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14 Ways To Write The Perfect Congratulations and Good Luck Cards

If you don’t like the messages pre-printed in most greetings cards and after all, who does, then you can pen one of your own but this is easier said than done.

If a friend, family member or work colleagues has landed an amazing new job then it is really important to get the tone right, after all, they are probably a mixture of excited and just a bit nervous so some misplaced humour might not hit the spot.

It could be their first job or even a promotion, so you want your message to ace it when it comes to the perfect blend of congratulations and encouragement.

Most of the pre-printed messages are a bit bland and uninspiring so add your own or why not buy a blank card and write something totally original? You can’t beat your own style and sentiment, adding a very personal touch at a significant moment in the life of a friend or family member and something they will remember for a long time to come.

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Here are some of our best suggestions, choose one to suit the recipient depending on how well you know them and whether they are a colleague or a family member and just totally make their day.

  • I just wanted to say how proud I am of you. Congratulations on your new job!
  • Your new job success couldn’t be more richly deserved, congratulations and well done!
  • I hear the drinks are on you – congrats and all that on your new job, mine’s a Prosecco! (add your favourite tipple to suit)
  • Sorry to hear you are going and I doubt you will find colleagues quite as unique as us or did I just mean weird…! Congrats and good luck!
  • I knew you could do it, it’s lovely to watch you chase your dreams – congratulations!
  • If you reach for the moon, you end up with the stars – well done, I know you will shine brightly in your new job!
  • Great, a new job! When are we going to celebrate with some retail therapy – your treat?!
  • Such wonderful news! Congratulations and well done, you deserve it!
  • Your new employers must have great taste! Congratulations on your new job
  • Go forth and conquer!
  • May good fortune smile on you as you begin this new adventure
  • Good luck today, we will all be thinking about you
  • Off to pastures new? Don’t be a stranger, stay in touch, good luck
  • Wishing you the very best of luck, not that you need it – you’ve got this!

Pick a sentiment that suits the recipient and how well you know them. Sometimes, it is nice to contrast a serious card with some witty comment inside or vice versa. The words should match the card, the recipient, the occasion and you!

Top tips for writing a great congratulations or good luck card

  • Less is more when it comes to words, don’t ramble, just say what you mean

  • Practice on a piece of paper first until you hit just the right tone otherwise it can get expensive!

  • Avoid being too personal unless you know that person really well, new horizons are exciting but they can be daunting too - what might be okay face to face over a drink in the bar can take on quite a different meaning when written down

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