People at your age want to grow up too fast. My best gift for your 16th birthday is: don’t rush. Take your time, enjoy your youth, party like crazy and make responsible decisions. Happy b-day!

Keep in mind that even though you are turning 16, the impulse control part of your brain is still developing. Unfortunately, you probably didn’t read my message because you got distracted by the money in this card.

I was going to send you something very pretty and special to your 16th birthday. Sadly they did not fit into the envelope. Therefore you are getting this birthday card instead.

What do you want for your birthday? You want the moon? I’ll throw a lasso around it and bring it down for you. Whatever your heart desires will be yours today. Just say the word! Happy Birthday to someone really special to me! May you always think of life like “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

For teenagers, 16 is “middle-aged”. With three years ahead and three years behind, you’re right in the middle of the best years of your life. You probably won’t enjoy the next time you’re middle-aged, so have fun tonight. Happy birthday!