41 Happy New Year Wishes & Images for 2023 (Plus a Creative Word List!)

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The week between Christmas and New Years is its own dimension of time and space that renders our brains somewhat…useless.

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So what do you do when New Year’s Eve comes around and you want to send a friendly greeting out?

You come to this post, where I’ve come up with 50+ Happy New Year wishes for customers, coworkers, friends, and more. Use them in your emails, social posts, cards, and texts!

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Happy New Year images & graphics

Sandwiched between each of these lists of greetings is a nifty little banner image you can use if you’re sending these greetings out over email. You can customize them using this Canva link.

If you are sending them out over social, you can use these Happy New Year images for Instagram and Facebook (also customizable via Canva).

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Happy New Year wishes for anyone

Here’s a list of versatile New Year wishes you can use for just about anyone. Don’t forget we also have a list of not-overused New Year’s Instagram captions to spark your creativity.

  • Out with the old, in with the new. Here’s to a new year, here’s to you!
  • Happy New Year! 2023 isn’t even ready for you!
  • It seems like just 365 days ago I was saying this, but Happy New Year!
  • Happy New Year! Here’s to feeling thankful for the year behind and enthusiastic for the year ahead.
  • HNY! May this one be your best year yet.
  • Wishing you health, wealth, and new blessings to count each day in 2023.
  • Bring it on 2023! May all the new adventures be yours this year.
  • Cheers to another year! Wishing you positive new beginnings in 2023.
  • A joyful present and a well-remembered past—it’s to these things that we raise a glass!

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New Year wishes for customers

You probably already included a new year wish in your customer holiday email, but you can’t let January first pass without another friendly greeting! Here’s how to wish your customers and clients a happy new year:

  • Happy New Year from all of us at [business name]! We’re excited to see what kind of work we’ll achieve together this year!
  • We’re so grateful for all our customers! Thank you for all you’ve done to help us grow this year. Can’t wait to move onward and upward in 2023!
  • To all our customers: Here’s to a new chapter of improvement and growth! You inspire us to be better each day, and we look forward to serving you another year.
  • Happy New Year to all our customers. You make every day meaningful for us, and we’re psyched 365 more of them with you!
  • Happy New Year, [client]! Your loyalty to us means more and more with every passing year. Thank you for choosing us, and may this year be your best one yet!
  • To all our customers: Every year comes with its challenges and wins, and you’ve been with us every step of the way. Thank you for keeping us in your corner! Whatever this year brings, we’ll crush it together. Happy New Year!
  • Happy New Year to our clients and partners! You’ve all been instrumental to our success over the past 12 months. Let’s make the next 12 even better!

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Happy New Year wishes for staff

Engaged and appreciated employees translate to engaged and appreciated customers. Use these Happy New Year wishes for your team and coworkers:

  • Happy New Year team! So proud of all that we’ve accomplished this year. Thank you for all your hard work—let’s make this one even better!
  • Congrats on another successful year everyone! You’ve all been all-stars, it’s a privilege to lead this team and I can’t wait to see what we’ll accomplish in the year to come.
  • Happy New Year everyone! We so appreciate your dedication to your goals, to this team, to our mission. Here’s to making each year better than the last!
  • What a year it’s been! Thanks to all of your efforts, we’ve broken down barriers, created opportunities, and generated tangible results. You make each day count and I can’t wait to spend another 365 of them with you all!
  • New year, same crew, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m so lucky to be a part of this team and couldn’t feel more optimistic about the weeks and months ahead. Happy New Year!

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Inspiring Happy New Year wishes

If you want to add a more emotional touch to your new year messaging, here are some inspiring Happy New Year wishes and greetings:

  • May you find all you’re looking for (and things you didn’t know you were looking for) this year!
  • Happy New Year! Look how far you’ve come and don’t forget to have fun!
  • It’s here! A new year. A new chance to go after your goals. If not now, when? If not you, who?
  • As seasons change and years come and go, may your blessings always continue to grow! Happy New Year!
  • As the sun sets on another year, may it rise again and shine light on new opportunities, perspectives, and adventures ahead!
  • Each new year is a gift of learning, growth, and hope. May your mind and soul be enriched with these things and more in the days to come!
  • Happy New Year! Every year has its ups and downs, and each one shapes who we are today and who we will be in the future. Onwards and upwards, no regrets!
  • New year, fresh start, life’s a canvas, begin your art!

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Happy New Year quotes

You can always start or end off your greeting with a new year-inspired quote. Here are some to pick from:

  • “No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” —Jack Kornfield
  • “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato
  • “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”—Albert Einstein
  • “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” —Martin Luther King
  • “If you focus on what you’ve left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.” —Ratatouille
  • “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better person.” —Benjamin Franklin
  • “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Breault
  • “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”—Danny Kaye
  • “What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” —Anne Frank
  • “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” —Melody Beattie
  • Every year you make a resolution to change yourself. This year, make a resolution to be yourself.

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Words to use in your New Year wishes

While you can copy and paste any of the new year wishes above, I’d encourage you to explore these word lists and swap in some of them for some more authentic messaging.

Instead of happy

  • Blissful
  • Chipper
  • Contented
  • Delightful
  • Gratifying
  • Jolly
  • Jubilant
  • Lively
  • Mirthful
  • Perky
  • Satisfying

Instead of healthy

  • Active
  • Blossoming
  • Bright
  • Flourishing
  • Fresh
  • Hearty
  • Lively
  • Prosperous
  • Thriving

Instead of peaceful

  • Cruise through
  • Harmonious
  • Restful
  • Restorative
  • Smooth
  • Untroubled

Instead of prosperous

  • Abundant
  • Bountiful
  • Fortune-filled
  • Flourishing
  • Fruitful
  • Plentiful
  • Rewarding
  • Rich

Instead of amazing

  • Epic
  • Exceptional
  • Extraordinary
  • Glorious
  • Grand
  • Memorable
  • Sublime
  • Superb
  • Supreme
  • Unreal

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More inspiring happy new year words

  • Bring it on
  • Confidence
  • Embrace
  • Fresh start
  • Hit the ground running
  • Memories
  • Off to the races
  • Opportunities
  • Renewal
  • Tackle
  • Take charge

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