with me. We have been together for a long time. Today, I would like to thank you for all your support and love. I wish you a happy birthday!
93. My prayer for your birthday is that your smile and laughter would brighten the days and nights of many people. I hope that you live a long and healthy life. May you always find happiness in whatever you do.
94. Many thanks to the parents who had the blessed child of God, who had their husband give him the love and affection of the baby. Thanks to you, my friend, for his life, is full of light that makes it easy to face all your problems. You are my soul mate companion in the great times and the worst days I’ve seen you there smiling along with me. Happy birthday!
95. Thank you for being my friend, there are not enough words to thank you. You have taught me so much, without your encouragement I would never have achieved the things I have. On this special day, please accept my sincere gratitude for having been in my life. Also, accept my wishes for a wonderful day ahead!
96. Happiest of birthdays to you, my friend! You have been such a good friend to me and everyone in the office. If it were not for your support and fun nature, we would have all lost it by now! I wish you many happy returns of the day!
97. My friend, thank you so much for being my friend. You have always been there for me since this friendship started. I am so proud to have you as a friend, and you are one of the greatest things that have happened in my life. Let’s keep our friendship going on forever.
98. You have been there for me through thick and thin. You have encouraged me to keep trying my best, no matter how long it took. I know you will never give up on me, and neither should I ever stop supporting you as you deserve to be number one! Thank you for being my friend, and for this awesome birthday card!
99. Sending birthday wishes to my friend, for all the time that we’ve spent together. You are my best friend, always there for me. I will be with you in your joys and successes. Happy birthday!
100. Your friendship has been a blessing in my eternal life. I wish you a very happy birthday today and hope to enjoy the celebrations with you. Do have a blast, and I will celebrate later.
Friends always treat you as a friend, not a stranger. You will feel their love and care even without a sound. And when you have one that has been there for a long time, you wouldn’t want to miss sending the best wishes on their birthday.
The best happy birthday wishes for a long time friend are here for you to celebrate the friend you cherish so much.