114 Holiday Greetings To Celebrate Everyone This Season

114 Holiday Greetings To Celebrate Everyone This Season

One of the most timeless traditions of the holidays is sending cards to friends, family and neighbors. Whether you choose to be simple or elaborate with your card choice, it can be overwhelming to think of the perfect message to include in your holiday card. 

If you’re looking for a unique way to pass along holiday greetings to your loved ones or are looking for something more traditional, we have you covered. Keep reading to perfect the art of holiday card writing and find the ideal message for your card, no matter the recipient. As an added festive touch, consider gifting a seasonal flower arrangement or edible gift to accompany your card for a truly special holiday gift to round out 2021.

Below you’ll find the topics we’re covering so you can find a holiday greeting for every occasion this season:

  • What To Write In a Holiday Card

  • General Holiday Greetings

  • Business Holiday Greetings

  • Christmas Card Messages

  • Hanukkah Greeting Card Messages

  • Kwanzaa Greeting Card Messages

  • Winter Solstice Wishes

  • Diwali Greetings and Wishes

  • Chinese New Year Messages

  • Greetings Inspired By Songs

  • New Year Greetings

  • Short and Simple Greetings

  • Funny Holiday Greetings

  • Inspiring Holiday Quotes and Sayings

What to Write in a Holiday Card

114 Holiday Greetings To Celebrate Everyone This Season

With so many digital options for card sending, you might be wondering what to even write in a holiday card. Remember that while you might be including a family photo or a picture of your holiday decorations, what you write should be dependent on the recipient. 

For example, if you’re writing to a close friend or family member, you have room to be more casual with your message than if you were sending a card to your boss. When writing your holiday cards, make sure they contain:


You must first appropriately address the recipient by acknowledging the type of relationship you have with them. 

  • If it’s a dear friend, you can address by first name or nickname

  • If it’s a more professional relationship, include a proper pronoun such as Mr., Mrs. or Dr. 

  • If you’re addressing an entire family, write “Dear,” then their last name followed by “family.”

Holiday Greeting

The reason you’re writing the card is to share a warm holiday greeting. Select one — or many — of our message options below to wish them happy holidays and a happy new year. Add a special touch and recognize the recipient’s seasonal traditions; we included messages for various seasonal celebrations.

Personal Touches

A personalized message is an unforgettable one. For loved ones, express your infinite appreciation of the close bond you share. Write about how you met, a glorious memory you share or your fondness of them. If your personal touch evokes emotion while you write it, that’s a good sign it’s working. 

When addressing those who impact our lives (like a boss, mentor or neighbor), thank them for the guidance they contribute to your life. These people take time out of their day to make yours better, and that deserves recognition.

Overall, keep your recipient in mind when adding a personal touch — they’ll be flattered by your compliments. Communicating your admiration to the card receiver is a holiday gift in itself.

Sign-off and Well Wishes 

Cheers! You’ve crafted the heart of the card. Now sign it off with your warmest regards. Here are a few we recommend for the holidays:

  • Enjoy the holidays, [your name]

  • Wishing you joy, [your name]

  • Hoping to see you soon, [your name]

  • Brightest blessings, [your name]

  • Warmest wishes, [your name]

  • Missing you dearly, [your name]

General Holiday Greetings

114 Holiday Greetings To Celebrate Everyone This Season

Below are some general holiday sayings and greetings that have a wide variety of uses, from family to business associates. Feel free to send a general holiday greeting card with some holiday flowers, especially to those closest to you. 

  1. Treasure your family and friends that accompany you during this incredible season.

  2. We may not be together for the Holidays, but I’m with you in spirit. Happy holidays — I miss you!

  3. You always made the holidays a special time for me. Now, I hope you can feel my love and gratitude from far away. Sending you my warmest wishes and blessings.

  4. Holidays — any holiday — are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together.

  5. “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” — John Boswell

  6. Whatever is meaningful and brings you merriment, may it become yours during the holidays and throughout the coming year.

  7. The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.

  8. We are blessed to be with you during this time of year. You bring a true gift of inspiration and hope to our lives.

  9. Sending a smile across the miles for a wonderful holiday!

  10. Let the spirit of the holidays bring an abundance of goodwill to your family and home.

Business Holiday Greetings

114 Holiday Greetings To Celebrate Everyone This Season

If you’re looking to gift a card to a coworker, business associate or client, it’s best to stick with a short and simple holiday note. Depending on your relationship with the recipient, consider gifting your card with a festive advent calendar — not sure if it’s a fit? Learn more about the meaning of advent calendars first!

  1. It’s been a wonderful year working with you. Wishing you continued success in the year to come.

  2. A little more sparkle, a little less stress. These holidays, I wish you the very best.

  3. I am incredibly grateful to have a business partner like you. Cheers to a wonderful holiday season.

  4. We appreciate your business and hard work. May you and your family have a blissful holiday.

  5. During this time of year, we reflect on the wonderful moments we have experienced, which includes our client relationship with you. Have a joyous holiday season!

  6. May this good cheer last throughout the year.

  7. Best wishes for the holidays, and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.

  8. I want to express my sincerest gratitude for the faith you have bestowed upon us. Best wishes for the holidays.

  9. We’re so appreciative to work with you and look forward to continued success together.

Christmas Card Messages

Christmas Card Messages

If you’re looking to spread some Christmas cheer, consider adding a few traditional (and not so traditional) Christmas card sayings. Beyond sending seasonal cards, you can throw a White Elephant party for friends and family to create new memories. 

  1. Celebrate the gift of love and peace during this Christmas season.

  2. I hope your Christmas is filled with precious memories with close friends and family.

  3. “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth, sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

  4. I am incredibly grateful for your friendship. Your love is the best Christmas gift I have received this holiday season.

  5. “Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”  — Dale Evans

  6. Having people like you in my life makes it feel like Christmas every day! Have an amazing and blissful holiday.

  7. You are an incredibly important piece of my life. Thinking of you lots this Christmas season!

  8. I asked Santa to bring you lots of love — not just for Christmas, but for the entire year.

  9. ‘Tis the season! Wishing you a Christmas filled with love, joy and laughter.

Hanukkah Greeting Card Messages

Hanukkah Greeting Card

For the family and friends in your life who celebrate Hanukkah, wish them a happy Festival of Lights by sending them a cheerful card. 

  1. May the wonderful spirit of Hanukkah follow you throughout the holiday season.

  2. May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah.

  3. The present of Hanukkah is a cherished indication that we are loved! I wish you a happy Hanukkah filled with light.

  4. “Light was the first thing God created. All growing things depend on light for life. God is the source of all life.” — Genesis 1:3

  5. Have an enjoyable Hanukkah from all of us to your loving family. May these eight days of gathering bring merriment and bliss to your home.

  6. Let the menorah candles bring a plethora of light and the miracle of Hanukkah bring warm wishes into your life.

  7. Happy Festival of Lights! May every light bring happiness to you and your family.

  8. Thinking of you during this blissful season of Hanukkah.

Kwanzaa Greeting Card Messages

Kwanzaa Greeting Card

As a way to welcome the first harvest into the home, brighten up the lives of your friends and neighbors with a seasonal Kwanzaa card.

  1. I am blessed to share the true meaning of Kwanzaa with you this season and remember the ones we love.

  2. Let the season of Kwanzaa bring good spirits to your family and home.

  3. Kwanzaa yenn iwe ha heri! (Kwanzaa happiness to all of you!)

  4. May a lovely Kwanzaa be followed by a year of blessings.

  5. From Umoja (unity) to Imani (faith), may all your wishes be answered.

  6. Kwanzaa is a lovely celebration around a beautiful table to bring us all together.

  7. Take pride in this magnificent Kwanzaa that you get to spend with your family.

Winter Solstice Wishes

Winter Solstice Wishes

The winter solstice celebrates the release of the dark in favor of the light, which can be an appropriate card choice for many. Consider sending a bouquet of white flowers to solidify this message.

  1. Wishing for a joyous rebirth of the sun to fill our lives. May warmth enter our hearts and homes to spread prosperity into the new year.

  2. May the light of winter solstice remind us that the sun will return soon to share beloved warmth.

  3. Happy winter solstice and may your spirit always be filled with love, peace and bliss.

  4. Winter solstice sets a new beginning — may many miracles come your way.

  5. Sending you and your family plenty of warmth and light during this delightful season.

  6. Let’s take in every enjoyable moment as the sun sets and rises again into the new year.

  7. I wish for the light to increase in your heart and for you to be filled with endless blessings during this winter solstice.

Diwali Greetings and Wishes

Diwali Greetings and Wishes

To help celebrate the festival of new beginnings, add in a thoughtful Diwali greeting to your seasonal card.

  1. May Diwali surround you and your home with inspiring colors. Have a magnificent Diwali!

  2. Let the shining light of candles and diyas illuminate you and your family this season.

  3. I wish the light of the diyas to direct you toward the way of bliss and prosperity.

  4. Let us give thanks this Diwali for our families, friends, health and the grace we are blessed with.

  5. Enjoy the supreme light of Diwali and allow your mind and heart to be enlightened by the community this holiday encourages.

  6. May this Diwali burn all of the bad energy away to make room for happier beginnings.

  7. Celebrate the beauty Diwali fills the world with. Spread infinite joy to others this season.

Chinese New Year Messages

Chinese New Year Messages

The Chinese New Year signals the beginning of spring and the start of a new year, making this a very appropriate greeting for your holiday cards. 

  1. Many wishes that great wealth and fortune come your way this new year.

  2. I gift you with endless joy and prosperity. Xin Nian Kuai Le (Happy New Year).

  3. Gong Xi Fa Cai (wishing you to be prosperous in the coming year).

  4. May the rising sun bring you bundles of exquisite warmth and heartwarming company.

  5. Let everything good and charming compress into this card. Happy Chinese New Year!

  6. I hope this new year brings many opportunities into your life and turns all your dreams into reality.

  7. Sending good health, good energy and an abundance of happiness throughout the year.

Holiday Greetings Inspired by Songs

Holiday Greetings Inspired by Songs

If you’re looking for a fun and unique greeting to send, try incorporating some song lyrics!

  1. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Wishing you all the best this holiday season.

  2. Feliz Navidad! Wishing you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart.

  3. Deck the halls with boughs of holly! 

  4. Fill your hearts with Christmas cheer! Santa Claus comes tonight!

  5. All I want for Christmas is you…to have a festive and joyous holiday! 

  6. Have a holly, jolly Christmas! It’s the best time of the year.

  7. There’s no place like home for the holidays. Even though we cannot be with you in person, we’re sending you all the love this holiday season!

  8. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Merry Christmas and remember to be of good cheer!

  9. Santa Claus is coming to town! You better be good for goodness sake!

  10. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and let your heart be light!

New Year’s Greetings

New Year’s Greetings

When sending holiday cards, don’t forget about the upcoming new year and the opportunities that it provides.

  1. Cheers to a year of accomplishments and to a new year to achieve even more.

  2. Have a wonderful celebration entering a new year filled with prosperity, success and blessings.

  3. And now we welcome the new year — full of things that have never been.

  4. Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors and let each new year find you a better man.

  5. To entering a healthy, happy and hopeful new year!

  6. Wishing you a cheerful end to your current year and a magical beginning to your new year.

  7. There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

  8. May the spirit of the holidays be with you throughout the new year.

  9. I am incredibly grateful to be ending this year and starting next year with you.

Short and Simple Holiday Greetings

Short and Simple Holiday Greetings

If you’re wanting to pass along holiday greetings but don’t want to go too in-depth, feel free to use a short and simple greeting.

  1. Sending lots of peace and joy your way this season.

  2. I hope the holidays bring a chance to rest and recharge.

  3. May your holidays sparkle with joy and laughter.

  4. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a fantastic new year.

  5. Happy holidays from our house to yours!

  6. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

  8. Merry everything & happy always.

  9. Happy holidays & happy 2022! Make it the best year ever.

  10. May this festive season bring only cheer and blessings to you and your family.

  11. Hoping your holidays are filled with love, family and happiness.

  12. Wishing you and your loved ones a season of happiness and enjoyment.

Funny Holiday Greetings

Funny Holiday Greetings

If you have some friends and family who have a sense of humor, you can easily make them smile with a funny holiday greeting that’s tailored to them. 

  1. Wishing you hope, peace and lots of holiday cookies.

  2. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice or Festivus — we hope you have a happy holiday.

  3. May all your sweaters be ugly and bright!

  4. There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.

  5. Get your stretchy pants ready. It’s Christmastime!

  6.  Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men and Batteries Not Included.

  7. Wishing you a white Christmas. (And when you run out of white, just open a bottle of red.)

  8. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights. — Maya Angelou

  9. Merry Christmas from one hardworking elf to another.

  10. We want you to have the happiest holidays ever. (Don’t feel too special though, we gave this card to a lot of people.)

  11. Christmas is a magical time of year… I just watched all my money magically disappear.

Inspiring Holiday Quotes and Sayings

Inspiring Holiday Quotes and Sayings

Inspiring holiday quotes can invoke the spirit of the season, making anyone’s day that much brighter.

  1. “It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree, it’s who’s gathered around it.” — Charlie Brown

  2. “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” — Alexander Smith

  3.  “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other’s burdens, easing each other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” — W.C. Jones

  4. “Love the giver more than the gift.” — Brigham Young

  5. “At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” — Thomas Tusser

  6. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” — Marjorie Holmes

  7. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” — Dr. Seuss

  8. “May you be inspired by giving, changed by love, filled with peace and touched by miracles.” — Anonymous 

Whether you’re putting up a tree or lighting a menorah, we send infinite holiday greetings to everyone observing a celebration. Treasure the beauty this time of year holds by bringing people together to share their love. Happy holidays and happy new year to you, your family and your neighbors! And if you are still looking for gifts to send this holiday season, be sure to shop with FTD! We have great selections of Christmas flowersChristmas plantsChristmas gift basketsHanukkah flowersDiwali gifts and so much more!