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85 "Happy Holidays" greetings, wishes & sayings to spread cheer

As we usher in the holidays, writing heartwarming messages to family, friends, and colleagues can be a daunting task. The challenge often lies in finding fresh and meaningful ways to wish our loved ones a "Happy Holidays!" that convey our depth of feeling and appreciation. But worry not; this article is your key to unlocking the golden gate of inspiration for the perfect holiday message.

We've curated a list of the most touching, contemporary, and relevant holiday greetings for the year ahead. This isn't just a random list; we've got the perfect greeting for everyone in your life, from your closest family members to your valued clients. Plus, we're going to show you how to add a twist of personalization to your messages—a rising trend in giving unique, customized gifts. All this and more is crafted to optimize your holiday cheer.

Main takeaways from this article:

  • Explore our list of 85 greetings, offering a wide selection of messages for everyone from family to clients, ensuring you find the perfect words for your holiday wishes.

  • Personalization in holiday messages is rising in trend, allowing for unique, customized expressions that significantly enhance the emotional value of the greetings.

  • Including humor in your holiday messages can bring joy and laughter, making the festive season more enjoyable and memorable for your loved ones.

  • When writing your own holiday greetings, consider the recipient's personality and your relationship with them to create a message that is both meaningful and appropriate.

  • Custom merchandise with personalized holiday greetings serves as a thoughtful and creative gift, providing a special way to express your sentiments during the festive season.


Happy Holidays greetings, wishes, & phrases for everyone on your list

Bringing cheer to your loved ones during the holiday season might sometimes seem a bit challenging, especially when you're trying to express the perfect sentiment. But fear not, we've got your back. The trick is in the authenticity of your message, and in this list, you'll find a mix of heartwarming, modern, and relatable holiday messages to add warmth to your season's greetings. 

Happy Holidays to family members 

There's nothing quite like sending a heartfelt holiday message to your family to convey your festive cheers. Whether it's a short and sweet greeting to a distant cousin or a long, heartfelt note to your parents, every family member deserves a unique message that symbolizes your connectedness. Here we'll present a host of contemporary and warm holiday messages targeted at each significant family member in your life, ensuring they feel cherished and remembered during this festive season.

  • May the holiday season bring warmth to your hearth, joy to your world, and love to your heart.

  • Home is where the heart is. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to our beloved family.

  • May we make beautiful memories that will linger in our home and in our hearts forever

  • As we gather around the holiday table, here's to laughter, warmth, and special moments shared together.

  • May the holiday spirit fill our family home with love, joy, and unending happiness!

  • This holiday season, may we look back with gratitude for the love that binds us and look forward with hope to all the joys yet to come.

  • In our family, love is the greatest gift and blessing. I wish you all the love your holiday can hold!

  • A toast to the most cherished gift of all: our wonderful family. Warmest wishes and love are coming your way.

  • The comfort of home and the unity of our family are the greatest blessings. May we always find joy in each other. Happy Holidays!

  • This holiday season, may your heart be warmed by the sweet magic that Christmas always brings, and may all your dreams be as beautiful as a holiday enchantment. To our love that lasts forever, Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to Friends

Messages for friends during the holidays are a beautiful way to cherish special moments and express our goodwill. Not just any greeting, these messages are for those friends who are more like family—our confidants, our source of laughter, and our unwavering support system. They are those cherished individuals who perk up our everyday lives. Heartfelt words and thoughtful expressions make these holiday wishes uniquely special, encapsulating the essence of this beautiful friendship.

  • To a friend who adds a special brightness to my life. May your holiday season be as brilliant as you are!

  • Here's to warm friendships during this holiday season. May our bond grow stronger in the year to come.

  • Cheers to the New Year and another chance to celebrate our special friendship! Happy holidays

  • As we ring in the New Year, may your days be filled with warmth, peace, and cherishing moments. Happy Holidays, my friend!

  • May the magic of the holiday season fill your heart and home. I wish you laughter, love, and friendship in abundance.

  • Here's to another year of making memories together. I can't wait to see what adventures 2024 brings. Happy Holidays!

  • During this season of giving, I am reminded how glad I am to have you as a friend. Wishing you all the joy and happiness the holiday can bring.

  • Just like a freshly brewed cup of hot cocoa on a crisp winter day, our friendship warms my heart. Happy Holidays, dear friend

  • As the snowflakes fall, may each one bring a blessing for you. Warmest holiday wishes, my dear friend!

  • May your holidays be wrapped in warmth and tied up with an abundance of kindness, love, and peace. Happy holidays!

  • Raising a toast to our shared memories and laughter, here's saying Happy Holidays to you!

  • The best present I could wish for this holiday season is your happiness. Here's wishing you joyous holidays!

  • As we ring in the holiday season, let's do a cheer for our friendship, which has been the best gift of all. Happy holidays!

Happy Holidays to coworkers and colleagues 

Sharing holiday greetings with coworkers and colleagues can often be a tricky task. You want to be sincere, but also maintain that level of professional decorum. These messages are uniquely meaningful because they fuse warmth and respect in the same vein. They're designed to address peers, superiors, or staff members you've worked alongside throughout the year to recognize their effort with a dash of holiday cheer. These greetings not only showcase your appreciation but can also strengthen your professional relationships and foster camaraderie, reminding them that they're valued in more than just a business perspective.

  • You’ve been an incredible teammate this year. Here's hoping your holidays are filled with joy and laughter.

  • Your contributions to our team are greatly appreciated. Enjoy the holiday season with the ones you love.

  • May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill.

  • As we wrap up another successful year, I hope you find the time to rest and recharge over the holidays.

  • Your dedication has made a world of difference this year. May your holidays be as special as you are.

  • You contribute so much to our team. Enjoy a festive and peaceful holiday season.

  • Your hard work brightens up our team. Enjoy the holiday glow with all of your loved ones.

  • You've put in tremendous work this year. Enjoy a restful and delightful holiday season.

  • Your carefulness and commitment don't go unnoticed. Have a fulfilling holiday season!

  • You've been a true team player this year. May your holiday season be as amazing as you are.

  • Thank you for your relentless effort and commitment. Enjoy the tranquility and joy of the holiday season.

  • Your dedication and hard work are greatly valued. Enjoy a holiday season filled with warmth, comfort, and good cheer.

  • You make our workplace a better place with your presence. Kick back and relax this holiday season.

  • Your contributions to our team never go unnoticed. May your holidays be filled with love and happiness!

Happy Holidays to employees 

As the festive season approaches, it's time to acknowledge the people who've been with you through every business endeavor - your employees. It's not just about wishing them well but also showing your appreciation for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. The following holiday messages are crafted to resonate with your team, making them feel genuinely esteemed and valued. Whether you're the boss of a small business or a manager in a large corporation, these heartfelt wishes will add a personal touch to your holiday greetings, making this season a little brighter for your hardworking staff.

  • May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year!

  • Your hard work and dedication have left a lasting impression on our success. I hope your holiday season is filled with the same happiness and joy you bring to our team.

  • Thanks for being an indispensable part of our team. Wishing you a happy holiday season and a new year filled with prosperity and success!

  • May the holiday season bring you joy, and may the New Year open the door to endless possibilities.

  • As you celebrate the glory of this wonderful season, may your holidays be filled with joy and the New Year be filled with love and happiness.

  • This holiday season, we look back with appreciation for your loyalty and look forward with gratitude for your continued partnership. Wishing you peace, prosperity, and happiness in the New Year.

  • Your dedication has brought so much to our company this year. May your holidays overflow with love, joy, and peace.

  • This holiday season, we want to extend our deepest gratitude for your hard work and commitment. May you have a warm, peaceful holiday and a revitalized New Year.

  • Wishing you a holiday season filled with warmth, comfort, and good cheer. Thank you for your continued efforts and dedication.

  • We appreciate your dedication and efforts this year more than you could ever know. Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year ahead!

  • The holiday magic is in the air, a time for gratitude and sharing. We appreciate your hard work and wish you the happiest of holidays!

  • Wishing you and your loved ones all the wonder and magic of Christmas. May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.

  • As the year ends, we think about all we are grateful for. Our association with you has been a major part of our success, and for that, we are very thankful. Wishing you a merry holiday season!

  • Wishing you a joyous holiday season filled with happiness. Please accept our sincere appreciation for your effort and support. Thank you for being such a valuable member of our team.

Happy Holidays to clients 

Your clients make a significant contribution to your business and success. They aren't just essential to your revenue; they're integral to your operation's very existence. Therefore, it's only appropriate to make them feel valued during the holiday season. The greetings recommended in this section are specially crafted to express your appreciation and reinforce your business relationship. They are ideal for sending to your clients, regardless of the nature of your partnership. And remember, a well-crafted message can deepen business relationships and pave the way for future collaborations.

  • Your support is one of the best gifts we could ask for this holiday season. Happy holidays!

  • May the joy of the holidays bring you success and prosperity in the coming year. Thank you for your continued patronage.

  • Wishing you a festive and joyful holiday season. Looking forward to serving you better in the upcoming year

  • May the joy of the season inspire you and guide us as we continue together on our shared journey.

  • May your holidays be filled with cheer and may we continue to enjoy mutual success in the coming year.

  • Warmest holiday wishes from our family to yours. May the coming year be filled with promise and potential.

  • Your trust in us fuels our success. Here's to a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

  • With sincere appreciation for your loyalty and goodwill, we wish you all the joys of the season.

  • Cheers to a successful year past and the bright future ahead! Happy holidays!

  • May your holiday season be filled with laughter, joy, and prosperity. We look forward to growing together in the new year.

  • Thank you for your continued support. Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this holiday season can offer.

  • May your holidays be filled with joy and your New Year full of opportunities. Here's to our continued success together.

  • In this season of gratitude, we pause to thank you for your business. Wishing you a joy-filled holiday.

Happy Holidays to loved ones 

Delivering festive messages to your loved ones can spark joy beyond measure. These individuals are the ones we care about the most. From our partners and kids to our closest friends and companions, they hold a special place in our hearts. Sending a sentimental, heartwarming holiday greeting is a thoughtful way to express just how much they mean to us. In this unique section, we offer you some of the most touching holiday messages that will truly resonate with those closest to you, lighting up their holiday season with love, warmth and boundless cheer.

  • This holiday season, I am reminded of the love and joy you bring into my life. Happy holidays, dear!

  • You are the star on my holiday tree, the marshmallows in my hot chocolate. Here's to another year of making memories. Happy holidays, love!

  • May the magic of the season light up your life just as you light up mine. Wishing you a holiday season filled with love and joy.

  • An extra jolly holiday wish to the extra jolly person in my life. May your celebrations be vibrant and your cheer contagious!

  • You fill my life with warmth, joy, and all things sweet—the perfect ingredients for a splendid holiday. Here's wishing you a sugar-spiced Christmas and a frosting-topped New Year!

  • To my dearest, here's hoping that the holidays will bring you treasured moments, beautiful surprises, and all the special things you love.

  • Your presence already makes my holiday a joyous one! Here’s to another year of cuddling under the holiday lights. Merry Christmas love!

  • To the one who makes every day feel like a holiday, may your holidays sparkle with joy and laughter. Happy holidays!

  • Our holidays are merrier because of you. Here's to toasty winter nights and warm holiday wishes for the most loved person.

  • Here's wishing you all the jingle, jolly, and joyful moments the holiday season has to offer. Wishing you a very merry holiday!

  • A sprinkle of joy, a dash of cheer, a whole lot of love. That's my recipe for the perfect holiday season for you!

Funny Happy Holidays messages

Many share holiday greetings that are solemn and sweet, but why not spread cheer with a dash of humour? This section is dedicated to those quirkiness-loving souls who appreciate a good chuckle. Whether you're about to draft a holiday card for your lovable joker of a friend, jot down a quirky note to a family member, or design some custom merchandise with a witty holiday punchline, these messages will do the trick. Here they are, awaiting your gleeful exploration. And we hope they fill your festive season with chuckles and joy. 

  • Forget the past, you can’t change it. Forget the present, I didn’t get you one.

  • Let's celebrate the holiday season by overeating and pretending we don't already do that.

  • I hope Santa leaves you lots of presents, but I hope the reindeer do not leave behind any surprises.

  • Santa called. He said you've been too good this year. So, for balance, I suggested he get you coal instead.

  • Joy, peace, love, and a giant pile of gifts.

  • Holiday calories don’t count, right? Enjoy the cookies. All of them!

  • May all your holiday anxieties be pacified with excessive holiday feasting!

  • Ho, Ho, Hope your holiday is filled with everything you wanted...and nothing you didn't!

  • Do elves use spellcheck? Asking for a friend who may receive this text.

  • I’m dreaming of a White Christmas. But if the white runs out, I'll drink the red.


Six best practices for writing your own personalized holiday message

Crafting a personalized holiday greeting doesn’t have to be tricky or time-consuming; it simply requires a few basics and a dash of creativity. Follow these practical steps to create greetings for this Christmas and holiday season that make your friends, relatives, colleagues, or customers feel special.

You may be wondering, "Where do I start?" Well, friends, the magic lies in finding the right balance between universal good wishes and individual sentiment. Here's our top tips writing a personalized message.

1. Keep the recipient in mind

Always keep in mind who the greeting is for. This will influence the tone, content, and style of your holiday wishes. Do they prefer a formal approach or a more relaxed tone? A heartfelt message for a family member might differ from a professional note to a client or associate.

2. Express genuine sentiments

Personalization stems from authenticity. To make your holiday messages extra special, include your well wishes, gratitude, or heartfelt thoughts in a genuine and meaningful way. This shared sentiment will add a touch of warmth to your message.

3. Include a personal touch

Can you add something distinct that ties the greeting to the person? Maybe you'd mention an inside joke, a shared memory, or talk about their best traits. This is what makes your message truly personalized and memorable.

4. Recognize the significance of the holiday

When crafting holiday messages, it's important to consider the significance of the holiday for your recipient. If they celebrate a particular tradition, weave this into your wishes. Acknowledging the holiday and conveying your understanding of its meaning to them can strengthen the connection between you two. 

5. Set a positive tone for the new year

As you wrap up your holiday message, consider including well wishes for the year to come. Encourage hope and optimism for a New Year filled with happiness, success, and good health. This furthers the uplifting spirit that holiday messages are meant to deliver. 

6. Keep it concise

While you want your message to be meaningful and personalized, it's also important to keep it concise. Long messages may lose their impact when the main sentiment gets lost within the words. Be succinct and ensure your heartfelt message shines through. 

Pro tip: Remember, the best holiday greetings come from the heart. So, be sincere and authentic. It's your sentiments that count, not the word count or complexity of language.


Creative ways to incorporate holiday greetings into custom merchandise

Now that you're well-equipped with culturally relevant holiday greetings, let's talk about how you can infuse these into personalized gift merchandise. By doing this, the holiday cheer is not just transmitted through words but also via beautiful, tangible tokens of love and appreciation that can be treasured forever.

Personalized gifts

What could be more heartwarming than receiving a Christmas gift fashioned with a personalized greeting? Imagine unwrapping a beautiful Christmas tree adorned with a thoughtful holiday message or sipping cocoa from a mug that brings cheer and warm wishes. It's simple to infuse your holiday gifts with a personal touch using Gelato's platform. Whether it's clothing, home decor, stocking stuffers, or everyday items, a custom message can make your gift stand out. And the best part? There's no need for bulk orders or high costs - print on demand allows you to create standout pieces efficiently and affordably.

Custom calendars

Can you imagine a gift that keeps giving throughout the year and doesn't need a spotlight for just the season? A custom calendar is an excellent place to display those heartwarming holiday greetings to inspire and keep the spirit of the festive season alive all year long. With Gelato's print on demand service, you can customize each month with a different greeting, creating a year-round reminder of the love and warmth that holidays bring.

Custom holiday cards

There's something distinctly charming about receiving a physical card, especially during the holiday season. Custom holiday cards adorned with culturally relevant greetings can be a thoughtful touch to remind your loved ones just how special they are. The card could be a classic winter scene with a heartfelt message within or maybe accessorized with fun pictures and cheerful holiday quotes. Not only does this make your holiday cards uniquely beautiful, but it also ensures that your loved ones feel extra special receiving a personalized greeting!

Take your holiday greetings to the next level with Gelato

Why stop at crafting personal, heart-warming greetings when you can take your holiday expressions a notch higher? With Gelato’s state-of-the-art platform, you can easily transform your creative holiday messages into unique, tangible gifts for everyone. With the power to create custom print on demand merchandise, you go one step beyond the conventional holiday greeting card. 

  • Create personalized gifts: With Gelato, you can create striking, personalized holiday greetings and incorporate them into a variety of merchandise, such as t-shirts, mugs, phone cases, photo books, wall art, and more.  

  • Have them delivered to their doorstep: Gelato offers a significant advantage when it comes to shipping and logistics. Our automated order routing sends your custom orders to print facilities nearest to the destination, ensuring speedy deliveries just in time for the holidays. 

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