All about the best New Year templates

New Year's video templates


New Year’s templates are a great way to save time while creating a unique piece of content for the new year.
From e-cards to party invitations and New Year’s resolutions, they can serve all types of different purposes.
Artlist has plenty of New Year’s templates ready for you to download and start using today, across multiple editing software
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It’s that time of year again…one that seems to come around quicker and quicker every time. The new year is almost upon us, and with that come some of the biggest parties and gatherings on the calendar. The turn of the year has always been significant for cultures all around the world. Whether you’re watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square or celebrating Chinese New Year (which always comes a few weeks after December 31st), it’s a time to celebrate with friends and family, as well as rest and reset, ready for the year ahead.

Naturally, as part of these celebrations, you may find yourself needing to make use of a video template. As we see the new year in, it’s a great opportunity to reach out to friends and family with your well wishes, as well as clients. Additionally, it’s also a great opportunity to create plenty of content for social media, and video templates can make all of this a lot easier for you. Let’s take a look at what new year templates are and how they can help you as we move into 2024.

What is a new year template?

A new year template is a specific type of video template that helps you celebrate the new year in some way. Video templates are a predesigned set of elements (usually in the form of graphics, text, and animations) that give you a starting foundation for creating a professional video. Rather than starting from scratch every time (which could take a lot of time and effort), using a video template can help streamline your workflow and plan your content, making it a lot easier for you to contact and reach everyone you want to.

What can I use a Happy New Year template for?

Regarding the new year specifically, you may use video templates to help you in several ways.

E-cards and greetings

Wanting to wish someone a Happy New Year? Whether it’s a friend, family member, or a business client, a Happy New Year template could be a great idea, especially if you have a lot of people to reach out to! By using a new year card template, you’ll be able to create something that looks professional and stands out, can be tailored to each individual, and saves you a load of time.

Party invitations

Naturally, there are a ton of party invitations being sent out at this time of year. If you’d like to create a unique, tailored invitation that’s memorable, using a New Year invitation template is the perfect way to do it. Rather than just sending out a regular printed invite card, why not jazz things up a bit with an emphatic video that sets the tone for the party?

Intros and openers

As things restart in January, there’s no doubt going to be a lot to catch up on and video presentations can be a great way to recap and set the tone for a new year meeting. Using a new year goals template can act as a great intro or opener, focusing people’s minds on the year ahead.

New Year content

New year is always a busy time for social media and you’ll want to stay ahead of the curve with good planning and professional content. This is a time of year when your audience is thinking about their goals and resolutions for the year ahead, so making use of something like a New Year’s resolution template for your videos makes a lot of sense.

Alternatively, there are plenty of other traditions and cultural events taking place, such as Chinese New Year. A Chinese New Year lantern template could be a pretty, effective way to wish all of your followers the best over this particular celebration.


So, now that you know what a new year template is and how you might use one, let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions.

How do I find New Year’s templates on Artlist?

To start finding great new year templates, simply navigate to the templates tab on Artlist and search for “New Year”. You can further filter your search results by selecting categories such as “lower thirds,” “intros,” and “slideshows”, while under the technical subheading, you can select which software you’d like the template to be usable for, as well as whether it’s in HD or 4K. You’ll find all sorts that cover every need from E-cards to New Year’s resolution templates. There are plenty of landscape options for traditional videos, as well as vertical video templates for apps like TikTok and Instagram Stories.

What programs are the templates compatible with?

There are four main software programs that our video templates are compatible with. These are Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and DaVinci Resolve. Some templates can be edited using multiple software. For example, some of our After Effects templates may also be edited in DaVinci Resolve. Meanwhile, some templates are for just one type of software only.

Is it possible to personalize every New Year’s template?

Yes. Whether it’s something as elaborate and fancy as a Chinese New Year dragon template or just a simple New Year goals template—each one is fully customizable to suit your needs.

Wrapping up

So, that’s all you need to know about Happy New Year templates! At this time of year, with so many people to contact and so much content to plan for, using something like a New Year’s goal template or a Chinese New Year template makes a lot of sense.

Using the resources at Artlist, you can create a bespoke, or a standout New Year’s wishes video that not only looks professional but saves you precious time. If that doesn’t make your new year a happy one, we’re not sure what will!


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Josh Edwards is an accomplished filmmaker, industry writing veteran, storyteller based in Indonesia (by way of the UK), and industry writer in the Blade Ronner Media Writing Collective. He's passionate about travel and documents adventures and stories through his films.

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