What To Write In a Christmas Card: Festive Message Ideas For Everyone

There's nothing quite like a relaxing winter afternoon writing all your festive cards with a nice, warm hot chocolate - or a chaotic, last-minute rush on Christmas Eve (we're not here to judge). 


But coming up with a message that'll make you sound thoughtful AND smart can be difficult.


Worry not, we've compiled a list of lovely messages to bring festive joy to everyone on your address book. *If you were born after 2000, an address book is something us oldies used to write the addresses and phone numbers of people we know. Very retro. 


Christmas Messages For Friends:

  • Here's to not getting socks this year. Merry Christmas! 
  • Wishing you a white (wine) Christmas 
  • Time to eat, drink and be merry! Happy holidays. Love you 
  • I hope your Christmas is filled with joy (and nice gifts, of course) 
  • Wishing the BESTEST Christmas to the BESTEST friend! 

    Christmas Messages For Family:

    • Merry Christmas to all of you, I hope 2024 brings you nothing but JOY!
    • Merry Christmas. Hope this holiday season us full of good things.
    • May your Christmas be jolly and your gifts socks-free!
    • From our family to yours - Merry Christmas and a Happy 2024!
    • Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best this holiday season! With lots of love


    Christmas Messages For Your Partner:


    • You're the only gift I need. Just kidding, you better give me something nice. x
    • All I want for Christmas is you. And a new phone. 
    • Fa la la la love you! Merry Christmas x
    • You've made the nice list. Not mine though. Just kidding, love you!
    • To me, you are perfect. Merry Christmas!


    Christmas Messages For Colleagues:

    • It's officially out-of-office-email-reply-on time! Merry Christmas!
    • Wishing you all the joy this Christmas.
    • May your Christmas be filled with joy, lots of delish food and nice gifts.
    • Merry Christmas! Have a great break, see you in the new year.
    • Hope your Christmas jingle bell rocks as much as you do!


    Christmas Messages for Your Neighbour:


    • Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    • Having neighbours like you is a tree-t! Merry Christmas.
    • Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you.
    • Happy Christmas from our home to yours!
    • Sending warm wishes and festive vibes your way! Merry Christmas, wonderful neighbours!


    Christmas Messages For Someone Going Through a Difficult Time:

    • Thinking of you this Christmas. May the New Year bring only good things your way.
    • Merry Christmas. I'm always here to help with anything! 
    • Sending you strength, love and peace this Christmas.
    • Sending you lots of hugs this Christmas. Love you. 
    • I want you to know that your strength and courage through this tough year inspire me. Here's to a brighter new year.


    Christmas Messages For Someone Who Lives Far Away:

    • Sending you hugs all the way from here. Miss you!
    • Wish you were here. Consider this card a raincheck for a belated Christmas hug.
    • Miss you this Christmas but sending warm wishes your way. Merry Christmas, and can't wait for our next reunion!
    • You may not be here this year, but I'll be thinking of you. Merry Christmas.
    • Christmas won't be the same without you here! I hope you have a lovely festive season.

    Looking for a last-minute Christmas Card? Browse our collection of funny and thoughtful cards for friends and family here.

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