Business English English for Christmas cards and New Year's cards


Introducing English expressions that can be used for Christmas cards and New Year's cards.

QUIZWhich of the following phrases is not suitable for the first day of work on January 4th?

  • a)How was your holiday?
  • b)Let's have a good year.
  • c)Happy New Year.
  • d)I have a feeling it's going to be a good year.

Correct answer c)

Happy New Year. Is a word to celebrate the New Year just after 12:00 on New Year's Eve. Native speakers are rarely used on the first day of work, just a few days later. Of course, there is no problem when writing on a New Year's card.

This is safe ♪ Expressions used in greeting cards for the year-end and New Year holidays

1. I would like to say hello at the end of the year.
Season's Greetings and Best Wishes!

This is the most common writing phrase used in New Year's greeting cards. Or, I often use the expression Wishing You A Happy Holiday Season.

2. Thank you very much for your help this year.
I greatly appreciate all your help this year.

Thanks for all your help this year. Or you really helped me in a lot of ways this year.

3. Have a good vacation.
Happy holidays!

If you want to be more business-like, May you have a wonderful holiday season. Is polite and recommended. Also remember I hope you have a wonderful holiday and new year.

4. We look forward to working with you next year.
I look forward to working with you again next year.

The expression "Thank you" in Japanese does not exist in English, but if you say it like this, it will be a close nuance. Translated literally, "I'm looking forward to working with you next year." Or I look forward to seeing you again next year.

5. I wish you a happy new year.
I hope that this coming year is a wonderful year for you.

Also remember I'm hoping for the very best for you in the coming year.

6. Don't catch a cold or a cold.
It's getting really cold, so please don't catch a cold.

"Catch a cold" means "to catch a cold." You can also say Keep warm and don't catch a cold!

7. Happy new year. May this year be a fruitful year as well.
Happy New Year! I hope that next year will be another great year!

"A fruitful year" is OK with a great year. Using the phrase Let's… (let's make it), even if you say Happy New Year! Let's have another great year ! The nuances are almost the same.

Do not show religious colors on COLUMN cards

Even if you are an English-speaking person, your religion differs depending on the person, such as Judaism or Islam. For example, it is rude to send a card that says "Merry Christmas!" To a Jewish person, so be careful. If you don't know the religion that the other person believes in, it's safe to avoid cards and words that remind you of Christianity.

× Merry Christmas!

"Have a great vacation"

  • ◎ Happy holidays!
  • ◎ Holiday wishes!
  • ◎ Have a wonderful holiday season!
  • ◎ All the best during the holidays!

"Have a great vacation with your family"

◎ The very best for you and your family during this holiday season!