Happy birthday or Happy Birthday?
Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:19 AM
Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:38 AM
Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:47 AM
Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:23 AM
It depends. The way you are writing it, you would only capitalize Happy. If you were writing it on a cake or card, though, you would probably capitalize both, as it is more of a title then.
Ex 1: Happy birthday, Mom. I love you.
Ex 2: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (on a card, cake, etc.) All caps, cap the words, whatever.
Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:36 AM
Examples of how I would write it.
Happy Birthday, Jean!
Occasionally it isn't used that way in which case I wouldn't capitalize it.
Did you have a happy (pleasant) birthday, Jean?
Though to be honest, I rarely say the above because it does sound too much like a cliche. I'd be more likely to use the word pleasant instead.