The Best 'Happy Holidays' Greetings, Messages, and Quotes

Beautiful 'Happy Holidays' greetings and quotes that you can use to wish your non-Christian friends a joyous holiday season.



'Happy Holidays' is a safe thing to wish your non-Christian friends, family and colleagues. But it's a bit bland on its own. How can you sparkle up the message so that it conveys more feeling? That's what this page is to help you do.

On this page you'll find my favourite holiday wishes, funny messages, and holiday quotes. 95% of them make no mention of Christmas, so you can use them for friends of any religious denomination.

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Happy Holidays Greetings & Messages

A collection wishes and messages to help you write your holiday greeting cards, whether you are looking for a simple one-line greeting, a message for a colleague, or something a little more personal for a family member.

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Super Short holiday messages

Happy Holidays!

Season's Greetings!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the Holidays!

Have a magical Holiday season!

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Short holiday greetings for colleagues and acquaintances

Season's Greetings! And best wishes for the New Year.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

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

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

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

With best wishes for the Holiday season and the coming year.

Happy Holidays! And best wishes for 2018.

Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year.

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

Best wishes for the Holidays, and for 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.

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

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Short holiday greetings for friends and family

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

Wishing you a happy holidays and a wonderful New Year. Best wishes from the [insert your family name].

Wishing you Holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this Holiday Season and throughout 2018. With love from the [insert family name].

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

Wishing you a fun-filled Holiday season and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

To a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year. Love from the [insert family name].

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Longer Holiday greetings

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

To a joyful present and a well remembered past. Best wishes for Happy Holidays and a magnificent New Year.

May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this Holiday season.

May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.

Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness and prosperity in the coming 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.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year. May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.

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!

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!

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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Funny Happy Holiday Messages

Here are some funny Holiday messages that could 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.

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"Time to get into the holiday spirit... gin, vodka, whisky..."

Looking forward to celebrating with you over the holidays. Wishing you a very happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year!


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"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 2018!


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


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"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 2018!


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"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 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 2018!


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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! Thank you for being such a great friend and support this year. Wishing you more sleep and time for yourself in the coming year. Happy Holidays!


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"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.)


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Happy Holidays Quotes

Here are some lovely winter holiday quotes that you could add to your holiday newsletter or use in a greeting card.

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"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 a very happy Holidays surrounded by your family, and many blessings for 2018.


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"The Joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing each others' 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.


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


Thank you for your love and friendship this past year. Wishing you a very happy Holidays and many good wishes for the coming year.


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"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 holidays and many good wishes for the New Year.


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"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


You have made us so welcome by your fireside and we are grateful for your friendship this past year. Wishing your family a very happy holiday season and all the best for 2018.


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"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 and your family a happy New Year.


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"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 helping us to find new perspectives when things were difficult. You're such a dear friend. Wishing you and your family a very happy holidays and best wishes for a wonderful 2018.


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"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 and your family a blessed holiday season creating beautiful memories with your grandchildren.


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"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. And may you have many blessings in 2018!


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I hope you found some inspiration for your happy holiday messages!

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