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What To Write In A Christmas Card: 100 Holiday Greetings

Merry messages for everyone on your list.

Christmas wishes for friends and family are worth sharing no matter what — and you have a display of Christmas cards across your mantle to prove it. But, it makes sense to use different words to express your seasonal sentiments for various audiences. When you’re mailing a greeting card to grandma or surprising your secret Santa at work, knowing exactly what to write in a Christmas card really depends on who the recipient is.

Need some inspiration? The Christmas wishes below are perfect to write in a Christmas card no matter who is on your list this year.

Short and classic Christmas wishes

  • Season’s greetings.
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Ho, ho, ho!
  • Joy to the world!
  • Merry everything.
  • May all your days be merry and bright.
  • Have a holly jolly holiday!
  • Cheers to Christmas!
  • Peace, love, and joy.
  • Happiest holidays!
  • Merry Christmas from our home to yours.
  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
  • ‘Tis the season!
  • Glad tidings to you and your family!
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Romantic Christmas wishes

  • Merry Christmas to my one and only.
  • Meet me under the mistletoe.
  • You’re my heart, my soul, and my everything.
  • Merry Christmas, my love.
  • I fa-la-la-la-love you!
  • I’m so grateful to have you in my life every day, but especially at Christmas.
  • Spending Christmas with you is my favorite.
  • You complete me, my Christmas, and my life.
  • I can’t imagine spending Christmas without you.
  • No words in a Christmas card could ever describe the depth of my love for you.
  • Your love is the best Christmas gift of all.
  • I’d do anything to make your Christmas wishes come true, my love.
  • Every day, you make my life better. I’m so thankful for you on Christmas and every day.
  • I wouldn’t want to spend Christmas with anyone but you.
  • Merry Christmas, darling.
  • You’ve made my every Christmas wish come true.
  • Nothing says “I love you” quite like spending this Christmas night with you.
  • I can’t imagine my life without you, especially at Christmas.

Christmas wishes for kids

  • Merry Christmas, my little angel!
  • Get excited — Santa’s sleigh is on the way!
  • May this Christmas be your best one yet.
  • Merry Christmas to the coolest kid I know!
  • My Christmas wish is that all your dreams come true this year.
  • I hope you get everything you wished for this Christmas.
  • Enjoy this Christmas to the fullest, little one!
  • Have a holly jolly holiday, kiddo!
  • I told Santa to give you extra presents this year. I hope he listened to me!
  • Did you know that I know Santa? He told me you’ve been good this year. Merry Christmas!
  • I hope you have the greatest Christmas this year.
  • Make sure you leave Santa a few extra cookies this year. (He’ll show his appreciation with extra presents!)
  • Your smile is brighter than the lights on the tree. Merry Christmas!
  • You didn’t forget that it’s Christmas, did you? That’s OK — Santa didn’t forget you!
  • Wishing a wonderful kid the happiest Christmas of all.
  • Wishing you a candy-coated Christmas and a chocolatey New Year!
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Christmas wishes for friends

  • I hope your holidays are filled with love and light.
  • Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, my friend!
  • Thank you for always being there for me. Sending you lots of love this Christmas.
  • Your friendship means so much to me, at Christmas and every day.
  • Wishing you a nice and relaxing Christmas!
  • May your kids remember that you also like candy in your stocking. (Chocolate specifically.)
  • So thankful for friends like you at Christmas and all year long.
  • Our friendship brings me so much joy. Wishing you a season filled with love.
  • Hey, friend! You’re the best. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • We may not be family by blood, but we’re family in our hearts. Merry Christmas, my friend!
  • Christmas only comes once a year — it’s time to enjoy it, my friend!

Christmas wishes for grandparents

  • Thank you for loving us all the way that you do. Merry Christmas to the best grandparents of all!
  • We’re so grateful for grandparents like you.
  • May you experience all the joy of the season the way we experience joy when we’re with you. Merry Christmas, grandma. We love you!
  • You’re one sweet couple! Merry Christmas, grandma and grandpa!
  • Merry Christmas to two incredible grandparents. There’s nobody quite like you!
  • Christmas is a time to show the ones who love you well just how thankful you are. We are so thankful for grandparents like you.
  • You make staying warm look so cool! Merry Christmas, grandpa!
  • Better than any decorations on our tree are the people who gather around it. Merry Christmas to two people we love so much!
  • There’s nothing we love more than celebrating with you!
  • Wishing you both the merriest Christmas of all!
  • Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without you here. We love you, grandma!
  • You may the holidays so merry and bright. Happy Christmas to the best grandparents around!
  • Thank you for always making this season so beautiful! Merry Christmas, my darling grandparents.
  • Sending you big hugs, wide smiles, and lots of love this Christmas!

Christmas wishes for extended family

  • Hoping all is well with you and yours. Merry Christmas from our home to yours!
  • Merry Christmas to our favorite nephew! We love watching you grow.
  • We miss you most this time of year. Merry Christmas!
  • Wishing you were here with us, but thankful to celebrate from afar.
  • We’ll miss you at Christmas this year. Be sure to eat a slice of pie for me!
  • It’s been way too long and we miss you so much! Merry Christmas from your cousins in Boston!
  • We may not be together right now, but you’re always in our minds and hearts.
  • Happy Christmas to my family in Iowa! Remember, we’re always just a phone call away!
  • Thanks for the gifts you sent our way this year! We miss you more than words can say.
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Greetings and love from Texas! Wishing you a fantastic holiday season!
  • Sending you lots of love this Christmas.
  • Warm wishes to our wonderful family this Christmas!
  • It’s a joy to know that you’re all happy and healthy. Merry Christmas from the family!

Christmas wishes for colleagues

  • I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
  • Thanks for having my back this year. Happy Christmas!
  • Wishing you a holiday season filled with happiness and joy!
  • Merry Christmas to the best coworker I could ask for.
  • Sending good wishes to you and yours this Christmas.
  • May this Christmas season be a wonderful one!
  • For as hard as you’ve worked this year, you deserve a fun, rest-filled Christmas!
  • It has been such a wonderful year working alongside you.
  • You always shine brighter than Christmas lights — enjoy your holiday, colleague!
  • Thinking of you and yours this holiday season. Merry Christmas!
  • Merry Christmas and thank you for everything this year! Looking forward to all that the coming year will bring!
  • I hope you have an amazing Christmas with your family!
  • I hope Santa brings you everything you wished for this Christmas — and some extra time off, too!

Let these Christmas wishes inspire each and every holiday card you send this season.