During the festive season, everyone loves to receive beautiful Christmas cards that contain heartwarming personal messages and best wishes. While it can be tempting to simply sign your name underneath the seasonal greeting card’s generic printed message, taking the take to write your own sentiments makes a big difference.
Adding a favourite Christmas quote or saying is a lovely way to customise the stylish Xmas cards that you send to your family, friends and co-workers. If you need some inspiration for updating the messages in your festive missives, here are 7 of the best ideas that you can use as a starting point for your creativity…
1. Words Of Encouragement
The best seasonal wishes to write inside your Christmas cards are often words that flow freely from your heart.
It can however be hard to know what to write if you want to add words of encouragement, in a card that you’re sending to someone who’s been through a difficult or challenging time.
“Merry Christmas! We're sorry to hear that you've been ill this year, and sincerely hope that you’re now feeling better and stronger. Enjoy a time of rest this Christmas, and a New Year that is full of happiness, bliss and cheer.”
“Sending all of our love to your family this Christmas. We know that this past year has been full of challenges, and we hope that an abundance of good wishes come your way in the better days ahead.”
These thoughtful sentiments can easily be adapted to encompass other life events, like family bereavement or loss.
2. A Religious Message Of Goodwill
Religious relatives and friends will appreciate receiving a seasonal greeting card from someone who acknowledges the importance of their Faith.
You could write something like:
“May you and your family feel God's presence in the candles that glow at this time of year, and may you experience many wonders of His abiding love through each day of the coming year.”
…And finish with a biblical quote:
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” Luke 2:10
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
3. Non-Religious Sentiments
Most people who celebrate Christmas do so for non-religious reasons. They prefer to associate this time of the year with family and goodwill to all.
The perfect quote to write in Christmas cards, that contain no religious sentiments, is something that is warm and sentimental.
“From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.” – Emily Matthews
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hillis
“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from the store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!” – Dr Seuss (The Grinch)
4. Iconic Christmas Movie Quotes
If you’re sending a Xmas card to a friend or sibling who has a good sense of humour, and loves movies, you can always take inspiration from your favourite cinematic Christmas classic.
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Elf
“Cheer up, dude. It’s Christmas.” — The Grinch
“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” – The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” – It’s A Wonderful Life
“Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.” – Miracle on 34th Street
5. Christmassy Messages Of Love
Whether you’ve just met The One, or have been happily together for years, writing a cheeky and cheerful love note in your lover’s Christmas card is a wonderful way to make the festive season even more happy, romantic and magical.
You’ll instantly put a smile on your partner’s face with a Christmas quote like these:
“Meet me under the mistletoe and let’s be naughty together!”
“I would happily give you my last mince pie or Brussels sprout!”
“Your love is the best Xmas gift ever. I’m so lucky to have you in my life.”
“The only thing that is better than Christmas is Christmas with you!”
6. Quotes For Colleagues
For a colleague/boss, client, or business associate you’ll probably want to alter your season’s greeting, so that it’s a little more formal than the quote that you write in the Xmas card of a close friend or family member.
“May this Christmas end the present year on a happy note, and make way for many successes in the coming New Year!”
“Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season. May you be blessed with happiness, good health and prosperity in the coming year.”
“Wishing you a joyous festive season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.”
It’s also polite to also add a word of thanks for their continued custom or support over the past 12 months.
7. Keep It Simple
If you prefer to be concise and to the point, it’s perfectly acceptable to write short and sweet quotes in your Christmas cards.
“May all the sweet magic of Christmas conspire to fill up your heart with every desire!” is a fabulous way to let your friends and family know how much they mean to you.