What to Write on Your Christmas Cards
The festival of Christmas is here to bring a lot of auspiciousness and fun. And what could be a better way to wish your loved ones a Happy Christmas than with a Greeting Card. Christmas cards are a nice way to wish somebody you love a Merry Christmas. But just a simple holiday greeting doesn’t seem enough, right? If you’re racking your brain trying to look for ways to tell the other person how they’ve made your year better, here are a few tips on what to write on your Christmas cards:
Begin with a simple Christmas or holiday greeting.
You can start off by writing “Merry Christmas!” or “Happy Holidays!” or “Hanukkah Sameach!” (“Happy Hanukkah!” for your Jewish friends). After all, you’re giving them a Christmas card, right? So, this will be an appropriate opening to your message.
Write a personal message from the heart.
After the opening line, you can start writing a message dedicated to your friend or family member. It may be as simple as a Thank You or as touching as a Sorry; you can write the same in your own words. Apart from these, there are many things that you can write about on your personal message. It really depends on the kind of relationship that you have with the recipient of the card. As it’s the holiday season, try to write your message in a way that you know will bring joy to the other person. Don’t make it too long if you have things you need to settle between the two of you; save some for the next time you see each other.
For colleagues, be cheerful yet remain professional.
The Christmas cards you send to your close family and friends will definitely be different than the ones you send to those you work with. When writing a Christmas card to a colleague, keep in mind your professional boundaries, especially when you’re writing to your boss. You can tell them how they’ve inspired you to work harder, or how they’ve given you the courage to step out of your comfort zone when it comes to taking responsibilities at work. However, maybe you shouldn’t tell them that they smell good or have really nice hair unless you’re actually friends with your colleague outside of work.
Write what you wish for them in the New Year.
Has your friend applied for a new job? Is your family member going through something difficult? Is your colleague heading a new project? End your Christmas message with something that you wish for them in the coming year. This will be a nice sentiment to end on because they’ll know that you care about their dreams and happiness.
Finally, sign your card.
Don’t forget to sign your card. Again, depending on your relationship with the recipient, the way you close your message will be different. For example, you can use “Love” for people you’re really close to. “Enjoy the holidays” might be more appropriate for your boss and colleagues.
Don’t underestimate the power of a Christmas card. It will definitely add something personal and heart-warming to your Christmas gifts that will make your friends, family and colleagues very happy.