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Passed exam is a happy event. I witnessed how hard you studied. In my message I send you a key to success: study while others sleep, work.

When you want to tell someone their life achievement is worth celebrating, it’s typical to offer a note of congratulations.

Saying ‘congratulations’ can take many forms. Sometimes, we shorten the word to simply, ‘Congrats!’ Other times, it may be more appropriate to pen a long, thorough message that showcases how proud you are.

Whatever the case—be it a finished marathon, a major promotion, a new baby, or even a small victory like pulling a grade up from a C to an A—writing a congratulations message is a fantastic way to express your feelings and give praise.

As long as you pay attention to the recipient’s milestone, your words of congratulations will let them know you truly care about their success. Who knows, your heartfelt message might just make their day!

Since we’ve been focusing on writing how-to’s all month long, here are our tips for giving hearty congratulations throughout every stage of life.

Wedding Wishes

A wedding is a massive milestone in any person’s life, which puts the pressure on you to write something extra-special in your wedding card. Don’t worry! Here are some ideas to get you started . . .

  • I’m so happy to celebrate this special day with the two of you. Congrats!
  • You both are a wonderful example of what true love looks like. Congratulations on the start of your new chapter together!

New Baby Congratulations

There’s a new addition to the family, and it’s a small bundle of joy! Let your friend, coworker, or family member know how excited you are to meet the baby and, of course, see pictures. You could begin your congratulations message with . . .

  • Congrats on your little miracle! Wishing your family plenty of love, health, and happiness now and throughout life.
  • Wishing you and your newborn all the best—and plenty of sleep! Congrats on the safe arrival of your bundle of joy. 

Congrats to the New Grad

Graduating is a big deal at any age, as it’s often the culminating moment of years of hard work. How can you encapsulate a person’s educational achievements in words? Here are two good places to start . . .

  • Congrats, grad! I am so proud of you for reaching this milestone and can’t wait to see what you do next.
  • Congratulations on your graduation day! Wishing you all the success in the world as you begin your next adventure.

Still Stuck? A Simple Congratulations Guide

If you’re still lost for words, these tips can make it easier to write a message of congratulations, no matter who’s on the receiving end.

1Start strong. There’s one word you can always count on as you begin singing your praises. You probably guessed it: Congratulations! By congratulating your recipient from the very start, your note will already be on target with what you want to say.
2Be personal. Everyone loves a hand-written compliment! After you say congrats, tell the recipient how proud you are of them and remind them why they deserve this. Acknowledge the specific achievement and add in some extra congratulations words.
3End with a heartfelt closing. Offer your well-wishes for their continued success or new chapter, and you’re all set!

The goal of any congratulations message is to show the recipient you care—and to make them feel extra-special! Words go a long way in expressing our deepest sentiments, and congratulatory words are no exception.

What are your favorite ways to say congratulations at every milestone?

 

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What to Write in a Congratulations Card

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Say congratulations with a thoughtful message that shows how proud you are. Whether you’re congratulating a friend on a new job or a loved one on their new baby, share words that reflect your sentiment. A congratulations message can be short and sweet or long and heartfelt. You can tailor your message however you see fit as long as you acknowledge the recipient’s accomplishment or milestone. We’ve provided a few congratulations messages below to help you complete your congratulations card.

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What to Write in a Congratulations Card

If you have a writer’s block, we’ve provided helpful tips below to make your congratulations card easier to write.

  1. Say congratulations! Begin your card by congratulating the recipient on their hard work and achievement.
  2. Write how proud you are and what you’re proud of. Let the recipient know why you’re proud of them and acknowledge their exact accomplishment. This is the portion of the card where you can share a special message.
  3. Send well wishes. Offer well wishes for the recipient’s future and new chapter. You can be specific or generally wish them a bright future.
  4. End with a warm closing. Complete your card with a warm sign-off.

General Congratulations Messages and Words of Congratulation

Although you’ll want to personalize your card, you can start with a simple congratulations message. Here are a few messages that can be paired together or added onto a personalized message of your own to save some time:

  • “Congratulations to you, and wishing you even more success in the future.”
  • “I couldn’t be happier for you, or more proud. Congratulations.”
  • “When everyone else said it couldn’t be done, you showed the opposite to be true. So proud of you.”
  • “Enjoy the success you have worked so hard to achieve. Great job!”
  • “Success didn’t happen overnight. Your dedication and hard work has really paid off! Congratulations!”
  • “Congratulations, to you and best of luck to you in the future!”
  • “With so much excitement and happiness for you, congratulations!

Congratulations On Your New Home Messages

If a friend or family member has recently moved into a new home and you’re hoping to find the right words to congratulate them look below! You may just find the perfect words to wish them well in their new place.

  • “Congratulations on your new home! I hope that it becomes everything you imagined it could be!”
  • “Congratulations! May this new house become a forever home!”
  • “I can’t wait for all the memories you’ll make in this new home of yours. Congratulations and best of luck!”
  • “Congratulations on such an incredible new place! I can’t wait to visit!”
  • “May your new home bring you lots of happiness in the coming years. Congratulations!”
  • “What an exciting new adventure you’ve begun with your family! May your new home be all that you wanted. Congrats!”
  • “Wishing you and your family all the best as you turn your new house into a loving, beautiful home.”
  • “I can’t believe how amazing your new home is! Can’t wait to visit in the next year! Congratulations!”

Congratulations on Your New Job Messages

Whether you’re congratulating a co-worker or wishing a friend congratulations on their new job, a simple message that sums up this exciting time in their life can help cheer them on.

  • “Lots of celebrating and lots of congratulating are definitely in order. Wishing you success on your new job!”
  • “Congratulations On Your New Job! Wishing you all of the best for a brighter tomorrow! You totally deserve it!”
  • “This position was truly made for you. Congratulations on finding such a perfect opportunity.”
  • “You’re on your way to great things, and we wish you the best, today and always.”
  • “I heard you got the job you’ve always wanted. Cheers to your continued success!”
  • “While we’ll miss your valuable contributions and dedication, I am so glad you got a new job that excites you.”

Graduation Congratulations Messages

Congratulate the graduate on their achievements in education by acknowledging how hard they’ve worked. You can also send them well wishes for a successful future as they take the next step in their career. Visit our guide on graduation messages and wishes for more inspiration to complete your graduation card.

  • “You met the challenge with determination, strength, and total confidence! Congrats!”
  • “I am confident that your education will be an important key to unlocking doors to your potential. You are already a success.”
  • “Congrats grad! Shoot for the moon because even if you miss it, you will land amongst the stars.”
  • “We are so proud that you are a graduate now. Congratulations dear!”
  • “Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure!”
  • “You’ll always remember this day and so will all of us who were here cheering you on. Congratulations and best of luck to you always!”
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Want to greet your French friends or offer well wishes during special occasions but don’t know how to say it in French? This article will teach you exactly what French greetings to say or write during the most important events.

Whether it’s a festive event like a birthday, anniversary, wedding, promotion, or holidays---or an unfortunate situation like a sickness or death in the family---stick with me here because I’ll be sharing with you how to express your well-wishes in French.

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1. French Birthday Greetings

 Let’s start with French birthday greetings. Birthday traditions in France are same as elsewhere: a cake, gifts, as well as singing of birthday songs. The birthday song is similar in tune to the “happy birthday to you” song you’re quite familiar with---but translated into French, of course.

Here are some common ways to greet people a happy birthday in French.

Joyeux anniversaire !Happy birthday!
Bon anniversaire !Happy birthday!
Bonne fête !Happy birthday!
Que tu profites encore de nombreuses années !May you enjoy many more years!
Que tous tes désirs se réalisent ! May all your wishes come true!
Je te souhaite plein de bonheur en cette journée spéciale.Wishing you every happiness on your special day.
Je te souhaite tout plein de bonheur en cette journée particulière. Passe une merveilleuse journée !Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!

Joyeux anniversaire [zhwy euz ahn ee vehr seyr] and bon anniversaire [bohn ahn ee vehr seyr] are commonly used in France, but in French-speaking parts of Canada, it’s usually bonne fête [bohn fet].

Note: You might have noticed that in French punctuation, there is a space before the exclamation point. Like this !

2. French Wedding Anniversary Greetings

Wondering how to greet a married couple in French during their wedding anniversary? Here are some ways.

Joyeux anniversaire !Happy Anniversary!
Joyeux ...(ème) anniversaire de mariage !Happy __th Anniversary!
Félicitations pour vos noces….Congratulations on your ______ wedding anniversary!
...de porcelaineporcelain (20th)
...d’argentsilver (25th)
...de perlepearl (30th)
...de rubiscoral (35th)
...d'émerauderuby (40th)
...d'orgolden (50th)
...de diamantdiamond (60th)

You might have noticed that joyeux anniversaire is the same phrase listed previously for birthday greetings. And...you’re absolutely right! While this may seem weird to non-French speakers, in French, anniversaire covers so much more than just anniversary; it can also refer to birthdays.

3. How to Offer Your Condolences in French

 How about during challenging moments when you struggle so hard to express your condolences in French? How do you say how sorry you are for their loss?

Here is a list of French words of sympathy that you may use to condole and share in the sorrow of a grieving French person. We have added some details below to guide you on when to properly use these condolences.

Je vous prie de bien vouloir accepter mes sincères condoléances.Please accept my sincere condolences.Very basic and common phrase to offer sympathy.
Nous vous prions d'accepter nos sincères condoléances.Please accept our most sincere sympathy.Highly formal. may be used to offer condolences to people you are not very familiar with.
Nous sommes sincèrement désolés d'apprendre la disparition de _____…We are sincerely sorry to hear about the passing of____.This is usually reserved for close friends.
En ces moments difficiles nous tenions à vous faire part de nos sincères condoléances.Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time.May be used for close/ familiar friends.
Je suis de tout cœur avec vous.I'm with you with all my heart and soul.An informal way to offer sympathy and may be used with close friends and family.
Nous partageons votre peine en ce moment de deuil. Nos sincères condoléances, à vous et à votre famille.We share your difficulty in this time of grieving. Our sincere condolences to you and to your family.This one is also a little less formal than the others and may be used between families and friends who are quite familiar with each other.

4. French Christmas and New Year Greetings

As the song says, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Surely you can’t miss greeting your French friends this holiday season! Or perhaps you want to "Frenchify" your holiday greetings this year. This is what you say:

Joyeux Noël ! Merry Christmas!
Bonnes Fêtes ! Happy Holidays!
Joyeuses Fêtes !Happy Holidays!
Meilleurs Voeux ! Best wishes!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année ! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année de la part de… Season's greetings from…
Bonne Année !Happy New Year!
Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année ! Happy Holidays!

See also: How to Greet Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in French for a more detailed guide.

5. General Congratulations

The need for saying congratulations in French could come up a lot more than you’d expect, especially if you are traveling or moving to a French-speaking country. So here are some phrases you can use to congratulate someone for general situations.

Félicitations pour… -Congratulations on…standard congratulations
Nous voudrions te féliciter pour…We would like to send you our congratulations on…
Bien joué.Well done.
Nous savions que tu pouvais le faire.We knew you could do it.Usually used with family and friends
Je veux vous féliciter.I want to congratulate you.
Félicitations !Congrats!Informal
Chapeau !Hats off to you!This is an informal idiomatic expression that works similarly as with its English counterpart but may seem a bit old-fashioned.
Bravo!Well done!
Bon travail !good work!

The word félicitations [feh lees ee ta see yohn] is quite flexible and can work for all types of scenarios, and so does the verb it is derived from: féliciter. But if you want more specific ways to congratulate people, scroll down below.

6. Congratulations: New baby

​So, someone you know is having a baby or just delivered a bundle of joy into the world. Here’s how to congratulate them in French.

Félicitations pour la naissance de votre petit garçon / petite fille !Congratulations on the arrival of your new beautiful baby boy/girl!
Félicitations pour la nouvelle arrivée dans votre famille !Congratulations on the new arrival in your family!
Nous sommes ravis d'apprendre la naissance de votre petit garçon / petite fille. Félicitations.We are delighted to hear of the birth of your new baby boy/girl. Congratulations.

See also: French for Parents: Baby Talk, Vocabulary, and Tips

7. Congratulations: academic-related

For academic achievements that deserve a pat on the back, here are some ways on how to express your warm sentiments.

Félicitations pour ton diplôme !Congratulations on your graduation!
Félicitations pour tes examens !Congratulations on passing your exams!
Bien joué pour les examens.Well done on your exams.
Félicitations pour l'obtention de ton Master !Congratulations on getting your Masters!
Félicitations pour ton entrée à l'université.Well done on getting into University.

8. French Greetings for Engagement and Wedding

Weddings and engagements are among the happiest moments in a person’s life. When you need to show that you’re one with friends in their happiness, here are some well-wishes in French. You can use these to congratulate them and wish them the best in their huge milestone.

French Greetings for the Newly Engaged

Félicitations pour tes fiançailles !
Congratulations on your engagement!

You can then follow it up with some add-ons:

J'espère que vous serez très heureux ensemble.I hope you’ll be very happy together.
J'espère que vous vous rendrez extrêmement heureux l'un l'autre.I hope you will make each other extremely happy.
Avez-vous déjà fixé la date du grand jour ?Have you set the date of the big day?

French Greetings for the Newlyweds

Félicitations. Nous vous souhaitons à tous les deux tout le bonheur du monde.Congratulations. We wish both of you all the happiness in the world.
Félicitations pour votre mariage!Congratulations on the wedding!
Félicitations et meilleurs vœux à vous deux pour votre mariage.Congratulations and best wishes to you both on your wedding day.
Félicitations aux jeunes mariés pour leur heureuse union.Congratulations to the newlyweds on their happy union.
Félicitations pour vous être dit "oui" !Congratulations on saying yes (or saying “your "I do's"! ) -informal
Félicitations à vous deux !Congratulations on tying the knot! (informal)

9. Congratulations and work-related well-wishes

Work-related wins and advancements call for some celebration---and well-wishes from friends and family. So in cases when you need to extend your congrats, here are some ways to do so, as well as some ways to wish people luck on their new work.

Félicitations pour avoir décroché ce poste !Congratulations on getting the job!
Félicitations pour ton avancement !Congratulations on the promotion!
Nous te souhaitons beaucoup de succès dans cette prochaine étape professionnelle.We wish you every success on your latest career move.
Nous te souhaitons bonne chance dans ton nouveau travail chez…We wish you the best of luck in your new job at…
Bonne chance pour ta première journée chez…Good luck on your first day at…

10. How to say "get well soon" in French

Have friends or colleagues who have fallen ill and need some cheering? Send them a get well message and let them know they’re in your thoughts. Here are some words you might want to tell them.

Prompt rétablissement.[Wish you a] speedy recovery.
Rétablis-toi vite.Get well soon.
Nous vous souhaitons un prompt rétablissementWe wish you a quick recovery.
Se sentir mieux bientôtFeel better soon.
Je pense à toi et espère que tu te sentiras mieux très bientôt.Thinking of you and hope you feel better soon.
Nous espérons que tu seras sur pieds d'ici peu.We hope that you will be up on your feet soon.

11. General thanks

I’m sure you’re familiar with the word merci (mehr see), but there are more ways to say thanks in French. Check out this list of phrases you can use to express your gratitude.

MerciThank you
Merci beaucoup pour…Many thanks for…
mille mercisThanks a thousand times
Je ne sais pas comment te remercier pour…I really don't know how to thank you for…
Nous voudrions vraiment remercier... du fond du cœur pour…We would like to extend our warmest thanks to…for…
Nous te sommes très reconnaissants pour…We are very grateful to you for…
C'est vraiment gentil de ta part.It is really nice of you.
Je vous remercie.I thank you. (very formal)
Je vous remercie de tout cœur.I thank you from the bottom of my heart. (also formal and with more emphasis than the previous)
Je vous adresse mes plus vifs remerciements.I send you my most sincere/warmest thanks. (usually in written formal thank you letters)

Conclusion

Do you have more scenarios that need a list of French greetings or well-wishes? Don’t hesitate to let me know in the comment section and I will try to update this article with your suggestions.

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Try writing your own greetings using the examples given above and share it with us in the comment section!

Passed exam is a happy event. I witnessed how hard you studied. In my message I send you a key to success: study while others sleep, work.

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A little bit of encouragement and an ability to identify and recognize a good task done can act as a driving force for a successful career ahead. For instance, if you have an employee who has excelled in a particular task, a congratulation letter for his achievement can enhance his zeal to work even better.

Congratulation Letter Sample

Dear First Name,

Congratulations on your new venture, opening your restaurant It sounds like an exciting opportunity, and I'm looking forward to you watching your progress as the business develops.

People who enjoyed your cooking will sure become your regular clients as word gets out about your grand opening of a new restaurant. your menu is sure to please hungry diners.

If there is anything at all I can do to promote your new business, please let me know. I'd be glad to assist however I can if I can be of help.

Best Regards,


Hi David,

I can't believe that you can set up a big event for 100 people so well ,Just arranging a date, securing tickets for everyone, and renting buses for the game is mind-boggling.

I'll make it a point to attend every year as long as it is such great fun. .Again, Larry, thank you for another great company outing. I hope you keep doing well in the future.

Henry


Dear,

Congratulations on your engagement!. I’m so happy that you found someone who makes you and your heart happy. It is indeed a happy and proud moment and I am glad to know that you are finally going to settle in life. As you prepare for your big day, that is DD/MM/YYYY, accept best wishes, Do not forget to enjoy every bit of the wedding the love that you get from all, the fun and every event of your wedding. This is going to be such a happy day. Do not forget to enjoy every bit of the wedding and most importantly, remember that this day is just about you and your soon to be husband so enjoy to the fulles.I am sorry for not being able to make it to your engagement. But, don’t you worry, I will be flying to your place on wedding day.

Congratulations to the bride and groom to be,

Lots of Love,


Subject: For graduation

Dear..............

I and your uncle are delighted to hear that you have passed your graduation with flying colors. Accept my heartiest congratulations on your success. It must be a proud moment for you and your parents that you have completed your degree without any backlogs. I am overjoyed that you are reaping the fruits of your labor. Keep working hard, make bigger goals and try to achieve them. I also feel the parental pride in your success.

We know you have achieved it because of your hard work and perseverance. I genuinely feel this is quite an achievement as well as a call for special celebrations. Youngsters like you constantly remind me that anything can be achieved by patience and hard work. My best wishes are with you; keep yourself focused and determined.

Love,


Subject: For graduation

Dear..............

I am delighted to hear that you have passed your graduation with flying colors. Accept my heartiest congratulations on your success. I am overjoyed that you are reaping the fruits of your labor. Keep working hard, make bigger goals and try to achieve them.

We know you have achieved it because of your hard work and perseverance. I genuinely feel this is quite an achievement as well as a call for special celebrations. Youngsters like you constantly remind me that anything can be achieved by patience and hard work. My best wishes are with you; keep yourself focused and determined.

Love,


Subject: Congratulations on the birth of the new baby

Dear..............,

Heartiest congratulations to you Sir and Madam on the arrival of a new born into your life. I am happy to hear that the baby is healthy and everything went well. I will pray for the wellness of your family and hope you get a wonderful time with your family and babyhood is filled with lots of fun, love, and cuddles.

I once again wish you and your family love, health, and happiness and also good luck for the newest member of your family.

Yours truly,


Subject: Congratulations on Success

Dear.................

Heartiest congratulations to you on your success. I am really happy that you are able to achieve your targeted goal and have come out successful with flying colors. You hard work has paid off and I must say I am so proud of you.

It is all because of the determination and efforts you have put into your work. You are capable to achieving every goal that comes into your path. Keep doing hard work along with smart work and show everyone what your are capable of. My good wishes are always with you. I hope you keep doing well in the future.

Regards


Subject: Congratulations on Promotion

Dear................

Heartiest congratulations my friend for getting a promotion

I am so happy for your success. I have always praised your determination and hard-work and I am glad that your work is getting recognized in your office sphere too. This promotion is surely going make a positive difference in the path of your career.

We know you have worked hard to achieve this position and I am sure you are going to excel further and achieve outstanding success in your job. You will expand the business of your company and take it to new heights.

My best wishes are with you for your continued success.

Sincere Best Wishes,


Subject: Congratulations on Engagement

Dear............

Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your engagement. My warm wishes are with you for a lifetime of joy and togetherness. I wish your love reaches new heights and your pair be the cutest Congratulations to you both, wish you all the luck and happiness.

I am glad finally you have found a soul mate who has touched your heart in such a special way that you both have decided to live the rest of your life together. You both make a wonderful couple. My best wishes are with you, hope you start wonderful journey soon.

I wish your love blossoms like a flower and your relationship blooms with the fragrance of your love. Waiting eagerlyfor your marriage and all the good to happen

Love and regards,


A congratulation letter is not necessarily given only when an individual achieves something in his career; it can be sent
  • When a person ties the knot
  • Has won a scholarship in any reputed university or has qualified for an entrance examination

There are occasions on which you can send such a letter are many....

Essential Aspects Of Congratulation Letter

There are certain aspects that you need to keep in mind while writing a congratulation letter.
  • If it is an official letter you are writing, maintain the proper alignment and formatting.
  • If you are writing a semi formal or a friendly letter, you can always include a well known quote in the beginning or at the end.
  • Examples Of Congratulations Wording

    As mentioned above, the language and the words you use depend to a large extent on the depth of the relation you share.

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