Of all the holidays, New Year’s is the one most filled with hope. If the last year has been good for us, we feel like we’re on a roll and look forward to the new year being even better. If the last year has been crappy, we’re glad for it to be over and think “next year can’t possibly be worse.”
We’re often wrong in both cases, of course. But never mind that. No harm can come from greeting the new year with a positive attitude – in fact, quite the opposite. A good attitude often leads to good results.
One uplifting way to celebrate the New Year is to send your best wishes to friends, colleagues, and family members. To help you find the right words, here’s a big list of Happy New Years wishes for 2024. While a few of these messages include Christmas wishes, most are worded so that they can be shared after the holidays, including early in the new year.
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Sincere New Year Wishes
Here are some messages that express genuine good wishes for the coming year.
- There’s only one thing we can do to stop the years from going by too fast, and that’s to make every day count. Wishing you all the best in 2024.
- Remember the good times of 2023, and get ready for the better times of 2024.
- As you look back on the past year and forward to the new one, keep in mind that they’re both steps on the ladder to your dreams.
- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope the coming year brings you everything your heart desires.
- May you reach all your goals in the new year, and find happiness in the endeavor.
- I hope the new year brings you the sorts of gifts you can’t find under any Christmas tree. I’m referring to the gifts of inner peace, personal growth, health, prosperity, and most of all, love.
- Don’t just hope for a great year. Make it a great year.
- Happy Holidays! Hope you keep some of that Christmas spirit tucked away somewhere so it stays with you throughout the coming year.
Why not start the new year with a laugh? Here are some humorous New Year greetings to share with the people in your life. If puns are your thing, you might also want to see this article.
- It’s a new year already? I was just getting used to the old one! Happy 2024, everyone!
- Have a carefree New Year’s Eve and a hangover-free New Year’s Day.
- Happy New Year! Don’t forget to make some resolutions you’ll never keep and put up a new wall calendar you’ll never look at.
- Have fun breaking your New Year’s resolutions.
- It’s time for 2023 to depart, and all I can say is, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. May the new year be less sucky than the old.
- We’ll either tackle our dreams or end up in a wreck – either way, let’s meet the new year head on.
- Wishing you 364 days of happiness in the coming year (happiness might get old after awhile, so I gave you one day off).
- It’s 2024 already? Father Time is a real sonovabitch.
For a Close Friend
A special friend deserves a special New Year’s message.
- They say “out with the old and in with the new,” but I’m not letting go of old friends like you.
- When I think about all my happiest memories from the past year, there’s one common denominator: you.
- Just think, the next year could be the best of your life. Work hard, stay positive, and know that there are people like me who are pulling for you.
- Happy New Year! With friends like you, I know 2024 is going to be great.
- Hope 2024 is good to you. If it treats you as well as you’ve treated me, you’ll be all right.
- I know you had a tough year, but you made it through. I hope next year rewards you for your strength and perseverance.
- My New Year’s resolution is to be more like you. Happy New Year to one of the best people I know.
- Thanks for being my best friend. I can’t wait to see what shenanigans we get up to in 2024.
Here are some New Year wishes for a spouse or other romantic partner.
- Happy New Year, my love! Kissing you at midnight is the best way I can think of to start 2024.
- 2024 is going to be the best year yet. That’s because every year is the best year yet when I’m with you.
- They say time flies when you’re having fun. That’s probably why the last year with you has gone by so fast.
- The best part of New Year’s Eve are the fireworks that happen when I’m alone with you.
- This year, I’m resolving to love you even more. I don’t know how that’s possible, but I’m going to try. Happy New Year, my love.
- Please don’t make any New Year’s resolutions. You’re perfect just the way you are.
- [Long Distance] Since we can’t be together this New Year’s Eve, you owe me one extra kiss. Plus interest.
- [Long Distance] No matter where I am on New Year’s Eve, I’ll be thinking of you when the clock strikes midnight.
Here are some 2024 greetings for a group of people.
- Here’s to my friends, who mean more to me with each passing year. Happy 2024, everyone.
- I don’t know if 2024 will be a great year, but I know I have great friends to go through it with. Happy New Year, everyone.
- Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year. Best of luck to you in 2024!
- I have a good feeling about 2024. But then, with friends like you on my side, it’s easy to be optimistic about the future. Happy New Year, all!
- Happy New Year, everyone. Let’s hope 2024 is a good one – we’re really, really due.
New Year’s Quotes
Here are some famous New Year’s quotes that have stood the test of time. Because they deal with transition and self-improvement, many popular graduation quotes are also apropos here.
- “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”
- “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.”
- “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
- “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”T.S. Eliot
- “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
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