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What to write in a Christmas card

what to write in a christmas card

I’ve always preferred cards that are blank inside so I can write my own message. It can sometimes be a challenge to know what to write in a Christmas card though, especially if you send a lot of them! Here are some suggestions to help you along.

What to write to your significant other

Your main choices here are to declare your heartfelt love or to be a bit naughty. You’ll know which one is right for your relationship! The main thing is to write a message in the same tone you’d speak to them in. Of course you if you find it hard to say certain things out loud then this is also the perfect opportunity to let them know how you really feel. Here are some ideas to get you started…

  • Even after all this time, all I want for Christmas is you.
  • Christmas is so much better now I have you to share it with.
  • I don’t care about the mistletoe – I’m going to shower you with kisses all day long!
  • Never mind the mistletoe – you can kiss me anytime and anywhere!
  • Is that a candy cane in your pocket or am I getting my Christmas treat?

What to write in a Christmas card for family

Whether or not you see your family regularly, you can use your Christmas card either to let them know how much you love and appreciate them, or to make them smile with a funny message. Some families love the sentimental stuff and others prefer to maintain a sense of humour. Of course you can sometimes do both…

  • Having you as my parents/Mum/Dad/brother/sister/etc is the best present I could wish for. Wishing you a happy Christmas with all my love.
  • Family is what makes Christmas so special and I’m so happy I can spend it with you this year.
  • Christmas is all about spending time with your favourite family – aren’t you glad you can spend it with me?
  • Merry Christmas from your favourite daughter/son/brother/sister.
  • Happy holidays form your superior sibling.
  • It’s so great that it doesn’t bother you that I’m the favourite. Happy Christmas bro’!
  • You’re the only one who understands why it’s more tempting to deck the family than to deck the halls…

What to write in Christmas cards to friends

Whether it’s your bestie, your running buddy or an old friend you occasionally meet up with at the pub, it’s always easiest to write a message that refers to what you have in common. Here are some suggestions which you can adapt to your own friendships.

  • Your friendship is the best present I could ever wish for. Hope your Christmas is as special as you are!
  • I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but we can drink the red when it runs out!
  • Happy Christmas! See you in the new year to run off those mince pies…
  • Happy holidays to the person who helps me cycle off the Christmas pudding!
  • Merry Christmas to my favourite person to misbehave with – just don’t tell Santa what we got up to this year!

Christmas messages to colleagues

Christmas cards are a great way to let your favourite colleagues know how much you appreciate them. Whether you see them over the Christmas period or not, here are a few suggestions for what to write.

  • Coworkers like you make work easier and the office much friendlier. Enjoy Christmas with all your family and friends and see you in the new year!
  • Remember what happens at the office party, stays at the office party… Merry Christmas and see you next year!
  • Merry Christmas to the only reason I’m still (fairly) sane at work!
  • It’s a shame we’re having to work through the holidays but I’m so glad we’re together. Happy Christmas!

I hope these ideas have helped. Even if none of them are exactly right, they should at least have given you some ideas and gotten your creative writing juices flowing! Don’t forget you can get Christmas cards in my shop to suit a wide range of people and interests and you’ll save with my Mix and Match bundles. Also available on Etsy for international customers.