Happy New Year Card Messages

Happy New Year Card Messages
December 4, 2017 PicMonkey

Whether you’re making a photo card for friends and fam that recaps how amazerating your last year has been, or crafting a graphic stunner to make sure your clients don’t forget you in the next 365, here are some New Year messages perfect for your audience. Peruse them, choose a favorite or two, and add them to one of our designer-crafted templates. Then check “actually send New Year cards” off your resolution list and enjoy being ahead of the game this year!

Happy New Year greetings for professional peeps

Sending New Year cards to clients helps keep your business on their minds, and it’s just a nice thing to do. Sentiments for client cards usually include expressions of appreciation for their business, and/or wishes of success for the upcoming year. Make it genuine, keep your brand voice in mind, and remember to sign it with a “Your friends at [company name],” “The team at [company name],” or your name, if you’re not sending the card on behalf of your office or you’re an office of one.

Here are a couple business-y messages to get your word-generating wheels spinning:

  • Happy New Year! Wishing you and yours all the best in 2018.
  • Thank you for giving us an opportunity to do what we love, and may you have a successful 2018.
  • Wishing you a joyous holiday season and continued success in the new year.
  • Wishing you a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous new year.
  • Warmest wishes this holiday season, and we look forward to making 2018 a successful year together!
  • Wishing you continued inspiration and success in the new year. Happy holidays.

Any of these messages couple nicely with a gorgeous graphic card. Image-less cards eliminate the need for the entire-office-waving-at-the-camera photo op, and look super profesh. Case-in-point: this take on our New Mod Year template.

Nail your new year card message this year! Making custom cards (like this black and gold new year card) is easy with PicMonkey's templates and these messaging ideas.

Since you’re expressing best wishes and gratitude to your clients for spending some cash with you, a fun thank-you card with festive elements—like our Bubbly template—is also a perfect choice.

Send your new year card message in style with a festive template from PicMonkey.

Tip: You can easily adjust any PicMonkey template to jibe with your brand. Jot down the hex values for each of your brand’s colors, then type those values in the field where the numbers display on the Graphic and Text palettes, or in Canvas Color (in the Basic Edits tab). You can also open a branded image (like your logo) as an graphic, then use the eyedropper to instantly match your hues. Top it off by placing your logo as an graphic, and boom! Card brandization complete. Check out our intro to templates video tutorial to quickly learn how to make our ready-made designs your own.

Happy New Year quotes

Make a new year card with PicMonkey's templates and suggested new year's greetings.

Love this look? Make it your own by adding your favorite quote to our Goldiluxe template.

Who says you have to come up with original phrasing for your New Year cards? If you think of a new year as a fresh start, a time for optimism and hope, and the perfect moment to let go of last year’s troubles, you’re in good company! Plenty of famous individuals have expressed similar sentiments. Try one out for a unique take on a New Year card, or—since the online world adores great quotes—check out our social media post templates and share a little year-end wisdom with the masses.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions! -Joey Adams

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier.’ -Alfred Lord Tennyson

New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. – Brad Paisley

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. – Helen Keller

Make a gorgeous New Year's photo card! It's easy with PicMonkey's templates and suggested new year's greetings.

Customize your template a little or a lot! This New Year photo card started out as our Treerific template and then we gave it a makeover by swappin’ out colors, text, and graphics.

New Year card messages for family and friends

Make beautiful new year's greeting cards with PicMonkey's templates and your own photos.

Sometimes a fun pic, custom message, and beautifully simple template (like our Cozy New Year template) are all you need to make a great New Year card.

There’s nothing wrong with a super simple “Happy New Year! Love, the Made-up Family,” but if you’re not feeling that verbiage for your New Year photo card, we’ve got your back. Round up some of your favorite pics from the last trip around the sun and plug them into our mod photo card templates. Add your fave phrasing, and you’re done! These well-wishes play nicely with “Happy New Year!” or “Cheers!” exclamations.

  • Wishing you beautiful moments, treasured memories, and all the happiness a heart can know. Happy New Year!
  • A toast to you and yours in the new year.
  • Wishing you holiday cheer and a happy new year.
  • New year, new plans, new memories to be made. Wishing you all the best in 2018!
  • May your year be filled with happiness, health, luck, and love.
  • Wishing you love and laughter in 2018.
  • May this new year be filled with love and cheer.
  • May you have plenty of peace, love, and happiness in 2018.
  • Wishing you a fabulous 365!
Send new year's greetings with a stylish photo card made from a PicMonkey template.

Non-card templates can easily shapeshift into New Year photo cards, as seen with these subtle tweaks to our Sparkles and Dancing flyer template.

Tip: Swap out the word “Love” with a heart graphic for extra adorableness points.

Now that you’ve whipped up the grandest New Year card in all the land, give it a quick proofread and choose your distribution method. You can go green and high-tech and send it out through email, turn your seasonal sentiments tactile in the PicMonkey Print Shop, or find some fancy paper and put that printer hanging out in your den to work. If you’re going with the on-paper option, check out our article about printing photos for some helpful tips.


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This article was written by PicMonkey Staff, a multicellular organism of hive-minded sub-parts who just wanna get you the ideas and information you crave, so you can make good pictures and take over the world.