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

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

Considering what to write in a Christmas card is likely just as hard as penning that perfect Christmas Instagram caption. After all, you're sending cards out to your friends, family, significant others, and even your coworkers, which means you'll have to come up with various Merry Christmas wishes tailored to each group. For some, a short and sweet Christmas card message will do the trick, while other relationships require deeper, more thoughtful Christmas wishes. That tall stack of Christmas cards and long list of recipients may seem like a daunting task, but we're here to help make it easy, joyous, and jolly!

Read on to find examples of just-right Christmas card messages for everyone on your list (including your boss and in-laws!). Whether you decide to make your greeting even more personal with a sweet Christmas quote, a clever Christmas pun, or a funny Santa joke, you're sure to come across a message that suits your needs or inspires words of your own.

What to Write in a Christmas Card to a Friend

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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.

What to Write in a Christmas Card to 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!


What to Write in a Christmas Card to Your Boss

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

  • Thank you for all your hard work 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.

What to Write in a Christmas Card to a Teacher

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Photo credit: Steve Debenport - Getty Images

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.

What to Write in a Christmas Card to 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!

What to Write in a Christmas Card to In-Laws

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!

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