What To Write in a Christmas Card

It can be tricky to know what to write in a Christmas card at the best of times, let alone after a year like this. But, looking on the bright side, we think it’s actually a good opportunity to mix up those merry messages. So, instead of struggling to stay awake as you write ‘Merry Christmas’ a thousand times, get creative and add a little festive flair when filling out your Christmas cards!

What to write in a Christmas card

You know those detailed family reports some people include in their Christmas cards? The double-sided sheets of A4 that casually mention how their youngest child has done 10 sponsored silences this year to raise money for charity, and include two paragraphs about their son and his lovely girlfriend’s first holiday together.

Well, we think 2022 might be the year to become one of those people. Even if it hasn't been all-singing all-dancing, it’s important to celebrate the small things, and we don’t care what anyone says – watching 20 hours of Netflix in two days is an achievement to be proud of!

What to write in a Christmas card

There are probably a lot of people you haven’t been able to see this year, so your Christmas card is a good way to let them know how things are going for you – and check how they’re doing too. They’ll be delighted to hear from you, and will no doubt welcome funny anecdotes about your lockdown hobbies (let’s be honest, we could all do with a laugh right now!).

Knowing what to write in a Christmas card is also tricky this year because a lot of people have had a tough time. All the more reason to let them know that they’re in your thoughts and you’re looking forward to seeing them again.

To help you get started with your Christmas cards, we’ve put together a few ideas to suit different sentiments and recipients. Go forth and be merry!

What to write in a Christmas card

Traditional messages

  • Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year
  • Sending warm festive wishes from our family to yours
  • I hope the new year brings you happiness and harmony
  • Wishing you a special festive season filled with joy and relaxation
  • May your Christmas be merry and bright

Thoughtful messages

  • I hope your Christmas is full of magical moments with those you love
  • Sending you love and light this Christmas
  • You might be far away but you’ll be with us in spirit on Christmas Day
  • Thinking of you and your loved ones
  • I hope your Christmas is as merry as can be, and as special as you are to me!

Merry messages

  • Wishing you a warm and fuzzy festive season
  • I hope your Christmas is full of festive cheer and lots of beer
  • May your Christmas be as sparkly as you!
  • I ho-ho-hope you have a cracking Christmas and a happy New Year
  • Have a jolly good Christmas!

Jolly jokes

  • Why was the snowman browsing carrots in the supermarket? He was picking his nose!
  • Who is Santa’s favourite singer? Beyon-sleigh!
  • Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing? They always lose their needles
  • What are Santa’s helpers trained in? Elf and safety

Or, if you’re running really low in time, energy or inspiration, just grab a thick felt tip or fancy pen and write ‘Merry Christmas’ in extra-large letters. We know – our ingenuity knows no bounds!

If you enjoyed reading this then read our tips on how to write a card for anyone, what to write in a Mother’s day card or how to write the perfect Valentines card message.

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