What to write in a Christmas card

What to write in a Christmas card

No matter how special or strange your Christmas card receiver is, we’ve got your seasons greetings covered. Here is The Nonsense Makers guide to What to Write in a Christmas card!

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It’s that time of the year again! We eat a little more, drink a little more, shop a little more and try our hardest to see all our friends and family before that December 25th deadline. For our favourite loved ones a hand written Christmas card is a wonderful way show you care, and express all those feelings you’ve been dying to share since last December. And then there are your more tricky Christmas cards – the distant relative, the work Kris Kringle, what to say to them?

No matter how special or strange your Christmas card receiver is, we’ve got your seasons greetings covered! Inspired by our previous blog post, What to Write in a Birthday Card, here is The Nonsense Makers guide to What to Write in a Christmas card!

 

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Finding that super special Christmas card

First things first, choose the perfect greeting card to write in. Design wise we find if you love it, chances are your friends and family will love it too! There are so many wonderful Australian artists doing adorable designs this Christmas, you just have to know where to look.

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Local Melbourne markets such as Rose Street Artist’s Market in Fitzroy are a great place to find a unique handmade card, and support your local artists! For our interstate friends there are so many great artists that also sell online. Take a peek at some of our other favourite illustrators – Able and Game, Hannakin, or Lorraine Brownlee.

 

All the ways you can write ‘Merry Christmas’ in a greeting card

Beginning your Christmas card message with Merry Christmas is a no-brainer, but it doesn’t have to be boring. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Adjectives. Lots and lots of adjectives! Try out a few of these next time you’re looking to add a little Nonsense to your repertoire.

“I hope you have a/an ________ Christmas / holiday”

  • Amazing

  • Wonderful

  • Delightful

  • Brilliant

  • Magnificent

  • Marvellous

  • Glorious

  • Splendid

  • Spectacular

If adjectives aren’t your style, how about writing Merry Christmas in another language? If you’re not fluent its ok, Google Translate has got your back. Here are some examples (If you can pronounce them all I’ll be very impressed!).

 

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  • Joyeux Noel (French)

  • Feliz Navidad (Spanish)

  • Boun Natale (Italian)

  • Frohe Weihnachten (German)

  • kalá Christoúgenna (Greek)

  • Merii Kurisumasu (Japanese)

  • Krisamas kee badhaee (Hindi)

  • Giáng sinh vui vẻ (Vietnamese)

  • Vrolijk kerstfeest (Dutch)

  • Crăciun fericit (Romanian)

 

Christmas Song lyrics to write in a Christmas Card

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There is no shortage of Christmas carols out there to inspire your message. Maybe it just so happens Mariah Carry said it best when she said All I Want For Christmas is You? Or if you’re a little more traditional, here are a few of our Christmas favourites.

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, toys in every store, But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be on your own front door.

  • Have a holly, jolly Christmas; It's the best time of the year. I don't know if there'll be snow, but have a cup of cheer.

  • It's the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer. It's the most wonderful time of the year.

Fun quotes to write in a Christmas Card

Who doesn’t love a good quote? At The Nonsense Maker we love to incorporate little quotes on our greeting cards, especially our Christmas range when we are feeling extra festive, warm and fuzzy. Depending on who you are writing the Christmas card for, here are a few examples we’ve collected to get you started!

 

Christmas quotes from books / authors

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  • “Thus, forgetting tricks and play for a moment, Lady dear, We would wish you, if we may, Merry Christmas, glad New Year!” – Lewis Carroll

  •  “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand” - Dr Seuss

  •  “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.“ -  Charles Dickens

  • “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together” – Garrison Keillor

  •  “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweeting every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever” - Richelle E. Goodrich

  •  “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more!” - Dr Seuss

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, toys in every store, But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be on your own front door.

  • Have a holly, jolly Christmas; It's the best time of the year. I don't know if there'll be snow, but have a cup of cheer.

  • It's the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer. It's the most wonderful time of the year.

 

Christmas quotes from Movies or TV shows

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  • “But for now, let me say. Without hope or agenda. Just because it's Christmas. And at Christmas you tell the truth. To me, you are perfect.” – Love Actually

  • “Merry Christmas you filthy animal” – Home Alone

  • “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” – Elf

  •  “It’s a Festivus for the rest of us” – Seinfeld

  • “The world is what you make it. And it all starts with what you make of yourself” – Fred Claus

 

Silly jokes to write in a Christmas Card

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If you’re feeling extra cheesy, throw in some Christmas cracker style puns! These are our favourites from last Christmas. WARNING: Bad jokes incoming…

 

Q: What did the stamp say to the Christmas card?

A: Stick with me and we will go places.

Q: Why was Cinderella a bad Cricket player?

A: Her coach was a pumpkin.

Q: How did the man drown in his muesli?

A: He was pulled in by a strong current.

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When all else fails, stay short and sweet

With all that said and done, sometimes there just isn’t that much to write. When this is the case you can always opt to keep it simple with a unique gift tag rather than a full size Christmas card!

We hope you enjoyed our Nonsense Maker Christmas card writing tips! See our blog page for more Nonsense posts, including tips on what to write in a birthday card!

Have an amazing, wonderful, spectacular, marvellous, extra delicious and extraordinary Christmas!

Love from The Nonsense Makers! x