15 Christmas Card Message Ideas for Coworkers, Neighbours and Acquaintances
We blinked and it’s almost the end of the year once again. Although the last two years haven’t exactly turned out the way we envisioned them, nothing should stop us from making the most out of the holiday season.
This includes sending out Christmas cards to not only our family and friends, but also to people that we’ve met and interacted with – but might not be quite as close to. For example: our colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances.
Christmas cards are an essential festive tradition in the United Kingdom. In fact, the tradition of giving Christmas cards started in our country, with the first card given to King James I of England in 1611. Today, receiving a card with a personally written note still touches the heart more than expensive gifts, especially with the right message.
But if you’re one of those struggling to write the perfect message to people that you’re not very close with, here are some ideas that could spark that inspiration!
Christmas Card Messages for Colleagues. Everyone in your office worked extra hard this year, especially with the pandemic forcing most of us to work remotely. So, why not surprise your colleagues with simple yet thoughtful handwritten Christmas cards? Here are some examples of what you could write.
• “Despite the pretty hectic year, we can now safely say that we made it! Because of that, you’ve earned a well-deserved downtime to have fun, go shopping and create new memories with your family. Wishing you the best during the holiday season and beyond!”
• “Someone who worked so hard this year deserves nothing but blessings, happiness and success. You made work feel a lot less like work and we’re all lucky to have you as part of the team. Merry Christmas to you and the family!”
• “This Christmas, I only have one wish: that your happiness be big and your credit card bills small. Here’s to celebrating the best this season has to offer and for better days in the coming year. It was truly a pleasure working with you. Happy holidays!”
• “Who ever said Christmas is only for children? We worked so hard to meet our deadlines this year that we should treat ourselves for a job well done. I wish you a cheerful, unforgettable and meaningful holiday season with the people close to your heart.”
• “Eat, drink and be merry because you deserve it more than anyone. Wishing you a cheerful holiday season and more happiness for the coming year.”
Christmas Card Messages for Neighbours
Being part of a great community is one of the best things that could ever happen to you. When you have great neighbours, you would want to honour them this Christmas with special cards left at their door! Here are some ideas for Christmas messages for your neighbours.
• “May the magic of the holiday season fill every corner of your home with abundance, grace and joy. Happy holidays from our home to yours!”
• “A house filled with love for the holiday cheer, that’s all we wish for you this year. Whenever you need anything, remember that you can count on your neighbours near. Happy holidays from all of us!”
• “There’s nothing quite like spending the holidays with the people you love. That’s all we wish for you our dear neighbours, a Christmas filled with love, laughter and surprises to cheer you on. Happy holidays!”
• “Today, tomorrow, and always, we wish you a life full of peace, love and happiness. Thank you for being such great neighbours. We’re glad to be part of this community. Merry Christmas!”
• “To the best neighbours anyone could ever ask for, we wish you nothing but happiness, love and lots of good food on Christmas. Here’s to the best holiday season yet for the family!”
Christmas Card Messages for Acquaintances
It’s very important to be kind these days, even to the people you’ve not long met, or haven’t spent much time with. With everyone going through a lot, giving Christmas cards to acquaintances can really make their holidays even more special. It can be quite difficult to decide what to write in a Christmas card for someone you don’t know well, but here are some ideas:
• “This year may be tough, but better days are ahead. We hope this card lights up your day. Nice to meet you and Happy Holidays!”
• “Christmas is a time for sharing and our family wishes the best of what this season has to offer. Have a merry Christmas!”
• “I hope that the spirit of Christmas light your way and guide your heart. The Christmas cheer is on your way. Happy holidays!”
• “Glad to have met you this year and here’s to hoping we’ll get to know each other more in the coming years. Happy holidays from my family to yours!”
• “Raising our glasses for your happiness and abundance throughout the holiday season and beyond. Cheers and Happy Holidays!”
Extra Tips for Writing Christmas Card Messages
Writing a message on a Christmas card may sound easy, but in truth, it can take a lot of your time and energy – especially if you don’t know exactly what to write.
So aside from these ideas, we also rounded up some useful tips and tricks that will help you come up with the best messages for your colleagues, neighbours, acquaintances and everyone else in your circle:
• Begin with a Christmas greeting: e.g. “Happy Holidays”, “Season’s Greetings”, or “Merry Christmas!” This will help set the right mood for the rest of your card.
• Keep corporate Christmas cards professional. When writing Christmas cards for business partners, bosses and customers, it’s best to keep formal or professional titles when addressing people. Although you can include some cheerful words in your message, remember to keep your writing professional if you’re greeting people within your business.
• Create messages based on your relationship. Writing a Christmas card is different for someone you just met vs. someone whom you have a close relationship with. You can keep greetings light, short and general for new acquaintances while you can use more specific details for the cards that you write to close friends and colleagues. This will help make your greetings more personal and sentimental for the recipients.
• Think about religious quotes. If you’re writing to someone you share your faith with, you can always include some bible verses or religious quotes in your message. This will make your message more heartfelt and meaningful. But if you don’t know your recipient’s faith, it’s best to skip any religious wording to avoid offence.
• Inject a sense of humour. The holiday season is the perfect time for a good laugh and you can offer that by injecting some humour into your greetings. Just make sure to choose the appropriate jokes to avoid offending your recipient and it’s also best to use funny lines that are related to the holiday season to keep your greetings in theme.
Remember, don’t stress too much about getting your Christmas card messages absolutely perfect. Your recipients will be glad to receive a card from you anyway! It’s the thought that counts, after all.
Where Can I Buy Christmas Cards for Colleagues, Neighbours and Acquaintances?
The past year may have been rough and challenging for most of us, but there’s no reason to skip on the holiday festivities. In fact, this is the perfect time to show kindness and spread love to people who helped you survive and thrive this year – or just anyone that you’d like to wish a festive greeting, no matter how close you are with them. We all need a little extra love and thought this year!
At Charity Christmas Cards, we stock a wide range of beautiful Christmas cards, including traditional, religious, humorous and contemporary designs. There are templates to suit any taste, so you’re sure to find a design that resonates with you. For example, for your coworkers, employees or boss, why not choose one of our corporate Christmas cards which can be personalised with your company name or logo?
All of our cards offer internal personalisation, so you can write your own message inside in your choice of wording. And as an added bonus, for every card you order, we’ll make a donation to a charitable cause – we’ve raised over £10 million in the last 30 years!