Wishing you the best: friends hugging each other

There are plenty of moments in life where it makes sense to send your well wishes or messages of good luck to someone — whether they’re a coworker, friend, or family member. Here, you’ll find a list of big life moments where a sweet “wishing you the best” message works perfectly. We’ll also share some of our favorite greetings you can use inside a card, letter, or guest book for each occasion. 

New Job or Career Opportunity

Wishing you the best: Time to Celebrate card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

A great time to wish someone well is when they’re moving on to a new job or taking on an exciting new career challenge. Maybe you’ve worked with them for years and want to send them a good luck message for their future endeavors, or perhaps they’re a loved one who’s finally scored their perfect job. 

We love the idea of sending a good luck or congratulations card to someone making moves in their career. It’s a sweet way to acknowledge all the hard work they’ve put in, recognize their efforts, and celebrate their impressive achievements as they look ahead. 

Here are some great ways to congratulate someone on their new job

  • Congratulations on the new gig, [Name]! Wishing you the best of luck!
  • Good luck with your new role, [Name]. You’ll be great! 
  • It’s been lovely working with you, [Name]. Sending you good vibes for your new job! 
  • Wishing you the best of luck in your exciting new adventure! 
  • Have fun with your exciting new challenge at [Company Name]! 

Weddings and Anniversaries

Wishing you the best: Congratulations to the Happy Couple card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Engagements, weddings, and anniversaries are moments steeped in love and celebration, so it makes perfect sense that they’re times where you’d want to wish someone the best. 

You could write “wishing you the best for the future” inside the happy couple’s guestbook, or sharing a “well wishes for the many anniversaries to come” in a card for a special wedding anniversary. Whether you’re writing in a card for someone’s special day, or a message on their social media feed, sending your regards is a sweet way to show you care. 

Here are some wording ideas for your warm wishes: 

  • May you have a long and bright future together, [Name] and [Name]!
  • Best wishes from the [Surname] Family on your wedding day.
  • Sending you the biggest and best wishes for the future, [Name] and [Name]!
  • Congrats on celebrating another year of your wonderful life together! 
  • Happy first anniversary, [Name] and [Name]! We look forward to celebrating every milestone with you in the coming years.

Moving to a New Home

Wishing you the best: So Very Happy For You card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

After weddings and exciting job moves, heading to a new home is one of those top moments where you’ll want to wish someone the best. Maybe a close friend is making a cross-country move to a new city, or a family member is setting up a family home with their partner. Whatever the reason for the move, sending a new home card is the perfect way to congratulate them. 

Moving to a new home can be a really exciting time, but it can also be filled with worries. A sweet yet simple “wishing you the best with your move” can go a long way towards helping a friend or loved one feel settled in their new space. 

Here are more ways to wish someone well in their new home:

  • Congratulations on the big move, [Name]. You’re going to love [City]!
  • Warm wishes for your new adventure in [City], from [Name] & [Name].
  • Renovating might be hard work, but your new home will look incredible when it’s done. Congratulations! 
  • Congrats on your exciting new beginning together! We can’t wait to visit once you’re all settled!
  • Sending you the biggest and best wishes for your new adventure in [City], [Name]!

“Wishing You the Best” for Retirement

Wishing you the best: happy retirement card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Retirement is a well-deserved milestone for many. It’s a moment that marks the end of something great but the start of something just as wonderful. Whether a loved one is retiring to spend more time with family, pursue hobbies and travel, or just relax, it’s an occasion worth celebrating. 

Sending a happy retirement card is a thoughtful way to celebrate someone’s achievements and share the excitement for all the fun (or relaxation!) they’re about to enjoy. Keep it simple with a “wishing you the best with your retirement” or add some humor with a message like “wishing you the best trying to find something you love as much as your coworkers!” 

Some great ways to wish someone well in their retirement include: 

  • Wishing you all the best with whichever direction you head in next, [Name]!
  • May your retirement present you with an incredible new opportunity to do the things you truly love.
  • Good wishes for your retirement, [Name]. It’s been lovely working with you! 
  • Congrats on retiring, [Name]! Hope your new journey is just as wonderful as all your previous ones.
  • Happy retirement, [Name]! Wishing you lots of quality time spent with your loved ones.

When Someone Is Not Feeling Well

Wishing you the best: Get Well Soon card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Sometimes we send greeting cards for reasons that aren’t so joyful — like when a friend or loved one is unwell, going through the recovery process, or needs a little pick-me-up. If you have someone close to you who’s not at their best, a kind-hearted message inside a get well soon card can be just the medicine they need. 

For someone recovering after an illness or operation, sending a “wishing you the best with your recovery” works great. If you’re close to someone who’s just broken a leg, and you know they’ll see the funny side, send your love and remind them not to break the other leg! 

Here’s how to show you care with a sweet, thoughtful greeting: 

  • Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well, [Name]. Sending you all the positive vibes so you can heal in no time.
  • Wishing you well through your recovery, [Name]!
  • It’s no fun being stuck at home, but we’ll take care of things at [Company] while you rest and recover. Warm wishes! 
  • Wishing you a speedy recovery, [Name]. Take your time, relax and recover, and never be afraid to ask me to pop in with some treats! 
  • Hope you’re feeling better in no time, [Name]! 

“Wishing You the Best” Through a Difficult Time

Wishing you the best: positive vibes card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Illness isn’t the only time you might want to send someone a heartfelt card. Relationship breakups, a death in the family, or someone who’s simply finding things a bit tough are all moments where a thoughtful card and message are appropriate. 

If you’re celebrating the life of someone who has passed, a sweet yet simple “warm wishes from the both of us” alongside a personalized tribute note can be lovely. For someone who’s going through a personal challenge, “sending you well wishes for the coming year” can spark some positivity and remind them that you’re thinking of them. 

Here are some lovely wording ideas to express support during a tough time: 

  • Wishing you well at this challenging time, [Name]. I’m always here if you need anything.
  • Sending you my love and good vibes through this rough patch, [Name]! 
  • Hope you feel better soon, [Name]. You’ve got a bright future ahead of you! 
  • Best wishes from all of us at [Company]. We’re rooting for you! 
  • Wishing you the best with everything, [Name]. 

Celebrating a Birthday

Magical birthday card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Birthdays are moments where you can get away with just about any greeting or message if you know the recipient well enough. Even if you’re not super close, sending your well wishes on someone’s birthday is a thoughtful gesture. 

If you’re looking for something to add alongside “happy birthday!” in your card, try adding something like “sending you positive vibes for the year ahead” or “hope you have an incredible year.” Send warm wishes, but tailor the message to the recipient and send the message inside a customized birthday card

More ways to wish someone well on their birthday include: 

  • Happy birthday, [Name]! Sending lots of great birthday vibes your way!
  • Hope you have a wonderful day, [Name]! 
  • Wishing you all the best on this special birthday, [Name]!
  • Have an amazing birthday, [Name]! Warm wishes from those of us at [Company]
  • It’s your birthday, [Name] time to party on! 

Sweet Greeting Cards to Send With Your Wishes

Looking for the perfect card to match your thoughtful words? Here are some of our favorite ”thinking of you” cards that work well for sending someone your well wishes, thoughts, or love. 

Daydreams Card

Daydreams Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

We love the gorgeous warm tones on this daydreams card that feel like a hug in a digital envelope. Pair these cozy hues with your heartfelt words and you have the perfect way to wish someone well. 

Floral Sentiments Card

Floral Sentiments card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Let someone know you’re thinking of them with this gorgeous floral sentiments card. This sweet design works great for checking in with a loved one who might be ill or going through a tough time. It’s also perfect for saying “thank you” and expressing your gratitude for someone’s thoughtful gesture. 

Virtual Hug Card

Virtual Hug card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This golden virtual hug card is such a lovely way to brighten someone’s day. Use it to send good vibes and warm wishes to someone you care about, whether it’s to share the joy over a big career or house move, or to offer support through a difficult time. 

Share Your Love With These Thoughtful Best Wishes Quotes

Whether it’s a happy moment or something a little more serious, sending someone well wishes is a thoughtful way to offer support, love, and comfort. Take inspiration from these “wishing you the best” wording ideas, find a digital card to match, and get ready to put a smile on someone’s face.