on December 4, 2020

‘Tis the season for fuzzy socks and peppermint bark—and sending and receiving holiday greetings! You’ve done the hard part already. You’ve styled your family, managed to get everyone in one place to take a picture, picked your favorite images, created your holiday card, and clicked *order*! But now that the cards have arrived, you’re stumped on what to write on them. Fear not! We’ve figured out how to sign a Christmas card like a total pro so you could spend that time pouring yourself another glass of eggnog. Our signing-card etiquette is perfect for how to work last names into your holiday card, make a Christmas closing feel a bit more personal and more. Let’s turn some holiday tunes on and start signing!

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,
  • Cheers
  • With love,
  • Wishing you joy,
  • Much love,
  • Making spirits bright,
  • Love always,
  • Merry Christmas ,
  • Happy holidays,
  • Peace and joy,
  • Gratefully,
  • Merrilly,
  • 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,
  • Sincerely,
  • Best,
  • Best regards,
  • Warmly,
  • 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