Tips for What to Write in Your Holiday Cards

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As I sit down to address my own large pile of holiday cards, it occurs to me, what should I say?  Should I be funny, sentimental, or simply autograph the darn thing?

Seriously, why are holiday card messages so difficult to write?  There’s so much pressure to be witty, emotional and creative. Or, lengthy! Usually, I tend to focus on being thankful, grateful, extending wishes of good cheer and wishes for a Happy New Year. I find Christmas or holiday card greetings are the ideal spot to reflect, encourage, thank or send warm wishes to those we don’t regularly see.  For many of the cards I’ll write this year, I’ll be including specific greetings that update long-distance friends or family on what’s happening in my little corner of the world.  However, for many other holiday cards; a short, meaningful message will be written.

Below you’ll find a list of holiday card greetings you may find useful as you write your own holiday cards.  Perhaps they’ll inspire you to write your own Christmas card signature message!

HOLIDAY CARD MESSAGES

  1. “Hoping you are surrounded by love and warmth this holiday season.”
  2. “May the magic of love twinkle in your lives throughout the holiday season and the upcoming new year.”
  3. “We wish you health, comfort and prosperity this holiday season.”
  4. “May beautiful moments and happy memories surround you with joy this Christmas.”
  5. “Christmas is love in action.  Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”
  6. “May your home be filled with the joy of family and friends this holiday season.”
  7. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!”
  8. “Wishing you a festive holiday season and New Year!”
  9. “We thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you this year.  We wish you a Happy Hanukkah and a New Year filled with all good things.”
  10. “Heartfelt greetings and bountiful blessings to you and yours this holiday season.”
  11. “Christmas is not a date. It’s a state of mind.”
  12. “Hope the holidays bring you many reasons to smile.”
  13. “Wishing you good times, good cheer and a Happy New Year!”
  14. “May your holidays sparkle and shine with good cheer!”
  15. “Wishing you the joy of family, the happiness of friends and the love of Christmas!”
  16. “Write it on your heart: That every day is the best day of the year. Happy New Year!”
  17. “May the peace and beauty of the season remain with you throughout the coming year.”
  18. “The year-end brings no greater pleasure than the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes.  May your holidays and New Year be filled with much happiness!”
  19. “May your holidays be merry and bright!”
  20. “At this joyous time of year, we are grateful for our work with you. We wish you abundance, happiness and peace in a New Year filled with hope.  Happy Holidays!”

As you know, it can take some time, thought and care to send out holiday cards. So, if you receive a holiday card it is always thoughtful to graciously acknowledge you have received it.  Either by sending your own card or by mentioning it in person. Now, turn on that holiday music, pour yourself a tall glass of eggnog, and go tackle that pile of cards!  Happy Holidays!

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