New Year's Greetings, Gift Ideas and More

by Sadie_Holloway

Here are some tips on what to write in a New Year's greeting card for a friend or family member.

Sending well wishes and positive greeting to friends and loved one as a new year approaches is a timeless tradition that crosses many different cultures. Check out these tips on what to write in a New Year's greeting card. These messages can also be used in emails, face to face greetings, or as part of your midnight champagne toast to ring in the New Year!

These blessings and well wishes for the New Year can be used:

  • in greeting cards
  • in email messages
  • on your website or blog
  • in love letters to someone special
  • when making a champagne toast as the clock strikes twelve!

The greetings can also be adapted and personalized to suit the recipients of your well wishes: family members, co-workers, teammates, or life partners!

Message for your husband: 

"I am so delighted to be celebrating New Year's Eve with you! Together, we accomplished amazing things this past year. I feel like the luckiest person alive to be spending next year, and many, many more years after that, with the most amazing man in the world!"


Messages for friends:

"Congratulations, dear friend! You worked so hard and had such an amazing year! You deserve all the happiness in the world! May the New Year bring you just as much joy, love, and happiness as the last one!"


"I'm sending you my best wishes for a prosperous New Year filled with happiness, good health, and lots of laughter!"


Message for teammates or co-workers:

"My fellow teammates, what an amazing year of fun we've had. I look forward to seeing what we will be able to achieve in the months ahead! Best wishes to each of you for a joyous New Year!"

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

How do you say 'Happy New Year' in another language?

When you don't know what to write in a greeting card for New Year's Eve, write Happy New Year in another language!

Hauoli Makahiki Hou
Felice Anno Nuovo
Chinese (Mandarin)
Xin nian yu kuai
Feliz año nuevo
Bonne année
Ein glückliches neues Jahr
Gelukkig nieuwjaar


Show your friends and family how much they mean to you by preparing a thoughtful toast on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Gift Idea for Your Wife

Lucky Charm Bracelet Z1 Murano Glass Beads

Tell her how blessed she makes you feel with a cute and colorful lucky charm bracelet. This is a lovely keepsake gift for New Year's Eve or any other special occasion!

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These inspirational quotes would be suitable for a New Year's Eve greeting card or special toast.


"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."  — Edith Lovejoy Pierce


"New Year's Day is every man's birthday."  — Charles Lamb


"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." — Seneca

Sometimes, New Year's Eve marks the end of a long, difficult year. Obviously cheerful messages about a 'fantastic year' gone by, or overly optimistic messages about the future aren't always appropriate. Sometimes friends and family are struggling just to get through to the end of the year and feel cautiously optimistic.

Here are a few lines that you can use for a New Year's letter or card to someone who may be recovering from a difficult year.

"May this time of year be a reminder that there is always room for hope. May you find the peace and happiness you deserve after this most difficult year. Please know that I am here for you in the New Year."


"As we come to the end of what has been a long and difficult year, we want you to know that we are thinking of you and sending you love, light, and healing."

The Happy New Year greetings featured above would not only look great in a festive card, you can also write them on colorful slips of paper and tuck them into handmade glitter party poppers. Fill your party poppers with sparkles and good luck charms so that all your friends and loved ones can ring in the New Year with feelings of joy, hope, and prosperity!

Watch the video (below) for instructions on how to make fun New Year's Eve party poppers.

Updated: 08/26/2016, Sadie_Holloway
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