“This is the new year the new you.
pass through another year,
coasting on cruise control.
Or you can
step out of your comfort zone,
trying things you have never done
& make 2017 as the year
that you elevate from where you are
& soar high.
Make it happen!”
It is such a great idea to send a card with with New Year
greetings and New Year wishes.
You can send it to members of your family, to all your friends, to
Everybody could deserve a New Year greeting card with
wishes of a good and better year, wishes for health, happiness, good
fortune, prosperity, you name it.
I hope you will like one of the New Year greeting cards on this
page, if not, I have some suggestions of how to make your own
free greeting card, or where to find one.
While Christmas is very much
child-orientated, it would be fair to say that New Year gives the
adults a proper chance to let down their hair and celebrate the
passing of another year.
Although not really popular until
the last five years, sending a Happy New Year card to your nearest
and dearest is now very much the thing to do.
The tradition sending greeting cards for New Year appears
to have started in Scotland, UK, where the New Year really is a huge
On my website you will find New Year Cards you simply
print off and send, taking all the hassle out of sending cards. You
can even choose to send them as e-cards if you really want to stay on
top of modern technology.
Have a look through what I have to
offer, there really is something for everyone.
New Year Fun Facts
Like many other things in our lives, we have the Romans to
thank for New Year and January in general, as it was them who
decided January would be the first month on their calendar.
month was actually named after the Roman God, Janus – who had two
faces, one of which was to look forward into the New Year, the other
looked back into the old.
However, January was a fairly new addition
to the calendar, given the Roman's obsession with the number ten,
all previous calendars had only ten months – completely missing out
January and February.
New Year was celebrated in England and other
countries on March 1st and, even after the additions, continued to
be the case right up until the 1800s. Top Tip
– A quick and easy New Year Card, simply fold a piece of card stock
and cover it in New Year facts – either written or printed in
different fonts. The history surrounding New Year is interesting and
would be a welcome read for some people.
Here are the some more greeting cards for New Year.
New Year Resolutions
A New Year Resolution is the commitment
a person makes to reform a habit, projects or personal goals.
can range from completely serious to totally funny New Year
Resolutions and despite the best of intentions, many are broken or
forgotten before the New Year wine loses its fizz.
The most common resolutions tend to relate to change,
the arrival of a New Year often makes people feel like making
changes in their life be it a commitment to healthy eating,
stopping smoking or reducing spending.
Some of the funniest genuine New Year Resolutions recorded are
listed below -
• I resolve to stop licking
frozen lamp posts
• I resolve to go back to school, so I can avoid paying back my
• I resolve to start washing my hands
after visiting the bathroom
• I resolve to stop buying
junk on eBay
• I resolve to stop buttering my donuts
Obviously, although these have been genuine resolutions made
by people, they cannot really be taken seriously.
However, you can take the idea of resolutions and use them to
make a novel Happy New Year card for someone special.
You could type a series of resolutions in different
fonts – these resolutions should be promises you want to make to the
Medium rectangle, 300 x 250, tekst/image
So, if you are planning on making a New Year
card for your partner, the following resolutions or promises may be
appropriate• I resolve to cook dinner at least one night a
• I resolve to take you out on a date, at least once a
• I resolve to give you an hour-long pamper session
once a week.
Obviously, you can tailor them to suit your
individual needs and that of the person who you wish to send the
Consider a mix of serious and funny New Year resolutions.
Print off your resolutions, cut around each one and arrange them
decoratively on a folded piece of card stock. And that's it!
the minimum of effort and resources, you have made a New Year card
your partner will cherish.
You can also add funny clip art images to
your cards to go alongside your funny New Year resolutions. There
are lots of free images available at the
Clipart Queen website.
(The card above with the hippo is smaller than the rest, I think
it is 8 x 5,5 cm).
Happy New Year Sentiments
If you are planning on making your own Happy New Year cards,
then you will need to think of the sentiments you plan to print or
write inside. Obviously, what goes in each one will depend on who
you are sending them too.
Some examples are -
Acquaintances/Neighbors/Work Colleagues -
Wishing you health and happiness throughout the New Year
Close Friends and Extended Family Members
Out with the old and in with the new
pleasures be many and your troubles be few.Close FamilyHere is wishing the Christmas
snowflakes turn to smiles
and the New Year brings health,
happiness, love and joy.
May 2017, be a year of
health and happiness
A year of memories and joy
A year of love
A year spent together
All my love for each and
every day the New Year brings.
You can find free
sentiments for New Year and other celebrations at the Paper Crafts
Connection website (see the link below on this page).
One more free New Year card for you:
Making your own cards, be it for the New Year, Christmas, a special
birthday or any number of other celebrations has several advantages.
Firstly, you will know the cards you are sending are absolutely
unique, it would be impossible for someone else to send the same one
therefore, cutting down on duplicates.
Secondly, be it your friendly
neighbor or your loving wife, there will not be one person who isn't
impressed with getting a handmade card. Not only does it tell the
person you have spent time making them something, your odds of your
cards being kept as a keepsake significantly increase when you make
Last, but by no means least, the cost of the materials you
need to do handmade Happy New Year cards will be significantly less
than what you would spend buying shop-bought alternatives. A
You can print this Happy New Year Card in
300 dpi, size 4 x 5,6 inches.
New Year Around the World
While we all know people celebrating the New Year in the UK
and America usually involves copious amounts of alcohol, food, music
and dancing to Auld' Lang Syne, the traditions taking place in other
parts of the world are much more intriguing.
New Year's eve in Brazil sees a sacrificial boat,
laden with jewelry, flowers and candles is pushed out to sea from Ipenama Beach in Rio De Janeiro by Priestesses of the Macumba voodoo
The traditional New Year's day meal consists of a lentil soup,
which is eaten by the entire family. While this may seem a basic
delicacy for such an important day, the lentil in Brazil symbolizes
wealth and the lentil soup is supposed to encourage a wealthy year
ahead. • Modern Egypt
people of Egypt know exactly when New Year is but they still have to
wait for an official announcement by the Grand Mufti (religious
leader). When a crescent moon is spotted from the Muhammed Ali
Mosque, the leader announces New Year is here to the men of every
family. After wishing each other “Kol Sana We Enta Tayeb” (Happy New
Year) to each other, the men go home and tell their families.
New's Day Meal in Egypt is important and even the very poorest of
people will ensure there is at least some meat on their dining table.
Alcohol is not present though. Happy New Year cards are exchanged
and special sweets are given to the children. The boy's sweets will
be in the shape of a boy on a horse. The girl's sweets are usually
shaped like a girl in a dress. • Romania
New Year's Eve in Romania consists of singing traditional songs and
playing traditional games. The New Year is then rung in, usually by
an official or the head of a family, with a bell. People then leave
a lamp lit outside their homes from New Year's Night until dawn, as
they believe this will lead to a sunny and wealthy New Year.
Known as Tet in Vietnam, the New
Year in Vietnam is an important festival as it falls between one of
the only breaks in the agricultural calendar. Preparations for New
Year begin weeks in advance, as people clear their debts, clean
their homes and polish any silverware or brass they may own. Happy
New Year cards are exchanged on the day, before a meal of rice
pudding (consisting of pork and mungo beans) and watermelon.
watermelon is considered extremely lucky in Vietnam and you are
unlikely to find a household without one. A bamboo tree is then
planted in the family's garden or yard and decorated with red
streamers, bells and flowers. The decorations, although pretty, are
actually designed to ward off evil spirits that may pass by the
Traditions from around the world would make an
excellent addition to a Happy New Years Card. You could print the
tradition of the person's favorite place to visit or dream
destination on the front of the card. Then you have a pretty
keepsake and a little culture lesson too – all of which is easy and
quick to make. Alternatively
could write Happy New Year in several different languages on your
Happy New Year card.
Simply type out the expressions on your
computer and print. Cut around each expression, you can use normal
or fancy cut scissors that give a patterned cut the choice is yours.
You can then stick the expressions in a design onto the blank card
using double-sided foam squares to give the card a 3D look. Here are
a couple of alternative ways to say Happy New Year to help you out.
• Sun Lin Fi Lok
• Bonne Annee
• Ein Gutes Neues Jahr
– Italian• Akemashite
– Japanese• Feliz Ano
If adding a sentiment in a
different language appeals to you and you want to consider using
other languages for your Happy New Year card, the Freelang website
is the place to go. (see the link below on this page)
this New Years Card with the greeting in different languages is 4 x
5,6 inches printed with 300 dpi.
Happy New Year Quotes
Some of the funniest things ever said were uttered by famous
people, which is why there are so many quotes flying around. Not
only can quotes provide you with inspiration and motivation, they
are also a great way to express love, gratitude, friendship and
Using Happy New Year quotes on your cards allows you to do
this and if using fancy sentiments just isn't your thing, using a
classic quote may be the way forward. Here are a few quotes to get
you started - • “Good Resolutions are simply checks
men draw on a bank where they have no account”
Wilde• An optimist stays up till midnight to
welcome the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old
– Bill Vaughn• May all
your troubles last as long as your New Year resolutions
• “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book.
Write a good one.”
― Brad Paisley
• Cheer to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right
• “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if
you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new
things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself,
changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before,
and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” —Neil
• New is the year, new are the hopes, new
is the resolution, new are the spirits, and new are my warm wishes
just for you. Have a promising and fulfilling New Year
You can use a collection of New Year
quotes to decorate the front of your card or you can choose your
favorite one and place it inside instead of a sentiment.
New Year quotes visit the great
Quotes Scoop website
Whatever you decide to do and
however you choose to decorate your New Year card, remember that the
time and effort you have put in to making it will make a great start
to the New Year.
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