95+ Christmas Card Messages

95+ Christmas Card Messages


'Tis the season to be jolly & send Christmas cards to friends and family! Fa la la la la la la la la! 

Christmas began as a Christian celebration of the birthday of Jesus around 200 AD. Some believe Christmas is related to the Jewish Festival of Lights; others note its association with Saturnalias, a Roman holiday.
People celebrate Christmas by giving gifts to friends & family. Many pass on the tradition of Santa Claus to their families, which originated with tales of St. Nicholas in the fourth century. Some attempt to maintain simple practices while others enjoy splendid celebrations & piles of presents. 

Our favorite Christmas tradition, of course, is sending Christmas cards! Many centuries after people began celebrating Christmas, the Victorian educator & patron of the arts, Sir Henry Cole, was overcome with anxiety. Letters from the postal service were piling up, and he hadn't had time to respond to them. He had too many friends & not enough time for correspondence. 

So, around the Christmas holiday in 1843, he partnered with an artist friend, J.C. Horsley, and a London printer to print a thousand copies of the first Christmas card. Sending these unique cards would help him catch up on correspondence and send holiday greetings. The idea caught on quickly. In 1875, Louis Prang printed the United States' first Christmas cards in Boston. And in 1915, the Kansas City-based Hall Brothers Company (later changed to Hallmark) published the first modern Christmas card. 

We are forever thankful for the creative people who created this tradition & have continued to innovate. Because of them, we can enjoy the sweetest & most meaningful holiday tradition: sending Christmas cards. 

What to Write in a Christmas Card

Sending a Christmas card is a memorable way to let friends & family know you're thinking of them during the holidays. You may like to include photos of your family or children, and there are cards for every person & relationship. 
The question most people ask: What do I write in a Christmas card? Here are some of our favorite Christmas card messages that work for pretty much anyone: 
  1. I wish you a holiday season filled with peace & joy! 

  2. My Christmas wishes for you are happiness, laughter, and love.

  3. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Merry Christmas!  

  4. Wishing you a holiday filled with family & fun! 

  5. I hope this season is simply magical. Happy holidays to you & yours! 

  6. I hope your Christmas is merry & bright! 

  7. I pray this Christmas season fills your heart with love & your home with joy!

  8. Best wishes to your family this holiday season! 

Christmas Card Messages by Recipient

What if you want to send more personalized Christmas cards to friends, family, teachers, coworkers, siblings, or people who may be grieving this holiday season? 
In this section, you'll find various messages for different people. In addition, we recommend writing personalized notes inside unique Christmas pop-up cards to make an impact. 

Christmas Messages for friends

First things first: how do you wish your friends a Merry Christmas? If you need some ideas, we've got you covered! 

  1. Merry Christmas to my favorite person on the planet! 

  2. I hope you can sneak some actual peace & relaxation into your holiday season. You deserve it more than anyone else I know! 

  3. You probably only deserve coal, but friends see the best in each other, so I got you something better than coal. (But try to be nicer next year!) 

  4. I hope your holiday season is as sweet as you are. You are my favorite gift year-round. 

  5. Happy holidays! Let's meet for coffee soon. I miss you!

  6. No matter how far apart we are, you are in my heart this Christmas! 

Merry Christmas wishes for family members

Christmastime is perfect for telling your family how much they mean to you. Christmas is a time for family to gather, enjoy each other's company, and make new memories! But, if you can't be together, sending a card can express your love from afar. 

  1. Merry Christmas to the best grandparents ever! Thank you for making all of my Christmases merry & bright. 

  2. We aren't all together very often, but I love the gift of togetherness that Christmas brings. I'm so glad we can be together! 

  3. There's no place like home for the holidays, and it's all because of you! 

  4. The greatest gift in the world is to have understanding parents. Thank you for loving & supporting me no matter what. Happy holidays to you both! 

  5. Our traditions are my favorite! I love looking at Christmas lights, watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and baking our secret recipe cookies. 

Christmas messages for coworkers

Your coworkers are like family to you; sometimes, it feels like you spend more time with them than with your own family. Of course, the best thing you can give them is a beautiful Christmas tree pop-up card or, if they celebrate Hanukkah, a Happy Hanukkah pop-up card or Hanukkah flower bouquet! What can you write inside? 
  1. I hope you have a lovely & safe Christmas vacation!

  2. I know you'll enjoy your first Christmas with your little one. Savor the magic of the season & time to relax!

  3. You've been a valuable gift to me at work lately! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. I'm glad we get to work together, but I'm most grateful for your friendship! Happy holidays, love! 

  5. Thank you for sharing your knowledge & also teaching with humility. You are a blessing to me. Merry Christmas! 

  6. Safe travels as you visit your family this Christmas. Take lots of pictures & make lots of memories. You deserve this time!

Christmas wishes for teachers

Christmas is a sweet time for your child to give their teacher a small gift or token of your family's appreciation. A brilliant pop-up Poinsettia Bouquet or a Mickey & Minnie Christmas Train pop-up card are both beautiful gifts and cards for teachers. What can you write inside? 
  1. Thank you for being an incredible teacher. We hope you have a relaxing & refreshing Christmas vacation!

  2. You're the shiniest star in the school. Thank you for being a bright light in our child's life! 

  3. Thanks for helping our little guy stay on Santa's nice list this year. We appreciate all you do for him & our family. 

  4. I'm not saying I think you're Santa. I'm just saying I have never seen you both in the same room. Merry Christmas & stay magical!

  5. "Christmas isn't about candy canes or lights all aglow; it's the hearts that we touch and the care that we show." --Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

  6. Being a teacher is one of the most challenging jobs in the world; you're definitely on Santa's nice list this year!

  7. Your hugs make me melt, just like Olaf! Merry Christmas, Ms. [name]! 

Merry Christmas wishes to anyone grieving

Christmas can feel like the happiest time of year or a sad time for those who have lost a loved one. A Christmas card with a pop-up cardinal ornament or a lovely Cardinal Pop-Up Card can be a special reminder of a lost loved one. A kind message is valuable because it can bring a sense of hope. 
  1. During this Christmas season, we send you our love & thoughts and hope you will feel peace surrounding you like a blanket. 

  2. May Christmas bring you feelings of love & comfort. You are in our prayers this holiday season. 

  3. This Christmas season isn't easy without [name], but I hope you will feel them near. All my love! 

  4. I hope you have a peaceful Christmas, and I am always here for you.

  5. May God bless you with friends & family to comfort & carry you through this Christmas season. You are in my prayers! 

  6. We're wishing you & your precious family as much peace & joy as possible during this formidable holiday season. We love you! 

Christmas wishes to siblings

You have shared many Christmases since childhood. Send an adorable Minions Together Christmas pop-up card if you can't be together this year. Or, you can send a nostalgic pop-up Christmas Toy Bouquet. What Christmas card message will express your care for your brother or sister?

  1. We may not be together, but we were in most of my favorite holiday memories. I hope you are having a magical Christmas season, sister/brother! 

  2. Merry Christmas to my sister/brother & family! I love you all & hope you have a beautiful holiday season. 

  3. I feel incredibly blessed to call you my brother. Thanks for always being there for me!

  4. May this season be refreshing & peaceful for you, sister! You deserve it. 

  5. Let's get this Christmas party started! I'm so glad we can be together this year, just like old times! 

  6. What do you think? Should we wake mom & dad up super-early like we used to do when we were young? They probably wouldn't be so nice about it now! Merry Christmas, brother! 

Christmas Card Wishes by Theme 

Perhaps a Christmas Bible verse would be meaningful, or maybe they've had a tough year and need encouragement. Perhaps they'd enjoy a funny Christmas message or something short & sweet. The themed Christmas card messages in this section are perfect for various types of Christmas cards.

Religious Christmas Messages

Although Christmas has borrowed traditions from a variety of religions & cultures across the world, it was traditionally a Christian festival honoring the birth of Jesus. Therefore, many Christian believers appreciate special reminders of the season's true meaning, like this beautiful pop-up Nativity Scene
  1. Many blessings to your precious family this Christmas! 

  2. Merry Christmas to you all! As you celebrate the birth of our Savior, may Christ's love fill your home this Christmas!

  3. Jesus is the reason for the season! 

Christmas Bible Verses

What are Bible verses appropriate to write in Christmas cards? There are many meaningful verses you can write inside of a Joy to the World Pop-Up Card; here are a few: 
  1. "Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!" 2 Corinthians 9:15

  2. "The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him…." John 1:9-10

  3. "When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy." Matthew 2:10

  4. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

  5. "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14

Christmas Prayers

Share a Christmas prayer in a Stained Glass Christmas Chapel Pop-Up Card to provide a dose of encouragement to friends and family this holiday season. 
  1. I pray that the Lord will make his face shine upon you this Christmas season. Many blessings! 

  2. I pray that his peace will fill your hearts this Christmas & forever! 

  3. Thank God that He came into the world as a baby who would live & die for us. What a beautiful day to celebrate His love! 

  4. God, this Christmas, we pray for peace in our hearts, homes, churches, communities, and the world around us. 

  5. I pray that God will help us remember Christmas's true meaning. God, help us keep our hearts on You through the hustle and bustle of this season!  

Inspirational Christmas Messages

It can be easy to focus on to-do lists, shopping, and menus around Christmastime. However, sending a Winter Wishes Pop-Up card can remind a friend or family member to focus on the simpler things: making memories, embracing the magic, and spending time together. 

  1. May you be enchanted by the joy all around you this Christmas season! 

  2. I hope you feel the same wonder as a child again this Christmas. There are so many beautiful things to be thankful for when we look for them! 

  3. Your generosity is the sparkliest gift to us all this Christmas! Thank you for loving us all so unselfishly. 

  4. At Christmas, we love to see presents under the tree. But, the most precious part is the love of the people around it.  

  5. You're never too old to listen for sleigh bells & it's never too late to look for Christmas magic. Merry Christmas! 

Short Christmas Messages

If you want to keep it short and sweet, send a memorable & adorable "Gnoel" Christmas Card with a simple, cheerful message. 

  1. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

  2. Wishing you a magical & merry Christmas! 

  3. May your home be filled with love & happiness this Christmas! 

  4. Whether near or far, you're always in my heart! Merry Christmas! 

  5. You're my favorite person, "gnome" matter what! Happy holidays! 

Funny Christmas Wishes

Add a bit of holiday humor if you want to share your Christmas wishes memorably! Funny Christmas card messages give the receiver a double dose of Christmas cheer. Share a funny message inside a Santa Biker Pop-Up Card or Let’s Build a Sgnomeman Pop-Up Card for lots of laughs. 

  1. I hope your holidays are as flawless as they look on Instagram! 

  2. I thought so much about what to get you that I forgot to get something. Maybe next year! 

  3. That warmth isn't the Christmas spirit; you left the oven on!

  4. "You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card!" -Elf

  5. In a world full of Grinches, be a Griswold! Merry Christmas! 

Romantic Christmas Card Wishes

Want to spread some Christmas cheer & love to your significant other? Share your fondness & thoughtful words inside a romantic Christmas Candle pop-up card or a kissing Holiday Penguins Pop-Up Card

  1. All I want for Christmas is you! 

  2. Santa must have gotten my letter because we are here together. Merry Christmas, my love!

  3. Celebrating Christmas with you is the best gift. I love experiencing the magic of the holidays together! 

  4. Merry Christmas to the one who makes every day merry & bright!

  5. Thank you for making this Christmas season magical, and thank you for your faithful love & friendship. I love you forever! 

Christmas Card Messages for a Challenging Year

It doesn't matter whether the year has been amazing or terrible. Christmas comes anyway. If you know someone who has had a challenging year, sending them a lovely Winter Jar Pop-Up Card can lift their spirits & remind them that they aren't alone this holiday season.
  1. It means so much to spend the day with you! You mean the world to me, and your presence is a gift. 

  2. I am wishing you peace & comfort this holiday season. 

  3. You've always made my holidays bright, and I hope I can help brighten yours this year. Love you! 

  4. Merry Christmas! I hope your new year brings renewed hope, love, and blessings into your life. 

  5. Let's plan a girls' night soon to celebrate all that you've made it through this year. It's my gift to you! Happy holidays, sweet friend! 

Evergreen Christmas Card Messages

These Christmas messages never go out of style & are always appropriate! Send with a classic Happy Holidays Snowman Pop-Up card or Santa Sleigh and Village Pop-Up Card to add to literally anyone's Christmas cheer. 
  1. Christmas is a season of love. I hope you feel loved abundantly today & every day! 

  2. May you experience the fullness of the miracle of Christmas as you celebrate this year! 

  3. Merry Christmas & don't forget the reason for the season. 

  4. I hope you feel like a kid on Christmas morning! 

  5. Christmas carols, twinkling lights, sugar cookies, and magical nights! Wishing you tons of Christmas magic. 

Non-Religious Happy Holidays Messages

Many people enjoy the festivities but prefer celebrating the entire happy holiday season rather than the Christian meaning of Christmas. So send your friend a Festive Flamingo Pop-Up Card or Winter Wishes Bluejay Bundle & a positive non-religious holiday message to spread that holiday cheer.
  1. Best wishes this holiday season! 

  2. Sharing this season with you is the greatest gift of all! 

  3. Happy holidays from our family to yours. We love you!  

  4. I hope your holiday season is purely magical!

  5. We hope you have the loveliest holidays & a sweet beginning to your new year!  

Christmas Wishes for Faraway Friends & Family

It can be heart-wrenching to spend Christmas away from friends & family. Or, maybe you're used to it by now, but you want to express your love for the people who are far away. So, send a cheerful pop-up card or Holiday Poinsettia Grand Bouquet & message to bridge the distance and celebrate Christmas together. 

We're missing you more than ever & wishing we could get together. Merry Christmas from afar! 

  1. I wish we could be together this Christmas. Drink some of Dad's eggnog for me. I can't wait to see you this spring! 

  2. You'll be in my mind and heart on Christmas morning! And FaceTime, too, of course. Love you, miss you!

  3. Christmas isn't the same without you, but you're with us in spirit! So we're counting down the days until we see you again. 

  4. I'm not sure what else to say besides I miss you & I really, REALLY wish you were here! Merry Christmas from far away. I hope we can be together next year. 

How to Sign Off a Christmas Card

Once you've chosen the perfect message, you just have to decide how to end it. How can you sign your card? Here are some of our faves: 

  • Warm wishes, hugs, and kisses, 

  • Cheers to you all, 

  • Wishing you holiday cheer, 

  • With lots of love, 

  • Meet you under the mistletoe, 

  • Making spirits bright, 

  • Praying for you this holiday season, 

  • Love always, 

  • Stay warm & cozy, 

  • With peace & joy, 

  • Remembering Christmases past, 

  • Wishing you a joyful holiday, 

  • Don't hit the eggnog too hard this year, 

  • Feliz Navidad, 

  • Our best to you this Christmas, 

  • Missing you now more than ever,  

We hope you'll experience joy as you select & send beautiful Christmas cards this year. And we hope that we've helped you find the perfect messages to share with your loved ones. We're delighted to be among the creators & innovators who have brought lovely Christmas cards into the world for hundreds of years. 

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