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Begin with a seasonal expression or appropriate holiday greeting. For example, you can start a letter with “Seasonal greetings to you!” This will let readers know.

It is already starting.

Cold weather, snow, bright lights, trees and sweet treats.

It is officially the season to send holiday greetings to your customers and business acquaintances.

As you start writing them, you might run into a tricky problem.

You are saying the same thing over and over and over again, so all of your greetings sound the same.

Boring.

You want everyone receiving your holiday greetings to feel special. If you write something generic and lacking personality, they’ll just think you sent them the contents of a business holiday greeting template.

Not good.

How can you avoid this fate? How can you find some more inspiration for creative greetings?

Here’s the good news I have for you: By the time you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll have the words you need to create business holiday greetings that sparkle and bring warmth to the hearts of their readers.


The Dos and Don’ts of Business Holiday Greetings

Dos are things you should do. Don’ts are things you should not do. 

This is important to know—even the most delicious spices won’t taste good if you use them incorrectly. So, there are a few things you need to know about writing business holiday greetings before I give you those 15 spicy words. Think of this as advice telling you “how to say it” and “how not to say it.”

Dos

  • Begin with a seasonal expression or appropriate holiday greeting. For example, you can start a letter with “Seasonal greetings to you!” This will let readers know right away that you’re sending a holiday greeting.
  • Express appreciation for the person you’re writing to (and their business) and express your wish of being of service to them in the future. This adds to the personalized touch.
  • Wish the person you’re writing to happiness, success, health and/or prosperity. For example, you can write something like, “all the best to you in 2016.”

Don’ts

  • Don’t let your holiday greeting be your only message. Such a card or letter screams “mass production” and, let me tell you, that is worse than sending no card at all. Make it personal by adding your own message to each individual person. Include details that show you know the person and their company.
  • Don’t use a holiday greeting message as a sneaky way to get a point across (make people understand or believe something), lecture the group or relay office news.
  • Don’t turn your holiday greeting into an aggressive sales letter.

More Holiday Greeting Writing Tips

It is not just the words you choose that will make your message sparkle. As you write your holiday greeting message consider that:

  • Even though the holiday season may be joyous for you, it might not be for everyone. Santa may know who’s naughty and nice, but you can’t know who’s happy and sad. So here’s what you do—choose a message that is low-key. Express your good wishes, but make sure that it’s not gushing with cheer (overly cheerful).
  • Not everyone has the same religious beliefs. Their new year may not begin on the first of January. Show respect for these facts by choosing terms that aren’t associated with religion such as “the holidays,” “this season” and “at this time of year,” and include the year in your happy new year wishes (“wishing you success and happiness in 2016”).
  • While you don’t want to weigh your letter down with office news, feel free to include personal updates and important information such as a change of address.

Types of Holiday Greetings

Greeting cards, letters, email—which format choice will best suit your message? The choice is really up to you, but as with all choices each one has advantages and disadvantages.

  • Greeting Cards — The good old greeting card is as much a feature of the holiday season as holiday sales and decorations. Do you love greeting cards? Then go ahead and send them. Just avoid the temptation to simply add your signature to cards with mass produced messages. Make the card meaningful by adding your own message. Better yet, buy a greeting card that’s blank inside and make your message the highlight of the card.
  • Business Letters — How can you make your holiday greeting even more personal? Put it in a letter. You can make a letter as personal as you want by using different designs and graphics. Plus you can truly individualize the content. Your business associates know this and will appreciate your efforts. Oh, and don’t worry if you have bad handwriting. It’s acceptable to type your holiday greeting business letter.
  • Email — Even though sending holiday greetings in an email or sending an email greeting card has become a very popular option, these digital messages lose that personal touch for some people. Does that mean it’s best to avoid using this format? By all means, no. I advise, though, using it with business associates who you usually communicate with via email and who also send e-cards to you.

Resources for Improving Your Holiday Business Greetings

I’m going to get you started in the right direction, but these aren’t the only words that you can use to add spice to your business holiday greetings. If you’re looking for more try:

  • Watching FluentU English videos related to Christmas and other holidays. Worried that you don’t know enough about English-speaking culture to use these holiday greetings? FluentU shows you exactly how to use these phrases (and much more) exactly like native speakers do.

FluentU provides real-world videos like business dialogues, interviews, TV clips, news reports and more. Each video comes with interactive subtitles so you never miss a word. Just click any word or phrase and the video will automatically pause to give you a definition.

It’s the perfect way to learn natural English, and it doesn’t even feel like studying. Best of all, you can practice anytime, anywhere on your computer, iOS or Android device.

  • Performing a search on the Internet using the keywords “holiday greetings.” You’ll find greeting cards and lists that will feed your creativity.
  • Looking at greeting cards in stores.
  • Studying the greeting cards, letters and emails you receive.

15 Meaningful Words to Use in Holiday Greetings to Business Partners and Customers

1. Blessings

A blessing is a thing that leads to happiness or helps bring good things to you. A common holiday greeting phrase using the word “blessing” is “seasons’s blessings.”

You may also see the term “to count your blessings,” meaning to stop and take time to be thankful for the good things in your life.

How would you use apply this to a business holiday greeting? Try saying something like, “This time of year compels us to count our blessings—and among them are good customers like you.”

2. Celebration

The holiday season is a time of celebration. Celebration occurs when people do enjoyable or special things in honor of the holidays. So instead of just writing, “Happy Holidays,” add your own personal holiday wishes to the phrase and show that you are celebrating this year. You might write something like, “In celebration of the holiday season…”

3. Gratitude

What do you feel when you appreciate having something? Gratitude. Since you want to send your business associates, clients or customers a holiday greeting, I’m thinking that you appreciate them and want to tell them so.

Do that with a phrase like this, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your business over the past year.”

Include the phrase in a sentence like this, “As we at (the name of your company) look back over 2015, we remember with sincere gratitude our friendly and faithful customers. Customers like you.”

You can also use the word “grateful” and write something like, “We are grateful for friendly and faithful customers like you.”

4. Happiness

Happiness is the feeling of pleasure and excitement that you have because of your life or general situation. While the holiday season isn’t reserved for happiness, it is a time when people tend to wish people happiness.

Here’s how. You can write, “Everyone here at (the name of your company) sends you best wishes for happiness, health and prosperity throughout 2016.”

Or, you can write, “I hope the New Year brings you health and happiness.”

Here’s yet another option, “We send our warmest wishes for health and happiness.”

5. Health

The state of being free from illness is health. Wishing people health during the holiday season is common and often goes with the word “happiness.”

Just take a look at the sentences under “happiness” to see how often the two words are used together.

If you want to say something a bit different try this, “We wish you the gifts of love, friendship and good health.”

6. Joy

What is the word for feelings of great happiness? Joy.

Spread wishes of joy by spicing up your business holiday greetings with a phrase like “small daily joys.” All you have to do is add it to your wish for a year of health and happiness.

You can also use the word joy to talk about the season, “May the beauty and joys of the season stay with you during the whole year.”

7. Peace

The opposite of war is peace. Partner this word with “happiness” as in “Wishing you a new year of peace and happiness.”

You can also use this word in a greeting like this, “Wishing you the gifts of the season—Peace, Joy and Hope.

8. Pleasure

When you have a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction you are feeling pleasure.

Try spicing up this sentence that I already gave you: “This Holiday Season we wish to extend our warmest greetings and best wishes for a New Year full of happiness and health.”

Here’s my recommendation for using the word “pleasure” in this sentence: “It’s our pleasure this Holiday Season to extend our warmest greetings and best wishes for a New Year full of happiness and health.”

9. Prosperity

Ahh, prosperity. Something that many people strive for. Oh, let me back up. What’s prosperity? It’s what you have when you’re successful, usually because you’ve made lots of money.

These are business greetings after all, so it’s common to wish people prosperity.

Use this word in a phrase like this: “May your year be filled with happiness, health, and prosperity.”

You can also wish that people “have aprosperous new year.

10. Rejoice

When you show that you are happy about something, you are rejoicing. You are celebrating job.

Open your greeting with a phrase like, “As we rejoice in the magic of the holiday season…”

Then follow that happy idea with your personal message.

11. Remembrances

Remembrance is the act of thinking back about a person, thing or event. How can you use this in your holiday greetings?

Well, you can use another form of the word and say, “Remembering you this holiday season.”

12. Season

While you might think of spring, summer, autumn and winter when you hear this word, English speakers also use it to talk about particular periods of time during the year in general. You know, like football season, baseball season or beach season. Well, as you’ve seen, we often talk about the holiday season as well.

You can use this word in phrases like:

“All the best of the season.”

“Compliments of the season.”

“Magic of the holiday season.”

“Season’s greetings.”

“Wishes for a joyous season.”

“Have a wonderful holiday season.”

Just take your pick!

13. Serenity

Serenity is a feeling of calm and peacefulness.

Add this word to wishes of joy and health by writing, “We’re wishing you joy, health and serenity this holiday season.”

14. Success

A person achieves success when they meet their goals. The goal may be to obtain wealth, respect or fame. You can also achieve personal success and professional success that is measured by something important to you personally.

Wishing your business acquaintances success is similar to wishing them prosperity.

Vary your holiday greeting by sending wishes of continued success.

Write something similar to this, “Wishing you a season of joy and continued success in 2016.”

15. Wishes

In holiday greetings, English people use the word “wishes” or some form of it to say that we want whatever follows the word to happen to the person to whom we are writing.

For example, you can write, “wishes for a joyous season,” “wishing you happiness and health,” “wishing you continuing success” or anything similarly positive. What do you wish for your business acquaintances? Just put it after the word “wish.”

Those are the 15 words we have for you this year.

Good luck writing your own holiday greetings!

Here’s wishing you a happy holiday season and continued success with your English language learning in 2016.

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Sample Wording

holiday wishes sample greetings

Holiday card messages send a season’s greeting to those you know.  Please review our collection of holiday card greetings, Christmas card sayings and wishes for ideas. When it comes time for Santa Claus to make his once-a-year-trip, may your household be filled with love, laughter and goodwill. And, may all of your Christmases be white.

Merry Christmas Messages

 

  • Holiday Greetings and Best Wishes for a New Year of Happiness in a world of peace.

 

 

  • May all the sweet magic of Christmas conspire to gladden your heart and fill every wish.

 

 

  • Christmas is the time to touch every heart with love.

 

  • May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.

 

  • The magic of the holidays never ends, and the greatest of gifts is family and friends.

 

  • The gift of love. The gift of peace and the gift of happiness. May all these be yours at Xmas.

 

  • Candy cane wishes and mistletoe kisses.

Holiday Card Sentiments

  • May the blessings of Christmas be with you.
  • Have a holly jolly Xmas, it’s the best time of the year.
  • With all good wishes for the season and the New Year.
  • May you never be too grown-up to search the skies on Christmas eve.
  • Wishing you peace, love and joy this Holiday Season.

Do you love Christmas card messages and Christmas card sayings? We’ve got a boatload. Keep on reading.

Short Christmas Card Sayings

  • Making Spirits Bright!
  • Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.
  • Have a fun and festive holiday season!
  • Blowing you a kiss from across the miles.
  • Baby, it’s cold outside.
  • A savior is born.
  • Merry & Bright.
  • Every time you look at these flowers…know that someone far away is thinking of you.
  • From our family to yours.

Christmas Card Messages

  • Happy Holidays!
  • May Peace be your gift during the holidays and your blessing all year through!
  • May the Good Lord fulfill you with His promises and bestow on you His many blessings.
  • Love, Peace and Joy!
  • May your holidays be blessed with peace and joy.
  • “Christmas is too merry,” said no one ever.
  • May peace, love and prosperity follow you always.
  • All the brightest and the best of the season. May you love the holiday season as much as your children!
  • Shine Bright this Holiday Season.
  • May all your dreams be bright and your Christmases be white.
  • May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.
  • Remember the reason for the season.
  • May the Joy and Peace of the holiday season be with you now and throughout the new year.
  • Enjoy all the gifts of the season.
  • May the 12 days of Christmas, and all through the year, provide you more blessings than you can count.
  • Season’s Greetings!

Sentimental Christmas Card Messages

  • May the Blessings of the season be with you today and always.
  • May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this holiday season.
  • Tip: These Holiday Card Messages are also great for photo captions during the holidays.

Funny Christmas Greetings

  • You’re going to love what I got me for Christmas.
  • Forget yesterday, it’s gone;
    Forget the Present, there isn’t one.
  • The best part of holiday shopping is when you know it’s a wrap.
  • If you’ve seen one Santa, you’ve seen a mall.

You might like our Funny Christmas Quotations.

Funny Christmas Jokes

  • A mean spirited Christmas gift: Giving a child something that’s practical.
  • Xmas: The fun time of year when I discover what I got my wife for Xmas.
  • I put so much thought into what gift to buy you that it was sold out by the time I went shopping.

Check out Christmas Around the World

 

Christmas Messages for Friends

  • So far & yet so near you.
  • May your longest list this season be the one when you count your blessings.
  • May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you throughout the coming year.
  • The miles cannot separate our hearts!
  • May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love during the season and always.
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
  • Missing you and sending our love.
  • Thinking about you is one of my favorite thinks.
  • Tucked inside these flowers are thoughts from afar.
  • Wish I was there.

Christmas Card Sayings for Friends and Family

  • Wishing you a very happy holiday season!
  • With all the best for the season.
  • Wishing you all the peace, joy, and love of the season.
  • Wishing you happiness and cheer during this season and always.
  • Have a great Xmas and a safe and wonderful new year.

Christmas Sayings

  • Warmest holiday wishes from our home to yours.
  • Though we can’t be with you during this holiday season, we send our love and most heartfelt blessings for a wonderful holiday season.
  • Sending you our best thoughts and prayers at Christmastime and always.
  • Wishing you peace, health and happiness during the holidays and all year long.
  • Be filled with Wonder
    Be touched by Peace
    And Believe in Miracles.

BREAK IN THE ACTION FOR A JOKE

A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing.

  • “For unto us a child is born” Isaiah 9:6

Decorating Tip: Place these Christmas messages by a Christmas candle in your house.

Holiday Wishes

  • May the joy of the season stay with you throughout the year.
  • Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a happy New Year.
  • Best wishes for the holidays and the coming year from our entire organization.
  • All of us join in wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season and a happy New Year.
  • May peace and plenty be the first,
    To lift the latch to your door.
    And happiness be guided to your home,
    By the candle of Christmas.
  • Hope the holidays find you happy and healthy.
  • The best part of this happy season is keeping in touch with special friends like you.
  • All of God’s blessings for a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year.

  • In the true spirit of the season, wishing you peace and joy.
  • Wishing you the gifts of love, friendship and good health.
  • May love, hope and happiness be yours at this holiday season and always.
  • Season’s greetings with all the best for the New Year.
  • May the Christmas blessings remain with you forever.
  • Hope your holidays are happy days.
  • Just a note to say we’re thinking of you at Christmastime. Hope to see you in the New Year.
  • Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Christmas Bells Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.

Christmas Card Sayings

  • Wishing you love, peace and joy during this season and always.
  • Have a wonderful holiday and a great new year.
  • Wishing you holiday fun for the whole family.
  • Have a holly jolly Christmas!
  • Thinking of you and sending the warmest blessings for a very Happy Holiday.
  • Wishing you a most memorable holiday season.

Holiday Card Messages

  • Wishing you a happy holiday season and new year.
  • Thinking of you during the holidays and always.
  • It’s Christmas time in the city (and at our house). Happy Holidays!
  • Our thoughts are with you during the holidays.
  • A Holiday family blessing to you all. Joy to the World.
  • All the best for a happy and prosperous New Year.

Check out Best Holiday Songs

Holiday Quotes

  • For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.
    Loring A. Schuler
  • From Home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
    Emily Matthews
  • He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
    Roy L. Smith
  • Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind;
    Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
    Helen Steiner Rice
  • From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
    Katharine Whitehorn
  • Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
    Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
    Washington Irving
  • You’ve been naughty so here’s the scoop
    You’re getting nothing
    But snowman poop!
    Kathy Rocus

If you have any ideas, please let us know.

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Further Reading

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Xmas Quotes

Chocolate Quotations

Merry Xmas Greetings and Wishes

Buddy the Elf Lines

New Year Sayings

Merry Xmas Memes

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Holiday Wording Ideas Verses and Sayings

holiday wishes sample greetings

Have you sent your holiday greetings to all your colleagues, suppliers, and customers?

It’s that time of year again. People keep dropping by my desk to ask what they should write in their emails they want to send out before the holiday period ahead of us. There isn’t really one set thing that you have to say, but it’s a good idea to consider cultural aspects when composing your text. It’s fine to say “Happy Christmas” to people you know celebrate Christmas, but is it the best message to send out across the company or to clients you don’t know well? Here we offer you some phrases which use the word “Christmas” and some which use alternatives – the main ones being “holiday period / season” or “festive period / season”.


Phrases for holiday greetings

Less formal

  • We really appreciate the great teamwork this year and look forward to a repeat show in 2014! Thank you.
  • We wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and a smooth start to the New Year.
  • Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

More formal

  • We would like to use this occasion to express our thanks for the successful cooperation this year, and we very much look forward to working with you again in 2014.
  • We wish a very happy festive season to you and all your staff.
  • We would like to wish you and all your staff a very happy festive season.
  • We wish you a very Happy Christmas, and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
  • Season’s Greetings!

Note: Happy Christmas / New Year  – each word starts with a capital letter.

Let us know if you have anything to add in the comments area below. If you post your holiday greetings email you want to write, we’d be happy to give you feedback on it.

 

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Some possible examples include "Wishing you the best this holiday season," Holiday Card Messages & Greetings for Small Businesses November 30, 2012.

What to Write in a Christmas Card

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Whether you’re sending out your first holiday card as a married couple or spreading cheer with the newest member of your family, we have a collection of festive, fully-customizable designs to choose from. Once you find that perfect design, you can begin personalizing your message (and we can help with that too!)

If you’re in need of some inspiration of exactly what to say, here are some examples that you can incorporate or add-on in your greeting:

General Greetings

Wishing you a holiday filled with love, peace, and so much joy.

Being good for goodness sake was not enough motivation…

Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season.

Cheers to a holiday filled with love and laughs!

Sending warm wishes from our family to yours this holiday season.

Playful Greetings

‘Tis the season to rock ugly sweaters.

Day drinking is socially acceptable during the holiday season.

All I want for Christmas is to not hear about it in October.

This year, it’s not just the tree that’s getting lit.

Tidings of comfort, joy, cookies, and bourbon.

New Year Greetings

Cheers to a happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy holiday and joyful new year.

Wishing you good times and good cheer in the new year!

Holiday Specific Greetings

Merry Christmas and happy New Year from our family to yours.

I’m thankful for so much this season (including you!) Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas with love from our family to yours!

Warmest wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Wishing you a Hanukkah full of light and beauty. Happy holidays!

Best wishes from our family to yours during these eight days of joy and peace. Happy Hanukkah!

May your home shine with peace and prosperity. Happy Diwali!

Wishing that this Diwali brings prosperity, peace, and so much joy.

Personalized well wishes make the holiday even more special. Browse our full holiday collection here to get started!

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personalized holiday greeting messages of exactly what to say, here are some examples that you can incorporate or add-on in your greeting.

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