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Happy New Year Sentiments and Sentences

For New Year’s wishes, read this post.

As the year ends, many people in business are emailing new year’s greetings to clients, customers, patrons, volunteers, and employees. If you are at a loss for what to say or how to say it, consider these examples.

To a customer:
Thank you for your business in 2005. It has been a pleasure helping you reach your goals. We are grateful for good customers like you, who make our work satisfying and enjoyable.
We look forward to working with you in 2006 and contributing to your success. We wish you a prosperous and happy new year!

To a client or customer:
I wish you a wonderful new year filled with abundance, joy, and treasured moments. May 2006 be your best year yet!

To a patron or volunteer:
Happy New Year! Thanks to supporters like you, 2005 was a very successful year for us. We were able to exceed our goals and expand our services to the needy because of the generosity and commitment of people like you. [You may provide details.] Thank you so much!
We wish you a new year filled with peace, joy, and meaning.

To employees:
Happy New Year! Yes, we survived 2005. In fact, we thrived because of your incredible hard work, creativity, and dedication.
I am personally grateful to each one of you for your tremendous efforts, and I wish everyone a rewarding, joyous new year. I look forward to working with you in 2006.

Note: Since New Year’s Day falls on Sunday, many people in North America will have the day off work on Monday. If you email your greetings on Tuesday, January 3, or even later in the week, you will still be on time.

For ways to say Happy New Year in many different languages, visit Omniglot. For reminders on new year celebrations in various cultures, visit the KUMC page detailing ethnic and religious celebrations. For example, January 29 is the Chinese Lunar New Year, celebrated in China, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. March 22 is New Year’s Day in India, and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls on September 23-24.

Happy New Year! I look forward to helping you with your business writing in 2006. Please feel free to email your specific questions to me. I’ll be happy to answer them individually or in a future blog post.

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By Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston has helped thousands of employees and managers improve their business writing skills and confidence through her company, Syntax Training. In her corporate training career of more than 20 years, she has worked with executives, engineers, scientists, sales staff, and many other professionals, helping them get their messages across with clarity and tact.

A gifted teacher, Lynn has led writing classes at more than 100 companies and organizations such as MasterCard, Microsoft, Boeing, Nintendo, REI, AARP, Ledcor, and Kaiser Permanente. Near her home in Seattle, Washington, she has taught managerial communications in the MBA programs of the University of Washington and UW Bothell. She has created a communications course, Business Writing That Builds Relationships, and provides the curriculum at no cost to college instructors.

A recognized expert in business writing etiquette, Lynn has been quoted in "The Wall Street Journal," "The Atlantic," "Vanity Fair," and other media.

Lynn sharpened her business writing skills at the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a master's degree in communication, and at Bradley University, with a bachelor's degree in English.

31 comments on “Happy New Year Sentiments and Sentences”

  • Thanks for your information, I am writing a happy new year letter but it seems so hard. Thanks to your help I have completed my letter sucessfully.

    Best regards,
    Mi Ni

  • I want to write a e-mail new year’s message for some chinese computer manufacturer. But I don’t know how I can write.
    If you help me about this, I will be very happy. thanks for your helps.

    best regards

  • I suggest that you use the examples above and tailor them to your reader. Keep in mind the Chinese lunar new year is later in the year–I believe in February.

    Good luck and happy new year!


  • I want to write a passage for the factory which i buy my goods.I want to say happy new year.pleas help me.
    best regards

  • Hi we need help with writing a NEW years Greeting for our customers for a Pool cleaning service. We are taking over a pool route from a wonderful couple and want to send a little touch to our clients. This touch will go along with another letter we have already letting the customers know that their has been a merger between us and the original pool service. These accounts some are over 20 years old so we would like to wish them a happy new years… any suggestions?

  • I am working in a transport company,and my company wants to send new year greeting to existing as well as new clients.Please suggest some nice greetings.

  • I want to write a wishes for new year’s eve to my customer around the world as a softness words and a good wish with a litter congratulatory speech to them. Hope that you will be able to help me with my most appreciation and thank you every much.

  • Dear lynn
    I want to fwd a happy new year wishes/greeting to my potential future clients/customers. Can u help me out.

    Thanx regards

  • Update and use the examples above. But be sure to use standard spelling and capitalization. For example, you must capitalize each person’s name and spell out words such as “you” and “thanks.”

    Keep it simple and sincere, and you will succeed.

    Happy new year!

  • Briliant stuff you hae saved me a lot with the examples on both a note to client and Employees!!
    Thanks a heap Mi Ni.

  • Hi Sir or Madame,

    It is very useful for me to improve my English language in my carrier.
    Such as the communication with my business partners.

  • Andrew, happy new year to you too!

    Aniss, you are welcome. Because you want to improve your English for your career, I will share this tip:

    “Dear Sir or Madame” is not a proper greeting for me. I am a woman. I invite you to greet me as “Dear Lynn.” If you want to greet me formally, then you may use “Dear Ms. Gaertner-Johnston.”

    Thank you for writing to me.


  • Dear Lynn,
    firs of all happy new year to you thanks for all what you have written as examples then i wanna write happy new year email for my previews manager who is living in her homeland Australia, hope you could help me. I will come back for checking for.

  • Hi, iam workng with HR Consulting – and want to wish to my cliets happy new year- can u suggst any dffnt way
    to greet thm.

    happy new year to Lynn 🙂 :).


  • Hi Lynn,
    Happy New Year. Thank you for the wonderful work you have been doing. You were a great help in finalising the draft for my New Year message. Happy holidays!!


  • Thanks for your comments, Shripad, Yas, and Elahe. I am pleased that my work was helpful to you.

    Yas, I appreciate the links to resources on New Year celebrations in other cultures. Thank you for sharing them.


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