Today we learned how to say Happy New Year in Japanese! We also learned another common expression that Japanese people use when wishing each other .
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Ho-ho-ho! Do you hear bells ringing? It’s Christmas time here!
It’s a magical holiday season to spend time with your loved ones, celebrate and have fun doing some festive activities. There are a lot of important Christmas to-dos such as taking a family portrait, cooking gingerbread men, decorating a Christmas tree or going shopping for presents.
In the hustle and bustle of holiday routine, it’s so easy to lose sight of some significant tasks such as writing annual Christmas cards for family, friends or colleagues. So we’re here to help you create the perfect holiday card with warm Christmas wishes for everyone on your list.
Christmas is one of the most significant religious holidays for Christians. It’s officially celebrated in most English-speaking countries on December 25th.
As a religious holiday, Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. However, for many people, this holiday is not only spiritual but rather a cultural celebration with secular traditions, like exchanging gifts, sending festival cards, waiting for Santa Claus, singing carols with family or cooking a Christmas pudding. These traditions don’t just differ from country to country, but even from family to family.
Sending Christmas cards is a time-honoured tradition started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole, a senior civil servant. He helped set up the Public Record Office (now the Post Office) and wondered how he could encourage people to use its services more. Together with his friend John Horsley, who was an artist, they created the first cards and sold them for a shilling.
The progress of printing methods decreased the price to half a penny and made Christmas cards extremely popular, spreading the tradition throughout Europe by 1990. Today, sending holiday cards is still a common tradition. Some families even add a family photo or a letter that describes what they did last year.
Crafting the perfect card isn’t time-consuming if you prepare beforehand. Let the special people in your life know that you’re thinking of them by sending a Christmas card.
Crafting holiday cards is the perfect way to give thanks, encourage and send warm Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes. But putting your thoughts and feelings into words is not always easy. Thus, we’ve prepared some helpful tips and examples to help you kickstart your writing and craft your next Christmas card:
At the beginning of your card, add a short and warm greeting that serves as a festive way to address a person. Classical opening lines can include simple Christmas salutations such as:
Want to expand your vocabulary? Check out our article “7 English Words and Phrases For Thanksgiving” to learn new words related to the holiday season.
If an addressee is your close friend or family member, write a heartfelt Christmas and Happy New Year message to show your love and appreciation this holiday season. To make your card even more personal, use specific details related to the recipients — mention some big news or events that happened last year or even a special occasion coming up. Here are some examples:
When it comes to writing Christmas cards for your colleges, employees or business partners, remember to keep a professional tone in your letter, especially if you write on behalf of your company. Don’t forget to thank them for their support.
If you know that a card receiver enjoys a good laugh, feel free to include a few funny lines. But make sure that the humour is suitable for the occasion.
Christmas blessings quotes or appropriate verses from Bible can create a special holiday mood for someone you share your faith with. Choose one of the Christmas verses and add them to your card to encourage a person or build their faith. Just make sure that your message matches their religious beliefs.
Special quotes are always an excellent way to share the magic of the holiday season. Inspire your friends or relatives with cheerful quotations that show your festive spirit.
Don’t forget to sign your Christmas card. Use an informal closing for your New Year wishes for family and friends and a more professional one for business cards.
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Ringing in the New Year is cause for celebration, for spending time with friends and family, and for looking back. A lot can happen in a year and between the good, the bad and the ugly, this may seem like an understatement for most.
As glasses are raised and fireworks explode into the sky, it’s important to recognize the special symbolism this holiday brings with it. A time of new beginnings and fresh starts also comes with a time of reflection. Whether your resolutions consist of keeping your hands out of the cookie jar or giving your heartfelt word to work on relationships with loved ones, it can take work. And it can make all the difference to put these hopes into words and warm wishes. Seeing is believing.
These Happy New Year messages, well wishes, and quotes will remind you to uphold your new year desires, help you fill the blank space in your New Year card and most importantly, share your joy with others this holiday season.
Jump to a message or a quote:
The perfect addition to your New Year’s greeting cards no matter whom the recipient.
Everyone could use a little pick-me-up this holiday season especially when it comes to sticking with New Year’s resolutions. Use one of these inspirational New Year messages to instill a little hope in the hearts of your loved ones and put a smile on their faces.
The New Year is the perfect occasion to appreciate all the good things that the past year has given you and all the good things that are yet to come. In the past 365 days you have experienced beautiful moments that wouldn’t have been quite the same without all of the special people in your life. Convey your warmest wishes and show your friends and family you put some extra thought into wishing them the happiest of New Years with the perfect sentiment. Cheers to successes. Cheers to failures. And cheers to those that helped you make your year what it was.
Add a personal touch to your New Year wishes to friends. It’s important to make sure you let those nearest and dearest to your heart know just how much you cherish their friendship whether old or new. These wishes also make perfect additions to your New Year’s party invitations.
Chinese people greet one another with unique sayings when they meet during the Chinese New Year. The following are some words and phrases that are used as greetings at Chinese New Year (with their Chinese characters, pinyin Romanization for Mandarin Chinese, and English translation).
These happy New Year messages, well wishes and quotes will enable you share the joy and love during the festive period.
Greeting an older (or respected) person is a little different in Chinese: nín for 'you', instead of the common nǐ. For example:
Zhu nín... (/joo neen/)
Wish you (older/respected) ...
Zhu nǐ ... (/joo nee/)
Wish you (younger/informal) ...
Happy 'New Spring'
Good fortune according to your wishes
Fortune will smile on you ('lucky star high shines')
Xīnxiǎng shì chéng
May all your wishes come true.
Lóng mǎ jīngshén
The spirit of the dragon and horse
A bright and lively spirit (especially used for children under the age of 10, wishing them to be active and smart)
Happiness and prosperity (use this when receiving gifts or lucky money)
'Enter broadly wealth's source'
May your work go smoothly
Have a meteoric rise (usually to wish for promotions)
Mǎ dào chénggōng
May your life go smoothly.
Win promotion and get rich
Success in the examination (for those taking an important examination, including students.
Felicity of the whole family
Happiness for the whole family
Gōngxǐ fācái, hóngbāo ná lái
Wishing you happiness and prosperity; give me a red envelope.
Use this to greet someone if you're expecting lucky money. Only say this to close friends and relations. Don't say it to strangers or in a formal setting, to avoid looking presumptuous or ridiculous.
When someone greet you with "新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè, Happy New Year)", the best and simple replies are:
1. "新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè)"
2. "Happy New Year to you too, thank you"
3. Thank you, and the same to you.
4. Thank you, and wish you the same.
To counteract this constant selling approach, it might be time to mix it up with a simple “Happy New Year's” card or greeting. With innovations in.
The French really know how to celebrate New Year's. Indeed, New Year's in France is not just a day, or a day and an evening, but an entire season. Saying "Happy New Year" in French involves knowing basic New Year's greetings as well as learning French New Year's greetings related to the season.
In English, you say "Happy New Year." But the French generally don't say "new" when wishing someone a great year. Instead, in French, you say only "happy year," as in:
The French usually follow this expression with a phrase that literally translates as "have a good health," as in:
To really understand how to send New Year's greetings, it's helpful to learn that in France, citizens celebrate the New Year's (or holiday) season for more than a month.
The holiday season in France starts with la Saint Nicolas on Dec. 6. The holiday season actually ends on Three Kings Day (l'Epiphanie) when you typically eat une galette des rois (a wafer of kings) on Jan. 6.
Confusing matters even more, it's customary to wait to send out your good wishes for a French happy (new) year until the end of January. These examples show what you might write on greeting cards to your French friends wishing them a happy new year.
Though you don't say "new" when wishing someone a happy new year on Dec. 31 or Jan. 1, you can slip the word in when sending someone a card wishing her well at the end of the holiday season, as in:
Stuck on what to write in a New Year Card? We offer a collection of New Year Wishes and New Year Messages to wish a Happy New Year for friends and.