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Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gale. Miley and Noah Cyrus. Ree Drummond and Betsy Smith. Alex and Paige Drummond. Sisters are the ultimate dynamic duo! The bond between you and your sister is irreplaceable. (That's especially true when you've survived childhood with brothers, too! 😂) For some, she's the enemy you can't live without and, for others, the person in whom you've confided all of your best-kept secrets. The one thing that's for sure is that she's the only person in the world who knows what it's like to be brought up the way you were! So, no matter how often you see each other, let her birthday be a moment to express just how much she means to you.
These heart-touching birthday wishes for sisters capture that special bond and so much more. Plus, if you have a hard time finding gifts for sisters, a homemade card with one of these warm messages might just do the trick. We've gathered short and sweet wishes, heartfelt wishes, sister quotes, and funny birthday wishes that also work for a sister-in-law! There are even a few inspired by Alex and Paige Drummond—if you didn't see Paige's sweet birthday tribute, they're the best at posting birthday captions for Instagram. In Paige's words, Alex is "the best sister and best friend" she could ask for. 🥺
Sweet Birthday Wishes for a Sister
- Happy birthday, baby girl! You mean the world.
- Here's to the greatest sissy anyone could ask for! Have the best day.
- Happy birthday, built-in bestie!
- A very happy, sassy, classy birthday sis!
- Happiest of birthdays to the girl who got me through childhood.
- Eat a slice of cake... or two... or three for me! Happy birthday! 🍰
- Beyond proud that you're my sister. Have the best day darling!
- Happy birthday to my person!
- Feeling so lucky to be your sister.
- Hoping you have the best day and an even better night.
- Proud of you today and every day.
- Happy birthday to my womb mate!
- You're best childhood roommate a kid could ask for.
- Wishing you a day full of love and surprises!
- My sister is hands down the best—that's you! ❤️
- Nobody can shake it like my sissy can! Hope you have the best celebration.
- Saying you're the best sister in the world is just scratching the surface.
- A sister is the best gift a person could ask for. HBD!
- Let's get the party started. Happy birthday, sis! 🥳
- I feel so lucky to call you my sister. Thanks for being the best!
- Every year you make life sweeter. Here's to another trip around the sun!
- To the most wonderful sis in the world, happy birthday!
- I adore you more than words can tell. The world is lucky to have you!
- Happy birthday to the most wonderful, kind, silly girl in the world!
- Thinking of you today and every day. All my love to the best woman I know.
- Blessed to not only call you a sister but a best friend. Happy birthday, sis.
- Someone as special as you deserves to be celebrated in every way, today and always!
- Let's party like it's your birthday because, oh wait, it is!
- My prayers are that all your dreams and aspirations come true. Have an amazing day!
- Though we're sisters by chance, we'll always be friends by choice. Love you forever.
- I hope you have a stellar birthday, my dear sister. Keep reaching for those stars!
- Sisters fill your soul with sunshine and your heart with joy. Happy birthday to you!
Meaningful Birthday Wishes for a Sister
- The best sister and best friend I could ask for! Love you so so much!
- My sister is full of love and life, and that's a pretty wonderful combination. Thanks for always setting the bar high!
- Strong but tender, determined but loving, fierce but compassionate—a complex, layered soul that I thank God for every single day. Happy birthday!
- Glad to say I'm the proudest member of your fan club. Here's to another year of the best sister in the world!
- Thank you for teaching me the lessons I needed to know, speaking the truths I needed to hear, and always offering me grace. You're truly the best.
- Here's to the girlie who shows me every day what unconditional love is. To the moon and back!
- To the strongest, most beautiful, inspiring sister I know—happy birthday!
- You have impacted my life beyond measure, and for that, I will always be grateful. Thank God for sisters!
- Happy birthday to the woman who taught me hard work, honesty, and generosity.
- You always show up for the people around you, be it your family, friends, or acquaintances in need. The world was blessed the day you arrived.
- Each year, I feel more and more grateful for you. Happy birthday, I love you so much.
- My sister is an abundant giver, constant encourager, eager listener, and inspiring dream chaser. Here's to you!
- You brighten my day and my life. What a joy it's been to grow up together.
- No matter where our lives take us or how far apart we live, I never want to stop growing with you.
- Wishing you a blessed day full of the love and friendship you deserve.
- Sister: A best friend for life. Dependable through thick and thin.
- Whether you are near or far, you are always close to my heart.
- May you have a blessed year ahead. Wonderful things are coming your way!
- The one thing I can say for certain is that I would be an entirely different person without you. Eternally grateful.
- Each year, you shine brighter, grow stronger, and become even more of an inspiration to me.
- Hoping your day is as lovely, bright, and beautiful as you are. My best friend for life.
- Sisterhood is measured by the heart. I love you, and may your day be the best yet!
- It is so wonderful to have a sister like you. Have the best birthday, and I cannot wait for all of the adventures ahead of us!
- I feel like I won the jackpot when it comes to siblings. Words simply aren't enough.
- Some people are just a joy to be around. You're one of them. Thank you for always being authentically you!
- I can’t believe my baby sister isn’t really a baby anymore. I love you more and more with each passing year.
- On this wonderful day, I want to remind you that you are loved so much, especially by me!
- I'm thankful to God for giving me such an amazing gift in you. You're my best friend, adviser, confidant, and forever companion.
- I am forever in awe of you and your achievements. Here’s to another year of working towards all your goals. I love watching you thrive.
- Thank you for being the best older sister and role model a girl could ask for. You’ve made me who I am today and I am so grateful. Love you!
- Sending you so many hugs and wishes, my dearest sister! You deserve to feel so much love and have so much fun on your birthday!
- If I could package up my hugs and kisses, I would rush deliver them to you. Happy birthday, sis. I wish I could be with you today!
- You've always been there, sharing precious moments and carrying me through the tough times. I'm so grateful to have a sister who knows me inside and out. Happiest of birthdays to you!
Funny Birthday Wishes for a Sister
- You're the cheerleader I never knew I needed.
- Another year older, another year of holding each other hostage by our childhood secrets!
- Thank goodness you entered this world, so I didn't have to deal with our parents alone!
- To the weirdest person I know besides myself, happy birthday!
- Still not sure who's the favorite kid, but we can set that aside for today. Happy birthday, sissy!
- You're the peanut butter to my jelly. The sanity to my crazy. The gin to my tonic.
- Thank you for all the cute clothes I stole from you over the years! 😂
- Here's to many more years of dealing with our kooky family together.
- Feeling blessed that you came first! Happy birthday!
- Have the best night celebrating and as always, call me if you need anything.
- Even if you weren't my only sister you'd still be my favorite. Happy birthday!
- As always, bless this mess and I hope your birthday is the best!
- Happy birthday, fashionista! Thank you for all the times you (didn't) let me raid your closet!
- As siblings go, you really take the cake. Happy birthday!
- Another year older, can't say another year wiser. Happiest of birthdays to my partner in crime!
- Thank you for always covering for me in high school!
- Sibling love like ours is rare (I know it because you haven't abandoned me yet!)
- Thanks for being the best gossip in the fam. Childhood would have been so boring without you!
- No one knows me like you do, and thank goodness for that! Grateful for your unconditional love.
- Thank you for vetoing some of my high school outfits. Couldn't have survived without you!
- You paved the way so I could bushwhack through the woods!
- I love having a private language with someone. Here's to the only girl that gets me!
- Your sibs have talked, and we agree—you need to stop outshining us! 😂
- We fought as children so we could bicker as adults. I wouldn't have it any other way.
- No matter how old you get, I'll always be younger. Happy birthday, grandma!
- Thanks for always answering my facetime calls and consistently liking my Instagram posts. I’ll always do the same for you!
- You may annoy me at times, but it's always nice to look back on our memories together. Have the best birthday!
- Time sure does fly—thank goodness you're becoming more tolerable as we age. Happy birthday, sis!
- Don't worry, I'm sure you only look one year older than you did last year. I just wish I could see your sweet face in person. I can't wait to celebrate you soon!
- You're truly one in a million—so kind, thoughtful, and sweet. To be honest, I'm not sure how we're even related! I hope your day is as amazing as you are.
- Being related to me is really the only gift you need. Just saying. Happy birthday!
- No matter how serious life gets, I'll always be the person you can act completely stupid with. So glad I've got you in my life!
Quotes about Sisters and Siblings
- "A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves—a special kind of double." —Toni Morrison
- "If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater." —Pam Brown
- That's what sisters do: we argue, we point out each other's frailties, mistakes, and bad judgment, we flash the insecurities we've had since childhood, and then we come back together. Until the next time." —Lisa See
- "You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you." —George R.R. Martin
- "Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister?"
- "Sister is our first friend and second mother." —Sunny Gupta
- "Siblings: Children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together." —Sam Levenson
- "Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply." —Jane Austen
- "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." —Desmond Tutu
- "In some ways, siblings, and especially sisters, are more influential in your childhood than your parents." —Deborah Tannen
- "A family is a circle of love, not broken by a loss, but made stronger by the memories. We are forever blessed that God connected us to you." —Unknown
- "Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk." —Susan Scarf Merrell
- "Sibling relationships outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship." —Erica E. Goode
- "A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life." —Isadora James
- "Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other." —Carol Saline
- "To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts." —Clara Ortega
- "More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good." —Linda Sunshine
- "Sister to sister we will always be, a couple of nuts off the family tree." —Unknown
- "One of the best things about being an adult is the realization that you can share with your sister and still have plenty for yourself." —Betsy Cohen
- "Acquaintances were always on their best behavior, but sisters loved each other enough to say anything." —Lauren Weisberger
- "When our hair is white, we'll still have our sister love." —Lisa See
- "My sisters were the coolest people I knew, and still are. I have always aspired to be like them and know what they know. My sisters were the color and noise in my black-and-white boy world." —Rob Sheffield
- "For so long, I just wanted to be like you. But I had to figure out that I am someone too, and now I can carry you, your heart with mine, everywhere I go." —Ava Dellaira
- "What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention." —Claire Cook
- "Sisters make the best friends in the world." —Marilyn Monroe
- "A sister is a dearest friend, a closest enemy, and an angel at the time of need." —Debasish Mridha
- "Sisters are friends we have for a lifetime." —Catherine Pulsifer
- "To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confidant, it is to have a soulmate for life."—Victoria Secunda
Micaela Bahn is a freelance editorial assistant and recent graduate from Carleton College, where she majored in English literature. She loves running, photography, and cooking the best new recipes.
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