140 Best Christmas Card Messages & Sayings for 2021
Last updated: December 14, 2021
Looking for Christmas card messages and sayings? On this page you'll find a huge range of messages to help you spread some holiday cheer!
The best Christmas wishes are often ones that you write from the heart, but sometimes even the best of us get stuck for inspiration! And this year it's especially hard to know what to write given the difficult circumstances we've all faced with coronavirus.
If you're not sure what to write in a Christmas card we've got you covered.
On this page you'll find regular festive Christmas card greetings for friends and family, and also some thoughtful messages that reflect the challenges many of us have faced this year. I hope these examples help you find the right words to bless and encourage those around you this holiday season.
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We've categorized our Merry Christmas card sayings into sections to help you find what you're looking for. From general writing etiquette to a range of our reader's favorite Christmas card messages and verses, we hope you find some inspiration to help you.
Christmas Card Messages for a Challenging Year
Many of us have had a difficult year this year with illness, loss, uncertain employment, and isolation due to COVID-19. With that in mind, here are some Christmas card messages you could use as a starting point to write your own notes of encouragement to friends and family this Christmas season.
Sending you all our love and merry Christmas wishes. We might be apart today, but you're always in our heart. Take care and stay safe in these uncertain times. We miss you!
New Year? Yes please! Here's to better times ahead for us all! Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a safe and healthy 2022.
From our bubble to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! Stay safe and take care.
Merry Christmas! We're so sorry you've been ill and hope you are feeling stronger and better every day. May this holiday season be a time of rest as you recover, and the New Year full of hope for better days ahead.
This Christmas card is packed full of virus-free hugs and kisses just for you! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas despite this lockdown, and that we can see you again soon. Until then, cheers to you from afar for your good health and happiness!
May the magic of the Christmas season fill your home with joy and peace. Sending lots of love to your family, and looking forward to the day we can see you again. Take care of yourselves and stay safe.
We are so grateful for all the sacrifices that you have made this year to support and serve others. May this Christmas be a time for you to rest and recover, and to reflect on all that you have achieved. Sending all our love to you this holiday season, and our prayers for a safe New Year.
Merry Christmas! We might be separated today, but we are still raising a glass to your good health and happiness from afar. It's certainly not the Christmas holidays we imagined, but we do hope that we can have a belated family gathering in the New Year. Or who knows, maybe Christmas in July! Until then, may you keep strong, stay safe, and take care of yourselves. We miss you!
Wishing you a very joyful Christmas and holiday season despite these difficult times. We really wish things were different and that we could visit you! We hope that the New Year brings your family much happiness and prosperity, and that in time the world will be a safe place again. Take care of yourselves and see you on Zoom soon!
We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day as we remember [name] and miss him terribly. We know this Christmas season will be very difficult, and we wish we could gather around you in person to support you more. We are sending all our love from afar, and if there is anything you need please let us know.
Sending all our love to your family this Christmas. We know that this past year has full of challenges, and we pray that the coming year brings more certain times for your family. Sending all our love and good wishes for better days ahead.
Merry Christmas dear friend! 2021 has been the year of learning new skills (bread making, baking, knitting, yoga at home...), and you've really inspired me with your creativity and drive to make the most of lockdown! But in the midst of all that, I know it hasn't been an easy time for you. I hope you can stay strong and keep safe over the holidays, and that the New Year brings more certain times ahead. I can't wait to see you in person once these crazy days are over. I miss you so very much!
We wish you a very happy Christmas and holiday season. We know that this past year has been very difficult for you, and we pray that the coming year brings more certain times for your family. Sending all our love and good wishes for better days ahead.
Classic Merry Christmas Wishes
In this section you'll find Christmas messages that are short and sweet, perfect for good friends and close family.
Merry Christmas to a friend who makes my life merry and bright!
The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. May all these be yours at Christmas.
May the peace and blessings of Christmas be yours; And may the coming year be filled with happiness.
May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.
May all the sweet magic of Christmas conspire to gladden your heart and fill every desire.
May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness. Merry Christmas!
May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Merry Christmas.
As you relish the goodies, decorate every nook and corner of your home, and enjoy the get-togethers, may the joy and festivities continue to radiate in your lives, long after Christmas is gone. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
May the peace and joy of Christmas live in your heart all year long.
Christmas Greetings! With many good wishes for Christmas and the coming year.
May the blessings of peace, good will, and happiness be with you at Christmas and always.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year.
May the blessings of Christmas be with you today and always.
May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and throughout the New Year.
A wish for peace and happiness at Christmas and throughout the New Year.
With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
We hope you have a fabulous Christmas surrounded by family and friends, and we wish you all the best for the new year!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season, and may you be blessed with good health, prosperity, and happiness in new coming year.
May you have a wonderful Christmas holidays making precious memories with your beautiful family.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a fabulous New Year!
May this Christmas bring you much joy and happiness, and may your New Year be merry and bright. Thanks for being such a great friend!
Wishing you a joyous Holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year.
Happy Holidays Messages (non-religious)
In this section you'll find examples of holiday greetings you can send to friends and family who don't celebrate the religious aspects of the holidays. If you're not sure what to write in a holiday card we've got you covered!
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year. May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.
To a joyful present and a well remembered past. Best wishes for a Happy Holidays and a magnificent New Year.
Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours these Holidays and throughout the coming year.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday season and a very happy New Year.
Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming New Year.
Best wishes for the Holidays and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.
With all best wishes for a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year.
May you have a peaceful Holiday season, and much joy and prosperity in the New Year.
Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holidays and a Happy New Year.
I hope your Holiday Season is fun and festive, and full of sparkles!
Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a most prosperous and healthy New Year.
Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year!
Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a very happy and peaceful New Year.
May this Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.
Have a magical Holiday Season.
Season's Greetings and best wishes for the New Year.
Warmest wishes for a happy Holiday season and a wonderful New Year.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season.
Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a happy and prosperous New Year.
Wishing you peace, love, and joy this Holiday Season.
Season's greetings with all good wishes for the New Year.
We wish you and your family greetings of the Season, and a prosperous and joyous New Year.
May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this Holiday Season.
Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness.
Religious Christmas Wishes & Card Messages
A collection of happy Christmas wishes and Christmas card messages for friends and family who believe that Jesus is the reason for this Christmas season!
May God bless you at Christmas and always.
May His love surround you at Christmas-time and always.
God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas Day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way. Merry Christmas!
May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.
May You feel God's presence in the candles that softly spread their glow at Christmas, and may you experience the wonder of His abiding love, as He guides you, through each day of the coming year. May God's Blessings be with you. At Christmas and New Year!
Faith makes all things possible, Hope makes all things work, Love makes all things beautiful, May you have all the three for this Christmas. Merry Christmas!
A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. And many Christmas blessings to you and your family.
As Christmas carols fill the air with joy and merriment, as the chime of church bell echoes all around, and prayers reach out to God, I wish you a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May God's blessings be yours this Christmas!
May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season. Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.
Merry Christmas. May God bless you richly throughout this holiday season.
May God fill your life with love, joy, and peace this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.
May Joy be your gift at Christmas, and may Faith, Hope, and Love be your treasures in the New Year.
Jesus is the reason for this Christmas Season.
The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence. May you feel surrounded by His love this holiday season, and wishing you many blessings for the New Year.
Funny Christmas Card Messages
The lights are shining, the baubles are bright. I hope you have a tree-mendous Christmas!
Have your 'elf a merry little Christmas! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
What's Santa's favorite rock star? Elf-is Presley! Hope you're rockin' around the Christmas tree this festive season.
It's Christmas time - which means mistletoe and wine! Eat, drink and be merry.
'Tis the season for festive feasting - put on your fat pants this Christmas and enjoy every morsel!
I hope you have a happy holidays with your "deer" ones this festive season.
I didn't know Mariah loves trees so much... all she wants for Christmas is yew.
What do the Elves use to clean the sleigh on Boxing Day? Santa-tizer! Merry Christmas.
What do you call Santa when he accidentally falls down your fireplace? Krisp Kringle! Wishing you a happy holidays.
What did the rapping paper say to the sticky tape? Yo yo yo - Merry Christmas!
Inspiring Christmas Card Quotes
These quotes are a lovely addition to your Christmas card sayings, they capture the festive mood of the holidays and the feeling of family togetherness. From warm and sentimental to humorous, there are some lovely sayings in this section we hope you can use in your card messages.
From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
~ Emily Matthews
Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.
~ Harlan Miller
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
~ Burton Hillis
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from the store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!
~ The Grinch, by Dr Seuss
Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks.
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
~ Larry Wilde
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
~ Garrison Keillor
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
When we recall Christmas past we usually find that the simplest things, not the great occasions, give off the greatest glow of happiness.
~ Bob Hope
I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
~ Carolyn Wells
Heap on the wood! - the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
~ Sir Walter Scott
Romantic Christmas Card Messages
Do you want to wish your sweetheart a very Merry Christmas? Use one of these romantic Christmas wishes to help your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife feel extra special!
Be my date this Christmas. I'll be standing under the mistletoe for you.
May the season bring you as much happiness and love as you have brought me. Here's to a wonderful Christmas together!
No matter what gift I find under the Christmas tree, you're all I need. Merry Christmas to my sweetheart.
You're my best friend, and I'm so lucky to celebrate another Christmas with you. Happy holidays darling.
May your festive season be filled with surprises, joy, laughter, and lots of fun. Meet me under the mistletoe!
Wishing that your Christmas sparkles with festive cheer, like the shining star that you are.
You are so special to me. I love sharing life and love with you. May all your wishes come true this Christmas.
Love is in the air… or is that turkey and eggnog? Wishing you a Christmas as wonderful as you!
May your Christmas be filled with happiness, love, and wonderful memories.
You are the gift I ask Santa for every year! I couldn't wish for a better gift than spending Christmas with you.
Christmas Wishes for Faraway Friends & Family
Are your friends and loved ones far away this Christmas? Does COVID continue to keep you apart? Send them a Christmas card message to brighten their day. Find the words to wish the special people in your life a Merry Christmas from miles away:
Side by side, or miles apart, I'm sending warm Christmas wishes to you from my heart. I miss you!
Even though you're far away, you'll be in my thoughts this Christmas Day. Sending you warmest wishes for a very merry Christmas!
I'm sending you smiles from across the miles and hoping you have a fabulous festive season. Happy holidays!
I wish you were driving home for Christmas – I hope you have a wonderful day!
Though we're far apart, I want to send a Christmas wish that's straight from my heart. Merry Christmas!
Feliz Navidad - 聖誕快樂 - Joyeux Noël! Sending Christmas wishes to you from around the world this festive season.
Being apart at this special time of year isn't ideal, but I hope we can be together again soon. Merry Christmas!
Whether we are together or apart this Christmas, we will be in each other's thoughts. Wishing you a wonderful festive season!
I wish we were seeing each other over the holidays. I'm thinking of you this Christmas!
I may not be there to celebrate Christmas with you, but I pray that we are together next festive season. Sending Christmas blessings.
Christmas Card Messages for Your Co-workers or Boss
Are you looking for Christmas messages for your work colleagues that acknowledge their help over the year? Get inspired with our top Christmas wishes for work colleagues, employees, and even your boss:
Wishing you a very merry Christmas to kick off a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!
Thanks for all your hard work this year. I hope you have a fun holiday season!
Warm wishes for a merry Christmas. Wishing you and your loved ones much success and good health.
It's coworkers like you that make coming into work so enjoyable. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Doing business with you is a pleasure. I hope you have a wonderful festive season. Enjoy the holidays!
Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year! I appreciate the great work that you do. Enjoy your well-deserved vacation.
Thank you for being such an important part of our team. I hope you have a relaxing holiday season.
It's been a pleasure working with you this year. Wishing you and your family a happy holidays.
Sending continued thanks for your business. Best wishes for a very happy and successful new year.
I really enjoy working with you – you're always there with a helping hand. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!
Christmas Wishes for Teachers
Teachers work many hours and have incredible patience. Send them an appreciative message wishing them a very special festive season, with lots of rest and relaxation. These can be from their student or the whole family.
You shine brightly in the classroom and will shine in your students' lives for many years to come. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to the best teacher. Thank you for teaching me so much this year.
Best wishes to you and your family this festive season from the Smith family. We hope you enjoy the festive season.
Santa delivers presents one day of the year, but you give the gift of learning every day at school. Merry Christmas.
Enjoy your Christmas break. I am looking forward to seeing you next year (but not the pop quizzes and homework!).
Thank you for the priceless gift of learning you have given to my child and for helping to guide him/her. Merry Christmas!
You are amazing and work so hard, and I really appreciate it! I hope you have a fantastic break. Happy holidays!
You are the reason why learning is so much fun. Thank you for being my teacher. I hope you have a merry Christmas.
I hope you have the relaxing and restful Christmas break that you deserve. You're the best. Merry Christmas!
Thank you for all that you've done for me/my child this year. You provide a safe, positive environment for our students to thrive. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas and best wishes for another year of learning, growing, and making our class a better place.
You give us the gift of knowledge every day. Thank you for inspiring us to live, laugh and learn. Merry Christmas!
How to Sign Off a Christmas Card
Add a little flair to your Christmas card and ditch the tried and tested "From ..." . Whether you're looking for a way to sign off your Christmas card for a close loved one, or an acquaintance, you'll find an appropriate closing quote here:
- All the best
- All my love
- Best wishes
- God bless
- Happy holidays
- Happy new year
- Have a good one
- Hugs and kisses
- Lots of love
- Merry Christmas
- Missing you
- Much love
- Peace and joy
- Season's greetings
- Take care
- Take it easy
- Until next time
- Warmest wishes
- Wishing you the best
- With love
- Your friend
- Your loving wife etc
- Yours faithfully
Tips for what to write in Christmas Cards
Before you write each card, think about the person you're writing to. In addition to spreading the joy of the Christmas season, a heart-felt personalized Christmas message will make the recipient feel appreciated and special. Which really is what the Christmas season is about!
For close family or friends, take the time to compose a message that specifically mentions something you know they've experienced during the year or something that is coming up in the new year. This could be to do with their family, work promotions, holidays they've taken or will take etc.
For a client, business associate, or more distant relative, you may want to write a more formal Christmas card message wishing them a joyous Christmas season. You may also like to thank a client for their continued custom over the past year.
Add a Christmas quote or funny message if appropriate to your Christmas wishes to help share the joy of the holiday season.
Make sure you send out your Christmas cards in the first week of December (and no later than the second week). Don't forget to put your return address on the envelope in case the recipient would like to send a card back to you.
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