100 Holiday Greetings and Wishes for Customers, Colleagues, and Coworkers

The holiday season is just around the corner, and we have already started to think about office parties, decorations, and presents. Most of us need help with writing greeting cards, holiday messages, and festive wishes, especially in a professional environment. We don’t want to sound too generic, blunt, or careless. At the same time, we don’t want to say too friendly, familiar, or emotional. There is a thin line between writing too much or too little. But leave the worry aside and check out the following holiday greetings and wishes that fit every situation and spread joy all around you.

Happy Holidays Messages

This article has 10 categories of greetings, messages and wishes you can choose from.

  1. Friendly Holiday Greetings
  2. Christmas Wishes
  3. Business Christmas & Holiday Card Messages
  4. Christmas & Holiday Card Messages for Clients and Customers
  5. Holiday Wishes for Employees, Staff, and Coworkers
  6. Happy Holidays Wishes for Greeting Cards
  7. Short Happy Holidays Messages
  8. Holidays Quotes
  9. New Year Greetings
  10. New Year Quotes

If you're missing inspiration during holidays check the folowing holiday greetings. You have 100 exmples to choose from ↓

Friendly Holiday Greetings

This category is for your friends, coworkers, neighbors, and college colleagues. It’s for people you can easily talk to and share your thoughts without worrying about etiquette. You can write a more personal and slightly longer holiday message. Friendly holiday greetings may include a small joke, nicknames, and thoughtful words.

Holiday greetings to you, my friend, and to all the people you love and cherish! As I know you are a Christmas fan, I wish you the merriest of them all and also an amazing New Year.

  • Happy Holidays to my best colleague. I wish you a great vacation and much cheer in the coming year.
  • Happy Hanukkah and New Year! May you and your family have a great holidays.
  • Happy Holidays, and all the best. I wish you love and happiness!
  • I wish you a joyous and quiet Christmas with your family and friends.
  • My best wishes for a season of cheer and happiness. See you next year!
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope you have a great one.
  • Sending you all my love and happy thoughts for this holiday season.
  • Warm wishes, hugs, and kisses to my best friend. Happy Holidays!
  • I wish you everything you wish for yourself and more. May the year to come be kind to us.

Christmas Wishes

When someone is celebrating Christmas, you can be specific in your holiday greetings. There are plenty of standard Christmas wishes that fit any person. However, try to infuse a little bit of personality and show you really took the time to think about the receiver and customize your holiday message. Be as polite or friendly as your relationship with the receiver demands it.

  • Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas break.
  • I wish you a magical Christmas, peaceful and blessed, surrounded by the ones you love.
  • May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
  • Happy Christmas! I wish you a merry vacation!
  • I want to send you my merriest Christmas wishes and all the joy in the world.
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with hope, joy, and peace.
  • Happy Holidays! And especially a fulfilling Christmas because you’ve been waiting for it since July.
  • May this Christmas bring you joy and hope, may your home be filled with people you love, and may your Christmas wishes be fulfilled.
  • Christmas is a time of peace and reverie. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
  • May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you!

Business Christmas & Holiday Card Messages

Business greetings are usually more formal and polite, even on Christmas. That being said, it doesn’t mean they have to be dull. Find inspiration in the holidays, sparkle, and spread joy tastefully and professionally.

  • Happy Holidays from our company. We wish you an excellent year.
  • Merry Christmas! We hope your holidays are filled with joy, love, and kindness.
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Happy Holidays! We hope you have a great time and enjoy the holiday break.
  • May the lights of the holidays fill you with hope and wonder!
  • Wishing you an amazing new year!
  • Happy Holidays! We hope the holidays bring you all you wished for.
  • Wishing you happy holidays and all the best in the world.
  • Use this peaceful time as a reminder of kindness and hope. Happy Holidays!
  • Thank you for all your hard work this year. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas & Holiday Card Messages for Clients and Customers

Sending holiday greetings to clients and customers is an opportunity to thank them for their loyalty and encourage them to be with your company in the future. So don’t rely only on classic Christmas or New Year wishes; customize your message to make the receiver feel acknowledged and appreciated.

  • Happy Holidays to our best client. We hope you have a marvelous Christmas and an amazing New Year.
  • Merry Christmas! May your holidays be filled with abundance, joy, and sparkles! I look forward to seeing you in 2024.
  • Thank you for being with us for such a long time. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our company!
  • We want to thank you for being our customer and wish you all the best in the coming year.
  • Happy Holidays! May the joy of the holiday season find you well and happy.
  • We wish you a house full of joy, laughter, and the merriest of holidays.
  • May your family be healthy and happy!
  • We wish you health, wealth, and happy memories alongside your family and friends.
  • To our best customer, our best holiday wishes! Enjoy the time off. I hope to hear from you soon!
  • Thank you for trusting our company and helping us provide exquisite products. We wish you unforgettable holidays and a Happy New Year!

Holiday Wishes for Employees, Staff, and Coworkers

If you are going to send a generic holiday wish to all your employees and coworkers, you’d better send none at all. People expect something personal that acknowledges their contribution and shows you care about them. They want to be noticed. They want to be persons, not numbers. If you have a few employees, make the effort to write a holiday wish for each of them. If you have many employees or colleagues, at least write customized messages for each department or position.

  • Dear IT Department,
    We couldn’t have had such a fantastic year without you. Enjoy the time off and take the opportunity to relax. No ticket will be issued until January. Happy Holidays!
  • Merry Christmas, dear colleague. I wish you an amazing time with your family, a great ski trip with your girlfriend, and all the joy you can take.
  • Thank you for being such a wonderful team. It’s a pleasure to work with you. Enjoy the holidays!
  • On behalf of the company, I would like to wish you all happy holidays, joyful memories, and peaceful times.
  • The New Year is just around the corner, so use this time to look back and take the best of this year. You’ve done a great job, and I am proud of you. Long live the HR team! Happy Holidays to all!
  • I wish you the merriest of holidays, and I am thankful for being your boss.
  • May you and your family be merry and healthy! All my best to my best marketing team.
  • The holiday season is full of light and sparkle. It’s a reminder to be kind, generous, and thankful. So Merry Christmas, my dears, and a big hug from your colleague.
  • May the peace and joy of the holidays be with you for an entire year!
  • Thank you for your hard work and dedication. It’s been a difficult year, but we’ve made it. Enjoy the vacation and the holidays.

Happy Holidays Wishes for Greeting Cards

When you pack your holiday wishes in an email, you have almost all the space in the world to write your thoughts. You can structure the text in paragraphs, add headings, and insert bullet points. You can also play with different fonts and colors and attach images. But when you send a handwritten greeting card, you have just a small piece of paper, a pen, and your unique handwritten font. You need to be concise and on point because there is no turning back.

  • My dearest, I wish you the best and most joyful holidays from the bottom of my heart!
  • Merry Christmas! I hope the house is full of lights and, laughter and happiness.
  • I’m sending you all my love and my best wishes. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • I hope my holiday card finds you well. Enjoy this festive season, and send my best to your family.
  • Happy Holidays! I’m sending you my jolliest wishes and warmest hugs.
  • We wish you and your family all the best in everything you do. Have a great year!
  • I pray you are healthy, happy, and surrounded by your wonderful family. Happy Holidays!
  • Happy New Year! Let’s make it a good one.
  • To my best friend forever, the richest Christmas and the craziest New Year. See you at the party!
  • Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Feliz Navidad! Your multicultural family deserves the best.

Short Happy Holidays Messages

Short messages are a nice touch that shows people you think about them. They may even start a conversation with your colleagues or friends. For example, while thanking you for your happy holidays message, your colleague may invite you for a coffee to discuss the final project before the holiday break.

  • The holidays are almost here! Enjoy and celebrate each moment.
  • Merry Christmas! See you next year.
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! All my best to your family, too.
  • Happy Christmas and joyful moments.
  • Happy Holidays! I hope you’ll have a great time.
  • Enjoy your holiday break. I’m sending you all my best wishes!
  • Let’s embrace the holidays and have a wonderful time!
  • I hope the New Year will fulfill your wishes. Happy Holidays!
  • Merry Christmas! It’s that wonderful time of the year.
  • Sending love, good wishes, and peace. Happy Holidays!

Holidays Quotes

When you struggle to find the right words, find inspiration in famous holiday quotes. A little bit of poetry and wisdom will enrich your message. Select quotes you believe in and that represent your values and beliefs. You can send a quote as a short holiday greeting or write your own words around it.

  • “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time.” - Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  • “I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays. “- Henry Youngman. 
  • “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” - Norman Vincent Peale.
  • “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” - Calvin Coolidge.
  • “The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.” - Richard Paul Evans.
  • “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year long.” - Charles Dickens.
  • “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. “- Burton Hillis
  • “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. “- Peg Bracken. 
  • “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand. “—Dr. Seuss.
  • “There are three stages of man: He believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus. “—Bob Phillips.

New Year Greetings

New Year greetings are about hope, self-improvement, and commitment. We like New Year’s resolutions because they allow us to start fresh. It’s a good moment to boost your employees’ morale, support your friends and colleagues, and send an encouragement to your manager.

  • Wishing you a year of happiness and success!
  • Happy New Year! Let’s make it a good one.
  • Forget about the old; let’s bring in the new and fulfill our wishes.
  • A brand new year is starting, and I hope you will make the most out of it.
  • Happy New Year! I am cheering for you.
  • My best wishes for a year of health, wealth, and happiness!
  • May you be inspired, successful, and happy!
  • To new beginnings! May the New Year be everything you wished for and more.
  • Sending you all my love, support, and cheer for the New Year.
  • To new starts, new hopes, and new successes. Happy New Year!

New Year Quotes

New Year boosts our morale and motivation to try new things and improve our lives. It’s the perfect occasion for motivational quotes. Like with holiday-related quotes, you can use the quote as part of your message or instead of your message. If you send a longer message, you can put the quote either at the beginning, as an opening statement, or at the end, as a closing.

  • “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” - Brad Paisley.
  • “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” - Benjamin Franklin
  • “Each age has deemed the newborn year. The fittest time for festal cheer.” - Sir Walter Scott
  • “Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want to make a New Year’s prayer, not a resolution. I’m praying for courage.” - Susan Sontag.
  • “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey
  • “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” - Rainer Maria Rilke.
  • “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” - David Bowie.
  • “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” - Melody Beattie.
  • “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” - Germany Kent.
  • “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein.


What to write on a holiday card?

A holiday card has room for a short text, usually one or two phrases. Use them to convey your best wishes as tailored as possible. Include also a classic greeting, such as Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or Happy New Year. If the card is meant for a religious holiday (e.g., Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.), you may add a religious message only when the receiver celebrates the holiday. It’s also common to include thank you messages, show appreciation and support, and extend your wishes to the receiver’s family.

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