New Year’s is a perfect time to reflect on the past year and look forward to what's coming. It's also a time for celebration, love, and looking back over all the great things that have happened. Whether you're celebrating with family and friends or staying in to ring in the new year solo, there are plenty of fun ways to set the tone right for the upcoming year.
Is there any better way to kick off the new year than by sending some heartfelt New Year cards to your loved ones? Whether you're looking for something sweet and personal, or something a little more festive and fun, we've got you covered.
In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the best New Year card ideas and some festive New Year cards present in the market today.
New Year’s origin and history
The traditional New Year's celebration began in the ancient Near East around 4000 years back. The Babylonians were among the first to adopt a new year as part of their religious calendar and celebrated it in late March.
The modern-day celebration of New Year's day actually began in Rome back in the 4th century BC. At that time, Caesar instituted the 1st of January as the beginning of the New year. He thought it would be a good idea to align the Roman calendar with the solar year (the yearly cycle based on Earth's orbit around the sun).
Many cultures have adopted this tradition over time, and today we are all familiar with New Year's celebrations. However, there are some places where it is still celebrated on a different date - such as China, which celebrates the Chinese New Year on January 22nd.
So, while most of us celebrate the big reveal at midnight on December 31st/1st, there might be some people out there who continue to celebrate it according to their own set dates!
Ideas to brighten up New Year’s cards
Dreaded New Year's resolutions are behind you! The fresh start that awaits you in 2023 calls for a new set of attitudes and actions. So, how can you ring in the New Year with style? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing and jazz up your New Year cards in fun ways.
1. Use a vibrant color palette
To help kick off the New Year in style, why not add some bright and bold colors to your Happy New Year cards for 2023? This will really amp up the impact of your message, and you'll be sure to make a statement.
Adding contrasting colors creates a dynamic look that is both eye-catching and memorable. Here are some ideas:
- Use blue and yellow together for a vibrant and uplifting feeling.
- Make green the dominant color by using it in combination with orange, red, purple, or any other bright color.
- Contrast white with dark colors like black or brown to create an interesting visual effect.
So, go ahead and experiment with different shades of reds, oranges, yellows, blues - anything that catches your eye! You won't regret it!
2. Have fun with fonts and typography
Designing New Year cards can be a lot of fun - if you know how to use typography. There are many trendy and unusual fonts that can be used to create a unique and personal look. You could also try out different letter styles to add an element of wit or sophistication.
Here are some examples of fonts that you might want to consider using on your next project:
- Comic Sans MS is often used for humorous purposes, so it would make a great choice for New Year cards that aim to have a little bit of humour and lightness in them.
- Trebuchet MS is perfect for those who want something more sophisticated and elegant than standard block letters. It has the appearance of calligraphy, which gives it a high level of quality and classiness.
- Mosaic is an amazing font with lots of character - perfect for playful designs or messages that celebrate the little achievements of the past year.
Choose any of these fonts and create a happy New Card for 2023 that will set the mood for the upcoming year.
3. Take a trip down memory lane
Looking back on the year, it's clear that some of our favorite moments took place with those we love the most. Wouldn't it be fun to commemorate these memories in a creative way by creating New Year cards? It doesn't have to be traditional photography - anything goes!
In fact, why not include shots of your friends and family in happier moments from 2022? This will create a visual timeline of all the good times you've had together over the past 12 months. Who knows, maybe this will help stir up some fond memories as you countdown to 2023.
4. Add fun stickers
Making New Year's cards can be fun and Disney-like, or it can be quite tedious. However, with the use of stickers, this process can become much more interesting and playful.
By incorporating fun stickers that will bring a smile to the recipient's face, your cards will come off as much more special than those that don't feature any fun elements at all.
Here are some ideas for cute stickers you could include in your New Year's cards:
- Quotation stickers of some amazing quotes from the previous year
- Witty definition stickers of anything else you think would make for good New Year humor!)
- Travel stickers of all the places you travelled to in the past year with the recipient
Whatever sticker you choose, make sure it has some relevance to the year being celebrated! You can explore Footnotes Paper’s sticker collection to find stickers that will make the recipient’s heart smile or make them roll on the floor, laughing.
5. Less is more
Designing New Year cards can be a fun and creative experience, but it's important to keep things subtle. Overcomplication can ruin the appeal of your designs, and subtlety isn't really banal anymore. Just use some high-quality greeting cards, bright colors, and tasteful typography to convey what you want to say without being too wordy or obnoxious!
For example, don't include lots of ornate details or flower prints. Stick with plain shapes like squares or circles for backgrounds, avoid heavy borders and textures, and opt for a text that is easy on the eyes.
Try out different font families and sizes until you find something that works well with the overall design. And finally, .have some fun with it! Express yourself in a way that is unique to you - after all, this is supposed to be a special New Year card for 2023.
Escape the ordinary before 2023 begins
It's almost the new year, and that means it's time to break free from traditional New Year cards as Footnotes Paper is here to save the day! Our New Year cards are fun and witty, and will get you in the mood for an eve of good times.
1. New Year definition illustration card
Getting in the mood for New Year’s resolutions? Goals and resolutions are fun, but let's not forget that they're just a temporary state. The next New Year is already here, and we all know what happens next! So celebrate the New Year with this humorous new year definition card that depicts the temporary nature of grandiose resolutions.
2. Minimal New Year greeting card
It's fun and exciting when we say goodbye to our lives from last year and welcome a new one. When you're ready for this special occasion, why not send out a classy greeting card with Footnotes Paper? Celebrating the New Year? Looking for a special way to define it?
The subtle and minimal New Year definition card is perfect. Featuring black text on a white background, Footnotes Paper's New Year definition card will let you express your thoughts in style with a bit of humor.
Three New Year messages from the bottom of your heart
Wondering what to write in a New Year’s card for 2023? Here are some heartwarming messages that will start off your loved ones' New Year with all the love and warmth they deserve.
- Happy New Year. I'm grateful for you in all of your different forms - big and small. I hope that this year has been good for you as well. Here's to hoping that 2023 is just as wonderful!
- Happy New Year. Let go of old hurts - wounds from past experiences don't belong on this joyful journey anymore. Hope you have an amazing year ahead.
- I hope that 2023 is a year of happiness, love, and new beginnings for you. Happy New Year.
Now that you know what to write in a New Year’s card for 2023, make sure you surprise your loved ones with fun and humorous cards from Footnotes Paper to set the tone right for the upcoming year.
Tag @footnotespaper on Instagram to share how our New Year's greeting cards made your loved ones’ New Year’s eve a little memorable! We're looking forward to seeing them all!
Wishing you a New Year filled with love, warmth, and kindness.