100+ Best Christmas Greetings for 2021
Last updated: July 20, 2021
Merry Christmas greetings and messages to help you wish your family and friends a wonderful holidays season and all the best for the New Year. From short and sweet, to funny and festive, we hope you find the perfect Christmas greetings to wish everyone a very happy holidays!
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 with coronavirus. I hope these examples help you to find the right words to bless and encourage those around you this holiday season.
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Christmas Greetings for Family
Christmas is a time for connecting with family near and far, and these merry Christmas greetings are perfect for wishing everyone all the best for the season and into the New Year.
To a joyful present and a well remembered past. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and very best wishes for the New Year.
May the Holidays bring happiness and joy to you and your loved ones. Merry Christmas!
Wishing you and your family peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year. Merry Christmas.
Season's Greetings! Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season creating beautiful memories with your sweet family.
Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this Christmas holidays and throughout the coming year.
May the Christmas season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Season's Greetings to you all.
May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
May the Christmas Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your beautiful family. We miss you and hope to see you in 2022.
In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness. Merry Christmas and lots of love from our family to yours!
May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.
May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill. And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a very Merry Christmas.
They say the best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas surrounded by your precious family, and many blessings for the coming year.
Warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always.
To a joyful present and a well remembered past! We raise a glass to you this Christmas all the way from [insert your location]. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a magnificent New Year.
May the Christmas season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
May the miracle of Christmas bring you joy and happiness. I wish you contentment and peace among you and your family.
We're so grateful that you could be here to celebrate the holidays with us and share in our good cheer! May our hopeful wishes follow you home and warm you through the New Year.
Merry Christmas Greetings for Friends
The holidays is a great excuse to reach out to friends and let them know you care about them. Send them your best wishes for the coming year with these lovely Christmas greetings written for friends.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas filled with fun and laughter, and I hope you have a fabulous New Year!
They say "It's all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list..." Let's hope he wasn't paying close attention to us this year! Thanks for being such a great friend, it's been fun spending time with you over the year. Here's to a fabulous 2022!
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!
May this Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. And may the New Year be full of adventure!
The gift of love.
The gift of peace.
The gift of happiness.
May all these be yours at Christmas.
Warmest wishes for a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thanks for being such a great friend.
The light of the Christmas star to you,
The warmth of home and hearth to you,
The cheer and good will of friends to you,
The joy of a thousand angels to you,
The love of the Son,
And God's peace to you.
~ Irish Christmas Blessing
May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch at your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas.
~ Irish Christmas Blessing
It wouldn't be Christmas without you. So glad to have you with me, year after year.
Funny Christmas Greetings
Here are some funny Christmas greetings and quotes that work well in a card message for friends and family. I've added some example messages underneath some of the funny Christmas sayings, but feel free to personalize further.
"The 3 stages of man: He believes in Santa Claus. He doesn't believe in Santa Claus. He is Santa Claus."
Congratulations on finally making it to stage 3! Merry Christmas ol' man.
"It's all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list."
Let's hope he wasn't paying close attention to us this year! Thanks for being such a great friend, it's been fun spending time with you over the year. Here's to a fabulous 2022!
Christmas (noun). The only time of the year in which one can sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of socks.
"Time to get into the holiday spirit... gin, vodka, whiskey..."
Looking forward to celebrating with you over the holidays. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
I hope you love the present you told me to buy for you. Merry Christmas!
Please note: Christmas is canceled! Apparently YOU told Santa that you've been GOOD this year... he died laughing!
"Three Wise WOMEN would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, bought practical gifts, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and there would be peace on earth!"
To my very wise and amazing [wife/mother], what would we do without you? Thank you for taking care of us every day, and keeping our family so happy and healthy. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2022!
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. ~ Garrison Keillor
I've got your back, we can do this together! Here's to a great Christmas, and all the very best for the New Year!
"I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. But if the White runs out I'll drink the Red!"
Looking forward to celebrating with you over the Holiday season. Cheers to a fabulous 2022!
Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. ~ Phyllis Diller
I'll try not to confuse these this year!
Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip. ~ Gary Allan
Sounds like a plan! I'm looking forward to celebrating with you these Holidays.
One sure sign that you're getting older is how Santa seems to look younger each year. Cheers to another year of holiday fun!
May your eggnog be spiked with plenty of rum to get you through this holiday season. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
"One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present."
Don't think of it as me bribing you, think of it as spreading Christmas cheer!
Don we now our ugly sweaters...
Let's party! Merry Christmas!
"You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."
However tangled the lights are this year, I know you'll handle it with aplomb. Merry Christmas!
~ Maya Angelou
Short Christmas Greetings
Here are some short merry Christmas greetings that work well in a card or text message. They're a great first line of a message and you can personalize further with your own wishes too.
Season's Greetings! And best wishes for the New Year.
Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Merry Christmas! And best wishes for 2022.
Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Wishing you a joyous Holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year.
May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and throughout the New Year.
Best wishes for the Holidays, and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.
Merry Christmas! With many good wishes for the holiday season and the coming year.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Cheers to warm holiday memories!
May the closeness of your loved ones, family, and friends fill your heart with joy.
May your Christmas shine brightly with joy and goodwill!
I hope your holiday celebrations are full of lots of fun, surprises, and magic!
Merry Christmas Greetings for your Co-workers and Boss
The Holiday season is a lovely time to wish your co-workers and boss all the best for the coming year, and to thank them for their support during this year too. These messages are just a starting point, and you could personalize them further.
Many of the Short Christmas Greetings also work well for co-workers.
Happy Holidays! Thank you for all your support and guidance this year. Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year.
Warmest wishes for a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Best wishes for the Holidays, and for health and happiness throughout 2022.
Wishing you a joyous Holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year. Thank you for being such a great co-worker and office buddy!
May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here's to a great 2022!
Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year! I look forward to working with you again in 2022.
Merry Christmas from all of us at [insert company name]. We hope you have a very happy Holidays and we wish you all the best for the New Year.
Congratulations on a great year, and warm wishes to you and your family throughout the holiday season.
May your heart and home be filled with all of the joys the festive season brings. Here is a toast to a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!
I appreciate your leadership and support throughout this past year. I'm hoping you get the opportunity to relax and spend time with your loved ones during the holidays.
Religious Christmas Greetings
These religious Christmas greetings make reference to God, Jesus, and the first Christmas. They are a lovely way to wish your religious friends and family a Merry Christmas by acknowledging their Christian beliefs.
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.
Faith makes all things possible,
Hope makes all things work,
Love makes all things beautiful,
May you have all three this Christmas.
May Joy be your gift at Christmas and may Faith, Hope, and Love be your treasures in the New Year.
A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you!
Merry Christmas! May God bless you richly throughout this holiday season.
The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence. May you have the gift of faith this Christmas and many blessings throughout the New Year.
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 Merry 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.
May God fill your life with love, joy, and peace this Christmas and throughout the New Year.
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!
And here is a small collection of religious Christmas quotes and bibles verses that you could include in your Christmas greetings.
We have seen His star in the East,
and have come to worship Him.
And there were shepherds out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them.
O star of wonder, star of night,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
~ John Henry Hopkins Jr.
When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
~ Matthew 2:10
For they traveled by night and they slept by day, for their guide was a beautiful wonderful star.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
~ Pope Francis
May the beautiful lights of every holiday season remind us of Him who is the source of all light.
~ David A. Bednar
"Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both."
It's not what you get, it's what you give. Thank you for being an amazing example of charity and faith.
~ Phillips Brooks
"Like God, Christmas is timeless and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. It is something even more than what happened that night in starlit little Bethlehem; it has been behind the stars forever. There was Christmas in the heart of God before the world was formed."
~ Roy Rogers
"Advent helps us remember that light shines in the darkness and we reflect it."
May your light shine bright this Christmas season, as we reflect the message of Christmas.
~ Greg Richardson
On this beautiful Christmas day, surrounded by our friends and loved ones, let us remember the true meaning of Christmas, as we share God's love for creation.
Tis the season for giving, charity, respect for all God's creations, and bringing peace to our Earth.
Inspirational Merry Christmas Greetings
Inspirational Christmas greetings for friends or family members who might need some extra care and encouragement over the holidays, and to give them hope for the coming year.
May this Christmas season melt away your sadness and offer the consolation and peace that you need. Soon, you'll be able to walk into the New Year with purpose and joy.
The spirit of Christmas is bright and magical. When you start to feel it, it will enchant you with hope and wonder that lasts beyond the holiday season.
May you have the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the gladness of Christmas which is Hope, and the Heart of Christmas which is Love.
The holidays are the best time of year to reach out to our loved ones with greetings and warm wishes. This Christmas season, I'm thinking of your and wishing you a fresh New Year for beautiful dreams and hopeful goals.
Christmas is a time of year for remembrance. We take stock of where we came from, and have a moment to think about where we are going, as we pursue the future with hope.
On this Christmas Day, may you get everything you want and need to fill your home and life with peace and bliss. Wishing you a promising New Year!
A true Christmas elf passes on to everyone in their life feelings of love, hope, and joy. Spread the infectious message of Christmastime love and care!
"This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone."
~ Taylor Caldwell
"At its best, Christmas is a mirror in which we see reflected the very best life can be. Where we see ourselves moved by generosity, inspired by hope and uplifted by love, not only for ourselves but for the whole evolving universe."
~ Bruce Sanguin
Christmas Greetings for 2021
In general we like to keep things light-hearted at Christmas time, but we can't ignore that many of us have had a difficult year with illness, loss, uncertain employment, and isolation due to COVID-19. With that in mind, here are some Christmas greetings you could use as a starting point to write your own notes of encouragement to friends and family.
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.
This Christmas card is packed full of virus-free hugs and kisses just for you! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas 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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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