What to Write in a Christmas Card

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the stack of Christmas cards is calling for your attention. A card for each of your treasured friends and family members, neighbors, coworkers, and even your mail carrier—the list seems to be growing every moment. You may be wondering what to write in a Christmas card. You want to bless each person on your list in a personal way. How do you take the awe-filled miracle of Christmas, and craft it into one meaningful, heartfelt holiday message?

A short Christmas greeting doesn’t have to be impersonal. There’s a perfect heartfelt message for anyone on your Christmas list, whether you’re writing to friends you see every week, family who live far away, members of your church, or people whose spiritual affiliation is unknown to you. Shine your light for Him this season with holiday greeting cards that include inspirational Christmas messages. Pair God’s Word with one of these examples, or mix and match to share His love this season. Write from the heart and you’ll spread Christmas cheer—and a beautiful reminder of the reason we celebrate the season—to everyone on your list.

Classic Christmas Card Messages

Sometimes a classic Christmas card message says it all. These short and sweet Christmas notes pair well with Scripture for added inspiration. Take a look at some of our favorite classic Christmas cards here, here, and here.

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 KJV

>Wishing you and yours good tidings of great joy this Christmas.
>Wishing you love, joy, and peace this Christmas.
>Good tidings to you and yours this holiday season.
>Wishing you a merry Christmas and peaceful New Year.
>Warm thoughts for a joyful Christmas surrounded by those you love.
>May your Christmas be filled with joyful merrymaking!
>May your heart be light this joyful Christmas season.
>Wishing you a Christmas full of joy.
>May Christmas cheer be yours this season.
>Peace on Earth, goodwill to you.
>Wishing you a season of merrymaking and great joy.
>May your Christmas cheer last well into the new year.
>Wishing you many Christmas blessings and a happy New Year.

Christian Christmas Card Messages

Bless the recipients of your Christmas cards with faith-filled reminders of the reason we celebrate this wondrous season. God’s Word brings the focus back to the miracle of the birth of baby Jesus. Share His love when you write your Christmas cards with one of these Christian messages. These messages will work perfectly in our Scipture-filled Christmas cards like this box, these featuring a classic church scene, or our Psalm 148:13 "Be Still" card.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. – Luke 2:14 KJV

>We pray your Christmas season is filled with His gifts.
>Wishing you a wonderful Christmas filled with His light and joy.
>His many blessings to you and yours, at Christmas and year-round.
>Wishing you many blessings and joy this Christmas.
>Wishing you ‘exceeding great joy’ as we celebrate the miracle of His birth. (Matthew 2:10)
>May God’s many blessings be with you this Christmas and always.
>Have a blessed Christmas and a joyful new year.
>May the miracle of His birth inspire you to live joyfully this Christmas.
>This Christmas, may He bless you and fill your heart with joy.
>And to think, this beautiful Christmas season of joy and peace all began with a miracle away in a manger. (Luke 2:7 KJV)
>May you keep the true spirit of the season in your heart and mind this Christmas.
>Celebrate this miraculous Christmas season, and may He bless you richly in the coming new year.
>I pray your Christmas is filled with God’s amazing blessings.
>May His everlasting light guide you through the New Year.
>May your Christmas be filled with heaven’s many blessings. (Psalm 128:5 TLB)

Christmas Card Messages for Friends

It may be difficult to express exactly how much a friend means to you. The holidays are all about sharing your love, so a note in a Christmas card is a wonderful opportunity to let them know how grateful you are for their cherished friendship. A few great card options for friends include our "To Special Friends" box, these sweet little Match Box Cards, or this festive "Howdy" card if you're from the south like us! 

So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart.[...] –  Philippians 1:7 NLT

>This Christmas and all year long, I am happy we share His great blessings.
>I am so happy we can rejoice together in the glory of God this Christmas.
>There’s nobody I’d rather share this joyous season with.
>Thanking Him for friends like you this Christmas, and always.
>Wishing you an abundance of joy and peace this holiday season.
>For the love you’ve shared all year long, may you receive His gifts in return this Christmas.
>May your home be filled with His love at Christmas and year-round.
>I thank Him daily for the treasure of your friendship.
>You’re in my heart and prayers, at Christmastime and always.
>Praying for an abundance of joy and good cheer for my dear friend this Christmas.
>Sharing the holiday spirit with you is the best way to end the year.
>This Christmas, may He bless you the way He blessed me when you entered my life.
>You’ve blessed me more than you’ll ever know.
>As we celebrate the miracle of God’s greatest gift, I thank Him for your presence in my life.

Christmas Card Messages for Family

Whether they’re just across town or many miles away, your family is important to you. Let them know you’re thinking of them during the holidays with a note sharing how proud you are of their latest accomplishments. Grab a high count box of Christmas cards to send to the whole family! If you saw an exciting update online, mention it in your card to let them know that you’re happy for them.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights[...] – James 1:17 NIV

>You’re in our hearts this Christmas season.
>We can’t wait to spend the holidays with you.
>Wishing you God’s rich blessings this Christmas and throughout the new year.
>My heart is filled with love because He gave me you.
>Merry Christmas! We are looking forward to a new year of creating happy memories together.
>Wishing you peace, hope, and love this Christmas and always.
>May the miracle of Christmas lift your heart, and may He bless you in the coming new year.
>I couldn’t hope for more at Christmas than a holiday surrounded by the family I cherish.
>I am so blessed to call you family.
>I pray that the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with love and joy.
>The best Christmas gift I can imagine is knowing your love.
>May God’s many blessings be yours this Christmas.
>May your new year be filled with His abundant blessings.

Christmas Card Messages for the Workplace

Cards can offer Christmas blessings to your co-workers or boss this holiday season, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Commend a co-worker for a specific job well done, thank your boss for the support you received throughout the year, and tell them how much they brighten your day.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart[...] – Colossians 3:23NIV

>Wishing you joy this holiday season!
>At Christmas, and all year long may your days be merry and bright.
>The office is a brighter place with you in it. Happy holidays!
>Here’s to another year of working together, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
>I am glad to share the joy of Christmas with you this season.
>Wishing you a wonderful holiday season surrounded by the ones you love.
>Wishing your family the blessings of the season this Christmas.
>Thank you for your support throughout the year—you truly are a gift.

Business Christmas Card Messages

A simple, yet personalized note in your business Christmas card is a wonderful way to send holiday cheer and show your appreciation. Thank your clients or associates for their support and offer holiday wishes with these messages for business Christmas cards.

A merry heart does good like medicine. – Proverbs 17:22

>Happy holidays and a joyful new year!
>Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season.
>Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
>It’s been a pleasure getting to know you this year. Happy Holidays.
>Good wishes to all this holiday season.
>Wishing you an abundance of joy this Christmas.
>Merry Christmas and best wishes in the New Year.
>May your holiday bring you peace and joy, Merry Christmas
>All the best to you and yours in the new year.

Include a closing message suited to your relationship and sign your name in your own handwriting. Offer a more personal closing for friends and family, and a formal message for co-workers or business relationships.

Christmas Card Closing Messages

>Warm Wishes
>Joyfully yours
>Merrily yours
>Merry Christmas
>With love
>With Christmas cheer
>Yours, at Christmas and always

Seal, stamp, and send your Christmas cards and treat yourself to some hot cocoa. It is nice to receive a Christmas card, but knowing that His light and blessings are on the way to your loved ones will surely fill your heart as well.

Looking for more ideas on how to reach out this Christmas? Be sure to check out the Christmas category in our Devotional Library to find gift ideas as well as tips on how to stay focused on the celebration of Christ this Christmas. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to receive free articles, updates from our Ecard Studio as well as exclusive deals.