85 Christmas Card Sentiments

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Do you send out Christmas cards to your family and friends? I do, but barely. I actually get a bit stressed about it each year. What picture can we use in our card this year, what should the card say, how should it look, color or black and white? I love the “idea” of Christmas cards and I remember as a child watching my mom fill her’s out, often writing a personal message in each and every one.

Well, it’s confession time. I don’t do that. I would love to do that because the people I send my cards to are the ones that I hold very near and dear to my heart. But at my house, just the fact I go online to create a card, get them printed, put the stamps on and mail them is a victory, all in itself.

To those of you who physically “make” your Christmas cards, you’re better than me. You win. For those of you who can relate to my situation (I truly hope I’m not alone), I’ve come up with something that I hope you will find helpful when you’re creating your card or cards this year. Heck, even you overachievers who make your own cards, may find some value in this list. I hope you do.

I think at times we all find ourselves in a greeting card slump where we’re sitting with the card in front of us and really have to think hard about what to write in it. Here are 85 Christmas Card Sentiments to choose from when writing out your cards this year!

My favorite thing to do is mix and match a few until you come up with something you really like. Have fun with it and please make me feel better by letting me know I’m not the only one who goes through this each year!

1.      May the good times and treasures of the present become the fondest memories of tomorrow. Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness this Christmas season and always.
2.       Warmth *Joy* Happiness  – May these all be yours during the holidays and in the coming year.
3.       May your Christmas be filled with joyful noise!
4.       This Christmas and always, remember the true reason for the season.
5.       May the spirit of Christmas be with you throughout the New Year.
6.       Wishing you a Merry Christmas touched with wonder and filled with love.
7.       With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
8.       Here’s a wish for peace and happiness at Christmas and throughout the New Year.
9.       Peace, good will and happiness for you at Christmas and always.
10.   Best wishes for an especially fun Holiday Season!
11.   Wishing you the joy of Christmas miracles.
12.   Merry, merry and a Happy New Year too!
13.   May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.
14.   Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
15.   Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you happiness. . .May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
16.   A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you and yours!
17.   May God’s blessings be yours this Christmas.
18.   God bless you at Christmas and always.
19.   Wishing you peace, love and joy this Holiday Season.
20.   Here’s to a healthy, happy and peaceful New Year.
21.   Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness and prosperity in the coming New Year.
22.   May the closeness of friends and the comfort of home renew your spirits this Christmas.
23.   May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.
24.   Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a happy and prosperous New Year.
25.   Faith makes all things possible, hope makes all things work, love makes all things beautiful. . .May you have all three this Christmas!
26.   May God’s love surround you at Christmas time and always.
27.   May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.
28.   God bless you at Christmas and always.
29.   Peace on earth and best wishes throughout the New Year.
30.   Best wishes for a blessed Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
31.   Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.
32.   To a joyful present and a well-remembered past. Best wishes for a blessed Christmas and a magnificent New Year.
33.   Greetings of the season and best wishes for the New Year!
34.   Season’s greetings with all good wishes for the New Year.
35.   Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season!
36.   We wish you and your family Seasons Greetings and a joyous New Year.
37.   Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!
38.   Hope your Holiday Season is fun and festive!
39.   Season’s greetings with all good wishes for the New Year.
40.   Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Celebrate each and every day!
41.   May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all the year through.
42.   May the blessings of Christmas be with you today and always.
43.   May God bless you richly throughout the Holiday Season.
44.   Wishing you a jolly holiday and the happiest of New Years!
45.   Season’s Greetings with all good wishes for the New Year!
46.   Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!
47.   This Christmas, have fun doing all of the things that you get to do once a year at Christmas.
48.   May the quiet beauty of this season bring you deep joy and warm memories to cherish throughout the coming year.
49.   Wishing you a season full of faith, hope and love. Merry Christmas!
50.   May the joy and the wonder of the season be yours.
51.   Wishing you all the joys of the season and the best in the coming year.
52.   Wishing you a never-ending season of love and peace.
53.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
54.   As we all become busy with the Holidays, don’t forget and take time to enjoy the things that are most important.
55.   May you be reminded of all the most important things in your life this Christmas.
56.   A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you!
57.   May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives.  Have a wonderful Christmas and blessed New Year.
58.   Wishing you a blessed Christmas from our house to yours.
59.   Sharing with you the glory, the wonder and the miracle of this Holiday Season. Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.
60.   We hope you are surrounded by beauty and comfort this Christmas season.
61.   Wishing you all the happiness your Holidays can hold!
62.   May the joy and love you feel this Christmas extend to every day throughout the year.
63.   Wishing you the merriest Christmas & all the best in the New Year!
64.   A heartfelt Christmas wish of peace & happiness this Holiday Season!
65.   May the magic of Christmas fill each corner of your home and heart.
66.   Happy Holidays from our house to yours.
67.   May you feel the love of Christ this Christmas.
68.   We’re wishing you a Christmas filled with the warmth of family, friends and fun!
69.   Friends & family are the true gifts of Christmas.
70.   Wishing you the happiest of holidays!
71.   Merry Christmas and warmest wishes for a Happy New Year!
72.   May your Season be merry and your New Year be bright!
73.   May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you throughout the year.
74.   May the Lord bless you and keep you this Christmas season.
75.   Warm and friendly greetings for a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!
76.   May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you throughout the New Year.
77.   Hoping you are surrounded by love and warmth this holiday season. Merry Christmas!
78.   Wishing you all the joys of the Season and every happiness throughout the coming year.
79.   Wishing you joy, peace and hope in Christ this Christmas.
80.   Merry Christmas from our family to yours.
81.   We should live every day like it is a holiday, being thankful and spending time with family & friends. . .looking hopefully to the future.
82.   Remember the reason for the season all the time. Merry Christmas!
83.   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you be surrounded by all the things that bring Christmas cheer!
84.   Blessings, love and peace to you this Christmas.
85.   We want to send you warm wishes and let you know we are thinking of you this Christmas.


  1. Valerie Casparian says:

    Thank you, Sara! I used your #32 and I cannot thank you enough! It was the perfect accompaniment to my card this year! I used a vintage picture for the front, plucked from a card that was given to my grandmother in 1967 and one I’ve kept all these years because of who it was from. It says “A Joyous Christmas” below a cartoon-esque sketch (think The Jetsons, if you’re not too young… LOL) drawing of a church with a big steeple covered in snow… on the back are 3 photos: one of me as a little girl, one of my two daughters 11 years ago, and one of my husband as a little boy. Your sentiment “and a well-remembered past” fit very nicely… because I could not think of something to tie in with the front saying. And we close by saying “We hope both are yours this Christmas!” Perfect!!! Thank you so much… Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you! Valerie Casparian

    • Valerie, your card sounds absolutely AMAZING! Thank you for your heartfelt comment – it warms MY heart to know that the list of sentiments was worthwhile to you. I just used it myself this week in creating our family’s Christmas card. I think that’s how the post began. . .because I was in need of something like this, too! Happy Thanksgiving and the Merriest of Christmases to you and your family as well!

  2. Thank you, Sara! You just plucked some of the stress right out of my head and for that, I am extremely grateful. I’ve narrowed your offerings to a select few that will work for family and friends with different religious potencies. 🙂 I now LOOK FORWARD to sitting down to complete our holiday cards. YAY! Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

    • Aww, Daphne. Thank you so very much for such a sweet comment. I’m SO happy that the sentiments helped you get your thoughts together for your own cards. Merry Christmas to you as well!

  3. Thank you so much! Now that I have this help, I might really write some more cards than usual.

    😉 a grateful me!

  4. Thanks so much for this list. I make my cards, and sentiments are not my forte. I love every one of these. I drop them into Word, change to a Christmas or script font, increase the size, print and die cut into various shapes. Happy holidays.

    • We’d make a good pair then, Janet, because making cards is certainly not MY forte. I’m so glad I could help. I can imagine your cards are beautiful!

  5. Alleluialu says:

    I found your list of sentiments on Pinterest. I sent out 100 cards this Christmas to family, friends, shut-ins and veterans and your list was invaluable. The sentiments were spot-on especially for those Shut-ins and veterans that I don’t really know and wanted to send a heartfelt message. I am sure they appreciated your efforts. I am working on Valentines now. Thank you so much.

  6. Thank you very much for all these beautiful and heartfelt sentiments! I can use these on cards I’m making for a craft fair at my church this weekend and beyond. Sale proceeds for the church craft fair go to an orphanage in Haiti and to victims of human trafficking.

  7. Christine says:

    Sara, I’m in an international Christmas card exchange and your list of Christmas sentiments is wonderful. I’ll be using many of them. Thank you so much for sharing them with us all. Blessings to you!

  8. Thanks to your help now I can send Xmas cards to all my relatives and friends. They are so many that I always run out of things to say

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