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

A huge collection of Happy Holidays greetings and quotes you can use to wish your friends and family a joyous holiday season.

Find holiday wishes, funny holiday greeting messages, and holiday quotes below, including how to say "Happy Holidays" in 28 different languages. These sentiments make no mention of Christmas, so you can use them for friends of any religious denomination, or none.

Wishes & Messages Funny Greetings Holiday Quotes Other Languages When to use Happy holidays?

Last updated: 15th October, 2018.

Happy Holidays Greetings & Messages

Whether you are looking for a simple one-line greeting, a message for a co-worker, or something a little more personal for a family member, there is a wide range of holiday messages for greeting cards below.

Holiday greetings for friends and family

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

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this Holiday Season and throughout 2019.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Short holiday wishes for co-workers and acquaintances

Season's Greetings! And my very 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 2019.

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.

Short phrases to sign off with...

Happy Holidays!

Season's Greetings!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the Holidays!

Have a magical Holiday season!


Top of page

Funny Happy Holiday Messages

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 2019!


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, 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 2019!


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!


"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 2019!


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

Let's celebrate! I hope you have a very Happy Holidays, and that 2019 is absolutely fabulous!


"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.)


Top of page

Happy Holidays 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 a very happy Holidays surrounded by your family, and many blessings for 2019.



"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.



"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.


"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.



"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 2019.



"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.



"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 2019.



"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.


"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 2019!


Top of page

How to wish someone happy holidays in 28 languages

The holidays are a time of year where you want to wish everyone a very happy holidays, whatever their background or beliefs. Here is how you say Happy Holidays in 28 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!

Greek: Kalés diakopés!

Mandarin: Jie Ri Kuai Le!

Japanese: Shiawasena kyūjitsu

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!

Malaysian: Selamat bercuti!

Top of page

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, to wish someone all the best for the many holiday occasions that occur during that time, such as Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, and the New Year.

"Happy Holidays" is a general and inclusive greeting to wish acquaintances and strangers all the best for the holiday season without knowing more about which holidays they observe. It's a phrase that helps you spread festive cheer and goodwill, and is usually seen as a well-meaning gesture and a way of sharing warm wishes with the people around you.

However, there has been controversy over the use of this greeting, as some people believe the phrase takes away from the meaning of the holidays they celebrate. However, 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.

References: wiktionary.org, history.com, and grammarly.com.


Top of page


Happy holidays quotes, wishes, and messages.

More Holiday greetings, card messages, poems, and quotes...

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

If you're looking for Christmas-specific card message and wishes ideas then take a look at my Christmas poems and quote pages:

Merry Christmas Wishes (incl. funny) Season's Greetings and Messages Merry Christmas Images Christmas Card Messages Christmas Greetings for Cards Best Christmas quotes Christmas poems Funny Christmas poems Christmas religious poems Christmas poems for kids

Christmas Gift Ideas

Check out these beautiful printable gift ideas for Christmas. So easy to personalize and print at home!

homemade christmas gift ideas

Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.