Good luck messages
Whether that half marathon is on the horizon or the date is looming for that final exam, a message of good luck can give someone close to you that much-needed boost of confidence. Say it with flowers too and you have a recipe for success.
If you need a helping hand when it comes to penning that motivational message of good luck, then we've got everything you need right here. Take a look at our inspiring messages and wishes that you can use and adapt to write a good luck card that gets them teary-eyed.
What to write in a good luck card
"Good luck!" Just those two simple words can let someone know that you're thinking of them and sending them all the positive vibes.
Pop it in a card and they'll have something to look back on and remind them of the excitement when they passed over the finish line or the rush of adrenaline of opening that results letter.
Follow these steps to nail that good luck card.
Step 1 - Start by praising them for all their hard work and preparation for this big occasion! Maybe they've slogged away jogging around their local area for the past six months or haven't had a social life as they've hidden from the outside world and studied. Remind them that it will all be worth it!
Step 2 - Next, send them your good luck wish, reassure them that they'll succeed at what they're attempting and that you're looking forward to celebrating with them.
Step 3 - Finish with a warm sign off, sending lots of love and wrapping up your good wishes.
Looking for some inspirational messages? Below, we've featured a range of messages that you can incorporate into your card and personalise depending on your relationship.
Good luck wishes
Looking for some basic good luck wishes that you can feature in your card? Try these on for size:
Wishing you all the luck in the world! You're going to do amazing!
Good luck! We believe in you!
Sending all the good vibes and wishing you the best of luck!
You're going to smash it! Good luck today!
Crossing everything for you and wishing you lots of luck.
Good luck, you've worked so hard for this and I hope everything works out for you.
Good luck, you've got this!
You don't need luck, but I'm sending some your way anyway!
The day is here! Good luck with whatever comes your way!
Good luck messages for a new job
A new job is an exciting but daunting experience so send them a warm good luck message to motivate them and give them a confidence boost on their first day. Here are some ideas of what to include.
A new job! You're going to do amazing - can't wait to hear about your first day later!
You deserve this incredible opportunity and you're going to smash it on your first day - wishing you all the luck!
Good luck on your first day in your new job! Make friends, take a break when you need to and just enjoy the ride.
Best of luck in your new role, you're going to do great things!
Good luck messages if your colleague is leaving
As well as wishing someone close to you good luck, you may find yourself signing a card for a colleague who's moving on and feeling unsure what to write. No matter how awkward you find collaborative cards, here are some ideas for what to include.
It's been wonderful working with you, can't wait to hear about your new role. Best of luck for the future.
So sad to see you go but I know you're going to do amazing things at your new job! Good luck!
Good luck and congratulations on your new job!
Sending you all the good vibes for when you start your new role, we'll definitely miss you here but know you'll go on to do incredible things.
Thank you for all your hard work and support over the years, it's been a pleasure to work with you. Best of luck for the future.
Let's hope that our paths cross again but for now, good luck in your new job!
Good luck messages for university
Ah, university. Those hazy days of studying (sleeping), hours in the library (in bed) and making friends for life (or avoiding your flatmates).
If someone you know is off into the bright new world of uni, a message of good luck can help calm those nerves a little. This is likely the first time they'll be living away from home, so your words of reassurance will be greatly appreciated. Here's what to say:
Welcome to the world of adulthood! You're going to do amazing and we can't wait to hear about everything you get up to!
You've worked so hard to get here and I know you're going to do incredible things in the next three years. Good luck on your first day!
Good luck on your journey to becoming a degree holder. Take it one step at a time, make good choices and study hard. You're going to do great!
Wishing you the best of luck during your time at uni, it's going to go fast but you're going to do amazing.
Have a fantastic time at university, wishing you good luck with your assignments and exams. Stay safe and stay in touch!
Good luck messages for exams
Those pre-exam jitters may not be completely quelled by a good luck card but your words of support and praise can help a little.
Whether it's your child who has been studying hard for an all-important end of year exam or your partner who needs to pass a test to advance in their career, here are some good luck messages to consider adding to your card.
I'm so proud of all your hard work leading to this day and know you're going to be amazing in that exam hall. Wishing you all the luck in the world.
You've studied hard and I know you're ready, go in there and smash that test – then we can celebrate later!
Your dedication and determination is something I aspire to have and I'm so proud to call you my [insert relationship]. Sending you all the positive vibes and luck today. Will be thinking of you!
You've put in the work and now it's time to ace that test! Super proud of all your hard work and wishing you luck today.
Just think, after today you'll never need to study like this again! Good luck in this final exam and know that whatever happens, I'm proud of you.
Good luck messages for a race
We admire those who dedicate their time to training for incredible sporting events such as marathons and triathlons – while we lounge on the sofa, thinking about downloading that Couch to 5K app.
So, if someone you know is running for a good cause – or to just prove to themselves that they're capable of doing amazing things – here's what to write in that good luck card.
All those months of aching knees and trying to work out how to sync your fitness watch has been worth it. Today, you're going to get through that race!
Can't wait to see you go over the finish line! Good luck today and get that PB.
Good luck in your race today, you've done incredible preparing for it!
Today's the day! Just keep going and you'll do amazing. Sending you lots of speedy thoughts!
Don't sweat it, you'll smash that race today but here's a good luck card anyway!
All the blood, sweat and tears (literally!) will be worth it when you cross that finish line today. Good luck!
Good luck messages for someone undergoing medical treatment
If someone close to you is going through treatment for an illness or has an operation planned you'll want to send them some well wishes beforehand.
A simple card can make them smile if they're feeling nervous about what's ahead and a bright bunch of flowers to greet them when they get home will always be appreciated.
I know that today will go smoothly and you'll be feeling well again in no time. Sending you all the positive thoughts for a swift recovery.
Today feels tough but you're strong and can get through this. Sending you all the love and luck.
Can't wait to see you when you're feeling better and I know that today will go smoothly. Good luck!
Good luck today, you're going to come out of this stronger than ever before.
Funny good luck messages
Think they'll appreciate some humour or a little side of banter with your good luck wishes? You're brave! Here are some suggestions you can try on for size.
Wishing you luck today in your big race – hopefully, we won't have to hear about your practice runs anymore after it!
Good luck today and if you don't succeed...then don't bother coming home.
Good luck with your thing, I believe in you but I also believe in unicorns, so…
Wishing you lots of luck, you're smarter than you look, so I'm sure you'll be okay!
Good luck quotes
Want to get philosophical about it? Here are some famous quotes about luck that you can feature in that card.
“Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well-spoken words: this is good luck.” – Buddha
"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." – Ray Kroc
"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." – Thomas Jefferson
"Luck is not chance. It's Toil. Fortune's expensive smile is earned." – Emily Dickinson
How to sign off a good luck card
Put down all those thoughts and feelings and encouraging words? Now it's time to sign off, here are just a few suggestions.
Lots of love,
Best of luck,
You can do it!
You've got this!
See you on the other side,
Sending all the love in the world,
Flowers that represent good luck
As well as those all-important pearls of wisdom and good luck wishes, you may also want to send a mood-boosting bouquet. With this in mind, we've rounded up the top three flowers that are said to best represent luck.
These luscious blooms are considered to be good luck charms in China and Japan and are thought to bring good fortune. Send a bunch of puffed up peonies in a blush shade of pink to someone who needs a little boost before a big event or occasion.
There's nothing more uplifting than a vivid bunch of sunflowers. These late summer bloomers are the ideal choice to serve up all those positive vibes they need. Present them as a reward for their efforts or before the event to wish them luck.
If you want to wish someone luck around springtime, a sweet bunch of daffodils is the perfect choice. But be sure to give your daffodils in a bunch – a single daffodil on its own is said to bring bad luck! The opposite of what we're going for here.
Daffodils are believed to symbolise good fortune and prosperity. If you live in Wales, spotting the first daffodil of the season is said to mean you'll enjoy wealth and success that year. We'll see you next spring scouring the fields then!
Ready to send all those positive vibes and good luck wishes to someone going through something important or even life-changing? Consider these messages and ensure your card makes them feel warm and fuzzy and confident before they tackle whatever is ahead of them.