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May your words be merry and bright. By Jorie Nicole McDonald . 9) “Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a most prosperous and healthy New Year.”.

Here is a collection of Christmas wishes and Short Christmas messages for you to sent for your family and friends. Short Christmas Greetings are the best ways to wish Merry Christmas to your dears and nears on this Christmas Time. If you are looking for best short Christmas wishes to wish your friends and relatives, then you are came to the right place. Here is a best collection of short Christmas greetings

Short Christmas Wishes

Can’t find the perfect Christmas wishes sayings to write in your holiday cards? Then these short christmas messages samples may be able to help you come up with the best message. You can choose among our top Christmas wishes written below.

  1. Wishing you a magical and blissful holiday!
    Have a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!
  2. May this season of giving be the start of your better life.
    Have a great and blessed holiday!
  3. May this Christmas season
    Brings you nothing but fond memories,
    Happiness and laughter
  4. Wish you all the best this holiday season
    and throughout the year,
    Merry Christmas!
  5. Let us forget the past and start anew,
    wishing to see you this Christmas!

Merry Christmas Card

  1. I wish this holiday season you would receive
    Love, peace and joy for the whole year,
    Merry Christmas!
  2. May you receive the greatest gift of all this Christmas,
    someone to share your life with,
    Merry Christmas!
  3. If I could tell Santa what to give you,
    It would be happiness and peace
    Not just this Christmas,
    but for the entire year
  4. May this Christmas be
    more than just a season,
    but a way of life
  5. May this holiday season
    be full of surprises and cheers,
    simply because you deserved the best

Short Christmas Messages

Short messaging services or simply SMS has become more and more popular means of greeting loved ones and family during the holiday season. So if you wish to send your friends a short christmas greetings, sms is a good option. Here are some samples of merry christmas wishes text that you can send via sms.

  1. Merry Christmas from all of us! Here’s to a season of love and harmony!
  2. Season’s Greetings from the family! Hope you all end the year on a bright note
  3. Wish we could see all of you this holiday season! All the best for the New Year!
  4. May your fire be warm and your home be bright. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
  5. May your home be filled with joy and love
    This Christmas season.
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday!
  6. May the blessings and happiness
    Of Christmas season be yours
    May the next year be better and happier
    Happy Holidays!

  1. Best wishes for you and your family this Christmas
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  2. May you be happy and blessed
    Not just on Christmas day, but throughout the year!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  3. Open the gift of happiness and love this Christmas
    And share them with the others.
    Have a blissful and happy Christmas!
  4. May your life be filled with the blessings of Christmas
    And may it always be yours.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Short Christmas Greetings

Here is a selection of Short  Christmas Greetings you can use for your family and friends.. Choose from these heartfelt short christmas and new year greetings for your holiday cards and season’s greetings.

We may not be together on Christmas day,
But my heart and soul will always b with you.
My warmest greetings to you
Have a great and wonderful Christmas!

Wishing you a holiday season full of fun
And a new year filled with prosperity and abundance.

I maybe miles away, but you will always be in my heart
I may not be able to celebrate Christmas with you,
But I’ll always celebrate it with a heart with you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear.

Bright stars on the top of the Christmas tree
Signifies that there will always be a light to guide us.
May you have a wonderful holiday
With your loved and near ones.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

May this year’s Christmas be the best Christmas ever.
Warmest wishes to you and your family.
Have a great and wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Celebrate this day with a heart
Filled with happiness, cheer and love
Share the blessings to others for that is the true meaning of Christmas
Have a happy holiday!

“Listen to the whispers of the wind this Christmas. They carry a message of love, peace, hope and happiness for you. Wishing you a merry Christmas. ”

“May this Christmas bring to your family the promise of a better tomorrow; full of love and hope. Merry Christmas my friend!

“A season of hope, a season of love, a season of blessings. May the divine light of Christmas shine in your life this season. Merry Christmas and Happy New year. ”

We’re all hoping that you have a fantastic holiday season and a fabulous New Year!

This was the only photograph we could agree on. I hope your family has a much more photogenic Christmas!

Funny Short Christmas Wishes

Add humor to your Christmas messages with these funny Christmas wishes. We wrote some light yet humorous Christmas messages that can make your loved one or friends smile on this holiday season. You may also add your own inside jokes to make it even more fun.

Christmas is the festival of love and spirit
So let us drink the spirit to feel love
Merry Christmas to You

I would say all I want for Christmas is YOU,
But I really would love a new credit card as well!

Yippee! Another day again to receive, receive, and receive!

They say Christmas is a time for smiles.
How can I smile if my wallet has ran out of cash?

You should know that you are getting older,
When Santa Claus is starting to look younger.

Doesn’t it make you wonder why Santa is still so old fashioned? He is trying to help us retain the true meaning of Christmas which is spending less and sharing more. Merry Christmas.

Christmas is supposed to be a time of fun, laughter and cheer, but isn’t it sad that we have turned the most wonderful time of the year into the most stressful time of the year. Have a stress free Christmas this year.

What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present. – Don Marquis

My Christmas wish is to spend more time unwrapping presents than I do untangling lights. – Melanie White

Top Merry Christmas Wishes

In this category, you can choose good Christmas wishes greetings text that you can send to your family or friends. Some of these Christmas wishes are inspirational, cute and religious. Select the ones perfect for your needs.

  • If Santa truly granted wishes, I would make only one wish for Christmas that your Smile never fades. Merry Christmas.
  • I pray this season brings you unending bliss, Peace that transcends your soul and laughter for all your days. Merry Christmas.
  • I hoped for a miracle to make believe in love, then I met you. Now I pray you never leave, this is my Christmas prayer. Merry Christmas my darling.
  • Just like the uniqueness of every snowflake remains a mystery, you are just as special and magical to me. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
  • Christmas won’t be special without you, we miss you and wish you a perfect Christmas and a happy New Year wherever you are.
  • I have but one wish my dearest that you make this season perfect by sharing it with me!
    Merry Christmas with all my heart.
  • My darling, my love, you will always be my Christmas miracle. I love you more than words can express and I wish a merry Christmas.
  • I pray this season brings to you the courage to brave new storms, Joy that numbs all pain and a love that envelops you forever. Best wishes and a very Merry Christmas to you

Short Christmas Quotes

You can also use quotes as greetings. There are many relevant Short christmas quotes that you can find online wherein you can partner your personal greetings with. Some of these are inspirational Christmas messages that will give your recipient some inspiration as they celebrate the holiday.

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory,
like a thunderstorm,
and we all go through it together.
~ Garrison Keillor

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Bless us Lord,
this Christmas,
with quietness of mind;
Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
~ Helen Steiner Rice

This is Christmas: not the tinsel,
not the giving and receiving,
not even the carols.
But the humble heart that receives anew
the wondrous gift — the Christ.
~ Frank McKibben

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a time when you get homesick –
even when you’re home.
~ Carol Nelson

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
~ Alexander Smith

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year –
and yet, for all that,
when it speaks,
its voice has strong authority.
~ W. J. Cameron

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. – Janice Maeditere

Christmas is a feeling true friends share with laughter and love to show that they care. – Unknown

Christmas is love come down to earth, a gift of infinite worth. – Unknown

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. – Peg Bracken

May this Christmas be bright and merry. Happy Holidays! – Unknown

Merry Christmas Quotes and Sayings

  • Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again. ~ Grace Noll Crowell
  • Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever. ~ Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  • Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. ~ Helen Steiner Rice
  • Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day. ~ Helen Steiner Rice
  • Christmas… that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance — a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. ~ Augusta Rundel

Short Christmas Messages For Cards

Ahhh, it’s Christmas time already. Make your Christmas present even more special by attaching a romantic and short Christmas wishes on it. Christmas messages don’t have too long. Just make sure that you greet your loved ones by sending them a Christmas messages that will touch their heart and will spread the Christmas Joy and happiness. Sometime, the best Christmas gift is one that it said with words rather than things. What more if you give them both? Below are free short Christmas messages you can add to your printable Christmas cards and gift tags.

Christmas time is here
The time for fun and cheer
Family and friends come together
Celebrate the date and get merrier
Happy Holidays!

Bright lights, sparkling sights
Falling snow and chilling nights
Christmas is here, alright!
Have fun and enjoy all the holiday’s delights!

This Christmas, I wish you all the best gifts in life –
The gift of happiness
The gift of love
The gift of peace
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christmas is more fun
When you celebrate it with friends and loved ones
Have a blessed and joyous Christmas!

Wishing we could all be together to share the Christmas cheer this year. Merry Christmas!

You’re all so important to us. Stay safe and stay happy this holiday season!

“May you be blessed with gifts of hope, love and peace. Merry Christmas to you and your family.”

“It’s Christmas time again and I hope you’re having a good time with your family and dear ones! Happy Holidays!”

“This Yuletide season, be thankful for your blessings and show your loved ones that you value them. Make this occasion merrier! Merry Christmas!”

“May Santa Claus bring everything you have wished for. Happy Holidays!”

“Share the joy of Christmas to those around you to make your Christmas merrier and brighter. Happy Holidays!”

Christmas Wishes for Kids

Children bring the joy of Christmas to any home. With their sweet laugher and their sweet voices singing the Christmas carols, they illuminate a care free attitude that the older generations envy. The children make the adults remember their childhood memories and smile during the Christmas holidays. This is why it is very important that this Christmas you acknowledge the presence of the children in your family. You can do this by sending them, cards with the cutest Christmas quotes. If you do not know what to write in a Christmas card, find some ideas below. You can also send these quotes to adults to remind them of their inner child.

  • There is no sad thing than waking up on Christmas and not being a child – Erma Bombeck
  • Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and we are better throughout the year because we became children again during Christmas time – Laura Wilder
  • Merry Christmas and may Santa read your letter and bring you all the gifts you deserve.
  • I sent Santa a special message telling him that you have been good. And he promised to give me a better job so that I can buy you more toys! Merry Christmas.

  • Christmas is the birthday of Jesus. So we will cut the cake and sing with joy because it is he who gave you to mummy and daddy.
  • You do not have to worry that you will make a mess this Christmas Eve. There is no mess on Christmas, only memories.
  • Like the love baby Jesus had for mankind, my love for you will always be eternal. Merry Christmas my little one.
  • Let our children see the child within us during Christmas. So that they know that Christmas is always exciting no matter the age.

There is something new about old Christmas traditions. Maybe it is the fact that they remind us of our childhood.

Short Christmas Wishes Text

Greet your family and friends a happy holiday this Yuletide season with the best and coolest Christmas wishes while keeping it brief and short. Here are some samples of short Christmas messages for family and friends.

  • We’re all so glad we have one-another. I hope you are too! Merry Christmas!
  • Spend every holiday season trying to top the last one! That’s the only way to do it!
  • Every one of us is an ornament on the Christmas Tree of Life.
  • I hope you’re all making this a Christmas to remember!
  • All the best to everyone this Holiday Season!
  • This time only comes once a year, everyone. Make the most of it!
  • Good tidings we bear to you and your kin! May we all have a Merry Christmas!

Short Christmas Love Messages

What a nice feeling it is to celebrate this day with a loved one. Express your feelings with these romantic Christmas messages that will keep you closer together. These Christmas love messages can also be used for your Christmas cards and Christmas greetings. You may also use these Christmas wishes as Christmas card wordings, Christmas SMS and Christmas Text messages.

This Christmas,
I want a bag full of gifts to enjoy,
and you of course to cuddle with joy.
Merry Christmas!

Every Christmas card I write makes me long for you so much.
Wish we could be together this holiday.
Merry Christmas.

I wish you all the happiness, health and success.
May you celebrate Christmas full of cheer!
Happy holidays!

I love to celebrate this day with someone as special as you!

Short Christmas Wishes Messages

Share the warmth and good vibe of the Yuletide season by spreading inspirational and religious Christmas messages. Below are some example of christmas wishes greetings that can warm their heart and feel the good vibe that the season brings.

You are as bright as the star that guided the Kings towards Jesus.
You are the light that guided me to a love that is true.
Have a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year!

Merry Christmas to you!
May you feel loved and cared for.
I love you!

To my family who has taken good care of me,
been with me through my ups and downs,
I wish that we will continue to have the love that binds us together.
Let us celebrate Christmas together!

To all the people who are dear to me,
I wish all of you nothing but the joy and happiness that this Christmas brings!
Merry Christmas to all!

Christmas means loving the people around us.
Come to think of it.
Why do we have to wait for this season to do such if we can do it all year round?

Christmas Text Messages

Looking for some more merry Christmas wishes text and sms messages? Then here’s some more that you may want to use! We also include some good Christmas wishes images that you can share via messenger or post in your social media accounts.

“May this season of love be the beginning of a blessed and peaceful year ahead. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. ”

“I wish you the unconditional love of God in all the dreams of your heart and your everyday prayers. Merry Christmas. ”

“Prosperity and happiness are my prayers for you this Christmas season. May you end the year with a smile and start with hope for another year. Merry Christmas and Happy New year. ”

“I wish Christmas was everyday because it is the one time of the year I get to spend with you. Merry Christmas!”

“If life has been bringing you down, may the miracle of Christmas bring you up and fill you with joy, peace, and love. Merry Christmas!”

“Countless of gifts will definitely come your way, but I hope you find the value of immaterial things. Merry Christmas, dear!”

“I wish you nothing but the best of the joyous Christmas season. Embrace every blessing that will come your way. Merry Christmas!”

“I may not be with you, but my heart is always yours. May you have a warm and love-filled Christmas this year. Merry Christmas!”

Merry Christmas Messages

Best Christmas Greetings

Amidst the cold weather and the white glow of the freezing snow,
I send nothing but the warmest Christmas greetings this Yuletide season.
Have a very merry Christmas!

This Christmas holiday, remember that the gifts you receive
Are not as important as the love you get and
The love you give to those who are precious to you.
May you never forget the value of love.
Merry Christmas!

You don’t need Santa to find out if you’re naughty or nice.
For me, you’re definitely one of the nicest persons around.
I hope you have a great Christmas ahead of you because you deserve it!
Merry Christmas!

 

Learn basic Danish greetings and wishes for the Holiday Season. Learn new Danish words and translations in this FREE DanishClass101 lesson.

How to write the perfect holiday wishes

words of holiday wishes

Q: WHO CAN SUBMIT ADOPTION STORIES TO THE PETCO FOUNDATION’S HOLIDAY WISHES CAMPAIGN?
Any person who has adopted a pet from an animal welfare organization in the United States can submit a story during the Holiday Wishes campaign. Please note that the pet must be currently living.

Q: WHEN CAN I SUBMIT MY STORY?
Adopters can submit stories August 12 – September 23, 2019 at noon CST. However, due to the timing of the contest and review requirements, we can only guarantee that the first 10,000 stories will be fully reviewed and considered for the campaign. We encourage all to enter stories in the Holiday Wishes campaign early to assure consideration.

Q: WHAT SHOULD THE STORY BE ABOUT?
At the Petco Foundation, we’re All for Love and this year’s Holiday Wishes campaign focuses on how your relationship with your adopted pet has changed your life. So, we’re looking for stories describing how your adopted pet has made your life better. Stories range from the simplest things that bring more joy to life each and every day to the one-of-a-kind, extraordinary stories.

For example, maybe you used to sit home alone reading a book but now you’re sitting home with your favorite novel with a cat on your lap. Or your story can be more dramatic like the stories we see on the news when a dog saves a family from a house fire or a burglar. These stories, while very different, still show how a pet can significantly change our lives for the better. Your story should be a celebration of the love you share with your pet.

Remember to tell a story rather than simply reciting facts as they happened. Quality storytelling and supporting photos or videos will make your submission stand out from all the others. You may wish to reach out to the animal welfare organization that you adopted your pet from so they can assist you with crafting your story and obtaining quality photos and/or video for your submission.

Q: MY PET PASSED AWAY, CAN I STILL SUBMIT HIS/HER STORY?
We are deeply sorry for the loss of your pet and offer our heartfelt condolences. All story submissions must be written about a pet currently living in your home.

Q: I AM TRYING TO LOGIN TO SUBMIT MY STORY BUT I CANNOT REMEMBER MY PASSWORD?
Please use the password reset button on the login screen.

Q: I SUBMITTED A STORY LAST YEAR, BUT DID NOT WIN. CAN I SUBMIT AGAIN?
Absolutely, please review some of our winning stories from last year to see what makes a winning story stand out.

Q: MY HOLIDAY WISHES STORY WON AN AWARD IN A PRIOR YEAR – AM I ELIGIBLE TO WIN AGAIN?
A: Stories about the same pet are not eligible to win, however, we encourage prior winners to share stories about other pets that were not featured in the original winning story.

Q: CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE STORY?
First, thank you for adopting more than one pet. However, due to the large number of submissions anticipated, we are asking adopters to limit submissions to one story per household.

Q: CAN I SUBMIT A STORY ABOUT MORE THAN ONE PET?
Yes, you can submit a story that includes information about more than one pet but you must single out the name of one pet and the animal welfare organization you adopted him/her from.

Q: CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY ADOPTION STORY AFTER I SUBMIT IT?
No. You cannot make changes once your story is submitted, but you may make as many changes as you wish while your story is in draft mode.

Q: CAN THE PETCO FOUNDATION EDIT MY STORY?
Yes, we reserve the right to edit all stories submitted for brevity or clarity before being published. We also reserve the right to edit any photos or videos submitted with the story prior to publishing.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PETS CAN I SUBMIT AN ADOPTION STORY FOR?
You can submit a story about any companion animal that you have adopted from an animal welfare organization.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PHOTOS SHOULD I INCLUDE?
All story submissions should include a minimum of four photos: one photo of the pet by him/herself, and one photo of the pet with his/her family or a family member. You should also include two additional photos to support your story. The expression ‘a photo is worth a thousand words’ definitely applies during the Holiday Wishes campaign. Great photos can tell a story by themselves, so submit photos that express your story.

When creating file names for the photos in your submission, please use the name of the pet you are nominating as the photos’ file name (e.g. bella.jpg, bella2.jpg). Additionally, be sure to use high-resolution images. Most cell phone cameras are capable of taking great photos. Be sure to submit photos that are clear and of the highest quality possible. The system will accept most image file types including gif, jpeg, jpg and png.

Please do not submit photos that contain watermarks or text/graphics overlaid on the image. Collage images and/or images with added borders, etc., are not preferred.

Q: CAN I INCLUDE VIDEO WITH MY STORY SUBMISSION?
Yes, we encourage the use of video in telling your story. The system will video file types including AVI and MP4. We reserve the right to edit your video. Please ensure that you have the license for any music and or photos included with your video.

Q: I AM A PETCO EMPLOYEE. AM I ABLE TO SUBMIT A STORY ABOUT AN ANIMAL THAT I ADOPTED FROM AN ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION?
We are always happy to see Petco employees adopting pets, and we thank you for choosing adoption. Petco employees are eligible to submit stories and win grant awards for their animal welfare organization but are not eligible to receive the Petco shopping spree prize.

Q: HOW MANY STORIES WILL YOU ACCEPT?
The Petco Foundation will accept all stories submitted during August 12 – September 23, 2019. However, due to the timing of the contest and review requirements, we can only guarantee that the first 10,000 stories will be fully reviewed and considered for the campaign. We encourage all to enter stories in the Holiday Wishes campaign early to assure consideration.

Q: WHAT QUALIFIES AS AN ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION?
The Petco Foundation grants funds to qualified animal welfare organizations based in the United States. Organizations include municipal or government animal shelters and nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organizations such as humane societies, SPCAs and foster-based rescues. To be eligible to receive an award, nominated animal welfare organizations must complete the adoption verification for submissions, an annual Petco Foundation partnership application and a Holiday Wishes grant application.

Q: WHAT CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD I SUBMIT FOR THE ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION?
It is important that you contact the animal welfare organization directly and inform them that you are submitting a Holiday Wishes story to the Petco Foundation which gives their organization an opportunity to win a substantial grant. Ask them for the direct contact information for their Executive Director or someone else who can verify the adoption and respond immediately along with their organization Tax ID.

Additionally, the animal welfare organization may be willing to assist you with writing your story or obtaining quality photos and/or video for your submission.

Q: HOW CAN I BE SURE MY STORY IS SUBMITTED?
When you have completed the required tasks, please be sure to click “Review & Submit” and the final “Submit Your Application” button to ensure that your submission is eligible for review. You will receive an email confirmation that your story was submitted successfully.

If you experience any technical issues that are not answered in these FAQs, please contact us at [email protected]

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Whether you're celebrating Christmas in a German-speaking country or you want to bring a few old-world traditions home, these German phrases and traditions will make your holiday truly authentic. The first two sections below contain general German Christmas and New Year's greetings followed by the English translations. The subsequent sections are grouped alphabetically, with the English word or phrase printed first, followed by the German translations.

German nouns always start with a capital letter, unlike English, where only proper nouns or nouns that begin a sentence are capitalized. German nouns are also generally preceded by an article, such as die or der, which means "the" in English. So, study the tables, and you'll be saying Fröhliche Weihnachten! (Merry Christmas) as well as many other German holiday greetings in no time.

German Christmas Greetings

German Greeting

English Translation

Ich wünsche

I wish

Wir wünschen

We wish

dir

You

Euch

You all

Ihnen

You, formal

deiner Familie

Your family

Ein frohes Fest!

A joyous holiday!

Frohe Festtage!

Season's Greetings! / Happy Holidays!

Frohe Weihnachten!

Merry Christmas!

Frohes Weihnachtsfest!

[A] joyous Christmas celebration!

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Merry Christmas!

Ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest!

A blessed/joyous Christmas!

Gesegnete Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr!

A blessed Christmas and a happy new year!

Herzliche Weihnachtsgrüße!

Best Christmas greetings!

Ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und alles Gute zum neuen Jahr!

A joyful Christmas (festival) and best wishes for the new year!

Zum Weihnachtsfest 

besinnliche Stunden!

[We wish you] Contemplative / reflective hours during the Christmas celebration!

Ein frohes und besinnliches Weihnachtsfest!

A merry and reflective/thoughtful Christmas!

German New Year’s Greetings

German Saying

English Translation

Alles Gute zum neuen Jahr!

Best wishes for the new year!

Einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

A good start in the new year!

Prosit Neujahr!

Happy New Year!

Ein glückliches neues Jahr!

Happy New Year!

Glück und Erfolg im neuen Jahr!

Good fortune and success in the new year!

Zum neuen Jahr Gesundheit, Glück und viel Erfolg!

Health, happiness, and much success in the new year!

Advent to Baumkuchen

Advent (Latin for "arrival, coming") is the four-week period leading up to Christmas. In German-speaking countries and most of Europe, the first Advent weekend is the traditional beginning of the Christmas season when open-air Christmas markets (Christkindlmärkte) appear in many cities, the most famous ones being in Nuremberg and Vienna.

Baumkuchen, listed below, is a "tree cake," a layered cake whose interior resembles tree rings when cut.

English Word of Phrase

German Translation

Advent calendar(s)

Adventskalender

Advent season

Adventszeit

Advent wreath

Adventskranz

Angel(s)

der Engel

Basel chocolate balls

Basler Brunsli

Baumkuchen

der Baumkuchen

Candles to Crèche (Manger)

Candles, with their light and warmth, have long been used in German winter celebrations as symbols of the sun in the dark of winter. Christians later adopted candles as their own symbols of the "Light of the World." Candles also play an important role in Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish "Festival of Lights."

English Word or Phrase

German Translation

Carol(s), Christmas carol(s): 

Weihnachtslied (-er)

Carp

der Karpfen

Chimney

der Schornstein

Choir

der Chor

Crèche, manger

die Krippe

Christmas to Crescent

Christ Child translates into German as das Christkind or das Christkindl.The moniker "Kris Kringle" is actually a corruption of Christkindl.

The word came into American English via the Pennsylvania Germans, whose neighbors misunderstood the German word for the bringer of gifts. With the passage of time, Santa Claus (from Dutch Sinterclaas) and Kris Kringle became synonymous. The Austrian town of Christkindl bei Steyr is a popular Christmas post office, an Austrian "North Pole."

English Word or Phrase

German Translation

Christmas

das Weihnachten, das Weihnachtsfest

Christmas bread/cake, fruit cake

der Stollen, der Christstollen, der Striezel

Christmas card(s)

Weihnachtskarte

Christmas Eve

Heiligabend

Christmas market(s)

Weihnachtsmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt

Christmas pyramid

die Weihnachtspyramide

Christmas tree

der Christbaum, der Tannenbaum, der Weihnachtsbaum

Cinnamon star(s)

Zimtstern: Star-shaped, cinnamon-flavored Christmastime cookies

Cookies

Kekse, Kipferln, Plätzchen

Cradle

Wiege

Crib

Krippe, Kripplein

Crescent(s)

Kipferl

Father Christmas to Glass Ball

In the 16th century, Protestants, led by Martin Luther, introduced "Father Christmas" to replace Saint Nicholas and to avoid the Catholic saints. In the Protestant parts of Germany and Switzerland, Saint Nicholas became der Weihnachtsmann ("Christmas Man"). In the U.S., he came to be known as Santa Claus, while in England children look forward to a visit from Father Christmas.

English Word of Phrase

German Translation

Father Christmas (Santa Claus)

der Weihnachtsmann: 

Fir tree

der Tannenbaum (-bäume)

Fruit bread (Christmas bread)

der Stollen, das Kletzenbrot

Garland

die Girlande

Gift(s)

das Geschenk

Gift giving

die Bescherung

Gingerbread

der Lebkuchen

Glass ball

die Glaskugel

Holly to Ring 

In pagan times, Holly ( die Stechpalme) was believed to have magical powers that kept evil spirits away. Christians later made it a symbol of Christ's crown of thorns. According to legend, the holly berries were originally white but turned red from Christ's blood.

English Word or Phrase

German Translation

Holly

die Stechpalme

King(s)

der König

Three Kings (Wise Men)

die Heiligen Drei Könige, die Weisen

Kipferl

das Kipferl: An Austrian Christmas cookie. 

Lighting

die Beleuchtung

Outdoor lighting

die Außenbeleuchtung

Lights

die Lichter

Marzipan

das Marzipan (almond paste candy)

Midnight mass 

die Christmette, Mitternachtsmette

Mistletoe

die Mistel

Mulled, spiced wine

der Glühwein ("glow wine")

Myrrh

die Myrrhe

Nativity

die Krippe, Krippenbild, die Geburt Christi

Nut(s)

die Nuss (Nüsse)

Nutcracker(s)

der Nussknacker

Organ, pipe organ

die Orgel

Ornaments, ornamentation 

die Verzierung, der Schmuck

Poinsettia

die Poinsettie, der Weihnachtsstern

Reindeer

das Rentier 

Ring (bells)

erklingen, klingeln

Saint Nicholas to Wreath

Saint Nicholas is not Santa Claus or the American "Saint Nick." Dec. 6, the Feast of St. Nicholas, is the day upon which the original Bishop Nicholas of Myra (now in Turkey) is commemorated and is the date of his death in the year 343. He was later granted sainthood. The German Sankt Nikolaus, dressed as a bishop, brings gifts on that day.

According to legend, it was also Bishop Nicholas who created the Christmas tradition of hanging stockings by the fireplace. The kindly bishop is said to have thrown bags of gold for the poor down the chimney. The bags landed in stockings that had been hung by the fire to dry. This Saint Nicholas legend may also partly explain the American custom of Santa coming down the chimney with his bag of gifts.

English Word or Phrase

 German Translation

Saint Nicholas

der Sankt Nikolaus

Sheep

das Schaf (-e)

Shepherd(s)

der Hirt (-en), der Schäfer

Silent Night

Stille Nachte

Sing

singen

Sled, sleigh, toboggan

der Schlitten

Snow (noun)

der Schnee

Snow (verb)

schneien (It's snowing - Es schneit)

Snowball

der Schneeball

Snowflake

die Schneeflocke

Snowman

der Schneemann

Snow sled/sleigh

der Schlitten

Snowy

schneeig

Snow covered 

schneebedeckt 

Stable, stall

der Stall

Star(s)

der Stern

Straw star(s)

der Strohstern (Strohsterne): a traditional Christmas decoration made of straw.

Tinsel

das Lametta, der Flitter

Toy(s)

das Spielzeug

Wreath

der Kranz

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80 Best 'Happy Holidays' Greetings, Wishes, and Quotes

A huge collection of Happy Holidays greetings and quotes you can use to wish your friends and family a joyous holiday season.

Find holiday wishes, funny holiday greeting messages, and holiday quotes below, including how to say "Happy Holidays" in 28 different languages. These sentiments make no mention of Christmas, so you can use them for friends of any religious denomination, or friends who are not religious.

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Last updated: 26th October, 2018.

Happy Holidays Greetings & Wishes

Whether you are looking for a simple one-line greeting, a message for a co-worker, or something a little more personal for a family member, there is a wide range of holiday messages for greeting cards below.

Holiday greetings for friends and family

May the Holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this Holiday Season and throughout 2020.

Wishing you Holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.

Warmest wishes for a happy Holiday season and a wonderful New Year. With lots of love.

Wishing you a fun-filled Holiday season and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

To a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season. With lots of love from the [insert your family name]'s.

Wishing you a happy holidays and a wonderful New Year. Best wishes from the [insert your family name]'s.

To a joyful present and a well remembered past. Best wishes for Happy Holidays and a magnificent New Year.

May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.

Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming New Year.

Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always.

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here's wishing you a Happy Holidays!

May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wishing you lots of love, joy, and happiness. Happy Holidays!

May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Happy Holidays.

Short holiday wishes for co-workers and acquaintances

Season's Greetings! And my very best wishes for the New Year.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year!

Wishing you a very happy Holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

Wishing you a happy Holiday season and a joyous New Year.

With best wishes for the Holiday season and the coming year.

Happy Holidays! And best wishes for 2020.

Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year.

Wishing you a joyous Holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Best wishes for the Holidays, and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.

Holiday Greetings! With many good wishes for the holiday season and the coming year.

May the peace and joy of the holidays be with you today and throughout the New Year.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year.

Short phrases to sign off with...

Happy Holidays!

Season's Greetings!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the Holidays!

Have a magical Holiday season!


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Funny Happy Holiday Messages

Funny Holiday messages that work well in a greeting card along with a funny message from you. I've added an example message you could write underneath each saying.

"It's all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list."
Let's hope he wasn't paying close attention to us this year! Thanks for being such a great friend, it's been fun spending time with you over the year. Here's to a fabulous 2020!

I hope you love the present you told me to buy for you. Happy Holidays!

"Three Wise WOMEN would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, bought practical gifts, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and there would be peace on earth!"
To my very wise and amazing [wife/mother], what would we do without you? Thank you for taking care of us every day and all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, negotiating, cuddles, and stories you do every day to keep our family so happy and healthy. We wish you a very happy Holidays and a wonderful 2020!

Me: "I want a magical Unicorn for Christmas"
Santa: "Be realistic"
Me: "Okay. I want 5 minutes to myself each day to drink my coffee hot and pee in peace."
Santa: "What color Unicorn would you like?"

This made me think of us! Thank you for being such a great friend and support this year. Wishing you more sleep and time for yourself in the coming year. Happy Holidays!

"I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. But if the White runs out I'll drink the Red!"
Looking forward to celebrating with you over the Holiday season. Cheers to a fabulous 2020!

"Time to get into the holiday spirit... gin, vodka, whisky..."
Let's celebrate! I hope you have a very Happy Holidays, and that 2020 is absolutely fabulous!

"Christmas is too sparkly... said no-one ever!"
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season full of fun, laughter, and sparkles!

(This last message would work really well inside a glittery card, or a card filled with sparkly confetti.)

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Happy Holidays Quotes

Lovely winter holiday quotes you can add to your holiday newsletter or use as part of a greeting card message.


"By the fireside still the light is shining, the children's arms round the parents twining. From love so sweet, o who would roam? Be it ever so homely, home is home."
- Dinah Craik

Wishing you a very happy Holidays surrounded by your family, and many blessings for 2020.



"The Joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing each other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays."
- W. C. Jones

Thank you for your friendship over the past year. Wishing you and your family a very blessed Holiday season and a wonderful New Year.



"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Thank you for your love and friendship this past year. Wishing you a very happy Holidays and many good wishes for the coming year.


"Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness."
- Mary Oliver

In the depth of mid-winter may you find beauty in the world around you. Wishing you a very happy holidays and many good wishes for the New Year.



"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
- Edith Sitwell

You have made us so welcome by your fireside and we are grateful for your friendship this past year. Wishing your family a very happy holiday season and all the best for 2020.



"Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers."
- Kahlil Gibran

As do you! Thank you for your kindness and support this year dear friend. Happy Holidays and wishing you and your family a happy New Year.



"A snowflake is one of God's most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!"
Thank you for your support this year and helping us to find new perspectives when things were difficult. You're such a dear friend. Wishing you and your family a very happy holidays and best wishes for a wonderful 2020.



"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour."
- John Boswell.

Happy Holidays! Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season creating beautiful memories with your grandchildren.


"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."
- Larry Wilde

Wishing you a magical Holiday season making wonderful memories with your lovely family. And may you have many blessings in 2020!


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How to wish someone happy holidays in 28 languages

The holidays are a time of year where you want to wish everyone a very happy holidays, whatever their background or beliefs. Here is how you say Happy Holidays in 28 languages.

Spanish: ¡Felices Fiestas!

Catalan: Bones Festes!

Portugese: Boas Festas!

French: Joyeuses Fêtes!

Italian: Buone Feste!

German: Frohe Feiertage!

Dutch: Prettige Feestdagen!

Hebrew: Chag Sameach

Irish: Laethanta saoire sona!

Hawaiian: Hau'oli Lanui!

Russian: Vesolykh prazdnikov!

Polish: Wesołych Świąt!

Croatian: Sretni praznici!

Bulgarian: Veseli praznitsi!

Czech: Pěkné prázdniny!

Slovenian: Vesele praznike!

Romanian: Sărbători Fericite!

Hungarian: Boldog Ünnepeket!

Turkish: Mutlu Bayramlar!

Greek: Kalés diakopés! (Καλές δικακοπές!)

Mandarin: Jie Ri Kuai Le! (节日快乐)

Japanese: Shiawasena kyūjitsu! (幸せな休日!)

Vietnamese: Hạnh phúc ngày lễ

Filipino: Masaya pista opisyal!

Thai: Sawadee pee mai krap/ka (male/female)

Indonesian: Selamat hari raya!

Korean: Haengbokan hyuil bonaeseyo! (행복한 휴일 보내세요!)

Malaysian: Selamat bercuti!

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Happy Holidays Images Wishes

Festive Happy Holidays images with wishes that will help you share the magic and excitement of the season. For the full collection see our merry Christmas images wishes page.

May the Holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.


Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.


Holiday Greetings! With many good wishes for the holiday season and the coming year.


To a joyful present and a well remembered past. Best wishes for Happy Holidays and a magnificent New Year.


Season's Greetings! Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season creating beautiful memories with your sweet family.


May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness. Happy Holidays!


May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here's wishing you a Happy Holidays!


Wishing you peace, love, and joy this Holiday Season.


Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.
~ John Boswell


Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
~ Edith Sitwell


Best wishes for the Holidays, and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.


May you have a peaceful Holiday season, and much joy and prosperity in the New Year.


May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.


Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year!


Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!


Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year.


Wishing you a fun-filled Holiday season and best wishes for a Happy New Year!


Wishing you a happy Holiday season and a joyous New Year.


Wishing you a joyous Holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year.


Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a most prosperous and healthy New Year.


Merry Christmas image: Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season.


May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Happy Holidays.


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When do you say "Happy Holidays" vs other seasonal greetings?

"Happy holidays" is a phrase you can use in the winter season, from late November to early January, to wish someone all the best for the many holiday occasions that occur during that time, such as Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, and the New Year.

"Happy Holidays" is a general and inclusive greeting to wish acquaintances and strangers all the best for the holiday season without knowing more about which holidays they observe. It's a phrase that helps you spread festive cheer and goodwill, and is usually seen as a well-meaning gesture and a way of sharing warm wishes with the people around you.

However, there has been controversy over the use of this greeting, as some people believe the phrase takes away from the meaning of the holidays they celebrate. However, people might be equally offended if you wish them a more specific greeting for an occasion they do not celebrate! Usually the safest phrase to use if you want to spread holiday cheer with someone you don't know very well is to say "Happy Holidays!". If you know more about the specific holidays someone observes, then do feel free to use a more specific holiday greeting.

References: wiktionary.org, history.com, and grammarly.com.


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More Holiday greetings, card messages, poems, and quotes...

I hope you found some inspiration for your happy holiday messages!

If you're looking for Christmas-specific card message and wishes ideas then take a look at my Christmas poems and quote pages:

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And we have some great quotes and wishes for the New Year too!

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Check out these beautiful printable gift ideas for Christmas. So easy to personalize and print at home!



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