130+ 'Happy Holidays' Wishes & Messages for 2022/2023

Last updated: December 7, 2022

Use our huge collection of 'Happy Holidays' greetings and messages to wish your friends and family a joyous holiday season.

The holiday season is returning, and you might be feeling unsure about finding the most inclusive way to greet friends and coworkers. When it comes to business and professional fields, most people can't go wrong with 'Happy Holidays'. But what if you want to say more than Happy Holidays, and write a full greeting the way you might with a more involved holiday greeting?

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If you're at a loss with what to say, check out our huge collection of 'Happy Holidays' greetings and messages below. They can as easily be added to a business or casual email, or in a card to wish friends and family a joyous holiday season. Below, you'll find our favorite funny holiday messages, as well as holiday quotes, including how to say "Happy Holidays" in 29 different languages!

These holiday sentiments make no mention of Christmas. Use them for friends of any religious denomination, or friends who are not religious.

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Happy Holidays Greetings for Friends & Family

You can use these short and sweet holiday messages for family and friends in a greeting card, email, or text message to spread some holiday cheer!

May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.

You always made the holidays a special time for me. Now, I hope you can feel my love and gratitude from far away. Sending you my warmest wishes and blessings.

They say that friends are the family you choose. I'm so glad to get to spend some time with my chosen family this holiday season.

Cookies and cakes and spices and cocoa... When it starts to smell like the holidays, it's hard not to get into the spirit. Here's a little something to spread Holiday cheer around your home.

Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. With lots of love.

It's been a pleasure getting to know you this year. May the holiday season gift you and your loved ones with joy and happiness.

To a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year.

Have a magical Holiday season!

To a joyful present and a well-remembered past. Best wishes for happy holidays and a magnificent New Year.

Wishing you holidays filled with fun and laughter. Here's to a prosperous new year.

Sending you and your loved ones my warmest regards full of peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year.

May your holiday celebrations sparkle with precious moments of laughter, love, and goodwill. I wish you a year full of contentment and joy.

Wishing you a fun-filled holiday season, and I can't wait to see you in the New Year!

Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season. With lots of love from the [insert your family name]'s.

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here's wishing you a Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a happy holiday and a wonderful New Year. Cheers from the [insert your family name]'s.

Here's to a great year, and a wonderful holiday. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you into the New Year.

May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here's wishing you a Happy Holidays!

May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wishing you lots of love, joy, and happiness. Happy Holidays!

We're so grateful to have you here celebrating the holidays with us. Your presence makes our home feel warmer and full of good cheer! Sending our hopeful wishes home with you through the New Year.

Now that the kids are out of the house, you can rest easy! Wishing you a relaxing and stress free holiday.

As lovely as the holidays can be, they can also make people feel down and stressed. I know this can be a difficult time of year, and I want you to know that you're not alone. I'm sending you my warmest season's greetings and lots of love.

Just seeing you is enough to take all the stress out of the holiday season. Thanks for filling my holidays with joy and love.

We may not be able to celebrate the holidays together this year, but just remember that you are always in my thoughts. With love from the bottom of my heart.

The end of the year 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. May your new year be all that you hope for, and may it be sprinkled with love and friendship. Happy Holidays!

We may not be together for the Holidays, but I'm with you in spirit. Happy Holidays, I miss you!

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season and throughout 2023.

Wishing you a fun-filled holiday season and best wishes for a happy New Year!

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Funny Happy Holiday Greetings & Wishes

Funny holiday messages that work well in a greeting card along with a funny message from you. I've added an example message you could write underneath each saying.

"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 2023!

I hope you love the present you told me to buy for you. Happy Holidays!

"Three Wise WOMEN would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, brought 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 all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, negotiating, cuddles, and stories you do every day to keep our family so happy and healthy. We wish you a very happy holidays and a wonderful 2023!

Me: "I want a magical Unicorn for Christmas"
Santa: "Be realistic"
Me: "Okay. I want 5 minutes to myself each day to drink my coffee hot and pee in peace."
Santa: "What color Unicorn would you like?"

This made me think of us! You've been such an incredible friend and support this year. Wishing you more sleep and time for yourself in the coming year. Happy Holidays!

"I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. But if the White runs out I'll drink the Red!"
Live your best life this holiday season! Looking forward to celebrating with you. Cheers to a fabulous 2023!

"Time to get into the holiday spirit... gin, vodka, whiskey..."
Let's celebrate! Here's to a very happy holiday. May you have an absolutely fabulous 2023!

"Christmas is too sparkly... said no one ever!"
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season full of fun, laughter, and sparkles!

(This message would work really well inside a glittery card, or a card filled with sparkly confetti.)

One sure sign that you're getting older is how Santa seems to look younger each year. Cheers to another year of holiday fun!

"One of the nice things about the holidays is that you can make people forget the past with a present." ~ Unknown
Don't think of it as me bribing you, think of it as spreading holiday cheer!

"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." ~ Maya Angelou
However tangled the lights are this year, I know you'll handle it with aplomb. Happy Holidays!

May your eggnog be spiked with plenty of rum to get you through this holiday season. Season's greetings and a Happy New Year!

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Business 'Happy Holidays' Card Messages

In this section, you'll find more formal holiday greeting card messages for how to say "Happy Holidays" to your business clients, co-workers, or your boss.

Season's Greetings! And my very best as you usher in the New Year.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

Happy Holidays and warmest regards for the New Year!

Greetings of the Season! I can't wait to see what your New Year brings.

Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

With warm vibes for this holiday season and the coming year.

Happy Holidays! And best of luck throughout 2023.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Sending you my warmest hopes for the holidays. May you enjoy health and happiness throughout the coming year.

Holiday greetings! With many good wishes for the holiday season and the coming year.

May the peace and joy of the holidays be with you today and throughout the new year.

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a joyous New Year.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.

Thinking of you this winter season. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Wishing you happiness and good health this holiday season.

A little more sparkle, a little less stress. These holidays, I wish you the very best.

Congratulations on a great year, and warm wishes to you and your family throughout the holiday season.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Happy Holiday, from our family to yours.

Season's Greetings!

Happy New Year!

Sending good vibes for the Holidays!

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Happy Holidays Messages with Quotes

Lovely winter holiday quotes you can add to your holiday newsletter or use as part of a greeting card message.

"By the fireside still the light is shining, the children's arms round the parents twining. From love so sweet, o who would roam? Be it ever so homely, home is home."
- Dinah Craik

Wishing you the opportunity to be home for the holidays surrounded by your family. Many blessings for 2023.

"The Joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing each other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays."
- W. C. Jones

Thank you for your friendship over the past year. Wishing you and your family a very blessed holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Your love and friendship have been a constant gift this past year. Sending you warm wishes for a very happy holiday. Looking forward to seeing all the opportunities the new year brings you.

"Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness."
- Mary Oliver

In the depth of mid-winter, may you find beauty in the world around you. Wishing you a very happy holiday and many good wishes for the New Year.

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
- Edith Sitwell

Your friendship this past year has been a great treasure, and we're so grateful for how welcome you've made us at your fireside. Wishing you a very happy holiday season and all the best for 2023.

"Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers."
- Kahlil Gibran

As do you! Thank you for your kindness and support this year, dear friend. Happy Holidays and wishing you a happy New Year.

"A snowflake is one of God's most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!"
Thank you for your support this year and for helping us to find new perspectives when things were difficult. You're such a dear friend. Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday and best wishes for a wonderful 2023.

"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour."
- John Boswell.

Happy Holidays! Wishing you a blessed holiday season with your family, as you create beautiful memories with your grandchildren.

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."
- Larry Wilde

Wishing you a magical Holiday season making wonderful memories with your lovely family. May you have many blessings in 2023!

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Romantic Happy Holiday Messages

Romantic holiday wishes send festive holiday cheer to your sweetheart. Be sure to personalize these to your relationship.

Be the holiday spice in my gingerbread house this winter. Love, [your name]

As the winter holidays come around, you're on my mind.

Having you around makes every holiday tradition warmer and more special.

In this time of giving and gratitude, I'm so glad to have you in my life.

From the holiday eggnog to the New Year's champagne, let's toast to a love that makes the holidays shine brighter.

Get ready for a season full of cozy knit sweaters and holiday hugs!

Bah humbug! Let's ditch the holiday parties and spend the evening just with you and me. Happy holidays, beautiful.

May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Happy Holidays.

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Happy Holiday Greetings to Acknowledge Difficult Times

These thoughtful holiday messages sympathize with the challenges many of us have faced throughout the year, including sickness, a difficult job market, isolation and insecurity. I hope these examples help you find the right words to bless and encourage those around you this holiday season.

Sending you all our love this Holiday season. We might be apart today, but you're always in our hearts. 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! Onward and upward for a bright holiday, and a safe and healthy 2023.

Happy Holidays! We're so sorry you've been ill. We hope you are feeling stronger and better every day. May you enjoy rest and recovery this holiday season, and fingers crossed for better days ahead.

This card is packed full of virus-free hugs and kisses just for you! We hope you have a very Happy Holidays, and that we can see you again soon. Until then, cheers from afar for your good health and happiness!

May the magic of the Holiday 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 Holiday season be a time for you to rest and recover, and to reflect on all that you have achieved. Sending all our love to your family, and our prayers for a safe New Year.

Happy Holidays! We might be separated today, but we are still raising a glass to your good health and happiness. May you keep strong, stay safe, and take care of yourselves. We miss you!

Wishing you a very joyful holiday season despite these difficult times. We really wish we could visit you! May the new year bring your family much happiness and prosperity.

Hopefully, in time, the world will be a safe place again. Take care of yourselves and let's chat soon!

You are in our thoughts and prayers every day as we remember [name] and miss [him/her] terribly. We know that you're facing a very difficult Holiday season, and if we could, we would gather in person with you right now in support. 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 Holiday season. We know that this past year has been full of challenges. We pray that the coming year brings more certain times for your family. Sending all our love and good wishes for better days ahead.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a most prosperous and healthy New Year.

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Alternatives to Happy Holidays

Some people feel that Happy Holidays is a bland option for wishing someone well and spreading seasonal cheer. If you're wondering what you can say instead of Happy Holidays while still keeping the message secular (non-religious), consider some of the phrases below.

Let us raise a glass to a season brimming with Yuletide cheer.

It's a wonderful life. May the turn of the year be a good one for you.

May you and your family enjoy the season and its winter wonderland.

A joyous yule to you! See you in the New Year.

Happy Festivus! I hope you have a moment during your time off to get away from it all!

May you have a joyous Solstice, full of rest, renewal, and new stars to follow.

Hope you get to take some me-time to relax and rejuvenate in the midst of this hectic winter. Cheers!

Warmest wishes this winter. Sending goodwill from my family to yours.

Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year!

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How to Wish Someone Happy Holidays in 29 Languages

You might be signing your holiday cards and wondering how to say Happy Holidays in Spanish, French, German, or any other language. We've collected a wide range of holiday greetings to wish friends, coworkers, and loved ones a very Happy Holidays, whatever their background or beliefs. Here is how you say Happy Holidays in 29 languages.

Spanish: Felices Fiestas!

Catalan: Bones Festes!

Portugese: Boas Festas!

French: Joyeuses Fêtes!

Italian: Buone Feste!

German: Frohe Feiertage!

Dutch: Prettige Feestdagen!

Hebrew: Chag Sameach

Irish: Laethanta saoire sona!

Hawaiian: Hau'oli Lanui!

Russian: Vesolykh prazdnikov!

Polish: Wesołych Świąt!

Croatian: Sretni praznici!

Bulgarian: Veseli praznitsi!

Czech: Pěkné prázdniny!

Slovenian: Vesele praznike!

Romanian: Sărbători Fericite!

Hungarian: Boldog Ünnepeket!

Turkish: Mutlu Bayramlar!

Albanian: Gezuar Festat!

Greek: Kalés Eortés! (Καλές Εορτές!)

Mandarin: Jie Ri Kuai Le! (节日快乐)

Japanese: Shiawasena kyūjitsu! (幸せな休日!)

Vietnamese: Hạnh phúc ngày lễ

Filipino: Masaya pista opisyal!

Thai: Sawadee pee mai krap/ka (male/female)

Indonesian: Selamat hari raya!

Korean: Haengbokan hyuil bonaeseyo! (행복한 휴일 보내세요!)

Malaysian: Selamat bercuti!

Thank you to Linda for the Albanian wording and Barbara for the Greek wording!

When Do You Say "Happy Holidays" vs Other Seasonal Greetings?

"Happy Holidays" is a phrase you can use in the winter season, from late November to early January. It offers goodwill for the many seasonal holiday occasions, such as Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, and the New Year.

Saying "Happy Holidays" is a general and inclusive wish for acquaintances and strangers when you don't know which holidays they observe. This well-meaning phrase helps spread festive cheer and warm wishes with the people around you.

There has been controversy over the use of this greeting. Some people believe the phrase takes away from the meaning of whichever holidays they celebrate. On the other hand, people might be equally offended if you wish them a more specific greeting for an occasion they do not celebrate!

Usually, the safest phrase to use if you want to spread holiday cheer with someone you don't know very well is to say "Happy Holidays!". If you know more about the specific holidays someone observes, then do feel free to use a more specific holiday greeting.

Happy Holidays Images Wishes

These festive Happy Holidays images will help you share the magic and excitement of the season. For the full collection see our Merry Christmas Images Wishes page.

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May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.


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Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.


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Holiday Greetings! With many good wishes for the holiday season and the coming year.


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To a joyful present and a well remembered past. Best wishes for happy holidays and a magnificent New Year.


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Season's Greetings! Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season creating beautiful memories with your sweet family.


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May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness. Happy Holidays!


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May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here's wishing you a Happy Holidays!


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Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday Season.


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Best wishes for the holidays, and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.


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May you have a peaceful Holiday season, and much joy and prosperity in the New Year.


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May the holiday season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.


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Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!


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Wishing you a happy holiday season and a joyous New Year.


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Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year.


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Merry Christmas image: Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season.


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