Holiday cards: What to write

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! At least inside retail stores, that is. And with that comes the joy of sending and receiving holiday cards.

We consider holidays to be the gateway to all card sending and letter writing. They are the most obvious case for sending a card, which is why preprinted greeting cards are so widely available. Once you see how easy mailing a card can be and hear how good a simple gesture can make someone else feel, you’ll be hooked.

Not sure what to write to spread the maximum of holiday cheer? No worries, we have you covered!

What to write

Here are the right words to use solo or as a starter for your holiday cards.

  • Wishing you a season full of love and laughter
  • May you have joy in your heart and happiness in your home this season and always
  • Wishing you a happy holiday and a joyful new year
  • Warmest holiday wishes
  • Happy holidays from our family to yours

Professional holiday cards

When sending holiday cards from your business, choose a streamlined design or create something custom that reflects your brand.

Often, professional holiday cards have secular themes such as peace and love with wintry designs. It’s important that your choice reflects inclusivity.


  • May your holidays be filled with joy
  • Happy holidays and cheers to 20XX
  • One of the joys of the season is the opportunity to say thank you. Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!
  • Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous new year

Making your name plural

When pluralizing your name for holiday cards, no apostrophes are needed. Ever. We are literally begging you, please stop using the apostrophe on your holiday cards.

Instead, most families simply add an -s.


  • Smith turns into The Smiths
  • Johnson turns into The Johnsons
  • Miller turns into The Millers

For last names that end with S, CH, SH, X, or Z, add an -es.


  • Bush turns into The Bushes
  • Schwartz turns into The Schwartzes
  • Barx turns into The Barxes
  • Finch turns into The Finches
  • Waters turns into The Waterses

Need some assistance with your personal or professional holiday cards? Send us an email!

Need some assistance with your personal or professional holiday cards? Send us an email!

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