How To Sign a Christmas Card Like a Holiday Pro

Believe in your *elf* and your Christmas cards will be best in *snow*.

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on November 29, 2022

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane! Before Santa's sleigh makes its way into town, your mailbox will be filled with cards wishing your family seasons greetings and happy holidays. And you've done the hard part already. You picked out all the cute outfits, picked the perfect weekend, taken the photos and created your holiday card. Now that it's time to put pen to paper, you may be stumped on what to write in your cards. We've got you covered — try these signing etiquette tips to make your holiday card feel a bit more sentimental.

And after all that time spent on finding the right holiday cards and presents, and time spent at parties and around the table with friends and family, it's no wonder your camera roll is filled with sweet shots of you and your family (especially after it took you 10 minutes to get the perfect shot). Don't let those pics get lost in your phone, print them in a holiday-themed photo book (print them in a high-quality Layflat photo book and add blank text pages to create a personalized gift), or hang them on your wall with Canvas Wall Tiles. And if you love saving your favorite memories from every month, print 30 pictures each month with a Monthbooks subscription.


How To Sign A Christmas Card

When you go to sign your Christmas card, consider your relationship with the recipient. Is this a family member who is more on the formal side? A friend who’s seen you ugly-cry over a college breakup? A colleague or boss? Take your rapport into consideration before you start signing. 

If you’re looking for some trusted go-to closings, try these...

General closings

General Christmas card closings are great for more formal relatives and friends. These classic closings are fool-proof and can basically be used to all levels of acquaintances. 

Warmest wishes,


With love,

Wishing you joy,

Much love,

Making spirits bright,

Love always,

Merry Christmas ,

Happy holidays,

Peace and joy,



Thinking of you,

Hugs and kisses,

Peace out,

Peace be with you and yours,

Professional closings

If you’re signing cards that are meant for colleagues or bosses, consider a safe professional closing. These are polite and friendly without being too casual.

Warmest regards,

To you and yours,



Best regards,


Happiest holidays,

Wishing you the best,

Best wishes,

Season’s greetings,

Glad tidings,

‘Tis the season,

Funny closings

Is your family known for having a crazy Christmas card? Get a closing that matches your fam’s funny vibes with a silly closing that’ll make your recipients smile.

It’s the most wine-derful time of the year,

A mistle-toast to the holiday season,

I love you from head to mistletoe,

You’re sleigh-in’ it,

Believe in your elf,

Have your elf a merry little Christmas,

More Examples for How To Sign a Christmas Card

Wanting to make sure your holiday card signatures are just right? Here are some more concrete examples of how you can sign your holiday cards this year.

From the family: You can include your children's names, or just sign with the family last name

Example: Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas, Love the Anderson Family OR Love Tyler, Erika, Avery, Josie, and Finn 

From the office: To keep things professional, it’s better for your closing to include the rest of the company rather than just yourself.

Example: Happiest Holidays from your friends at Mountain View Financial

From a friend: Keep it casual! Odds are your friend is getting cards from work and her 90 year old aunt—she has enough “best wishes” to get her through 2087. Make your closing funny and light.

Example: Missing you from head to mistletoe! Your Bestie, Ellie


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