Merry Christmas Greetings
Christmas Wishes: What to Write in a Christmas Card
Here are four simple tips for adding some cheer to the task of signing your season’s greetings:
- Stock up: Before you start, make sure you have enough stamps, cards, envelopes and working pens. You don’t want to run out of something when you’re on a roll.
- Keep it short and sweet: You can express Christmas joy and caring without saying a lot.
- Get a soundtrack: Set the jolly mood by putting on some of your favorite holiday music. Make it part of your card-signing tradition.
- The more, the merrier: Many hands make light work, so enlist the help of family members if possible. Even very young children can sign their own names or add a cute drawing. Older kids may enjoy adding personal messages of their own to cards. If there are cookies involved, they might even help address envelopes.
- “Peace and joy to you and yours this Christmas season.”
- “Wishing you a very merry Christmas and the chance to do lots more fishing in the new year!”
- “Thinking warmly of each of you and wishing your family an extra measure of comfort, joy and hope this Christmas.”
- “Have your best Christmas ever!”
- “Merry Christmas with lots of love, ”
- “We hope you have a nice, relaxing Christmas, Susan!”
- “I hope your holiday season is full of good things.”
- “Praying you have a wonderful Christmas filled with moments you’ll always remember.”
- “May your season be merry and your presents underwear-free (unless you really need some!).”
- “So grateful to have a friend like you at Christmas and all year long.”
- “Merry Christmas with thanks and love, ”
- “Having parents like you is the best Christmas gift there ever could be.”
- “At Christmas and always, what a blessing you are.”
- “So glad we’re family…and so grateful for all the great Christmas memories we share.”
- “Merry Christmas to our favorite L.A. niece. We’ve had fun keeping up with your photos and blog posts! Wishing you many more adventures in the new year!”
- “For me, the holidays start when we get together. Looking forward to talking and catching up soon!”
- “Merrily and gratefully, ”
- “Thinking of you with lots of love at Christmas.”
- “You’re someone who helps me remember the true reason for the season, and I’m so grateful for you.”
- “When I think back on all the happiest moments this year, your wedding day stands out. Hope the two of you enjoy a wonderful first Christmas together.”
- “Missing you even more at this joyful time of year.”
- “Really, really wish you were here!”
- “We may not be together in person on Christmas morning, but you’ll be in my mind and in my heart. You always are.”
- “I’ll sure miss being together for Christmas this year. Eat a few extra hunks of fudge for me, OK?”
- “Christmas won’t feel the same without you here, but we wish you a wonderful holiday time with Emma’s family. Miss you already!”
- “Wish we could be together this holiday season, but since we can’t, I’m sending good wishes your way.”
- “Just can’t believe it has been so long since we’ve seen each other. TOO long!”
- “I know this probably won’t go down as your best Christmas ever. I hope it helps a little to be reminded how much I care about you and wish you a brighter new year.”
- “You’ve had more than your share of challenges this year. Wishing you peace and hope at Christmas and a new year full of better days.”
- “I hope the holidays are extra gentle and sweet to you and give you lots of reasons to smile and lots of time to rest.”
- “Hoping that the new year brings you new possibilities.”
- “Our hearts are with you and your family. All our love, ”
- “It’s hard when Christmas comes during a difficult time. Just want you to know I’m thinking of you.”
- “Sending you hugs this Christmas. Take good care of you.”
- “Sometimes the holidays only seem to remind us of what we have lost. But you will never lose the love and caring of those who know you and want the best for you.”
: If you’re sending the same card to everyone on your list, consider whether it feels right for the people or family you know who are facing a difficult time. If not, then you may wish to choose a different card for them—something with quieter language and design, with more focus on peace and hope, as opposed to “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” wishes.
Let your relationship guide you when signing a Christmas card for someone you know in a professional context. If it’s a colleague you’re close to, you can be as casual in your message as you would with nonwork friends. If it’s a supervisor, client or someone with whom you have a relationship that’s more strictly about work, then keep your message more formal.