Sample Holiday Card Writings

proj_a536b On Tuesday, I told you about my process for writing and sending out holiday cards. It is a somewhat involved, but still doable process.

A big question that a lot of people ask, search, and email about is what to write on the inside of holiday cards. Most of the searches and questions to date have been about thank you cards, but also what to write on holiday cards.

Last year, I provided some (good) suggestions about what you can write on your holiday cards to professional associates, clients, etc. Here are the ones from last year (with the dates updated):

  • Happy Holidays to you and your family.
  • I wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday season.
  • It was a pleasure making your acquaintance (and/or working with you) in 2007.
  • Have a very happy holiday.
  • Thank you for your help and advice. Have a very happy and safe holiday season.
  • Thank you for your business in 2007. We look forward to serving you in 2008.

    Obviously, you can’t use the same line two years in a row. I personally like to have a general theme and customize it a bit whenever possible. For the cards I sent, my general theme was “happy holidays to you and your family” and I customized it from there.

    For example, I wrote something like:


    Happy holidays to you and your family! I hope you enjoy your time off from work – better get rested up for when you get back and things start picking up in early January! Great working with you in 2007.

    Best wishes,
    so and so

    The point is to be personal. You don’t want your message to sound robotic or like a template. The more you can personalize it, the better.

    I like using best wishes or warm regards as my closing for holiday cards. I don’t use them at all except on cards, but that’s fine. I think the connotation is appropriate for a holiday card.

    What do you usually write on your holiday cards?

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