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Happy New Year: Quotes & Free Stock Illustrations to Ring in 2023

Vector illustration of a celebration

The New Year is a time of celebrations, reflections, and new beginnings. How are you ringing in 2023? Will you toast with friends? Attend parties? Make memories with those you love? No matter how you plan to celebrate, we’re here to help! Just keep scrolling to find free stock illustrations and inspiring quotes to start your new year off right.

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New Year-themed Quotes to Share

Looking for holiday quotes to share with those you care about? Find fun and inspiring ways to say ‘happy new year’ below.

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a bok, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”

Melody Beattie, American Author

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”

Oprah Winfrey, American Television Producer, Actress, & Philanthropist

“New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan, Turkish Playwright

“A New Year is a chance to start over with a clean slate, to start anew”


“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making 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 Gaiman, English Author

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.”

T.S. Eliot, American Poet, Critic, Essayist, and Playwright

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.”

Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist, Lecturer, and Philospher

10 Suggested Phrases to Include in Your New Year’s Note Card

Not sure how to tell your loved one Happy New Year? That’s okay! Writer’s block happens to the best of us. The good news is that we’ve created this list of suggested phrases, just for you.

  1. “Wishing you a prosperous and joyous New Year!”
  2. “May the New Year bring you love, excitement, and adventure!”
  3. “Cheers to a New Year filled with lucrative opportunities!”
  4. “Wishing you great health and success in 2023!”
  5. “Sending you love and warm wishes for a beautiful New Year.”
  6. “Wishing you a New Year with new opportunities.”
  7. “May you have an exciting year ahead.”
  8. “Here’s to another year of love and laughter shared among friends”
  9. “Cheers to another year of chasing our dreams.”
  10. “Wishing you a New Year filled with abundance in all areas of your life.”

10 Free Stock Vector Illustrations to Ring in 2023

Have you been searching for free stock illustrations to show your New Year cheer? Download the following vector files for free! Use them in your note cards, or party invitations, or share them on social media along with an inspiring message for the year to come!

1. Illustration of a Champagne Bottle with the Cork Popped

Vector image of a champagne bottle explosion with cork top shooting out

2. Vector Illustration of a Celebratory Toast

Vector illustration of a celebration

3. Illustration of a Party Popper with Colorful Confetti

Vector illustration of party popper with colorful confetti.

4. Vector Drawing of Two Colorful Fireworks Exploding

Illustration of a loud, explosive firework, typically wrapped in colorful paper.

5. Vector Illustration of Confetti Party Popper

Vector illustration of colored paper decoration used in parties and celebrations.

6. Vector Icon of a Hand Holding a Glass of Champagne

Illustration of a male hand holding a glass of drink.

7. Illustration of a Woman’s Hand Holding A Glass of Wine

Vector illustration of a womans hand with pearl bracelet holding a glass of wine.

8. Vector Icon of Two Glasses and a Bottle of Champagne

Vector image of a two glasses and a bottle of champagne.

9. Vector Icon Set of Explosion / Burst Symbols

Vector set of burst symbols and halftone circles.

10. Vector Illustration of Gold Ribbons and Confetti

Vector graphics of curved decorative ribbons and colored confetti.