Tips & Guides

100+ Thoughtful Quotes to Say "Happy Birthday, Sister"

Tips & Guides

Are you looking for a meaningful way to say “happy birthday, sister”? Read our list of 100+ thoughtful quotes to wish her another trip around the sun.

If you have a sister, you know the deal. No matter how much you fight or argue, at the end of the day, she’s still your best friend. Whether you are the younger one or the older one you can likely always count on your sister to cheer you up or make you laugh. 

That’s why your sister’s birthday is like a holiday, and it’s important to treat her like the queen she is. Read on for our list of birthday quotes that say “happy birthday sister!”.

Thoughtful quote to say happy birthday sister.

Birthday Messages for the Adventurous Sister

Maybe your sister always has fun ideas, constantly tries new things, and loves to travel. An adventurous sister is always exciting to be around and she keeps life interesting. To say happy birthday to this type of sister, you need to make it big!

Here are some of our favorite quotes that are the perfect way to say “happy birthday sister!” for one that’s filled with adventure.

  •  “Over the years we may have had disagreements and petty fights, but that’s just what sisters do. We’ve also had deep discussions and loving moments. I’m glad I have such a wonderful sister who keeps my life real and never boring.”

  • “My dear sister, I hope you have a wonderful birthday, and that the year ahead is full of joy, excitement, and adventure!”

  • “Sister, we shared so many laughs and thoughts and also boosted each other up when we were down. I believe still there are plenty of sweet memories to come. Have a wonderful birthday.”

  • “In the kaleidoscope of my life, you form the most beautiful patterns filled with vibrant colors. Happy birthday, sis.”

  • “Happy birthday! My childhood would have been so boring without you to share it with. Thanks for all the awesome adventures we’ve been on, and I can’t wait for the many more fun times to come...starting with celebrating your birthday!”

  • “My childhood memories are full of laughter and fun because of you, my dear big sister! I can’t believe we’re getting older and those times seem like forever ago. Here’s to your bright future—may it sparkle with joy and delight!”

  • “We have shared so many magical moments of our life. We laughed and cried together and made smiles out of frowns. Wishing you a happy birthday.”

  • “You are one seriously resourceful woman, sis. I know this because I remember all those times you managed to finagle yourself out of trouble when we were kids. I also know this quality will take you far in life. Happy birthday, sister!”

  • “Happy, happy birthday, sister. I believe this year will bring wonderful things to your life. Love you.”

  • “I’m so thankful to have a sister like you to share life’s ups and downs with. Thanks for always being there for me and making each day so much fun! I hope you have a very happy birthday!”

  • “I know you have been through so many hard times, but you never gave up. You are my idol and the strongest woman in this entire world. You have such a positive approach to life. Wishing you a happy birthday.”

  • “You are the reason for whom my childhood days were so colorful. Thank you for all those wonderful memories. Happy birthday, sis.”

  • “A birthday kiss for my amazing sis! I’m sure you’ll find fun and adventure on your big day, just as you do every day!”

  • “My crazy, loving, caring and fun sister, life without you would have been a nasty twister. Happy birthday.”

  • “Wishing the happiest birthday to the world’s coolest sister. Thanks for always letting me tag along, and being there when I need you.”

  • “I can’t imagine being on this journey through life without a sister as cool as you. Thank you for everything. Happy birthday!”

  • To my sister on your birthday: May your special day be every bit as magical and wonderful as you.”

  • “Happy birthday to my awesome sister! I’m so proud of all you’ve accomplished. Thank you for being such a great example.”

  • “Happy birthday, sister! Growing up with you has been the biggest adventure of my life. I love you so much.”

_BDAY-BL

    Thoughtful quote to say happy birthday sister.

    Birthday Messages for the Sister / Best Friend

    Who says that a best friend has to be someone you met at school or at work? Sometimes your best friend is your sister that grew up right beside you. No matter what, the two of you have stuck together, side-by-side, from the first second you met. Not sure how to tell your sister/best friend happy birthday? Check out some fun ways below!

    • “Sisters are very similar to best friends. You never know that they are keeping a close and caring eye on you, so that nothing can bother your happiness. Happy birthday.”

    • “There might be countless people in this world, but to me, you are the best of the best. Happy birthday!”

    • “Happy birthday, gorgeous! I am grateful for all of our memories and excited to create new ones together!”

    • “Sister, no other person could ever hold a candle to you, because you are too hot to handle! Happy birthday to my older, lovely, and feisty sister.”

    • “It’s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters. Happiest birthday to my partner-in-crime sister. I love you!”

    • “You know who is my best friend in the world? It’s you, sis. Happy birthday!”

    • “The definition of a sister: a person who knows you inside and out. Yes, it sounds like you. I’m grateful that you are my sis. Happy birthday.”

    • “Thank you for all the years of friendship, sis. You are my best friend, and your loyalty is always appreciated. May your birthday be filled with wonderful surprises and amazing gifts.”

    • We are sisters by chance but friends by choice. Happy birthday, love!

    • “When I count my blessings, I count you twice! Happy birthday to my dear sister and best friend!”

    • “Growing up, no one drove me crazier than you. Now, you’re the person I talk to when other people are driving me crazy (even you!). Happy birthday, sister!”

    • Having a sister who’s also your best friend is a priceless gift. I love you so much—happy birthday!

    • “Sister, you were the first best friend of my life and you’ll remain my BFF. Wishing you a happy birthday.”

    • “I feel so lucky that my dear sister is also a true friend. Happy birthday, you are the best!”

    • “BFF means Best Friends Forever but do you know what SBFD means? It means Sister but Best Friend in Disguise. Happy birthday, #SBFD.”

    • “Sisters are more precious than anything. Thanks for always being my best friend and role model. Happy birthday.”

    • “Sisters like you are diamonds. They sparkle, they are priceless, and they are truly a woman’s best friend. Happy birthday, sis.”

    •  “I could ask for no greater friend than you. You comfort me, protect me, encourage me, and love me. In short: you are everything to me. Happy birthday to my bestie for life!”

    • “I learned a lot of things by having you as my sister: how to sneak out, how to talk to boys, how to sass our parents, how to put on makeup, and how to cut my own bangs (that one is key). The most important thing you’ve taught me by far is how to love unconditionally. Happy birthday!”

    • “Happy birthday, sister. You are so special in my life, not only for being my family, but also for being one of my best friends. Without you I would have not made this far.”

    Thoughtful quote to say happy birthday sister.

    Birthday Messages for the Sister Who is Always There For You 

    For all the highs and lows, maybe your sister is the one who has always been there for you. Whether you're crying into her arms after your first break up or celebrating a new job offer over cocktails, she's right by your side to make things better.

    To wish this type of sister a happy birthday, say something from your heart. Need ideas? Try out some of these quotes...

      • “You are the best version of a sister. No one can ever compete with you—and I mean it. Happy birthday!”

      • “From sharing clothes to combs, shoes to slippers, notebooks to pens, gossips to problems I never realized...when did we grow up? Happy birthday, my sissy!”

      • “Thank you for always encouraging me to go after my dreams. I hope this year every wish of yours comes true because you deserve so much happiness in life. Happy birthday!”

      • “Hooray, it’s your birthday! Probably the only thing that we didn’t have to share as kids! Today it’s all about you—have fun and enjoy your special day!”

      • “Having a sister like you is like having a third parent. Thank you for helping to take care of me even when nobody asked you to. Happy birthday!”

      • “No one can heal my pains and make me happy with a hug like you. Thanks to my sister for being around me always. Let me hug you for once on this special day of your life. Happy birthday.”

      • “When you need someone to be there for the most important parts of your life just call me, and I will come running. Good or bad it doesn’t matter because there is no moment I will not be there for you.”

      • “Growing up I always looked up to you, and as we grow older, I still do. Thanks for showing me how it’s done with style. Happy birthday, big sis!”

      • “Happy birthday, sis! I want you to know that no matter what happens in life, I’m always there for you. That is what big sisters are for! But I truly hope that your life is mostly full of fun, laughter, and good times!”

      • “Your friends may come and go, but sisters will always be there for you—whether you like it or not! Happy birthday.”

      • “I know that no matter what, you will always be a part of my life, and I’m so thankful that I have such a genuine sister.”

      • “There is a place that gives me strength, support and inspiration. It is my sister’s heart. Happy birthday to my wonderful sis!”

      • “I hope your birthday is as meaningful to you as you are to me. You are such an important part of my life, and I want you to know that I truly treasure you. Happy birthday!”

      • “Even when no one else shows concern or care, a sister is someone who’ll always be there. Happy birthday.”

      • “A sister is someone who always understands you, cares for you, and loves you. You are an exceptional one, and I hope you have the best birthday!”

      • “My best friend and mentor has grown a year older today. Wishing you a very happy birthday, sis.”

      • “Sisters are one of life’s greatest gifts. They are shopping buddies, gal pals, confidantes, therapists, mothers, yoga partners, and manicurists all rolled into one. Happy birthday to my sister who plays so many roles in life.”

      • “Sis, for all the times you defended me when we were kids and consoled me as an adult, know that I am truly thankful. I could ask for no better champion in life than you. Happy birthday!”

      • “No one gets me quite like you. Wishing you a happy birthday filled with love and good fortune!”

      • “You are such a strong, smart, and sassy woman. I value your opinion now just as much as when we were kids. You are everything I aspire to be in life. Happy birthday!”

      _BDAY-BB

      Thoughtful quote to say happy birthday sister.
      Birthday Messages for the Sister Who Lives Far Away 

      Maybe you grew up with your sister being just a bedroom away, and are now feeling nostalgic of those days. You may not be able to talk or see each other every day anymore, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t able to celebrate your sister.

      Sometimes a small message goes a long way, and here are some to tell your sister how much she means to you on her birthday when you can’t be there physically. 

      • “Even though we are miles apart this year for your birthday, you will always be in my thoughts. You are a marvelous sister, and I am sending all my love your way. Happy birthday, sister!”

      • “Don’t forget our Zoom party this afternoon! The distance can’t stop us from celebrating.”

      • “I am sending you lots of positive thoughts for your birthday since I can’t be there in person. If I could box up my hugs and mail them, I would. Happy birthday to my adorable sister!”

      • “Whenever you have a quiet moment today, know that I’m thinking of you and hoping your birthday is the happiest of days. Miss you, sis!”

      • “Though oceans may lie between us, we are never far apart, for sisterhood doesn’t count miles, it’s measured by the heart. Happy birthday!”

      • “Although we don’t chat every day like we used to as kids, you’re still always in my heartHappy birthday, sister.”

      • “Thinking of you on your special day, my dear sister, even though you’re far away. Happiest of birthdays to you.”

      • “Just because you’re far away this year, to me, it doesn’t make you any less dear. No matter what, you’re always close to my heart. Happy birthday to you, my sweet sister.”

      • “I wish I could celebrate with you today, but I’m glad to see you’re still the fun-loving girl I grew up with. I hope you enjoy your special day, sis.”

      • “As I can’t celebrate your special day with you this year, I’ll just have to get you an extra big present to make up for it! Happy birthday, sis!”

      • “We might not be close enough to see each other every day, but just know I’m only a message or phone call away. I’m wishing you the loveliest birthday today, sis!”

      • “Happy birthday to you from afar. We will never truly be apart because you’re my sister, and we’re connected by the heart. We share a bond only siblings will understand, one that is true and runs deeper than any other.”

      • “To my little sister, I am so proud of the woman you have become. May all the desires of your heart be fulfilled. Happy birthday and have a wonderful year ahead.”

      • “Another year has gone by, my dear sister. Even though you are far away, you are always close to my heart. Happy birthday and blessings for the year ahead.”

      • “It feels weird that we aren’t celebrating your birthday together. But I know you’re away for a greater cause. Happy birthday, darling sister. I love you.”

      • “Sister, despite the distance between us, I love you more than words could ever express. We may not talk every day, but know that I cherish you and more so on your birthday.”

      • “It might be sad that distance is keeping us so far away from each other, but I always have you close to my heart and take comfort in the fact that I’ll see you soon. I wish you rains of joy and laughter as you celebrate your birthday, sister!”

      • “Although I’m not there to celebrate with you in person, wishing you a mash-up of joy, happiness and laughter throughout your life.”

      • “May your face be brightened with smiles on your birthday, even in my absence. Remember that there is nothing in this universe that I love more than you. Happy birthday, sweet sister!”

      Thoughtful quote to say happy birthday sister.

      Birthday Messages for the Funny Sister

      What’s better than having a sister with a good sense of humor? She keeps you hysterically laughing and you can always count on her for the funniest jokes and expressions. Most of the time, you can’t even compete with her humor. If you want a birthday quote that will make her laugh, one of these might do the trick! 

      • “Cheers to my dear sister on your birthday! I’ll be raising a glass in your honor...or maybe three or four! I really wish we could be together to celebrate! Miss you!”

      • “I put some extra hugs and kisses in this card for your birthday. You might not see them, but they’re there!”

      • “You can’t stop having birthdays and you can’t stop being my sister. And those are both good things. Happy birthday.”

      • “Happy Birthday, little sis! I won’t tell everyone how old you are, as long as you don’t tell anyone that I’m even older than you. Deal?”

      • “I’m going to stop sending you makeup...time to accept you as you are, beautiful wrinkles and all! Happy birthday!”

      • “When you were brought home for the first time, I have to admit I was a little jealous. But as we grew up, I found yourself as an amazing friend of mine. Happy birthday!”

      • “Why do you worry about growing older, when you are like wine just getting better and better with age? Heartfelt birthday wishes to my dear sister!”

      • “The Forbes Billionaire List is totally wrong. I am the richest person in the world because no one else has the love of a wonderful sister like you. Happy birthday.”

      • “Sister, you are my absolute favorite sister. True, you are my only sister, but this just means I can devote all my love to you. You’re welcome, and happy birthday!”

      • “Sis, I know I said I would always do everything with you in life, but you’re going to have to do this “growing older” thing all by your lonesome. Happy birthday from your eternally younger sister!”

      • “Today is a truly spectacular day. Someone amazing was born today: me. Oh, I guess you are pretty amazing, too. Happy birthday to my twin sister who is only just a little bit less amazing than me!”

      • “Sis, you always know how to make me feel good about myself. It comforts me to know that there is someone crazier than me out there in the world! Just kidding, we’re probably equally crazy. Happy birthday sister, from one looney to another!”

      •  “Sister, you are such a star. Star is the nicest way I could think of to phrase bossy diva, so you’re welcome! Just kidding. May your special day be brilliant, shiny, and luminous.”

      • “Birthdays are always special to me because it’s the only thing that we didn’t have to share as kids! Enjoy your birthday. It’s all about you!”

      • “There are some people in life that just drive you crazy. Yet you still find that you love them. We call them sisters. Happy birthday!”

      • “You have always been my partner in crime, but you are going to have to do this getting older thing all by yourself. Happy birthday.”

      • “Happy b’day to the most stylish girl I know—you’ll always be a head turner.”

      • “Wait! You’re how old!? Excuse me, I need to go see a therapist. You just reminded me how old I am. Happy birthday, little sister!”

      • “Sometimes you drive me crazy, but I promise I do love you! Happy birthday my cute little sister. Life just wouldn’t be the same without you!”

      • “A birthday cake is always good, but to me, a sister with a birthday cake is undoubtedly great. Happy birthday, sister.”

       Looking for more birthday-related reads? Check out...

      Allie Berloco

      Allie Berloco is an intern at Fortune & Frame. She's a junior at Marist University in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she's double majoring in Media Studies, TV & Film Production and Communications, Journalism. Shown here in her official Harry Styles fangirl outfit after seeing him perform live on the Today Show in NYC.






      Sister Story

      $ 58



      View Locket

      Open Book

      $ 63



      View Bracelet