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.The Japanese send New Year's cards (nengajo) rather than Christmas cards. If you want to send nengajo to your Japanese friends, here are common greetings and expressions you can write to wish them all the best for the new year.

Happy New Year

All the following expressions roughly translate as "Happy New Year." Choose any of them to begin your card. The saying is listed in kanji, or Japanese letters, on the left and in Romaji—the writing of Japanese in Roman characters—on the right.

  • 明けましておめでとうございます。 > Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu.
  • 新年おめでとうございます。 > Shinnen omedetou gozaimasu.omedetou gozaimasu.
  • 謹賀新年 > Kinga Shinnen
  • 恭賀新年 > Kyouga Shinnen
  • 賀正 > Gashou
  • 迎春 > Geishun
  • 謹んで新年のお喜びを申し上げます。 > Tsutsushinde shinnen no oyorokobi o moushiagemasu.

Note that Kinga Shinnen (謹賀新年), Kyouga Shinnen (恭賀新年), Gashou (賀正), and Geishun (迎春) are seasonal words that are not used in regular conversation. The rest of the expressions can be used as a greeting.

Expressions and Phrases

After the greeting, add words of thanks, requests for continued favor, or wishes for health. Here are some common expressions, though you can add your own words as well. The saying is presented first in English, then in kanji, and then in Romaji.

Thank you for all your kind help during the past year.
Sakunen wa taihen osewa ni nari arigatou gozaimashita.

I hope for your continued favor this year.
Honnen mo douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

Wishing everyone good health.
Minasama no gokenkou o oinori moushiagemasu.

Adding the Date

When dating the card, use the word gantan (元旦) instead of the date that card was written. Gantan means the morning of Jan. 1; therefore, it is not necessary to write ichi-gatsu gantan.

As for the year, the Japanese era name is often used. For example, the year 2015 is Heisei nijuugo-nen (平成27年), the 27th year of the era, Heisei.

Although nengajo are often written vertically, it is acceptable to write them horizontally.

Addressing Cards

When sending New Year's cards from overseas, the word nenga (年賀) should be written in red on the front side along with a stamp and address. This way, the post office will hold the card and deliver it on Jan. 1. Unlike Christmas cards, nengajo shouldn't arrive before New Year's Day.

Write your name (and address) at the left side of the card. You can add your own message or draw the picture of the present year's zodiacal animal (eto). 

Who to Send Nengajou To

The Japanese send nengajou not only to family and friends but also to classmates, coworkers, and even business partners. However, personal nengajou often play an important role in connecting people. There were many heart-warming stories about nengajou submitted to "The Memorable Nengajou Contest (Nengajou Omoide Taishou)."

Here is the top prize-winning short story in kanji, followed by the story in Romaji.





"Nengajou tte nan desu ka."

Sakunen kara watashitachi to hatarakidashita juuroku-sai no shoujo ga tazuneta. Hahaoya kara ikujihouki sare, ima wa yougoshisetsu ni iru kanojo.Teijisei koukou mo yameteshimatta kanojo o mikane, uchi no byouinchou ga chourihojoin to shite yatotta.

Heikin nenrei gojussai no chouriba. Juuroku-sai no shoujo ga tanoshii tokoro towa omoenai ga, kanojo wa mainichi genki ni yatte kuru. Hyottoshite hanarete kurasu hahaoya no omokage o watashitachi ni mite iru no ka.

Juuichi-gatsu nakaba nengajou no junbi no wadai ni natta. Sonna watashitachi no kaiwa ni fushigisouna kao de tazuneru kanojo. Muri mo nai. Hahaoya to isshoni ita koto wa, juukyo o tenten to shiteita to kiita. Negajou dokoro dewa nakatta no darou.

Minna de kossori kanojo ni nengajou o dasu koto ni kimeta. Takusan no shiawase ni kakomareru koto o negai.

"Hajimete nengajou moratta. Taisetsu ni gaku ni kazatta yo."

Shigotohajime wa kanojo no manmen no egao de maku ga hiraita.

Nengajou wa subete no hito o shiawase ni shitekureru.

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Creative New Year's Wishes in German

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A fresh year is again upon us and it is the time to wish each other and be thankful to everyone who contributed in making our year a better one. The coming year is a brand new year to start afresh and give yourself another chance. Also, New Year brings with us numerous opportunities which help us in evolving as a better person this year. So, express gratitude, love, respect, joy, and appreciation to everyone you wish to. Exchange wishes, messages, ecards with family, friends, relatives and co-workers and let them know that you remembered them at the beginning of this wonderful year. 143Greetings brings to a wide variety of messages which you can share with everyone. Be it emotional new year messages, funny new year messages, new year wishes for friends, new year wishes for boyfriend, new year wishes for girlfriend or simple new year wishes, we have them all. You can choose your kind of message which you find suitable and share it with your near and dear ones.

It is time to bid 2019 goodbye and welcome 2020 with a smile on the face and hope in the heart. Happy New Year!
2019 is gone. But whatever lessons you have learned from it, apply them in 2020. Happy New Year!
The day has come to bid 2019 goodbye and welcome 2020 with a bang. Happy New Year!
May the New Year bring you lots of happiness and prosperity. Happy New Year!
Take a lesson from the mistakes you made last year and promise not to repeat them in the new year. Wishing you a very happy New Year.
Do make resolutions but vow to stick to them. Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year.
The New Year is about to enter with a bang. May it bring good luck and prosperity for you. Happy new Year!
The new year is about to begin. Do away with all the negative thoughts and fill your mind with positivity. Wishing you lots of success and happiness. Happy New Year!
The time has come to let go of the past. Welcome the new year for it is full of hope, optimism and happiness. Happy New Year!
Do not feel sad for the year is coming to an end; the next one is surely going to be even better. Wishing you happy New Year.
The New Year is just round the corner, my it bring bright prospects for you and your family. Happy New Year!
The year gone by has taught us many lessons. Learn from the mistakes that you have committed and try not to repeat them in the New Year.
Wishing you a very happy New Year.
Whatever dreams and aspirations were left unfulfilled in the year gone by may God fulfil them in the New Year.
Wishing you a very happy New Year.
Sweetheart, I have made a resolution for the New Year. I would give more time to you in the coming year.
Happy New Year and lots of love.
Let us bid 2018 goodbye with teary eyes and welcome 2019 with a broad smile on our face. Wishing you a very happy New Year.
A year full of sweet memories is gone. The next year has arrived and brings with it the gifts of hope and optimism. Wishing you a happy New Year.
The New Year has arrived and with it have come new beginnings and opportunities. May this New Year be a fruitful one.
Happy New Year!
The year gone by was awesome and the New Year would be even better.
Wishing you a very happy New Year
We are lucky to get a new chance to live another year full of joy and peace. Be grateful and live life to its fullest.
Happy New Year!
Never forget the lovely time we shared altogether. May the year 2019 be more glorious and memorable!
Here comes the time to look forward to better things in life. Have a happy and blessed New Year!
May God shower enormous love on you in the coming year.
Happy New Year!
Life has given you a chance to fill the blank book of 365 pages. Try to write something new every day.
Happy New Year!
While moving deep into our friendship the wish for more fun and happiness is the year to come. Enjoy every time in the year 2019.
I recall about our friendship and how happy I become with the thoughts, I would like to wish the same happiness in 2019. Have a Prosperous New year!
Countless blessings for you and happiness beneath Earth’s horizon in year 2019, Happy New Year, my lovely friend
Every New Year wish from me is worthy. Thank you for being in life. Hope we spend years and years together. Happy New Year
New year comes with new hopes, joys and experiences. Wishing you immense of love, Happy New Year
It's a new day, it's a new year, it's time to feel good. Be the better version of you this year.
Happy New Year!
Give an energetic start and let the old turmoil passes away. New Year greetings to you and your family

New Year Messages 2020

Let us celebrate the New Year 2020 with a wide smile and an open heart. Wish your loved ones a year full of prosperity, wealth, love, joy and happiness. Send them wonderful wishes which we have compiled below to help you out. Exchange wishes, greetings, and messages with your family, friends and relatives and enjoy this amazing year with blessings of near and dear ones.

May the New Year bring lots of happiness, prosperity in your life and make it a grand one.
Have a rewarding Happy New Year, dear friend. May the year comes holding lots of gifts in hand.
New year has knocked the door, open the door and check what surprises it has brought for you.
Knock Knock! It is New Year on the door. I have come with many surprises, open the gate and let celebrate.
Happy New Year, may you have days filled with happiness and jovial moments.

Happy New Year Wishes for Friends

Friends are an essential part of life. Without friends, life is incomplete and mundane. New Year is the time to make new memories with friends which you are going to cherish throughout the year. So, here is the time to let your friends know that you want them in your life this year too. Get ready to welcome the new year and leave all the bittersweet memories of the past behind. Send your friends some amazing messages, wishes, and greetings and wish them a remarkable new year.

Again the New Year has come with many surprises. Let’s welcome it with determination that we won’t stop our path.
Last Night, New Year came in my dream and say, if we will not party, it will get angry with us.
Happy New Year to all my friends. We have shared so many years of togetherness, let not break the continuity.
It’s the time to take new resolution, forget past and focus on the future. So, all the best and HNY in advance.
Let’s start planning for future taking experiences from last year. Have a rewarding Happy New Year.

Emotional New Year Messages

The year 2018 is going to end really soon and it is the time to welcome another new year and also leave all the aching memories of the past behind. Here comes the time to say goodbye to all problems and worries and welcome a new year with an extra big smile. So, this year show gratitude to every person who contributed in making your life a bliss. Send some heart touching and emotional messages to your friends, family, relatives, and co-workers and let them know you care for them.

Happy New Year to all. This is our last year in school. Next year we will be at different places.
You know why New Year come? Coz, God wants us to forget all our sorrows make a new beginning.
Our last year was great as we are together, let’s ensure coming year be the nicer and we will remain connected.
Time wait for no one. So, forget the past and welcome the New Year with a big heart.
Let’s make a determination that no hurdle will stop us from achieving our goal. Happy New Year.

Funny New Year Messages

New Year gives you an opportunity to begin everything in a new way. New Year is the time to celebrate together a new beginning leaving behind the baggage of the past. Do not worry if you are unable to be present at all the places with all your near and dear ones. The best you can do is send your loved ones some really funny messages which will bring a smile on their face. Also, do not forget to share with all your friends and acquaintances to make them laugh and also realize that you want them in this year too.

Happy New Year to my friend who is young by age but old by heart.
Great new year to you my friend, let’s sit together open the bottle of champagne, but don’t call our girlfriends.
Happy New year, wish you get everything better this year. No comments on ur wife.
Happy New Year, may you have a great and lovely life with your wife and girlfriend. God bless you.
New Year wish to you dear friend. Have a pleasant time and dance with your girlfriend.

New Year Messages for Girlfriend

On the joyous New Year don't be late in wishing the love of your life a new beginning, a new turn, and a new life. Express your feeling with style to the girl of your life in a special way. Share some amazing messages, quotes, and cards with the girl for whom you have special feelings. Convey your real feelings to her using our words and make her feel really special at the beginning of this fantastic year.

It’s being long you are my girlfriend. This new year lets change our relationship status, be my partner.
We have completed another year of togetherness. May we live together for long-long years. Happy New year
I want to celebrate uncounted numbers of New Year nights with you and each one will be as special as you.
Happy New year my love. As the years are passing im getting older n eligible to hold your hands forever.
New year wish to you my sweetheart. For this year as well, my resolution is I will never hurt you.

New Year Messages for Boyfriend

This New Year, express your emotions for the guy who has touched your heart and made your life really beautiful. To the guy who has given a new meaning to your life, wish him with the most romantic and beautiful words this year which touches his soul. Tell him that you want him in every year of your life. This year let your boy know how much you are in love with him by sending him wonderful new year wishes, messages, and greetings.

May we walk hand in hand like the previous year and support each other forever. Happy New Year darling!
New Year gives us an opportunity for living another year full of kisses, hugs, and blessings. Happy New Year baby!
Thank you for making all my wishes come true. May we stay together forever and ever. Happy New Year!
I will never be complete without you my love. I want you in all walks of life. Love you. Happy New Year!
New Year gives us a chance to renew the love existing between each other. Let's promise to love each other more this year. Happy New Year!

New Year Messages for Everyone

New Year is a special occasion for everyone as it marks the new beginnings, new opportunities, and new risings. So, here comes the time to be thankful to everyone for their contributions in your life. Exchange wonderful wishes, messages, quotes and greetings with everyone that are specially curated for you. Let everyone know that you remembered them on this special occasion and you want them in your life in this New Year.

May the year 2019 bring all happiness, love and cheerful moments! Each day will be spent with sparkles and cherishment. Happy New Year
May the fragrance of flowers fill the year 2019 with fun and cheer! Wish you all the luck and love with the Year 2019.
May there be sparkle of stars shower on you the entire year and make your each day full of fun. Happy New Year
Years come and go but our friendship passed all the tests. May the coming year make our friendship stronger than before. HNYear My Truest friend
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New Year wishes for friends

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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.

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Happy New Year Greetings Messages

The perfect addition to your New Year’s greeting cards no matter whom the recipient.

  • Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.
  • Out with the old, in with the new: may you be happy the whole year through. Happy New Year!
  • Counting my blessings and wishing you more. Hope you enjoy the New Year in store.
  • I resolve to stop wasting my resolutions on myself and use them to repay you for the warmth you’ve shown me. Happy New Year!
  • Nights will be dark but days will be light, wish your life to be always bright – Happy New Year.
  • Let us look back at the past year with the warmest of memories. Happy New Year.
  • Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the warmest of aspirations. Happy New Year!
  • One more year loaded with sweet recollections and cheerful times has passed. You have made my year exceptionally uncommon, and I wish this continuous forever. With you around, each minute is a unique event for me. I wish you to have a year as incredible as you are.
  • On this New Year I wish that you have a superb January, a dazzling February, a Peaceful March, an anxiety free April, a sensational May, and Joy that keeps going from June to November, and then round off with an upbeat December.
  • On this New Year, may you change your direction and not dates, change your commitments and not the Calendar, change your attitude and not the actions, and bring about a change in your faith, your force and your focus and not the fruit. May you live up to the promises you have made and may you create for you and your loved ones the most Happy New Year ever.
  • May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness.
  • Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness and prosperity for you, happy new year.
  • May the new year bring you warmth, love and light to guide your path to a positive destination
  • Here’s wishing you all the joy of the season. Have a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Inspirational Messages

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.

  • A New Year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. Happy New Year.
  • As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is to wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead.
  • As the New Year dawns, I hope it is filled with the promises of a brighter tomorrow. Happy New Year!
  • Every end marks a new beginning. Keep your spirits and determination unshaken, and you shall always walk the glory road. With courage, faith and great effort, you shall achieve everything you desire. I wish you a Happy New Year.
  • On the road to success, the rule is always to look ahead. May you reach your destination and may your journey be wonderful. Happy New Year.
  • No one can go back in time to change what has happened, so work on your present to make yourself a wonderful future.
  • You’re supposed to let go of the past and start off new. You’re supposed to forgive all those who have hurt you and be open to new relationships, with open arms. That is why it is called the ‘New’ Year. May you have a Happy New Year.
  • End each year with a few good lessons and start the new one by showing that you have learnt the lessons of the past well.
  • The New Year has brought another chance for us to set things right and to open up a new chapter in our lives.
  • Unlike what most people think it is never too late to be what you wish to be.
  • Failure doesn’t influence your inner resilience, and failing simply means that you’ve discovered another false way to move your life forward. Profit from it.
  • At precisely the moment you feel like giving up, victory is always within reach. Remember this moving into the New Year.
  • 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.

New Year Wishes

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.

New Year Wishes to Friends

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.

  • Knowing you has been a master class in true friendship. During the New Year, I hope to emulate your love and warmth. Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
  • Another year of success and happiness has passed. With every new year comes greater challenges and obstacles in life. I wish you courage, hope and faith to overcome all of the hurdles you may face. May you have a great year and a wonderful time ahead.

Learn creative and poetic ways to wish your friends and loved ones a very happy New Year in German, including English translations.

31 Best New Year Messages to Employees

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Whether you’re making a photo card for friends and fam that recaps how fab your last year has been, or crafting a graphic stunner to wish your clients well 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:

  • Thank you for giving us an opportunity to do what we love, and may you have a successful 2019.
  • 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. We look forward to making 2019 a successful year together!
  • Wishing you continued inspiration and success in the new year. Happy holidays.

Any of these messages stand pretty well on their own, and using them in a design that doesn’t incorporate photos eliminates the need to round up the entire office and have them wave at the camera. It also looks super profesh.

Tip: You can easily adjust any PicMonkey template to jibe with your brand. Enter the hex values for each of your brand’s colors on the Graphic and Text palettes, or in the Background Color field in the Edits tab. You can also open a branded image (like your logo) as a graphic, then use the eyedropper to instantly match your hues. Top it off by placing your logo as a graphic, and boom! Card branding 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

If you think the new year is 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 folks have expressed similar sentiments, and they’re totally cool if you lift some of their phrases (with proper attribution, of course). Try one of these quotations out for a different take on a New Year card:

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. -Oprah Winfrey

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

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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

New Year card messages for family and friends

Everyone loves a direct “Happy New Year! Love, the Smith Family,” but if you’re scrambling for something with a bit more oomph 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 one of the well-wishes below, and you’re done!

  • 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 2019!
  • May your year be filled with happiness, health, luck, and love.
  • Wishing you love and laughter in 2019.
  • May this new year be filled with love and cheer.
  • May you have plenty of peace, love, and happiness in 2019.
  • Wishing you a fabulous 365!

Now that you’ve whipped up a New Year card that is uniquely you, give it a quick proofread and figure out how to get it where it’s going. You can go green and send it through the ether, turn your seasonal sentiments tactile in the PicMonkey Print Shop, or go totally DIY and take some fancy paper to the printer gathering dust in your den. If you’re going with the on-paper option, be sure to check out our article about printing photos for some helpful tips.


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