Best 'Happy Holidays' Greetings, Wishes, & Messages 2020

Last updated: November 24, 2020.

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A huge collection of 'Happy Holidays' greetings and messages 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 friends who are not religious.

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Happy Holidays Greetings for Friends & Family

Short and sweet holiday messages for family and friends that you can use 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.

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season and throughout 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 seasons greetings and lots of love.

Seeing you takes 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!

Have a magical Holiday season!

Business Holiday Card Messages

In this section you'll find more formal 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 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 2021.

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.

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

Happy Holiday, from our family to yours.

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.

Season's Greetings!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the Holidays!

COVID-19 Happy Holiday Messages for 2020

In this section you'll find some thoughtful messages that reflect the challenges many of us have faced during 2020 with coronavirus. 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 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 Holidays and a safe and healthy 2021.

Happy Holidays! 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 card is packed full of virus-free hugs and kisses just for you! We hope you have a very Happy Holidays 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 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 from afar. 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 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 Holiday 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 Holiday season. 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.

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 2021!

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 2021!

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 2021!

"Time to get into the holiday spirit... gin, vodka, whiskey..."
Let's celebrate! I hope you have a very happy holidays, and that 2021 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.)

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!

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 a very happy holidays surrounded by your family, and many blessings for 2021.

"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

Thank you for your love and friendship this past year. Wishing you 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 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

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 2021.

"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 2021.

"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 2021!

How to Wish Someone Happy Holidays in 28 Languages

The holidays are a time of year when 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! (Καλές δικακοπές!)

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!

Happy Holidays Images Wishes

Festive Happy Holidays images with wishes that 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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Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.
~ John Boswell


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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


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


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Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!


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


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Wishing you a fun-filled Holiday season and best wishes for a happy 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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Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a most prosperous and healthy New Year.


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


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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.


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.


Happy holidays quotes, wishes, and messages.

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