100 Happy New Year Messages & Wishes for 2024

By Photobox on 29 October 2021

We’ve put together some of our favourite messages, from inspirational New Year’s quotes to cute messages to show that you care. Writing these will be easier than dry Jan. Promise.

New Year is a wonderful time of year, full of new beginnings, time spent with loved ones, and the occasional New Year resolution too.

What to write in a New Year’s card

The great thing about writing a Happy New Year message is that you can write what you like.

Tailor it to the person you are writing it to, and don’t be afraid to be genuine – we all love a heart-felt message.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, why not check out some of the Happy New Year wishes below?

Classic Happy New Year messages
Inspirational Happy New Year messages
Happy New Year messages for friends
Happy New Year messages for family
Funny Happy New Year messages
Short Happy New Year messages
Heart touching Happy New Year messages
Cute Happy New Year messages
Religious Happy New Year messages
New Year resolution quotes

Classic Happy New Year messages

Sometimes the classic messages are the best. If you’re more of a traditionalist, or want to keep your New Year’s message simple, here are some of the best ones to write.

  • Happy New Year!
  • Out with the old, in with the new
  • May peace, love and prosperity be yours in the year ahead
  • Best wishes for the New Year!
  • For auld lang syne my dear, for auld lang syne
  • Let’s toast a brand new start and fresh beginnings!
  • Wishing you and yours all the best for the brand New Year ahead
  • Blessing you with health, wealth and happiness for the New Year
  • May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future. Happy New Year!
  • Let’s make this year the best one ever!

Inspirational Happy New Year messages

We all like to get inspired around New Year, whether that’s starting a brand new fitness routine, searching for a new job or looking for love (self-love included). If you want to motivate with your message, here are some of our favourite New Year quotes.

  • Learn from yesterday, Live for today. Hope for tomorrow
  • “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
  • “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice” – T.S Eliot
  • “Well, we have a whole New Year ahead of us. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe next year at this time we’d like each other a little more” – Judy Garland
  • “Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes next year and forever” – Neil Gaiman
  • Happy New Year and remember… it’s the destination, not the journey!
  • “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring” – David Bowie
  • “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every New Year find you a better person” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year. Let’s make it ours” – Beyonce
  • “The New Year stands before us like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written” – Melody Beattie
  • “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can” – Danny Kaye
  • “The best is yet to come” – Frank Sinatra
  • Tomorrow is the first page of a 365-page book. Be sure to write a good one!
  • “May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!” – Traditional Irish blessing

Happy New Year messages for friends

When your friends have been with you through the good times and the bad, it’s only natural to send ‘em some good wishes for the year ahead. (You’ll be needing advice in the new year no doubt too). These are some of the Happy New Year wishes for friends that we love.

  • Wishing you peace and love for the New Year
  • Here’s to a brand New Year full of happiness, laughter and fantastic memories
  • Thank you for always being there for me, now and in the year to come
  • We’re a little older and a little slower than last year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have lots of fun!
  • Happy New Year! Eat the cake, buy the shoes, do the dancing… make the next year the best one you possibly can!
  • May our friendship grow stronger and stronger this coming year
  • Sending you love and light for the brand New Year
  • Dream big, be kind and have a wonderful New Year!

Happy New Year messages for family

Whether they’re near or far away, these messages are perfect for sending your family Happy New Year wishes.

  • May the New Year be filled with happiness for you and your loved ones
  • Happy New Year to you and yours from me and mine
  • Here’s to many more happy days to share together!
  • The years come and go, but my love for you grows ever stronger
  • You’re the best New Year’s gift I could ask for! Happy New Year to my beautiful family
  • I’m so happy that we shared so many great memories together last year. Here’s to many more!

Funny New Year Messages

Got a friend or family member who always brings the banter? There are no rules saying your New Year’s message has to be sentimental or serious. Try one of these funny New Year greetings.

  • I wish you health, love, happiness…. and I hope you win the lottery too!
  • Hoping you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a hangover-free New Year’s Day!
  • Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to
  • “Tonight’s December thirty-first, something is about to burst…Hark, it’s midnight, children dear. Duck! Here comes another year!” – Ogden Nash
  • Here’s to the lucky people who get to meet us next year!
  • Happy New Year’s Eve! It’s the most fun day of the year. After Christmas, Halloween, Easter, our birthdays, St Patrick’s Day…
  • “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves” – William E Vaughan
  • So, who’s going to be the first one of us to fall asleep before midnight?!
  • Live it up on New Year’s Eve… You’ve got the rest of next year to live it down!
  • The first person to enter your home at New Year should be tall, dark and handsome… two out of three isn’t bad!
  • This message is so totally last year

Short Happy New Year messages

Like New Year’s Eve, these messages are short and to the point, perfect for quickly scribbling in a card before before the party gets going. Forgetful types, now’s the time to focus.

  • New Year, new dreams!
  • Less bitter, more glitter
  • Happy NY!
  • Page one of 365!
  • Cheers to the brand New Year!
  • A brand new start!
  • Let’s have the best year ever!
  • Happy New Year – let’s make it ours!
  • Okay, who’s kissing me at midnight?
  • Shine bright like a diamond
  • New Year, new you!
  • Save water, drink champagne
  • A brand New Year? I’ll drink to that!
  • 8 PM is the new midnight
  • It’s the final countdown
  • Woohoo, we made it!
  • New Year, fresh start!

Heart touching New Year wishes

If you’re dreaming of your loved one on New Year’s night, these heartfelt messages are perfect for showing them how much you care. We’re not crying, you are.

  • When I think of my happiest memories from last year, they all have one thing in common – you
  • If you’re with me, next year will be the perfect year
  • My best memories of the past year? All the ones I spent with you!
  • Each year we spend together is the best one yet!
  • This year let’s laugh a little louder, love a little deeper, smile a little bigger and walk through life a little bit slower
  • The best part of New Year’s Eve is the fireworks that happen when I’m alone with you
  • Time flies when you’re with the one you love the most
  • Let’s look ahead to the New Year, but remember the old year with lots of love and affection
  • I’m looking forward to creating lots of beautiful memories with you in the year ahead
  • Wishing you 12 months of love, 52 weeks of joy and 365 days of happiness

Cute Happy New Year messages

These New Year wishes are fun and sweet, and perfect for sending a cute Happy New Year message to friends or loved ones.

  • May your year be filled with magic and dreams
  • And so the adventure begins
  • Whatever you wish for this New Year, I wish for it too!
  • Sending lots and lots of love for the year ahead!

Religious Happy New Year messages

Many religions see New Year as a time of rebirth and new beginnings. These New Year messages and quotes will help you celebrate the joy of the holiday with loved ones far and wide.

  • A New Year is God’s gift to the world
  • May God bless you and your family with health, wealth and happiness this New Year
  • “You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths drip with abundance” – Psalm 65:11
  • End this year with Alhamdulillah and welcome the New Year with Bismillah
  • May God shower you and your family with love this New Year
  • “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again” – Buddha
  • May God light your way in the weeks and months ahead
  • Sending you joy and praying for you this upcoming year
  • “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” – Psalm 90:12

New Year resolution quotes

Did you know one out of every three people make New Year resolutions? Making (and breaking!) New Year resolutions are part of the fun of the season.

These Happy New Year wishes are perfect for sending to family and friends.

  • “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions” – Joey Adams
  • My New Year’s resolution is to have lots of fun with you!
  • Have fun breaking all of your New Year resolutions!
  • My New Year’s resolution is to spend less time on social media… as if that will ever happen!
  • I hope your New Year’s resolution is to stop tagging me in unflattering photos on social media!
  • Let’s make a New Year’s resolution to make lots of memories together
  • A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other
  • My New Year’s resolution? To stop making New Year’s resolutions!
  • My first New Year’s resolution is to stop procrastinating. I’ll tell you the others next week.
  • Exercise? I thought you said extra fries?! Happy New Year!
  • “New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual” – Mark Twain

Need a New Year’s card to write your message in?

If you’re looking for a personalised card to write your New Year’s wishes in, we have lots of fun customised cards for you to try. Upload a photo of your best memory with your loved ones. You can then have the message printed in the card and sent directly to their door. You can even have the card sent directly to your home and handwrite your heartfelt New Years message for that personal touch.

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