11 Inspirational New Year's Caption Ideas, 'Cause You're Feeling Hopeful

Facebook makes sure you are feeling sentimental this time of year. With their "Year in Review" slideshows assembled from your photos and posts, they cause you to stop for a minute to reflect on the year that past. The holidays, in general, often inspire Facebookers to up their photo caption game carefully selecting memorable photos with cheeky or uplifting captions to accompany them. Once Christmas wraps, New Year's gives you the chance to look ahead, and to envision your hopes for the upcoming year. If you're looking forward to 2018, here are some inspirational New Year's caption ideas for Facebook to ring in the New Year.

2017 was a tumultuous year in many ways and there's a big portion of the population who are anticipating the year's end. Some feel that there is now a dark rift in our society that needs to be filled with some hope, and as silly as it can sound to drag out literary quotes and other sayings, maybe we can find some peace in them.

It's common for us all to be introspective about the past year, and just as likely that we are looking at the blank slate of 2018 as a new opportunity for some positive changes, big and small. If you're excited for what 2018 has in store, or just in need of some serious uplifting, here are 13 inspiration caption ideas to post on your Facebook wall in the new year.


“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering 'it will be happier'...” ― Alfred Tennyson

You've heard it before: smiles are contagious. Did you know that smiling releases dopamine and serotonin, which can totally elevate your mood? According to Mark Stibich, Ph.D., smiling also relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, and could boost our immune system. So pair this caption with your happiest photo and bring some healing smiles to the new year.


Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” ― Neil Gaiman

This one goes hand in hand with Franklin Delano Roosevelt's, "You have nothing to fear but fear itself." Pair this quote with a photo from a time you or someone close to you were being brave. Whether it was this past year or even from your childhood — everybody loves a throwback — it can be something extreme like bungee jumping, or less expected, like your child trying an exotic food for the first time.


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

We all have mistakes we look back on and regret, so you can use this one to make a little fun of yourself and be optimistic that the next time you try something, you will be that much closer to getting it right.


"New Year, New Me"

This one's a little overused, but so what — it totally reflects the spirit of what new year's resolutions are all about.


“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

If you are feeling particularly blue about whatever happened and affected you negatively this last year, this quote really reminds you of the importance about being hopeful about the future.


"New Year, Same Friends"

This is a multi-purpose caption. It can go on any photo taken with a bunch of your besties, either a current pic or an iconic (for your crew) throwback that expresses all the fun you guys will have in the new year.


"Page 1 of 365"

Or "Chapter 1 of 12". The start of a new year opens a new book in your life, where anything is possible, and this quote is appropriately hopeful.


"365 New Days, 365 New Chances"

Another new-year-as-a-clean-slate quote to accompany almost any photo you want to post. Hope each new day brings a new opportunity for you!


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” — T. S. Eliot

This is another quote about the power of the renewal of the new year and the chance to do something different, or at least see it from a different perspective. What's past is past and the future is going to be awesome — hopefully.


"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."

Who doesn't love a good pun? It's easy to see how this doesn't seem very inspirational, but we're interpreting it this way: The reality of most resolutions is that people don't follow through, and we are perfectly fine with approaching them this year with honestly and humor. Seriously, there's no reason to knock yourself down if you don't check off a bunch of unrealistic goals on your list.


“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

This one speaks for itself. Great quote for all your New Year's Eve photos. Toast away!

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