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Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

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Jon Bratton

The first in my Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes collection is for a niece
What relation are you to me?
Let me say my piece
I just add an e to nice
And I get you, my lovely niece

Jon Bratton © 2010

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There's nothing more special
than being a part
of a family that listens
and comforts and cares.
And nothing more special
or dear to the heart
than the feelings of love
that a family shares.

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This card brings Birthday wishes most sincere
And you may think words are cheap, I fear
But I've included an invisible slice of niceness
And a (mother's*) love and loyalty and now it's priceless

*(mother's/father's/ son's/daughter's/aunt's/etc)

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Family ties are precious threads
No matter where we roam.
They draw us close to those we love
And pull our hearts back home.

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F is for Familiar... there is no place like home.

A is for always welcome, no matter how far you roam.

M is for memories, more cherished each day.

I is for inspiration given along the way.

L is for Love you feel each time you get together.

Y is for the years to come for family lasts forever.

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When there's a will, I want to be in it!

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That's the problem with the gene pool: NO Lifeguards.

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A miser is hard to live with, but makes a fine ancestor

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Any family tree produces some lemons, some nuts and a few bad apples.

Almost any poem or verse can be adapted for a relative by adding "sister", "brother" "mother", "father" etc anywhere except at the end of the 2nd line or the end of the 4th.

Heres a few examples

Another candle on your cake?
Well, that's no cause to pout.
Be glad that you have strength enough
(Sis, be glad you've got the puff)
To blow the damn thing out.

The 3rd line has been shortened to fit in "Sis" so that it still scans

Dad, you've gone thro' the first three stages of man
1. Do believe in Santa
2. Don't believe in Santa
3. Is Santa
You've reached the fourth stage
Looks like Santa




Families can be very complex..

..as this video illustrates

Many, many years ago
when I was twenty-three
I was married to a widow
who was pretty as could be
This widow had a grown-up daughter
who had hair of red
My father fell in love with her
and soon they too were wed

This made my dad my son-in-law
and really changed my life
For now my daughter was my mother,
'cause she was my father's wife
And to complicate the matter,
even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father
of a bouncing baby boy

My little baby then became
a brother-in-law to dad
And so became my uncle,
though it made me very sad
For if he were my uncle,
then that also made him brother
Of the widow's grownup daughter,
who was of course my step-mother

Father's wife then had a son
who kept them on the run
And he became my grandchild,
for he was my daughter's son
My wife is now my mother's mother
and it makes me blue
Because although she is my wife,
she's my grandmother too

Now if my wife is my grandmother,
then I'm her grandchild
And every time I think of it,
it nearly drives me wild
'Cause now I have become
the strangest 'case you ever saw
As husband of my grandmother,
I am my own grandpa

I'm my own grandpa,
I'm my own grandpa
It sounds funny, I know
but it really is so
I'm my own grandpa


Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

This Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes page has Relative's Birthday poems and wishes verses for mum, mom and dad, parents, spouses, husband or wife or to grandma or nan or nana and granddad, grandmothers, grandfathers, brothers, sisters and other relatives, including niece, the subject of the first poem

Husband/Wife

There are specific pages for Birthday and, on a related site, Christmas and whilst there is some overlap there are different poems on the husband and wife pages and most are interchangeable, that is, a husband poem could be used for wife and vice versa and indeed a love poem for Christmas could be a love poem for a birthday by changing the end. Indeed any love poem, including Valentines poems could be used as a poem for birthday, Christmas etc, suitable for husband, wife, fiance, boy/girlfriend, life partner

Husband Birthday Poems
Wife Birthday Poems
Spouse Christmas Poems
The Love Hub (where you'll find all types of Love poems)

In Law

There are many many rhymes for "in law". Just click here Rhyming Words for In Law 

You may care to seek Family Birthday Poems by using the search facility at the bottom of this page

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

This message would be the same by text 
Or phone or semaphore
You're the very bestest sister/brother/son/daughter
And lovely brother in law/sister in law/daughter in law/son in law

Merry Christmas
Happy Anniversary
Good Luck
etc

A little birdie told me
You've been to the jewellery store
Congratulations, brother/sister/son/daughter
And future sister in law/brother in law/ daughter in law/ son in law

To the other Mother I received
The day I wed your son
And I'd really like to thank you
For the loving things you've done
You've given me a gracious man
With whom to share my life
You're his lovely Mother
I'm his lucky wife

This card comes from both of us
(Jack) couldn't love you more
And as for me, thank you 
You're a terrific Mum-in-Law

This could precede any verse for birthday, thank you or whatever

Just can't help feeling lucky 
That someone as nice as you 
Has a place within our family 
And fits so nicely too.

Then follow on with any verses from any section


Related

Some words that rhyme with related are mated, belated, rated, stated, overweighted, elated, hated Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

You're the very bestest (brother) (sister)
I'm so glad that we're related
Aren't you really glad
That the old folks mated

To my lovely little baby (niece) (nephew)
I'm so proud to be related
And well done to the parents
I'm so glad that you two mated

(Pauline) my dearest (sister) (aunt)
I'm so glad that we're related
So I'm sure that you'll forgive me
That this card's a tad belated

You're a god in human form
I've often heard that stated (by you)
So that makes me a goddess
I'm so glad that we're related
Happy Birthday Adonis

(Sister) (Aunt) , you're the best in town
Nay the County, indeed, the Nation
Here's wishing a Happy Birthday
To my favourite relation

People who are nice as you
Are great to be related to!

Relatives like you
Are precious and few

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Brother (sister) including step brother

Useful brother rhyming words are mother, other, another

Happy Birthday mate, pal, buddy Chum, comrade, best friends to one another I'm so glad that you're all those things And it's a bonus that you're my brother

To the smartest person in the World
Better than any other
Well done on passing your exams
I'm so proud to call you brother
Family Birthday Poems

To a Twin from a Twin

Happy (50th), twin of mine
I wish you fondest love, I do
By the way and by coincidence
It's my (50th) birthday too

When it comes to brothers
There's lots of them about
But you're the very very best
Of that, there is no doubt

As it's your (40th) birthday
This hand made card I send
A special card for a special person
My brother and my friend

Brothers like you are hard to find
There are so many pubs....
...you could be in any one of them!

(Submitted by Peejay
Nicked from a commercial card
Not recommended for use on cards that you sell)

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Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

It takes two men to make one brother. -Israel Zangwill

I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. -Maya Angelou

A friend is a brother who was once a bother. -Author Unknown

A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams. -Author Unknown

It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. -Dylan Thomas

A brother is a friend given by Nature. -Jean Baptiste Legouve

I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. 
I sought my God, but my God eluded me. 
I sought my brother and I found all three.
-Author Unknown

It was nice growing up 
with someone like you 
someone to lean on, 
someone to count on.
someone to tell on! 
-Author Unknown

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." -Harmon Killebrew


Sister (brother) including step sister

Sister is not a good rhyming word but click here for Sis rhyming words Rhyming Words for Sister 

Family Birthday Verses

I remember when you were young
Let me reminisce
You're now very very old

Happy Birthday, Sis

When it comes to Sisters
There's lots of them about
But you're the very very best
Of that, there is no doubt

You're the bestest (sister) in the world
That's undoubtedly so true
Happy birthday, dear (Tracey)
Happy birthday to you

As it's your birthday
I thought I'd send you this
A special card for a special friend
Happy birthday Sis

As it's your (40th) birthday
This hand made card I send
A special card for a special person
My sister and my friend

To (sister) and (brother in law)

Have a lovely Christmas both of you 
Enjoy merriment and mirth
You're my very special relatives 
By marriage and by birth


Dad, Father including step father, step dad

Family Birthday Quotes

Click here for rhyming words Rhyming Words for Dad 

Click Here for Step Father Poems 

Dad Birthday Verses
Fathers Day Poems can be used for Dad Birthday, with the ending changed


Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Walk a little slower, Dad
Cos I am only small.
I’m following in your footsteps,
And I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Dad,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up.
You’re what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child,
Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Dad,
For I must follow you.

__________

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

When it comes to Fathers
There's lots of them about
But you're the very very best
Of that, there is no doubt


Mother, Mum, Mom including Step Mother

For mother rhymes, click here Rhyming Words for Mother 
For Mum rhymes, click here Rhyming Words for Mum 

There's lots more Mum (mom) poems on this website. Mother or Mothers Day poems may, with little or no adaption, be used for Mother birthday poems 
Mother Birthday
Mother Poems
Mothers Day Poems


Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

You were always there as I grew up
You're as lovely as they come
In the lottery of life, I got the best
I'm so proud that you're my Mum

You were always there as I grew up
And I'm very proud, I am
In the lottery of life, I'm a winner
I got the bestest Mam

You didn't study for this job
Or have to pass an exam
So how come you turned out to be
The World's most expert Mam
When it comes to Mothers
There's lots of them about
But you're the very very best
Of that, there is no doubt

History is littered
With many heroines
But none measure up to you
My dear Mummikins

Mum, you've given me two things
One is roots, the other's wings

The happiest days of my life
Were spent in the arms of another man's wife
Thanks, Mum, for everything
(Submitted by Jac)

I love my mummy,
She loves me back.
Get ready, mummy,
Hug attack!

This card isn't half as good
As I think it oughta
Cos you're the very best, Mum
From your ever loving daughter

Mother, you're the greatest
When all is said and done
And you're a very good breeder
Cos I'm the greatest son

Mum, you're very precious
Solid platinum
It's no wonder that I love you 
To the maxi-Mum

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for.
-Ogden Nash

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes


Son including step son and grandson


Rhyming Words for Son Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

When it comes to sons
There's lots of them about
But you're the very very best
Of that, there is no doubt

You can walk and talk now you're TWO.
It's so much fun to play with you
With all your friends, have birthday fun
I love you (Jamie), my super son

(Jamie) you're very special
When all is said and done
A very happy birthday
To a very special son

A One-year-old child is so many things --
A tiny discoverer of butterfly wings,
A hugger of Teddies,
A sweet sleepyhead,
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead...

___________

A year's gone by,
How time has flown,
We can't believe
how (name)'s grown!
She's (He's) such a joy
And so much fun,
Oh my! Your baby's
Turning ONE!

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

You're as cute as a bug
So precious to hug
A darling child
Who's nice to be near.
So.. hope turning one
Is happy and fun
And takes you along
To a second great year

____________

Little darling grandson
Today you’re one year old
And every day you’ve brought
All the joy that life could hold
You’re such a special little boy
And from the day that you were born
You’ve brought so much sunshine
Into the world each morn

When your eyes are shining brightly
It’s obvious to see
That one day you will for certain
Become all you’re meant to be.
You are to simply everyone
A special little man
Who brings the kind of happiness
That nothing’s greater than

For even when it’s raining
On cold and cloudy days,
You bring so many smiles
With your funny little ways,
You’re a beautiful Grandson
And, when your birthdays been and gone,
It will have brought so much happiness
Now that you are one!!

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

We've loved you from the moment
We heard that you were coming
And now that you are really here
We'll shower you with loving.
Granny and Granda Brown
How beautiful that sounds
We'll cherish you forever
Our love will show no bounds.
You're our very special grandson/daughter
A blessing from above
So on your first birthday (John)
We're sending you our love.

 

Daughter including step daughter and grand daughter

Click here Rhyming Words for Daughter Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

When it comes to daughters
There's lots of them about
But you're the very very best
Of that, there is no doubt

This card isn't good enough
As I think it oughta
It oughta be more special
For my very special daughter

Only a daughter knows just what you mean,
Couldn't care less if your house isn't clean,
Keeps all your secrets, including your weight---
Only a daughter who's great.
Only a daughter will lend you a shirt,
Help you get moved, share a dessert,
Not say a word unless asked for advice---
Only a daughter who's nice.
Only a daughter will cover your butt,
Stand up for your rights, tell you what's what,
Offer a thoughtful and smart point of view,
Be the one person who keeps coming through,
Someone you just gotta love (and we do!!)

Only a daughter like you.

Submitted by Maureen P

________

To my lovely daughter (Susie)
I just have this to say
Have a very happy birthday
On this your special day

Oftimes you drive me crazy
It's like living in a zoo
You're a lazy, untidy so and so
BUT I REALLY DO LOVE YOU

Despite your new found teenage-itis
Happy 13th Birthday
Lot’s of Love From Mom

_______

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

More Daughter Birthday Poems

Grandparents, grandmother, grandfather including step grandad, step grandma etc

Go to our separate Grandma Poems page


Granddads (Grandpas) give you lots of chocs
And let you stay up late,
Then they give you lots of pop
And sweeties by the crate.
They tell you brilliant stories of when
Mum & Dad were small
You then find out the real truth,
They weren't so good at all
They're Father Christmas all year round
They never ever bug you.
With massive hearts and open arms
Just waiting there to hug you

Aunt, Uncle Poems Verses

Aunt, Uncle including great aunt and great uncle

For words that rhyme with Aunt click here
Rhyming Words for Aunt Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

AUNT:
A lways
U ndersanding
N aturally
T errific!

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The following verses can also be used for Uncle

_________

Aunts like you
Are precious and few

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Aunt (Name) (it's your birthday)
(you're a double blessing)
So this card, I do send
To say you've loved me like a parent
And you've acted like a friend

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People who are nice as you
Are great to be related to!

___

Happy Birthday Auntie (Name)
You're the best Aunt I've got
Thanks for mothering me a little
And befriending me a lot.

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Aunt (Name) (it's your birthday)
(you're a double blessing)
So this card, I do send
To say I not only call you my favourite Aunt
I also call you my friend

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Everything is nicer when shared with an aunt!

A garden of love grows in my aunt's heart.

An aunt grows more precious as time goes by.

An aunt adds beauty, joy, and love to life.

An aunt makes life a little sweeter.

There are angels walking on this earth disguised as aunt

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

An aunt is someone special to remember with warmth, think of with pride, and cherish with love.

An aunt is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart.

An aunt is a joy to remember your whole life through.

I not only call you uncle, I call you friend!

Uncle, you're forever in my heart.

Uncles like you are precious and few!

An uncle grows more treasured as time goes by!

Uncle: People who are nice as you,
are great to be related to!

An uncle is someone special
to remember with warmth,
think of with pride,
and cherish with love.

An uncle is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart.

An uncle is a joy to remember your whole life through.

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

Family Birthday Verses Poems Quotes

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For words that rhyme with Unc click here Rhyming Words for Unc

For Granddaughter poems, click on the link Granddaughter poems


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