Last Updated on May 17, 2022
According to a typical family hierarchy, cousins occupy a less significant place than parents, siblings, and children. However, some cousins can be closer to our hearts than our real parents or siblings.
There’s always that one cousin in whom we can confide our deepest secrets; one who’s always willing to give us a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on. Such cousins are our true brothers and sisters from another mother.
Of course, some cousins can be downright annoying and will not hesitate to pick up fights with you at the slightest misunderstandings. Nonetheless, the relationship between cousins is one of the most precious and timeless.
So, if your favorite cousin is having their birthday, it’s only fair that you help them celebrate this occasion in a manner befitting of the special role they play in your life. One way to help a cousin mark their birthday is by sending them warm happy birthday wishes.
Below is a collection of the perfect happy birthday wishes to dedicate to your cousin the next time they turn a year older.
Warm Happy Birthday Wishes for Cousin
1. A birthday is just the beginning of another year in that thing they call life. It’s long and sometimes beautiful, other times difficult, but it’s made all the better since I have a cousin like you. I hope that I can bring you that same comfort.
2. A cousin like you is one of the best gifts I have received in my entire life. Thank you for being an inspiration. May you have a fantastic birthday celebration and may you continue to inspire more people.
3. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that my moments and memories with you are some of the ones that are closest to my heart. You’ve left an impression on my life like no other, and I can’t imagine not having you as my cousin. Happy birthday!
4. Cousins are a little slice of childhood. I’m grateful I had you in my life to love, cherish, and annoy. Happy birthday!
5. Dear cousin, I knew I loved you since the day you were born. I’m so proud of all you’ve done so far in your life, but I’m even prouder of who you’ve become. Happy birthday!
6. During our childhood, you were my greatest friend. Even though many birthdays have come and gone since then, our friendship is as strong as ever. Thanks for always sticking by my side.
7. Even through our many fights you have been patient and kind. I am really lucky that I have a cousin as loving as you. This birthday I hope you receive all the joy your heart can hold.
8. Even when you are down and out, I have faith in you. Because you’re the kind of person who doesn’t know the meaning of the word defeat. This birthday marks the beginning of the year you begin world domination. I’ll forever be your minion cousin!
9. Every birthday is a new page in your book of life. Make sure to fill your pages with generosity, kindness, and love. You should start with generosity, and share that delicious cake with your favorite cousin! Happy birthday!
10. Family is connected not just by blood but by heart. Even distance and time cannot break apart our bond. I love you cousin and always will no matter what we go through. Have a wonderful birthday.
11. Friendships come and go, but family is for life. Sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes that’s a bad thing. One thing is for certain, though, having a cousin as wonderful as you has brought nothing but joy into my life.
12. I hope that this year you wake up with a smile on your face every single day. At least I know you will tomorrow, because I got you the best birthday gift ever. Happy birthday cousin!
13. I hope that you continue to reach higher and higher in life. You’ve already touched the sky, but I know you can also reach the stars. Happy birthday cousin!
14. I hope you have a birthday as epic as the day you were born. As I hear it, it was pretty darn epic. Stay classy, cool, and amazing this year cousin.
15. If I was a vampire I would definitely give you the gift of immortality so I could have you as a bestie forever. Alas, you won’t be getting the gift of immortality this year, but at least my love is never-ending.
16. My childhood memories with you are priceless. I don’t just have a cousin, I have a life-long friend. Happy birthday!
17. On your birthday, I wish to encourage you to reach for the impossible. Nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams when you put your mind to something. Not even your cousin who fondly loves to try and hold you back.
18. On your birthday, it’s my job to remind you how awesome you are. Our whole family’s life has changed for the better since you have come into it. I can’t imagine not having a cousin as phenomenal as you.
19. On your birthday, remember to let the number of years you’ve lived not be a reminder of how old you are, but instead a reminder of all you’ve overcome. Congrats on being a conqueror of life. I’m impressed.
20. Thank you for being the kind of person who knows all my flaws, but accepts and loves me anyway. You are more than my cousin. You are my bestie.
21. Thanks for always being the kind of person I could look up to. Someone who is steady no matter what life throws their way. For all the years you’ve given me friendship, courage, and love I am truly grateful cousin. I hope to always give the same to you.
22. The bond of family is stronger than any argument or fight we’ve been through. I hope to continue to be a part of every journey you go through in life. Happy birthday!
23. You are more adored than you could possibly realize. I hope that on your birthday, you receive enough love to last a lifetime cousin. You can start with mine. Happy birthday!
24. You are such a kind and thoughtful soul. I am so fortunate that I get to celebrate having another year to bask in your awesome presence. May your birthday be filled with all the smiles a day can bring. Happy birthday cousin!
25. You are the kind of person whose impact on this world will leave lasting impressions. I can tell, because you’ve already impacted my life for the better in so many ways. May all the good you’ve done return to you two-fold this year cousin.
26. You are truly a blessing to us! We are happy every day to have you as our cousin. Happy birthday and always remember that we love you forever.
27. You mean more to me than you will ever know. Even though I don’t say it often enough, I hope my actions convey my feelings loud and clear: I have nothing but love and respect for you cousin.
28. Your birthday is special, because it gives me the opportunity to celebrate the day that someone I love and respect came into the world. I hope it’s a wonderful day for you.
29. Your joy and zest for life inspires me to strive to be a better person. May your birthday be filled with wonder and awe. Happy birthday cousin!
30. Your presence in my life is a source of wonder and happiness. I’m so glad to be even a small part of your life. Have a spectacular birthday cousin!
Funny Happy Birthday Wishes for Cousin
31. Always remember how much I love you and that if you fall down I will always be there to help pick you back up. Right after I finish laughing at you.
32. Dear cousin, as you celebrate another year of becoming older, do know that old age isn’t as bad as the world makes it appear when you think of the alternative to old age being buried in the ground. Have a lovely day.
33. Happy birthday to the person who knows firsthand what it was like growing up in our family. I must say I think we only came out slightly crazy. Happy birthday, cousin!
34. Happy splendid birthday, my dearest cousin! Don’t worry about getting older today. No matter how old you become, you’re still a child because you’re a child of God!
35. Hope you know you have lost one year of your life today? Anyway, I’m going to organize a party for you to forget about this loss. Happy birthday.
36. I know being related to me is really the only birthday gift you need, but just in case I also brought you cake and wine. You’re welcome.
37. Thank you for always forgiving me. It’s such a simple thing, but it says so much about you as a person. Happy birthday to the coolest cousin there is!”
38. When I was little and I needed someone to talk to you always listened. Thank you for always being my soundboard in life.
39. You have always helped me get out of trouble, and for that I am thankful. Although, most of the time you were also the person who got me into trouble. Thanks anyway cousin.
40. You may have become a year older and wiser, but always remember that I’m still smarter than you! Happy birthday cousin.
Happy Birthday Cousin Quotes
41. A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost ~ Marion C. Garretty
42. A cousin is someone who knows all about you but likes you anyway ~ Anonymous
43. A real cousin is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out ~ Walter Winchell
44. Born as a cousin, made as a friend ~ Byron Pulsifer
45. Cousin by blood, friends by choice ~ Darlene Shaw
46. Cousins are cool to see, impossible to forget and true to your heart ~ Leo Farno
47. Cousins are friends that will love you forever ~ Constance Richards
48. Cousins are not those we do not know but instead part of a family that also provide support and comfort ~ Byron Pulsifer
49. Cousins are people that are ready made friends ~ Courtney Cox
50. Cousins are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer ~ Ed Cunningham
51. Friends are forever, cousins are for life! ~ Anonymous
52. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold cousins together ~ Woodrow Wilson
53. God made us cousins because He knew our mothers could not handle us as siblings ~ Anonymous
54. If you’re lucky, a cousin is there from the beginning ~ Susan Bolch
55. In my cousin, I find a second self ~ Isabel Norton
56. My cousins are shareholders of my soul ~ Saswat Padh
57. The love between cousins knows no distance ~ Anonymous
58. Time passes and we may be apart, but cousins always stay close at heart ~ Anonymous
59. Treasure your cousins, they were your first friends and will love you forever – Anonymous
60. Win, lose or draw, you’re all my cousins and I love you ~ Chill Wills
Cousins are incredibly amazing people whose birthdays should be celebrated with all the pomp and color it deserves.
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