Popular greetings for New Year include wishes for good health, happiness and prosperity. Other greetings include leaving the negativity of the previous year behind and the strength to overcome hardships.
Some people choose to express specific wishes in New Year greetings, including that the recipient has a successful year in his profession, that everything in his business goes as planned, or that he receives a desired promotion. Wishes for success on an important examination are appropriate for a student. Other people express that although they are not with the recipient for the holiday, their thoughts are with him. New Year greetings are traditionally upbeat and positive and express excitement and hope for the future.