What To Write in a Christmas Card
Searching for holiday sentiments? When you find yourself staring at a blank card, pen in hand, and at a loss for words, don't panic. We're here to help you decide what to write in your Christmas cards this year, no matter who you're sending them to.
What to Write in a Christmas Card
When writing, a general rule of thumb is to keep your message appropriate to the recipient and to the occasion. Christmas card inscriptions should be both 1. short and sweet, and 2. warm and seasonal. (Of course, if you're writing your Aunt Joan and she requires paragraphs of life updates, then write accordingly.) Strike a balance between succinct and festive, and you'll have appropriate Christmas card sentiments for everyone on your list.
Begin and end each inscription with a seasonal greeting (such as "Merry Christmas"). Follow it with a personal message appropriate to your relationship with the recipient, and close with a final festive address, plus your signature. Most of the sentiments collected below, of which there are many, work for general seasonal greetings too. You could also add "Happy Holidays," "Season's Greetings," or "Happy Hanukkah," to the message, depending on the holiday you're celebrating and who you're corresponding with. Happy writing!
What to Write in a Christmas Card for a Boyfriend or Girlfriend
This card should be appropriately festive and affectionate. It's ideal to keep the message short and sweet (see above).
What to Write in a Christmas Card for Family
Writing warm greetings for family members near and far makes for a Christmas card to display, keep, and treasure for years to come.
What to Write in a Christmas Card to a Friend
When writing to a friend, feel free to inscribe your card with warm wishes and personal sentiments, even jokes that are appropriate to the occasion. This card should reflect the friendship you share with the recipient.
What to Write in a Business Christmas Card
When writing a Christmas card for a business acquaintance, a co-worker, or a client, it's important to ensure that your sentiments are elegant, professional, and sincere.
What to Write in a Teacher's Christmas Card
Christmas cards for teachers should also contain messages that are more professional than they are casual, and they should be heartfelt too. It's appropriate to share how much the teacher, their attention, and their dedication means to you and your child.
What to Write on a Christmas Photo Card
It's nice to add a personal inscription to photo cards, but the greeting and signature are non-negotiables. Here are a few ideas for greetings to add to your photo card designs this year.
You can also include Christmas quotes or Bible verses in addition to or in lieu of a personalized message. For more Christmas card etiquette, check out our tips for addressing holiday cards, as well as our guidelines for timing and sending cards. Also be sure to avoid these common etiquette mistakes when preparing your Christmas card correspondence this year.
Are you a dedicated card sender during the holiday season? What will you be writing in your Christmas cards this year?