What you write inside your personalised Christmas cards says a great deal about you. Whether you’re sending out seasonal greetings to your family members and a close circle of friends, or to everyone you’re added to an extensive list, writing a personal message makes a big difference to how the receipt thinks of you.
The sender of a Christmas card that features a personal message is more highly regarded than someone who signs their name under the generic greeting.
Everyone loves to receive mail that contains personalised text. The festive season is the perfect time of the year to put pen to paper, and to customise your Xmas cards in a manner that is heartfelt, thoughtful and meaningful.
The Short, Sweet And Simple Message
If you have a huge stack of personalised Christmas cards to write and send this year, it’s best to keep your festive message short, sweet and relatively simple. Even with the best of intentions, you’ll quickly run out of creative writing inspiration, if you’re planning to write a unique customised message in every single card.
It’s perfectly acceptable to repeat a simple meaningful message, and to write this text in all of the cards. You can do this by positively summarising your 2021 life events in a short sentence, and finishing off with traditional well wishes.
“Things have gone from good to great for me this year, and I’m wishing the same happens for you in the New Year!”
“Having welcomed a new addition to our family, in 2021, our happy brood wishes you great joy and abundance in the coming year.”
A short and sweet message like these personalised examples keeps the recipients of your Xmas cards up to date with your news, and saves you having to write a Round Robin letter. By the time you have handwritten 5 or 6 Christmas card messages you’ll be in the flow, and capable of tackling the immense pile.
A Heart Warming Message
“Thinking of you” messages that tug on the heartstrings or warm the cockles of your heart are especially poignant, if you’re sending personalised Christmas cards to a loved one, relatives or friends that live some distance away.
“Although we’re not together this Christmas, you are always in my heart. I’m sending warm wishes your way.”
“We’ll be decking the halls in your honour this year, and rocking around the Christmas tree. We look forward to spending many happy days with you in the New Year.”
If you have an elderly neighbour, who has no family or many visitors, it’s a kind and thoughtful gesture to include them in your Christmas card list. Write a special message like: “Wishing you the warmest of wishes this Christmas. We’re here to support you, if you need a helping hand. Merry Christmas!”
The Cheerful And Funny Message
A message that is cheerful and funny will put an instant smile on the face of the person that you’ve sent a Christmas card to. You can draw inspiration for your amusing greeting by reminiscing over Christmases of the past. Recall a favourite memory and include it in your personalised message, to cheer up a friend or family member.
Share your sense of humour with loved ones, by including your favourite seasonal joke, alongside Christmas best wishes.
Alternately, you can write something cheeky like:
“May your family be functional, and all your batteries be included this Christmas. Wishing you a fabulous New Year!”
“May your festive cheer and happiness be abundantly large, and your bills be tiny.”
Christmas Quote Messages
If you’re stuck for inspiration, for your seasonal Christmas card peronalisation, you can always opt for a classic Christmas themed quote. Literature, poetry, song lyrics, and movie quotes provide an abundance of great greeting ideas that you can use throughout the year.
If you have a favorite Christmas movie, select a memorable line and write it inside your 2021 Xmas cards.
“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” – It’s A Wonderful Life
“Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.” – Miracle on 34th Street
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Elf
One of the most popular Christmas stories in literature – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – offers an appropriate seasonal quote that you can include in your personalised message.
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
You can of course, simply write a quote from your all-time favourite book, regardless of genre, and share it with the people you love the most in the world, at Christmas.
A Special Message For The One You Love
Once you’ve written out all of the personalised Christmas cards for your family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours it’s time to write a special message for the one that has your heart.
Holding a card in your hands that was previously touched, and handwritten, by someone you love is deeply meaningful for many people. Before writing your beloved’s Christmas card, it’s a lovely idea to take a moment to think about them. Picture them in your mind, and think about how they make you feel. You’ll be able to convey these loving thoughts as you write your heartfelt message in your best handwriting.
“The only thing that is better than Christmas, and a big pile of presents, is spending Christmas with you!”
“Meet me under the mistletoe and let’s share a kiss, and a mince pie together!”
“You always put the Merry in my Christmas, and make me look forward to a magical New Year.”