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10 Unique Types of Holiday Greetings for This Year’s Cards

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Are you hoping to send a holiday greeting card that will stand out from the other 2 billion cards sent over the holiday season?

While full of excitement and joy, the holidays can be hectic and stressful. Having to think of unique and creative holiday greetings on top of everything else may seem overwhelming.

But don’t fret!

We’ve got all the unique holiday greetings you will need this season.

1. Casual and Classic

These holiday greetings are unique and creative but are not too personal. They are perfect for handing out to co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances, and those family members you only hear from once a year.

“Be Happy. Be Bright. Be Merry.”

“Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a smashing New Year”

“May Your Holidays Be Merry and the New Year filled with friends,
family and good times.”

“Have a Magical Holiday!”

“May your holiday season sparkle and may the year ahead be full of joy.”

“Unwrap yourself a joyful Christmas!”

“Hope you have a remember-forever-and-ever kind of holiday.”

2. Business-Friendly

Cards for business relations should be festive but professional. They provide a great opportunity to highlight thanks and wish for prosperity.

“Happy holidays and have a prosperous year.”

“Merry Christmas! Looking forward to a successful year!”

“Thank you for your business. We look forward to celebrating the spirit of the season with you.”

“All of us at [Company Name] join in saying thank you and wishing you happy holidays.”

“Happy holidays! Celebrate the season!” This one is for those workaholics that may need a reminder to stop and celebrate.

“Wishing you a happy holiday and many blessings in the new year.”

3. Friendship

Friends are special people in our lives who deserve special holiday greetings. Holiday cards give an opportunity to reminisce, give friendship sentiments, as well as happy holiday wishes.

“[I/we] [am/are] so grateful to have [a friend/friends] like you at [holiday] and all year long.”

“Friends make the holiday season fun and festive. [I/we] can’t wait to party and deck the halls with you this Christmas.”

“Where could I find a best friend like you? Not at the North Pole, that’s for sure. This year know that the best gift in my life is best friends like you. Merry Christmas.” This one is great for those friends who don’t like snow and cold weather.

“Happy holidays and a boozy New Year!” You know–for the wilder ones amongst your friends.

“Happy holidays! I can’t wait to ring in the New Year with you, my friend!”

“The Magic of Christmas never ends and its greatest of gifts are family and friends. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”

4. Funny

Funny holiday cards are, well, fun. They can be personalized based on your relationship with the card receiver or if sent out to many who know and understand your humor.

“Tidings of Comfort and Joy! And Cookies. Also Bourbon.” Change ‘bourbon’ to wine if you’re more of the wino type.

“Light that shit up.” Put this on a card with a photo of a tree or house decorated with holiday lights. This one is perfect for your friends or family members who may perceive an alternate meaning.

“May visions of sugarplums twerk in your head.” This greeting goes out to the dancers in your group. They will love it.

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Within reason.” This greeting is sure to get laughs from those who hate winter and snow. It is also a perfect card if you’re visiting a cold place away from your home in a warm climate.

“Wishing you health, happiness and minimal hangovers this holidays season!”

If you’re planning on sending a digital holiday greeting, check out our holiday gifs that are sure to gain some laughs!

5. Double-duty

Double-duty greetings are personal greetings for not just the holidays but other celebrations, too.

“Married and Bright.” What better way to say congrats to a recently married couple than with a holiday marriage card.

“Wishing you Joy.” This is a simple greeting for those who have been going through a hard time or are starting a new journey in their lives (e.g.: recently married/engaged).

“May the holidays bring you Peace and the New Year Blessing.” Another greeting for someone who has had a rough year.

“May your holidays be filled with joyful noise!” This card is for those who are expecting a new family member near the holidays.

“May the good cheer last throughout the year.” Send this greeting for those negative Nancy people.

6. To or From Snow Birds

Don’t let the miles keep you from spreading some holiday cheer! Here are some holiday greetings sure to put a smile on your loved ones no matter how far away.

“May your holiday be warm and cozy.”

“Warm wishes (literally) from our family to yours”

“It’s the most wonderful time of year.” This is a rub-it-in-their face greeting.

“Happy Holidays to beach bums and snow bunnies alike.”

“Wishing you health, happiness and plenty of SPF for the holidays!”

7. Christmas Religious

Here are some unique religious holiday greetings to share.

“Happy holidays and happy birthday, Jesus!”

“Can I get an amen for a merry Christmas and a happy new year?!”

“God bless you at Christmas and always.”

“A Christmas prayer from the [insert name here] family. We pray your spirit is light with hope, your heart is filled with joy and your holiday is blessed with the glory of God.”

8. Hanukkah

Not everyone celebrates Christmas. Here are some holiday greetings for Hanukkah.

“Wishing your Hanukkah full of light and joy!”

“May the Menorah candles shine bright and your holiday is full of cheer.”

“Wishing you a happy Hanukkah and a happy New Year.”

“May your Hanukkah overflow with love and laughter.”‘

“May all the joys of Hanukkah fill your heart throughout the New Year.”

9. To or From Family

The importance and unique love found within families calls for a unique card to fit the plate.

“Happy holidays from our dysfunctional family to yours!”

“We hope the holidays bring you as much joy as toys bring us!”

“Happy holidays, from the mischievous holiday munchkins.”

“Having family like you is the best [holiday] gift there could ever be.”

“Thank you for reminding us the true reason for the season.”

“It’s the most [sisterful/brotherful/sonderful] time of year.” This greeting could also be changed to fit one’s family name (e.g.: “Smithful”).

10. Pet-Themed

Pet lovers will love these holiday greetings and appreciate the personability.

“Happy Pawlidays!”

“Wishing you the purrfect holiday and a pawsome New Year!”

“Unleash the joy this holiday season.”

“We wish you a merry Lickmas and a yappy New Year!”

Throw in a pet gif to match!

Which Holiday Greetings Will You Choose?

No matter the relationship, there is a unique holiday greeting to fit.

We have tons of gifs for every greeting style that can some extra joy to your greeting.

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