New Year’s Card Message Ideas for Every Occasion

As we approach the end of the year, it's a great time to reach out to friends, family, clients, and customers with a Happy New Year card, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with just the right words to express your feelings. That's why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile a fantastic list of messages that you can put on one of our professionally designed New Year's card templates to create a truly memorable card and usher in the new year right. Cheers to a great 2022!

How to customize a New Year’s card template

  1. On the PicMonkey homepage, click Create new > Templates.

  2. Choose the one you like.

  3. Swap in your own image(s).

  4. Click on the text layer(s) to erase and write your own, then customize the font.

  5. Download as a JPG or PNG (GIF/MP4 if motion is included) and share!

New Year’s card messages for business

Sending New Year’s greetings to clients and customers is a great way to establish goodwill, promote brand loyalty, and say thank you for their support over the past year. But be sure to come up with messaging that’s appropriate for your business and will be appreciated by your customers. Here’s a list of simple messages and famous quotes that provide the right tone for a professional New Year’s card.

  • Thanks for giving us the opportunity to do what we love. Happy New Year!

  • It’s been a pleasure serving you over the last year, and we’re looking forward to working together in the year ahead.

  • Here's to a happy, healthy, and successful New Year.

  • Wishing you a joyous holiday season and continued success in the New Year.

  • We hope the New Year brings you good health, much happiness, and plenty of prosperity. 

  • Best wishes from the team! We hope your New Year is filled with lots of joy, laughter, and good cheer. 

  • Thanks for helping make this a truly enjoyable, successful, and fulfilling year. All the best for the New Year ahead!

Famous quote messages for business

  • “Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.” ― Sir Walter Scott

  • “Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.” ― Avina Celeste

  • “Nothing is as good as coming into the new year with zeal, hope and positive mind.” ― Bamigboye Olurotimi

  • “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” ― Vern McLellan

  • “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” ― Melody Beattie

  • ”We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” ― Hillary DePiano

  • “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

  • “New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Pro tip: Maximize your card's potential with branding elements. When changing the colors of your design, use the hex code box to select your brand colors. Consider adding your logo as a small graphic in the corner of your card.

New Year’s card messages for family and friends

You can customize this New Year's photo card template and make it your own

You’ve got a lot more creative freedom when creating New Year’s cards for your loved ones. You can use our templates to create gorgeous cards that showcase photos of your family, inspirational quotes, or well wishes for the coming year. Here are some ideas for New Year’s card messages that are perfect for everyone from close family members to old friends from your past. 

  • 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 for the year ahead.

  • May your year be filled with happiness, health, joy, and love.

  • Hoping that all you wish for comes true in the New Year.

  • Thanks for being such an important part of my life. Happy New Year!

Famous quote messages for family and friends

Customize this New Year's card template with any quote you like

  • “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ― Oprah Winfrey

  • “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

  • “Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.” ― Peggy Toney Horton

  • “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.” ― G.K. Chesterton

  • “On New Year’s Eve the whole world celebrates the fact that a date changes. Let us celebrate the dates on which we change the world.” ― Akilnathan Logeswaran

  • “Let’s start a new slate, let’s look for the rainbow in every cloud and let’s be more humane and selfless. Let us become more philanthropic. That’s my wish for the New Year.” ― Charmaine J. Forde

  • “In the midst of the dawn of sunshine, armed with faith and hope, we enter the splendid and bright New Year.” ― David Benedict Zumbo

  • “New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” ― Alex Morritt

  • “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach

  • “Let’s forget the baggages of the past and make a new beginning.” ― Shehbaz Sharif

  • “This cannot be the year of talking. Of wishing. Of wanting. This has to be the year you get it done!” ― Eric Thomas

  • “Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.” ― Michael Josephson

Customize this New Year's family photo card template with your own pics and words

Pro tip: If you’re planning on sending your cards digitally or posting them on social, you’ll want to download them as a JPG. If instead you want to print, download as a PNG. Check out our article on how to print photos for more helpful advice.

Cards aren't the only thing you can make to set yourself up for a new year's worth of success. Visualize your 2022 goals with a vision board, or rock out to some next-level organization with calendars and planners. See ya in 2022!

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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 powerful images that level up your business.