Here's Exactly What to Write in a Christmas Card for Everyone on Your List

Here's Exactly What to Write in a Christmas Card for Everyone on Your List

Sure, a Christmas card with a printed message will make you smile, but when a personalized message is written inside, it's all the more special to read. Writing Christmas card messages doesn't have to be as hard as penning just the right Christmas Instagram caption either, and we are here to help. Whether you are looking for a sentiment to share with friends, family, coworkers, bosses, teachers, clients, neighbors—even in-laws and boyfriends and girlfriends—we've got you covered with heartfelt one-liners for your cards for 2022.

Looking for more inspiration beyond what you see tailored for each person in your life here? Check out these clever Christmas puns, these meaningful Christmas quotes, and these laugh-out-loud Santa jokes too to send Merry Christmas wishes in a way that feels right to you or inspires you to write your own. So pull out the pens, envelopes, and stamps. It's time to get to writing, perhaps with your favorite Christmas songs or Christmas movie playing in the background! 'Tis the season.

Short Christmas Card Messages

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It doesn't take many words to express a heartfelt greeting.

  • Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

  • Wishing you peace, joy, and love this Christmas and always.

  • May this season be full of light and laughter.

  • Cheers to eggnog by the fire, warm holiday memories, and you.

  • May the spirit of the holidays fill your home with love and peace.

  • Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas and prosperity in the New Year.

Christmas Card Messages for Friends

Whether they're your bestie or a more casual buddy, let 'em feel the love this Christmas.

  • Feeling so grateful this Christmas for having such an amazing friend.

  • Not even Santa could bring a better friend. Merry Christmas, bestie!

  • The gift of your friendship is my favorite Christmas present.

  • When I count my Christmas blessings, you're at the top of the list!

  • Every Christmas is merrier because you're a part of it, my forever friend.

  • The holidays are a lot more special when celebrating with great friends like you.

  • We may live far apart, but I celebrate this season with you in my heart. Merry Christmas, dear friend.

Christmas Card Messages for Coworkers

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Bring good cheer to your closest colleagues with these cute Christmas-y quips.

  • Why are Dasher and Dancer always taking coffee breaks? They're Santa's star bucks! Guess we are too!

  • Know what the best thing about this card is? It doesn't come with a fruitcake. Thanks for always making me laugh!

  • We hope your Christmas jingle bell rocks as much as you do!

  • We hope yule have a very Merry Christmas! From my home family to my work family!

Christmas Card Messages for Your Boss

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When writing a Christmas card to your boss, keep it warm and professional.

  • Thank you for your leadership and dedication this year. Best wishes this holiday season!

  • Thank you for inspiring me to do my best every day. Merry Christmas!

  • Wishing a wonderful holiday to a wonderful mentor.

  • Our team wouldn't be the same without you. Merry Christmas!

  • Thank you for another outstanding year! May you have the Merriest Christmas!

  • Happy holidays to a terrific mentor—looking forward to doing great work together in the New Year.

  • Let the spirit of Christmas warm your home and fill your heart with joy.

  • May you share joyful memories, laughter, and good cheer with your loved ones this Christmas.

Christmas Card Messages for Teachers

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If you're helping your kids compose cards to their teachers, here are a few starter suggestions.

  • Hope you get a much deserved break this holiday season!

  • Merry Christmas to my favorite teacher. I hope Santa brings you everything you want this year!

  • Thank you for making school fun! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  • Not even Santa's helpers could make a better teacher than you!

  • You're the reason I'm happy to come back to school after Christmas!

  • Wishing you a restful holiday season. Merry Christmas!

  • May your Christmas be blessed with lots of love, peace, and happiness.

Christmas Card Messages for a Boyfriend or Girlfriend

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Is there a better time than Christmas to tell your love how much they mean to you?

  • All I want for Christmas is you!

  • Merry Christmas to the person who lights me up like the brightest tree.

  • Being with you is the best gift I could ever receive. Merry Christmas, honey!

  • Merry Kiss-mas, my love. Now let's get under that mistletoe!

  • You're the most wonderful part of the most wonderful time of the year.

  • I hope that your holidays be filled with as much love and joy as you've given me.

  • Santa knew just what I wanted when he brought you into my life.

  • Meet me under the mistletoe!

  • I think you're on the naughty and the nice list this year. Love you!

  • I'm pine-ing for you. [Pair this punny message with a card with an image of a Christmas tree.]

  • I love you from head to mistletoe.

  • You’re my soul Santa.

Christmas Card Messages for In-Laws

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Short and sweet yet heartfelt is your best bet for your spouse's family.

  • Merry Christmas to the best mother/father-in-law a girl could ask for!

  • I'm so blessed to be part of such a great family. Merry Christmas!

  • Warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas—we can't wait to spend time together as a family!

  • Merry Christmas and happy new year to the best in-laws ever!

Religious Christmas Card Messages

Add one of these short Christmas Bible verses to your greeting to honor the reason for the season.

  • “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” — Isaiah 9:6

  • “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” — Matthew 2:10

  • "And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." — Luke 2:7

  • “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” — Luke 2:14

  • “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable Gift.” — 2 Corinthians 9:15

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