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After someone joins a group, we say, 1. Welcome to join us. ("welcome" as a Adjective) 2. We warmly welcome you to join our group.

Welcome Spring! It’s the wonderful time of the year when snow finally melts, trees begin to blossom and the streets look lively and green again! Even though there might’ve been a bit of a confusion with Mother Nature, who sent some snow for a rather cold welcome to the new season, we can’t wait until temperatures start going up, and we see our areas come back alive once more. Spring comes with the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth, and most people see it as a time of change. Here are 26 quotes to start celebrating Spring and wishing everyone a happy new season!

“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.” - Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.” - Christopher Morley

“Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” - Rainer Maria Rilke

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” - Mark Twain

“Hoe while it is spring, and enjoy the best anticipations. It is not much matter if things do not turn out well.” - Charles Dudley Warner

“Awake, thou wintry earth. Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth your ancient gladness!” - Thomas Blackburn

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” - Ruth Stout

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” - Proverb

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” - Doug Larson

“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” - W. Earl Hall

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” - Anne Bradstreet

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” - Hal Borland

“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” - Virgil A. Kraft

“Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.” - Ellis Peters

“Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.” - Chinese Proverb

“The naked earth is warm with Spring, and with green grass and bursting trees leans to the sun’s kiss glorying, and quivers in the sunny breeze.” - Julian Grenfell

“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” - Mark Twain

“Oh, Spring is surely coming, Her couriers fill the air; Each morn are new arrivals, Each night her ways prepare; I scent her fragrant garments, Her foot is on the stair.” - John Burroughs

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” - Pablo Neruda

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” - Harriet Ann Jacobs

“Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'” - Robin Williams

“What a strange thing! To be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” - Kobayashi Issa

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” - Ernest Hemingway

“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.” - Dodie Smith

“Despite the forecast, live like it's spring.” - Lilly Pulitzer

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Celebrate the arrival of Spring with these quotes that remind you why cold welcome to the new season, we can't wait until temperatures start.

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Phrases for welcome speeches

By: Susan Dugdale | Last modified: 07-16-2019 | First published: 01-01-2010

The challenge of a welcome speech is to find alternate ways to express yourself sincerely without resorting to a string of undifferentiated "same-old, same-old" phrases to greet your guests with.

And alongside the challenge to avoid using stale words, there's an additional question.

Do you need to use formal or informal language?

Is the welcome speech you need to prepare formal or informal?  There are major differences. The words you use in an informal speech will be entirely out of place in a formal one.

The video below explains the difference and provides six example speech openings to illustrate: three formal and three informal. 

How to avoid repetition making your speech boring!  

Repetition of a familiar word is very easy to do and totally understandable.

Sometimes we can't find the words we want and we get stuck in a vocabulary rut, using the same phrase or word over and over, and over again, trying to make it cover multiple and/or different situations.

And yet we know, words are just like clothes. One size does does not fit all.

What's the solution?

Here's three suggestions to individualize or tailor your words to fit your event a little better. And they'll be more interesting for the audience to listen to!

With care you'll find most will adapt either formal or informal use.

1. Add an adjective

Try working in an adjective to describe the quality of your welcome more fully.

I've provided an example sentence or two alongside each adjective to show how it could be used in context.

I know some examples are much more successful, (smooth to say and read), than others.

Some, quite frankly, clunk a little. (I say this with a wry smile!) 

If you decide to use the feature word in those that do, perhaps you'll find a way to use it more eloquently!  

What sort of welcome are you offering?

It could be a(n):

  • warm welcome
    "Luckily the weather is on our side today! The sun and I are pleased to offer you a warm welcome."
  • hearty welcome
     "Here's a hearty welcome, big and warm enough to encompass you all! To say we are thrilled to see you is an understatement."
  • cheerful welcome
    "It's my pleasure to extend a cheerful welcome to you all! Your presence makes us very happy."
  • cordial welcome
    "Fellow members, please join me in giving our guests the most cordial of welcomes."
  • sociable welcome
    "Let's hear it for a sociable welcome! On the count of three, turn to your neighbor and say 'hello'. There are no strangers here, only 
    friends we are yet to meet."
  • genial welcome
    "It's my pleasant duty to bid you all a genial welcome."
  • convivial welcome
    "On behalf of my colleagues, I wish you all a convivial welcome. We are going to have a merry and enjoyable time together."
  • agreeable welcome
    "The flags are flying. The balloons are ready for release. It's a great day, one we've been planning and waiting for. I'm sure you'll concur, this is an agreeable welcome."
  • pleasing welcome
    "It's gratifying to look around and see so many familiar faces. That's a pleasing welcome to what I know is a going to be a great 
    conference ... "

Or maybe it's a:

  • glad welcome
    "It's a glad welcome we bring to you this morning, filled with the desires, hopes and dreams we all share."
  • hospitable welcome
    "We're delighted to offer the most hospitable welcome we can."
  • amiable welcome
    "Dear guests, look around you! An amiable welcome full of friendship is yours."
  • gracious welcome
    "Our desire is to extend a gracious and inclusive welcome to all of you. For now let's put aside our differences and instead celebrate what brings us together!"

What about a:

  • sociable welcome
    "Let's hear it for a sociable welcome! On the count of three, turn to your neighbor and say 'hello'. There are no strangers here, only 
    friends we are yet to meet."
  • genial welcome
    "It's my pleasant duty to bid you all a genial welcome."
  • convivial welcome
    "On behalf of my colleagues, I wish you all a convivial welcome. We are going to have a merry and enjoyable time together."
  • agreeable welcome
    "The flags are flying. The balloons are ready for release. It's a great day, one we've been planning and waiting for. I'm sure you'll concur, this is an agreeable welcome."
  • pleasing welcome
    "It's gratifying to look around and see so many familiar faces. That's a pleasing welcome to what I know is a going to be a great 
    conference ... "

Then there's a:

  • pleasant welcome
    "You know what's great about these events? You are always assured of a pleasant welcome. This is feel-good central and we aim ..."
  • companionable welcome
    "Looking around I can see many familiar faces - peers, past and present colleagues. What a companionable welcome! It's great to see you all here ..."
  • grateful welcome
    "Many of you have made a huge effort to join us today. On behalf of us all, we are deeply appreciative and offer you our most grateful welcome."
  • friendly welcome
    "Today is the day we begin to learn to look through the eyes of others; to find out and experience what the world is like for them. It is also the day we grow bigger than our differences and offer to everyone regardless of historical rights and wrongs, a friendly welcome, an outstretched hand."

Perhaps a:

  • appreciative welcome
    "Wow, what a gathering we have here tonight. We've got dignitaries, celebrities, fans, and organizational members all brought together for one cause. Ours. Here's an appreciative welcome to you all."
  • superb welcome
    "Ladies and gentlemen, the room is ready. The tables are set. The band is playing our theme song. And the waiting staff are preparing to take your orders. This is a superb welcome, fit for royalty, and that's what you are to us."
  • delighted welcome
    "To our special guests; look around. See the smiles of everyone's faces? We are truly delighted to welcome you here today."
  • favored welcome
    "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we have stars in the sky, and on stage. We are favored to welcome some the brightest the world has seen."

Or a:

  • honored welcome
    "I look around the stage and am in awe with the collected expertise gathered here. We are deeply honored to welcome you."
  • big welcome
    "Here's to a big welcome for our guests; Lady Amelia Thistledown and Sir Roger Godfrey!"
  • huge welcome
    "Ladies and gentlemen, please give a huge welcome to ..."
  • rapturous welcome
    "Do you hear the applause? The audience joins me in a rapturous welcome! We are thrilled to have you with us today."

Psst ...

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2. What about the guests you want to welcome?

Think about the guests you want to welcome as part of your speech. What sort of guests are they?  Is there a word, or two, you could use to describe them more fully?

Accurate descriptions of the people coming to the event, either as especially invited guests, or as members of the audience, helps build credibility and trust.

The care you take to find the right words is an excellent investment for everybody involved.

Could your guests be better described as:


3. What about the word "guests"?

Who are you talking to? Yes, everybody in the audience is a guest to your event but what could they be more accurately called? 

Are these people your:

  • peers?
  • colleagues?
  • associates?
  • friends?
  • family?
  • patrons?
  • members?
  • classmates?
  • workmates?
  • co-collaborators?
  • fellow-travelers, nurses, teachers ... ? (insert the appropriate descriptor)
  • affiliates?
  • visitors?
  • citizens?
  • cohorts?
  • conspirators?
  • comrades?
  • companions?
  • clients?
  • customers?

And lastly, have fun experimenting!

Do try mixing and matching your words and phrases to fit the occasion. After all there are more flavors to "welcome" than vanilla!

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  • esteemed guests?
  • brilliant guests?
  • celebrated guests?
  • dear guests?
  • admired guests?
  • acclaimed guests?
  • cherished guests?
  • respected guests?
  • revered guests?
  • wonderful guests?
  • popular guests?
  • much-loved guests?
  • famous guests?
  • expert guests?
  • distinguished guests?
  • honored guests?
  • valued guests?
  • appreciated guests?
  • remarkable guests?
  • renowned guests?
  • knowledgeable guests?
  • treasured guests?
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5 Hospitality Phrases Guests Remember Most

we welcome you quotes

A smile is the universal welcome.
Max Eastman

Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.
Ralph Marston

There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
George Santayana

Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
Andre Gide

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
Denis Waitley

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
Romans 15:7

The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.
Unknown Author

When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul.
Max Beerbohm

We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
Samuel Pepys

Keeping one’s guests supplied with liquor is the first law of hospitality.
Margaret Way

People are either born hosts or born guests.
Max Beerbohm

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.
Unknown Author

Welcome as the flowers in May.
Walter Scott

Welcome. Enter as guests, leave as friends.
Unknown Author

A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish.
William Shakespeare

We just need to adjust our mindset and be prepared to meet all the uncertainties. If you feel tough, just reading these welcome quotes to inspire yourself to move.

Welcome to Proverbicals!

we welcome you quotes

After a new member joined a group, the group owner said, "You are warmly welcome."

Dose it sound awkward to you?
Grammatically, shouldn't it be "You are warmly welcomed" ? But that doesn't seem fit in the context?

When someone says thanks, you may say "You are welcome." or "You are very welcome." ( "welcome" as an Adjective )

After someone joins a group, we say,
1. Welcome to join us. ( "welcome" as a Adjective )
2. We warmly welcome you to join our group. ( "welcome" as a verb )
3. A warm welcome to you. ( "welcome" as a noun )
It is OK to aspire to giving a warm welcome: I would like to warmly welcome you to the conference today. But to say that you are warmly welcomed sounds oddly self-congratulatory: Look what a great guy I am to give such a warm welcome!
Back to speeches, you will also hear: "Let's give our newest members a warm welcome" -- which is a request for applause from the other members.
WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: Example of a Welcome Speech

If you are looking for some sample welcome aboard messages then your message for a new employee, whether it's just a welcome quote in a card, We welcome you to (company name) we are very glad to have you with.

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