150+ Happy New Year Wishes & Quotes

Happy New Year wishes, greetings, and messages to wish your friends and family all the best for 2020!

The start of each new year is a time to reflect on the year just past, and make plans for the future. It holds a special magic, with a promise of new opportunities and the possibility to change our lives for the better. So welcome in the new year by sending inspiring messages to your loved ones to mark this special time of year.

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Last updated: 24 October 2019

Happy New Year Wishes, Greetings, & Messages

Short Happy New Year messages so you can wish friends, family, and co-workers all the best for the New Year. They're short and sweet, and great for card messages or text messages.

Out with the old, in with the new! Sending Happy New Year best wishes to you!

Cheers to the New Year! May 2020 be an extraordinary one.

Happy New Year! May the coming year be full of grand adventures and opportunities.

Life is short - dream big and make the most of 2020!

May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyous 2020!

It is time to forget the past and celebrate a new start. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope all your endeavors in 2020 are successful.

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Happy New Year! Let's toast to yesterday's achievements and tomorrow's bright future.

Happy New Year! I hope all your dreams come true in 2020 - onwards and upwards!

Give wings to your dreams and let them come true in 2020.

Happy New Year! Best wishes for peace and prosperity in 2020.

Wishing you a fresh start with renewed energy and confidence throughout the New Year.

Happy New Year! May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.

Wishing you health, wealth, and happiness in the New Year ahead.

Wishing you a Happy New Year, bursting with fulfilling and exciting opportunities. And remember, if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!


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Happy New Year Quotes

A selection of New Year quotes to celebrate coming to the end of the year and the opportunity the start of a new year brings. Include one in your New Year wishes to friends and family to encourage and inspire them!

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Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one!
~ Brad Paisley

Wishing you 12 months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of fun, 8760 hours of joy, 525600 minutes of good luck, and 31536000 seconds of happiness. Happy New Year!

In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!
~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better person.
~ Benjamin Franklin

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives, not looking for flaws, but for potential.
~ Ellen Goodman

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

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

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw

It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.
~ Jane Fonda

A new year. A fresh, clean start! It's like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities!
~ Bill Watterson

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~ Robert Breault

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering "it will be happier".
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
~ Albert Einstein

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
~ Nido Qubein

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
~ Rumi

You can't go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.
~ James R. Sherman

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
~ Danny Kaye

One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.
~ Paolo Coelho

There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there's so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
~ Zayn Malik

Pour the champagne and let its mousse rise, like thousands of sparkling smiling eyes.
~ Jared M. Brown

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
~ Hunter S. Thompson

Tomorrow is a new day. Begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.
~ Melody Beattie

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Happy New Year Blessings

New year blessings for friends and family are a beautiful way to let loved ones know you are praying for them, and to remind us all how the presence of God in our lives can give us strength and courage in times of change. Include one in your new year wishes and greetings to friends or family to inspire them at the start of this new year.

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May joy and peace surround you,
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!
~ Irish blessing

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~ Irish blessing

Wishing you a blessed New Year! When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

May God shower you and your family with love and happiness! Best wishes and seasons greeting for the New Year.

Wishing you a blessed and prosperous New Year!

May God bless you and your loved ones with prosperity, good health, and happiness in the New Year.

This New Year, may God answer your prayers and fulfill your heart's desires.

Happy New Year! May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door!

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May the road rise
to meet you,
May the wind
be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm
upon your face,
and the rains fall
soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the
palm of His hand.
~ Irish Blessing

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Everything is beautiful.
~ Prince

Lord, I have no idea what's going to happen in this New Year. I pray that you will guide me. Please help me to look to you always, and through everything that I do, may I bring praise and glory to Your name. I thank you Lord for another year. Amen.

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
~ G.K. Chesterton

Look not back on yesterday
So full of failure and regret;
Look ahead and seek God's way -
All sin confessed you must forget.
~ Dennis DeHaan

In His wisdom God does not show us all that lies ahead. So we enter a new year to live it day by day. Each day let us follow more faithfully, more courageously, more daringly the lead of our great Captain who bids us follow Him.
~ William Thomson Hanzsche

Resolve to make each day the beginning of a new year, a new morning, a new adventure. Enjoy the blessings of a new year, in Christ, one day at a time!
~ Debbie Carroccio

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Wishing you a Happy New Year and blessed year ahead. May God's light guide your way in 2020.

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Christian New Year Bible Verses & Scripture

Include an inspiring bible verse in your new year wishes to give encouragement to Christian friends and family in the New Year.

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Psalm 20:4

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Proverbs 16:9

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
Psalm 37:4-5

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
Philippians 1:3-4

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.
Proverbs 16:20

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 107:1

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Funny Happy New Year Wishes & Quotes

Funny New Year wishes and quotes for friends and family who enjoy taking a more light-hearted approach to New Year's eve and to setting New Year resolutions.

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Live it up on New Year's Eve - you've got the whole year to live it down!

Before I get drunk, dance on the bar, lose my phone, get naked and get arrested, let me wish you a Happy New Year!

May all of your troubles last as long as my New Years resolutions! Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Let's eat, drink, and be merry - for tomorrow we diet!

Wise, kind, gentle, generous, sexy. But enough about me, here's to you - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Here's to living on the edge a little more in 2020. As Hunter S. Thompson said: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

Remember when we were younger and just wanted to stay up on New Year's Eve? Now all we want to do is sleep!

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Happy New Year! I don't know about you, but my New Year's resolution is to stop feeling guilty about not keeping last year's resolution.

My New Year's resolution was going to be to quit all my bad habits, but then it occurred to me - no one likes a quitter. Happy New Year!

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

Happy New Year! I can't believe another year has passed so quickly. In the words of Michael Altshuler, "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot!"

May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!
~ Aleister Crowley

Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since.
~ Dave Beard

A new year. A fresh, clean start! It's like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities!
~ Bill Watterson

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
~ Bill Vaughan

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~ Bill Vaughn


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Happy New Year Wishes for Family

Wish family members near and far all the best for the holidays with one of these Happy New Year wishes for family.

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As the sun sets on another year, I wish you great company and good cheer.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a Happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always.

I'm so thankful for all the happy holidays we've shared together in past years, and I'm sorry we haven't been able to visit you this year. I hope you have a wonderful new year and that we can catch up in 2020!

Sending you the very best of wishes for the new year. May it be full of bright opportunities!

May the Holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Wishing you a very happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow for your lovely family, just as our childhood memories of holidays past are such happy recollections now. Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness. Happy New Year!

May the New Year bring only happiness and joy to you and your adorable family. We miss you and hope to see you in 2020.

To a joyful present and a well remembered past! We raise a glass to you this New Year all the way from [insert your location]. Best wishes for a magnificent 2020.

We're so grateful that you could be here to celebrate the holidays with us and share in our good cheer! May our hopeful wishes follow you home and warm you through the new year.

In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness. Wishing you a very happy New Year, and sending lots of love from our family to yours!

Wishing you peace, love, and joy throughout 2020. With love from the [insert family name].

May the closeness of your loved ones, family, and friends fill your heart with joy. Happy New Year!

Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year!

In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!
~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
~ Bill Vaughan


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Happy New Year Wishes for Friends

A brilliant collection of New Year wishes for friends near or far. Whether you want to encourage them to reach their goals in the year ahead, or let them know how important they are in your life, we hope you find the perfect New Year message for your friends!

Happy New Year! Here's to living life to the full in 2020. As a wise person once said, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!"

Happy New Year! May your day start with a smile and end with champagne. Cheers!

As the sun sets on another year, I wish you great company and good cheer.

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Happy New Year! Although we may be far apart, you are always in my heart.

As the new year dawns, I hope it gets filled with the promises of a brighter tomorrow. Happy New Year!

Each year is a gift that holds hope for new adventures. May your New Year be filled with exploration, discovery, and growth.

Happy New Year! Thank you for everything you do for me, you're a great friend!

Happy New Year! Wishing you lots of love and laughter in 2020 and success in reaching your goals!

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Wishing you a blessed New Year! When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

Happy New Year! Best wishes to my beloved friend for a wonderful year ahead. Though we're miles apart, you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

As 2020 approaches, I realize how lucky I am to count you as my friend. I am truly grateful for all that you do, and my New Year's resolution is to make more time to catch up with you next year, no matter how crazy work and life gets.

Happy New Year! I know this past year has had its fair share of ups and downs - but good or bad, it's all experience, and has shaped who we are today and who we will be in the future. Onwards and upwards my friend, with no regrets!

Happy New Year! Although we are miles apart this time, I'll be celebrating with you in spirit.

Happy New Year! I hope next year brings us more wonderful opportunities to spend time together.

Happy New Year! May you find the perspective you seek in 2020. As a wise person once said, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain". This is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf and follow your dreams. You can do it!

Don't ever feel like your best days are behind you. Reinvention is the purest form of hope. Make today your best yet!
~ Phil Wohl

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
~ Rumi

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
~ Harriet Tubman


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Happy New Year SMS Text Messages

A collection of festive Happy New Year text messages that are perfect for sending to a close friend or family member on New Year's eve!

Happy New Year! Although we may be far apart, you are always in my heart.

Happy New Year! Here's to sharing more good times and great memories in 2020.

As the sun sets on another year, I wish you great company and good cheer.

Wishing you a blessed New Year! When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

Sending peace, love, and joy to you and your loved ones this New Year.

Happy New Year! Sending love and light from afar.

Happy New Year! I hope all your dreams come true in 2020.

Happy New Year my friend - it's time to shine bright like a diamond!

Happy New Year! Let's eat, drink, and be merry - for tomorrow we diet!

Out with the old, in with the new! Wishing you a wonderful 2020.

Sing and dance and make good cheer, let's make it last throughout the year!

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Romantic Happy New Year Wishes for Lovers

Say "Happy New Year my love" with this sweet collection of New Year wishes for your lover, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife. It's a great time of year to thank the people dear to you for the special part they play in your life, and to dream of all the exciting things you could do together in the year ahead.

I can't believe it's that time of year again - time sure flies when we're having fun! I am so lucky to have shared it with you. Happy New Year!

The thought of sharing a brand new year with you fills my heart with joy!

My fondest memories of the past year are the ones that include you!

Happy New Year my love! Here's to new adventures, taking risks, not sweating the small stuff, and creating more beautiful memories together.

Happy New Year my love! I'm so happy to be with you and spend this moment together.

My dreams came true when I met you. Looking forward to spending this New Year (and many more) together!

Happy New Year my love! Thanks for accepting me for the complicated little oddball I am. When I'm with you, I feel I can totally be myself, and I hope you feel the same way too. Let us toast to another year of laughter and love.

Happy New Year! As we prepare to farewell 2019, a year filled with more love, growth and understanding than I could have hoped for, I'm so excited to see what 2020 will hold for us. With you in my corner, I feel I can do anything. I am so lucky to have you.

Happy New Year my love! I feel I can get through anything with you by my side, and I hope you feel the same way too. Wishing you all your heart's desires in 2020.

Happy New Year my love! When I'm with you I feel like I can achieve anything. I love you to the moon and back!

Ah, New Year's Eve. The evening of little miracles. Take away the dazzling fireworks, the celebrations, the drinking and the countdowns and what you are left with is hope. Small human hope. The hope of better days, of fresh starts, and perhaps, if you are very lucky, a kiss.
~ Beau Taplin

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to.
~ P.J. O'Rourke


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Happy New Year Poems

Happy New Year poems and short verses to wish your friends and family a happy New Year's Eve! Perfect for a New Year's Eve toast or speech, or to write in a text message as the midnight hour approaches!

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Stir the eggnog. Lift the toddy.
Happy New Year, everybody!

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Another fresh new year is here
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
~ William Arthur Ward

Here's to the bright New Year
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold.
~ Anon

Let us have wine and women
Mirth and laughter
Sermons and soda-water
The day after.
~ Lord Byron

Congratulations! Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
~ Dr. Seuss

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And old lang syne!
For old lang syne, my dear,
For old lang syne.
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For old lang syne.
~ Robert Burns

Tonight's December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst...
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!
~ Ogden Nash

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Happy New Year Wishes in Spanish

Here are some short Spanish phrases to wish your friends Happy New Year in Spanish!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! - Happy New Year!

¡Feliz Año! - Happy Year!

¡Próspero Año Nuevo! - Prosperous New Year!

¡Feliz 2020! - Happy 2020!

Que tengas un próspero año. - I hope you have a prosperous new year.

Que Dios te bendiga este Año Nuevo. - God bless you this New Year.

You can find many more ways wish someone a happy new year in Spanish here.

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