57 Christmas Wishes To Write In A Christmas Card

By Photobox on 13 October 2021

Putting pen to paper isn’t the easiest, which is why we’ve come up with 57 Merry Christmas Wishes for 2021. No more searching for ‘What To Write In A Christmas Card?’, we’ve got you covered.

Jump to the Christmas wishes you’re looking for…

What to write in a Christmas Card?
Classic Christmas messages
Funny Christmas wishes
Inspirational Christmas messages
Christmas wishes for friends
Christmas wishes for family
Heartwarming Christmas messages
Short Christmas messages
Religious Christmas messages
Christmas messages for boyfriend
Cute Christmas messages

What to write in a Christmas card

Start with a suitably festive greeting. Keep it sweet but not too over the top with emotion — we want smiles and happy tears this year. Or, you can get specific…

Classic Christmas wishes

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year, have yourself a Merry little Christmas.
  • May peace, love, and prosperity follow you all through the year.
  • Let’s celebrate by spreading goodwill and Christmas cheer.
  • May the festive season bring happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.
  • Here’s to many more Christmases together.
  • Ho, ho, hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Funny Christmas wishes

A little something to make them smile (we all need it at the best of times):

  • Make sure you remember to lie under the tree to remind everyone you are the gift.
  • It might have been years but it’s totally okay to be upset for Emma Thompson in Love Actually.
  • May your work bonus be large and direct debits be small this year.
  • “Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.” Victor Borge
  • Me, 11 months of the year: “Slay.” Me in December: “Sleigh.”
  • “People really act weird at Christmas time! What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree in the living room and eat nuts and sweets out of your socks?” Anonymous
  • May your eggnog be spiked with plenty of rum to get you through the festive season.
  • “I don’t want Christmas season to end, because it’s the only time I can legitimately indulge in one particular addiction: glitter.” Eloisa James

Inspirational Christmas wishes

Between the queues for Christmas gift shopping, office parties and decorating, sometimes all you really need is a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

  • “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” Alexander Smith
  • “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” Calvin Coolidge
  • “Love the giver more than the gift.” Brigham Young (might just be our favourite)
  • I’m looking forward to creating more memories with you — here’s to the Christmases yet to come.
  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year to do a little more, love a little more, eat a little more — you deserve it.
  • “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” Edna Ferber

Christmas wishes for friends

From work-husbands to your ‘day 1’ best friend.

  • You’re the best gift I could ask for.
  • “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: Loving others.” Bob Hope 
  • May this season be full of light and laughter for you and your family.
  • You’re the most wonderful part of the most wonderful time of the year.

Christmas wishes for family

Yes they’re related to you, but you don’t actually speak to your 3rd cousin on your dad’s side much since they moved to Australia. Here’s some help on what to say:

  • From our home to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.
  • Here’s to contentment and peace among you and your family this festive season.
  • May the magic of Christmas fill your home with joy and peace. Sending lots of love to your family, and looking forward to seeing you soon.
  • “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” Burton Hills
  • Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
  • Looking forward to a new year of creating happy memories together, Merry Christmas.

Heartwarming Christmas messages

Altogether now — “awwwww”. The true reason for the season.

  • Seasons greetings to you and your loved ones — may your home be filled with love and laughter.
  • “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Buddy, Elf
  • “We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” Laura Ingells Wilder
  • “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” Andy Rooney
  • May your heart and home be filled with the peace and joy that Christmas brings.

Short Christmas messages

Great for when you’re a *little* last minute about things.

  • “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” Marjorie Holmes (again, we don’t like to choose favourites but…)
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
  • #Sleigh
  • “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.” Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Have a holly, jolly Christmas.
  • May the good cheer last throughout the year.

Religious Christmas messages

You might not always make it to church together but you know how much they love the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Wishing you a season that’s merry and bright, with the light of God’s love.
  • God bless you at Christmas and always.
  • May God fill your heart with all the happiness that comes with Christmas.
  • May His light illuminate your life at this special time of the year.
  • Sending you and your loved ones all my prayers and best wishes, Merry Christmas.

Christmas messages for boyfriend

Let your other half know just how much they mean to you.

  • Spending the day with you is all I need to have the best Christmas ever. Sending loving thoughts to you.
  • You’ll find me under the mistletoe.
  • “Some people are worth melting for.” Frozen
  • Sending my sweet one some Christmas cheer and letting you know you’re in my thoughts every day of the year.
  • You’re the best gift I could ever ask for, Merry Christmas my love.
  • Merry Christmas to the love of my life. I’m so glad that I met you — wishing you all of the best.

Cute Christmas messages

You could go soppy, or short and sweet. Let’s try something in-between:

  • “May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve” Anonymous
  • Make it a December to remember.
  • All I want for Christmas is you.
  • You’re better than all the presents under the tree.
  • The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.

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