Christmas card is one of the oldest traditions associated with Christmas and it was used to spread the sentiment and good cheer over the festive period.
The traditional Christmas message “wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” has of course changed over the years and these days you many people use more personal messages and even famous quotes for your cards.
There are numerous variations on the original greeting message and many cards are available pre-printed with more religious sentiment, with a poem, prayer or even Christmas songs. More generic ones include a standard message of “Season’s greetings”.
If you prefer to include a famous (or less known) quote in your Christmas card, here are some great suggestions you can use.
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Quotes for Christmas Cards
Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day. by Helen Steiner Rice
At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year. by Thomas Tusser
We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years. Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.
by George Mathew Adams
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.
by Grace Noll Crowell
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. Garrison Keillor
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. Helen Steiner Rice
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small. Eva K. Logue
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
A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year… These make a Merry Christmas! John Greenleaf Whittier
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Buddy the Elf, Elf
Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces at Christmas. Mr. Grinch to Cindy Lou Who, The Grinch
It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!”… Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more! Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Charles Dickens
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. Laura Ingalls Wilder
Christmas is the day that holds all time together. Alexander Smith
God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love…the all of Christmas, which is Christ. Wilda English
Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. Unknown
Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace. G. K. Chesterton
We expect too much at Christmas. It’s got to be magical. It’s got to go right. Feasting. Fun. The perfect present. All that anticipation. Take it easy. Love’s the thing. The rest is tinsel. Pam Brown
There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. Erma Bombeck
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, With every Christmas card I write, May your days be merry and bright, And may all your Christmases be white. Irving Berlin
The coming of Jesus at Bethlehem brought joy to the world and to every human heart. may His coming this Christmas bring to each one of us that peace and joy that He desires to give. Mother Teresa
God must have said, “I know what I’ll do, I’ll send my Love right down there where they are. And I’ll send it as a tiny baby, so they’ll have to touch it, and they’ll have to hold it close.” Gloria Gaither
You don’t need candlelight and fireside glow to make Christmas happen. Trees, ornaments, gifts, and all of it are splendid embellishments. Not necessary, but so very nice. It’s Him…It’s priceless to discover the pleasure of His company…May your home know something of all this glory during these days. Jack Hayford
God bless you and utterly satisfy your heart…with Himself. Amy Carmichael
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