How to Write a Heartfelt Holiday Card

Submitted: December 2, 2019 | Submitted By: Wileys Pharmacy

The holidays can be a hectic time with all of the shopping and traveling—the last thing you want to do is forget to send your holiday cards. A well-written card is a simple, yet meaningful way to let your loved ones know that you care. It’s not always an easy task to put your feelings onto a page. We’ve come up with some ideas on how to write a heartfelt holiday card that will make the holidays extra special.

Short and Sweet

If your holiday card list is particularly long, you’ll want to keep your message short and sweet for sake of time. The sentiment can still have a meaningful impact with these ideas:

  • Warm wishes this holiday season from your good friend!
  • Good tidings! I hope the holidays bring you peace and joy.
  • Wishing the best of the season to you and your family!
  • Happy Holidays! I am thankful to have you in my life.
  • May the New Year bring you happiness and health.

Additionally, you can add a holiday quote from your favorite author, poet, or songwriter.

Longer Message Ideas

It’s nice to write a longer, more personal letter if you have the time to spare. Craft each card with a personalized message based on your relationship with the person. Here are some ideas to get your pen moving:

  • Sum up your year and keep the conversation open by asking them to share their year as well.
  • Tell your friend or family member a moment that made you think of them.
  • Write about your children and pets and ask about theirs.
  • Share something new you’ve learned—it could be a recipe, craft, or other helpful tip.
  • Tell them about a book you’re reading, music you are listening to, or a movie you saw.
  • Write about things in your life that make you happy.
  • Give a list of the top 10 things that you are thankful for this Christmas.
  • Share a funny moment that happened this year that made you smile.
  • Give thanks to your friend and ask to set up a time to see them again soon.


  • Start early. Give yourself enough time to write and send out the letters so they arrive in time for the holidays.
  • Include photos. Pictures of vacation, sporting events, pets, and school portraits are great options to complement your letter. Share your memories and make sure to add a caption and the date.
  • Don’t boast. While it’s nice to share your memories from the past year, a holiday card should be light, reflective, and festive.
  • Keep the season in mind. Include messages that incorporate holiday-themed sentiments and stay clear of upsetting or controversial topics.
  • Don’t forget to sendoff. Have the entire family sign their name, especially if you are sending the same card to everyone, a signature will give the message a personal feel.

Now that you have tips and ideas to craft a heartfelt holiday card, it’s time to get out and start writing. Wiley’s Pharmacy carries a wonderful selection of Christmas and Holiday cards. Stock up on wrapping paper, gifts, and take 20% OFF Christmas card sets at the gift shop at Wiley’s Pharmacy!

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