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As a child, I spent Christmas Eves at a family farmhouse petting horses, my hands sticky from candy canes, pine needles and peppermint.

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:

Merry Christmas Wishes (incl. funny) Season's Greetings and Messages Merry Christmas Images Christmas Card Messages Christmas Greetings for Cards Best Christmas quotes Christmas poems Funny Christmas poems Christmas religious poems Christmas poems for kids

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

New Year Wishes Collection New Year Quotes Collection

Christmas Gift Ideas

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



I'm so glad I bought this for my holiday collection. It is so nice to listen to in the car traveling to the mall, or when hosting a holiday party. I also gave this to my.

A Holiday Wish for All My Fellow 'Misfits' Out There

a holiday wish

A Holiday Wish
written by Steve Martin, performed on Saturday Night Live (1991)

Steve Martin: If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be that all the children to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. If I had two wishes I could make this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and peace. And the second would be for 30 million dollars a month to be given to me, tax-free in a Swiss bank account. You know, if I had three wishes I could make this holiday season, the first, of course, would be for all the children of the world to get together and sing, the second would be for the 30 million dollars every month to me, and the third would be for encompassing power over every living being in the entire universe. And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first would be the crap about the kids definitely, the second would be for the 30 million, the third would be for all the power, and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year to have an extended 31-day orgasm, to be brought out slowly by Rosanna Arquette and that model Paulina-somebody, I can't think of her name. Of course my lovely wife can come too and she's behind me one hundred percent here, I guarantee it. Wait a minute, maybe the sex thing should be the first wish, so if I made that the first wish, because it could all go boom tomorrow, then what do you got, y'know? No, no, the kids, the kids singing would be great, that would be nice. But wait a minute, who am I kidding? They're not going to be able to get all those kids together. I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible, more trouble than it's worth! So -- we reorganize! Here we go. First, the sex thing. We go with that. Second, the money. No, we got with the power second, then the money. And then the kids. Oh wait, oh jeez, I forgot about revenge against my enemies! Okay, I need revenge against all my enemies, they should die like pigs in hell! That would be my fourth wish. And, of course, my fifth wish would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. Thank you everybody and Merry Christmas.

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Featuring Anna and Elsa in an all-new show at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina. With special appearance by rugged mountain man Kristoff, the show culminates in Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom, transforming our waterfront Ballroom into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays. Includes full adult & childrens buffet.

December 27, 28 & 29 - Showtimes 10am, 1:30pm, 5pm
Adult $31.95 Child $19.95 (ages 1-10)

Price Includes: Live Show, Buffet & Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Tax & Gratuities

Doors open 15 mins prior to scheduled seating time.

Includes full adult and chidrens buffet.

For all seatings, groups must purchase tickets all together in one order.

We cannot promise your entire group will be seated together unless you purchase your tickets accordingly at the time of purchase. Tables seat a maximum of 12 guests.

This is a seated event so please make sure you are on time. The ticket you purchase is your reservation. No need to call ahead for a table reservation.

The show works its way around our entire space so every seat is just as MAGICAL!

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Please note: By purchasing tickets you agree to the following terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice:

EVERYONE NEEDS A TICKET EXCEPT INFANTS. Infants under 12 months old do not require a ticket.

Every child or children in each party, must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket in the same ticket category as the child or children they are accompanying.

Parents and/or guardians must accompany their child or children throughout the entire event.

We reserve the right to change the date, time, location, reschedule or cancel this event with a full refund of your ticket price due to unforseeable circumstances, including but not limited to weather, low ticket sales, etc...

It is not the intention of the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant to violate any copyright or trademark laws, so we make every effort to differentiate our characters from all trademarked, licensed or copyrighted characters by using custom-made costumes, based upon popular fairytale characters that are out of copyright in the public domain. Any resemblance to copyrighted, licensed, or trademarked characters is completely coincidental. By purchasing a ticket, you hearby affirm that you are aware that we do not represent nor offer any licensed, copyrighted or trademarked characters at our event.

We reserve the right to refuse entry or remove a guest from our event for any reason.

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**WARNING: Flashing lights and specials effects may be used at all performances**

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If you do not agree to any or all of these terms and conditions, please do not purchase tickets for this event. Thank you for your understanding.

The Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club partners with OLHSA, A Community Action Agency and Pontiac Academy for Excellence to help 3,000+ children each year.

A “Holiday” Wish for You: Every Customer Receives Amazing Customer Service

a holiday wish

Last year I wrote a fairly common and traditional type of holiday wish list. That is, I wished for stuff I don’t have that perhaps, if the stars aligned, I could have - a snazzy new Audi, a killer new road bike, and even boxing lessons with Freddie Roach. You know, standard stuff. Well, Santa didn’t deliver, and besides, I am pretty grateful for my Volkswagen, my old bike, and the boxing lessons with the guy down the street.

 

So for this year’s wish list I thought I’d try a different tack. Rather than wish for stuff I probably won’t get and honestly don’t need, I thought it would be good to meditate on things I wish to see happen when it comes to fitness and wellness, for me and for us. Health is our most valuable possession and all I really want for Christmas is for us to get healthier - all of us. With that in mind, here is my 2013 holiday wish list. I wish for:

 

 

1. A tipping point when it comes to the obesity epidemic

 

Somewhere late in the last century a tipping point occurred for smoking. While roughly 20% of the U.S. population still smokes, that is less than half of the 45% of the population that did in the 1950s. For most of our country’s history - and in many other countries this is still the case - smoking was seen as culturally relevant, cool, soothing, and relaxing. It is now seen as dangerous. There was a tipping point in the shared mental attitude of our populace towards smoking. One day, hopefully sooner rather than later, we will begin to see it doesn’t serve us to be overweight and we will truly go to war against what ails us.

 

2. Increased corporate responsibility in our food supply

 

Obesity rates started climbing in the late 1970s when the food supply changed to a more processed one with the introduction of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and food in a box. It is high time for all of us - individuals, companies, and politicians - to publicly decry the dangers of processed foods and things like HFCS. Everyone knew smoking was bad for them, but then cigarette companies laced cigarettes with additives that made them more addictive, namely nicotine. Then these companies lied about it under oath in Congress. Our food makers need to take a larger share of responsibility or suffer the same fate as the cigarette manufacturers.

 

3. An end to the diet craze

 

Losing thirty pounds in thirty days is dangerous, unhealthy, and unsustainable. We in the fitness business need to stop aligning ourselves with fad diets and such nonsense. Diets don’t serve people. Eating in a balanced and nutritionally sound manner does.

 

4. Better workout music

 

The pop music we have been working out to en masse these past several years leaves a lot to be desired in my not-always-humble opinion. I wish for 2014 to be the rebirth of a pop culture revolution. No more American Idol music. As the trends get back to basics in fitness, it would be good to see the trends get back to basics in pop music. How about some good old rock ‘n’ roll, or some good funk and R&B, and maybe even a good power ballad every now and then?

 

5. A focus on sustainable fitness versus before-and-after photo fitness

 

 

Open a fitness magazine and you’ll see plenty of these photos. “Hey, look how you can look - for one moment in time!” We love the before-and-after photo. Of course, no one ever shows you the after-the-after photo. Our job in fitness is to get people healthy and keep them that way, not manipulate bodies by any means necessary so they can look a certain way for one moment. That isn’t fitness; it’s called modeling.

 

6. An amendment mandating physical education as a requirement in schools

 

As important as it is for kids to learn math and science in school, it is equally important they learn to be healthy. I didn’t like doing my math homework in school, and frankly, I didn’t like the mile run test in P.E. either, but I learned as a kid that you have to do some things in life no matter what you like. Kids are simply way too sedentary and overweight nowadays. It is no longer enough to tout the individual responsibility card and say it's up to parents and families. That approach is clearly not working. Yes, it is up to families, and it is also up to all of us in the community. Kids need more support, both in and out of the home.

 

7. Honesty and integrity in our athletes, coaches, and fitness celebrities

 

My favorite athletes have always been the ones who don’t say much (except maybe John McEnroe). I always liked the athletes who did their talking on the field of play, and with a sense of discipline and humility. The amount of cheating in sports has become laughable, but the bigger crime is the lack of responsibility taken for these actions. Rarely does anyone say, “I did it, and I am really sorry.” Instead, those we look up to lash out arrogantly against anyone who criticizes them, lacking any sense of introspection or responsibility. I wish for us to have role models who have not only talent, but a sense of wisdom and humility as well.

 

8. Personal health

 

I do have one personal wish on my list. 2013 was a trying year for me physically. This past year I have dealt with both acute and chronic pain in my lower lumbar and piriformis. It’s been humbling and a learning experience, but I wish for my pain to go away. I wish to express myself naturally as an athlete and coach and be on top of my game, demonstrating grace and optimal health.

 

Photos courtesy of Shutterstock.

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