What to write in a New Year Card

What to write in a New Year Card

Ring in the New Year: What to Write in a New Year Card

It’s a new year. A time to celebrate new beginnings and look back on all of the big and small moments from the previous year. With the promise of the future, new goals, and plans, sending a card to friends and family is the perfect way to mark the occasion and ring in the new year. Cards can be tailored to the recipient in so many ways -- from funny to inspirational -- all of which help you celebrate the New Year holiday with a personal touch. We’ll take a look at some suggestions and ways you can send a card to mark the new year. We’ll also look at sample wording you can use to personalize this keepsake your loved ones will want to look back on for new year’s to come.

Writing a General New Year Message

No matter who the recipient is -- friends, family, co-workers -- a thoughtful message to celebrate the new year is the perfect addition to your card. General messages are good for those you might not know as well or for those recipients where a simple message works best. General messages are also good for those who may have forgotten or did not get a chance to send out cards during the Christmas holiday season. This gives you a chance to write a message that addresses the holiday and the new year. Here is some sample wording you can use when writing a new year message.

  • Wishing you the happiest New Year!
  • Happy New Year! Here’s to new beginnings!
  • Sending you best wishes for a Happy New Year!
  • Happy New Year! We hope your holiday season and the New Year are merry and bright!
  • Sending you wishes for a New Year filled with happiness and love.

Writing an Inspirational New Year Message

A new year means new beginnings, and for many people, it’s a time to do some reflection and make those classic new year resolutions. Messages that are uplifting or provide a bit of inspiration are perfect for the recipient who needs a little pick-me-up or words of encouragement. Inspirational messages can be a bit more general, include a specific goal, or reflect on the recipient’s personal experiences. Here is some sample wording you can use when writing an inspirational message.

  • Last year may have been filled with ups and downs, but this year is a time for new beginnings. Here’s to celebrating all the new beginnings this year brings.
  • Happy New Year! I can’t wait to spend another year with you!
  • The New Year is a time for fresh starts. May your New Year be filled with whatever you want it to be.
  • It’s a New Year! Enjoy a year filled with possibilities.
  • The New Year marks a new chapter in our lives. Let’s make it the best we can!

Writing a Funny New Year Message

A new year card doesn’t have to be inspirational or sentimental. Cards and your personalized message should reflect your personality and that of the recipient of the card. Why not start off the new year with a bit of humor and a smile? New year cards with a bit of light humor are great for those family members and friends who like a good joke. Not sure what kind of messages work best in a funny new year card? Here is some sample wording you can use when writing a new year message. 

  • Who needs a New Year resolution when you’re already perfect? Here’s to a resolution-free New Year!
  • Resolutions are made to be broken! Here’s to breaking our New Year’s resolutions together.
  • Happy New Year! May it be filled with old habits we just can’t quit.

Happy New Year: What to Write in a New Year Card

No matter how you ring in the new year, it’s a time to celebrate and start fresh. Whether you send a card that is filled with inspiration or a bit of humor, your personalized message helps make a new year card even more special. With a little help from our sample wording, you’ll be on your way to sending out a memorable keepsake to commemorate the new year.

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