20 Holiday Card Messages for Small Businesses

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time for peppermint hot cocoa, patterned footie pajamas, and the joy (see: stress) of holiday card messages. Don't worry, we're here to help! Your small business can take advantage of this time of year to acknowledge your customers' valuable patronage while also keeping your brand top of mind. Here's a list of 20 seasonably appropriate sentiments and ideas for all your card-giving needs.

Simple holiday card messages

  • Merry Christmas

  • Happy Holidays

  • Season’s Greetings

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours

  • Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  • Have a holly, jolly Christmas

  • Joy to the world

  • ‘Tis the season to be jolly

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year

  • May your days be merry and bright

  • Let it snow

Kaboom! Instant classics. Plus, these general Christmas card messages go great with our huge variety of holiday greeting cards.

Holiday card messages from your work family to theirs

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Sending holiday cards to clients is a great way to let them know that you love working with them and are thankful for their business. While they’re not the same tone as the cards you’d send to your family and friends,  they’ll still get a smile and a respected position on the mantelpiece. Add a photo of your crew to our templates, and you’re good to go.

Here are a few different ways you can word these cards:

  • Thank you for being our loyal customer. Happiest of holidays!

  • Happy holidays! It’s been a pleasure working with you this year.

  • Wishing you continued inspiration and success in the New Year. Happy holidays.

  • Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. From all of us at Imaginary Company.

Use quotes as holiday card messages

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No matter whom you’re sending your holiday cards to, anchoring them with a famous quote is always a hit. There are zillions of quotes out there, so it shouldn’t be hard to find one that fits your mood. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” – It’s a Wonderful Life

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

  • “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

  • “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

  • "Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness." — Mary Oliver

To really make your quotes pop, try pairing different fonts.

Include a special VIP coupon or code with your message

How about a two-fer? Including a coupon or invitation to a special event with your holiday card message is a nice perk for your customers, and it’s a great way to keep your brand in front of them for a while until they use it.

How to customize a greeting card template in PicMonkey

Adding your text to our templates is easy. Here’s how to do it:

  1. On the PicMonkey homepage, click Create new > Templates.

  2. Find the template you want to use and select it to open in the Editor.

  3. Click the text layer(s) you want to change, and type your own message.

Pro tip: Make the most of the back of your card

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While many one-sided cards can perfectly convey your holiday card messages, if you want to give a little extra to your clients that they can enjoy throughout the year, use the back of your card to include a calendar made with our calendar templates.

Read more: Adding Multiple Pages to a Project in PicMonkey

Depending on your business, include your seasonal hours (lawn care or pool cleaning, for instance), a menu (if you own a restaurant), or your weekly operating schedules (say, if you’re a medical office that is open three days a week). 

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Kevin Rexroat

Kevin is a technical and creative writer with experience writing for Redmond and Hollywood. He is by all accounts a terrible vegetarian, mainly because of pepperoni pizza. He has never seen "The Sound of Music," but he has seen pink dolphins. In addition to being an accomplished writer, his acting and singing have been described as "fine."