New Years greetings: New Year greeting cards

Happy New Year! It’s time for celebrating, connecting with friends and family, and sending New Year’s greetings to important people in your life. Whether you want to reminisce on the special moments from the past year, express your love to a significant other, or thank colleagues for a banner year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite New Year’s greetings. Plus, you’ll find inspirational and funny quotes from famous figures to help you capture your sentiments this holiday season.

New Year’s Greetings for Different People In Your Life

New Years greetings: family celebrating the New Year and holding some sparklers

There’s plenty that can happen in a year. Reconnect with your loved ones and share the latest updates on your kids or what you’ve been up to this past year. You can also send well wishes to someone who had a rough year and send warm wishes for the next year. Below, you’ll find some New Year wishes you can use for different people in your life.

For Friends

New Years greetings: New Year Balloons Card

Design: Vivian Yiwing

Card Inspiration: New Year Balloons Card

Your New Year’s greetings to friends can be as fun, silly, or sarcastic as you like. After all, these people know you best and have seen you at your worst. Whether you want to be sentimental and show appreciation for their support or be silly and laugh about the wild year you shared, here’s some inspiration for wishing a friend a Happy New Year:

  • I hope the new year is better than the last. With this fresh start, you can count on me to be by your side every step of the way. Thanks for so many years of friendship, I love you. Happy New Year!
  • Happy New Year, bestie! Let’s toast to new adventures, a new beginning, and having the best time ever on New Year’s Eve.
  • Remember last New Year’s Day when you said that it could only go up from there? Well, it didn’t. But that’s OK because I have such a wonderful friend by my side. Thanks for supporting me through one of my toughest years. Here’s to next year being a much, much better one!
  • Wishing the best New Year ever to the best friend on the planet. Can’t wait to celebrate with you!
  • It’s time to kick the old year to the curb — and I couldn’t be happier! Thanks for always being a bright spot in my life. Looking forward to a new year and having more adventures with you. Happy New Year!

For Significant Others

New Years greetings: Minimal New Year Card

Design: Kelly Schmidt Design

Card Inspiration: Minimal New Year Card

Your significant other is your rock. Let them know how special they are and how much they mean to you with a personal greeting card. Here are some of our favorite New Year’s greetings for that special someone:

  • Happy New Year, my love. Can’t believe another one has come and gone. Thanks for making each one so special and better than the last. Here’s to another year together!
  • May God continue to protect and guide us on our journey together. I’m so thankful He brought you into my life. Happy New Year!
  • Happy New Year, sweetheart! I hope all your dreams come true because you’ve made mine a reality. Love you beyond words.
  • As we embark on a new chapter with our little one, my love for you grows. Thanks for making my world so special. Can’t wait to see what the year holds for us.

For Family Members

Stippled Fireworks Card

Design: Sandra Picco Design LLC (photo courtesy of Alexandra Celia)

Card Inspiration: Stippled Fireworks Card

The holiday season is a reminder to reconnect with family whether you live nearby or are miles apart. Consider these New Year’s greetings for family members:

  • Sending happy New Year wishes to you all this holiday season. We hope you have a wonderful time saying goodbye to last year and ushering in a new start!
  • Sending lots of love and wishes for a wonderful year ahead. We can’t wait to get updates on the kids in college and see where they head off next!
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to spending time together this holiday season. Wishing you joy and prosperity this next year and always.
  • Family is what matters most, and that includes you! Sending best wishes for good health and a great year.
  • I was going to write a funny New Year’s message, but we all know you got the comical genes in the family. Instead, I’ll just wish you a wonderful new year full of good health, happiness, and success.

For Clients and Coworkers

Geometric Cheers Card

Design: silverscreen studio

Card Inspiration: Geometric Cheers Card

When sending holiday cards to coworkers and clients, it’s best to use a professional tone. But if you’re close to a colleague, you can use more light-hearted language. For clients, stick to professional terms and keep the focus on success in the new year or overcoming challenges.

Here are some ways you can wish a client or coworker a happy New Year: 

  • Hope the new year brings you plenty of new opportunities. Wishing you continued success in all your endeavors. Happy New Year!
  • From our company to yours, we wish you all the best in the coming year. Here’s to taking the lessons of the past year and turning them into prosperous new ventures.
  • Wishing you a prosperous New Year where you continue to grow and develop as a trusted business leader. Cheers!
  • Sending warm wishes for continued success in the coming year. Thanks for all your support. Happy New Year!
  • Sending our warmest regards to you and yours this holiday season. We wish you all the best for your New Year celebrations and the year to come.
  • Happy New Year to you and yours! Hope this next year is the best one yet.
  • It’s been a pleasure working next to you this past year. Have a wonderful holiday season and good luck in all your professional and personal endeavors this coming year.
  • I couldn’t have survived this work year without you. Thanks for letting me vent and supporting me through my projects. I couldn’t wish for a better colleague. Happy New Year to you and yours!
  • Wishing you a very happy New Year. Thanks for making the office such a fun place to be every day. Because of you, I actually don’t mind the commute! 

New Year Quotes from Famous Figures

Person holding an envelope and a card

If you feel like you can’t sum up the year in your own words, choose New Year quotes from famous people instead. From comedians who make fun of the past year to philosophers who add insight into the magnitude of the moment, there’s a wording style for everyone.

Here are some of the best New Year’s quotes from famous people:

  • “Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey
  • “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” — Oscar Wilde
  • “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”—Bill Vaughn
  • “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better person.” — Benjamin Franklin
  • “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” — Brad Paisley
  • “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier.’” — Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” — Albert Einstein
  • “Before the clock strikes 12, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life. “— Mehmet Murat Ildan
  • “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.” — Joey Adams
  • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” — Henry David Thoreau
  • “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot

New Year’s Greeting Cards for Everyone on Your List

Group of people happily toasting while confetti falls from above

At Greenvelope, you’ll find everything you need to send Happy New Year messages to everyone on your list. Choose from hundreds of digital invitations for New Year’s parties and New Year’s cards. Customize each holiday card by choosing different colorways, fonts, and more to make it your own. Best of all, you’ll be spreading cheer to those you care about, and you can rest assured that your message will arrive in moments. (No more mail delays!) 

And if you happen to be looking for ideas on ringing in the next year, don’t miss our guides filled with New Year’s Eve party ideas and NYE food ideas. You’ll pull off a brilliant party to kick off the best new year yet!