What To Write In Employee Christmas Cards?

September 26, 2022
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Writing meaningful messages in your employee Christmas cards is just as important as choosing suitable corporate Christmas gifts for them. Generic printed messages or one-size-fits-all stick-on labels won’t cut it if you hope to really impress your team.  

We’re here to help you find the right words to craft a message that shows appreciation for your employees this holiday season. A thoughtfully written card can show each person how much you value their contributions and help to create a sense of belonging in the company, among other things.  

Do Companies Still Send Christmas Cards?

A recent study revealed that Americans spend over $2 billion annually on Christmas cards making it a sizeable industry. Many companies still consider sending Christmas cards to their employees a tradition. They do it to build work relationships, spread cheer in the office, and even boost employee engagement.

Christmas time is also an opportunity for employers to show appreciation for their team members’ hard work and dedication. This appreciation will encourage employees to return to work in the new year, ready for the challenges ahead.

What Do You Say In An Employee Christmas Card?

Writing the perfect Christmas message is like baking the perfect fruitcake. It takes a bit of creativity, some appreciation, and a spoon full of structure. Here’s how to write an employee Christmas card in five easy-to-follow steps.

Step 1: Start With The Perfect Greeting

Start your card with a personal greeting and use the recipient’s name. Bonus points if you write the message by hand and not print it. This personalization will make the gesture more meaningful. 

Step 2: Include The Personal Anecdote

Add a personal anecdote to the card. The more detailed your anecdote, the more unique the card becomes. To help you brainstorm ideas, here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Did this employee accomplish something special this year?
  • How many years have they been with the company?
  • What personality do they have at the office?

Employees appreciate personalized Christmas cards. It’s sure to be a winner this year.

Step 3: Get Creative

You want to send good vibes and best wishes creatively. Your holiday card should reflect your company’s language and personality. Skip boring Christmas card wishes and use our list of ideas below to choose the perfect message for your deserving employees.

Step 4: Do It Now

We recommend you don’t procrastinate on this task, especially if you have a lot of employee Christmas cards to send. Start writing those cards as soon as possible. You want to ensure the cards get out on time since many people may be going on holiday soon.

Step 5: Don’t Ever Cheat

We know there is a significant shift in sending e-cards. However, e-cards can, unfortunately, come across as impersonal and robotic. Try sending an actual Christmas card with a handwritten message whenever possible.

If you have to do ecards, choose backgrounds and photos that are personal to the company and your employees.

Related: A Complete Guide To Employee Appreciation (quotes, activities & ideas)

Message Ideas For Your Employee Christmas Cards

Finding the right Christmas message for your cards may be a daunting task. Especially if you still have to sort out the holiday gifts for employees or ensure an engaging year-end office party.

We’ve made it easy with this list of 14 message ideas for your employee Christmas cards. You’ll notice we’ve organized them into themes. Choose the theme most applicable to the individual and the company culture.

It’s Been A Great Year

This category is perfect if it has been a successful year. Acknowledge and appreciate your top-performing team members with these congratulatory messages.

These messages go well with a Christmas bonus, promotion, or another reward for their contribution to the company’s success:

We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

It’s been an excellent year for our company; we couldn’t have done it without your top-notch work and dedication. We are grateful to have you on the team. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Your Skills Are Essential And Appreciated

Your time and skills have been essential in our successes this year. Enjoy your time off, and have a lovely holiday filled with laughter and love among family and friends.

Your Support And Guidance Have Been Invaluable

Thank you for your valuable guidance and support throughout the year. We wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and all the best in the new year.

We Appreciate What You Have Done

We appreciate everything you have done this year and look forward to making another journey around the sun with you. Have a safe and festive holiday season.

The Team Is Thankful For Your Commitment

We couldn’t be more thankful for your commitment and dedication. Thank you for helping to make this year successful. We wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a new year filled with growth and good health.

Enjoy The Gift. You Deserve It!

Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Here is a gift to show you our appreciation; we hope you enjoy it! Make the most of your well-deserved break and seasonal celebrations because you deserve it!

We Are Family

These Christmas greetings are perfect if you have a close-knit company culture. Inspire, motivate and foster new relationships with these family-orientated messages for employees:

Celebrating Our Family At Christmas Time

Christmas time reminds me of how grateful and lucky we are to have you as a part of our [Company Name] family. We wish you a blissful holiday season and a prosperous new year.

Through The Highs And Lows

We are blessed to have such a hardworking family with whom we have shared many highs and lows with this year. Thank you for all your hard work. Take the season to unwind and relax with your loved ones. Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

We Could Not Have A Better Family

We could not wish for a better family at [Company Name]. Thank you for a great year of hard work, laughs, and compassion for each other. Have a blessed Christmas and a new year filled with new adventures and opportunities

We Are The Best

Our [Company Name] family is the best around, and it’s because of you! We thank you for your hard work, passion, and perseverance. We will conquer many challenges next year with you in our family. Enjoy this holiday season and your well-deserved break.

Funny Wishes

These wishes are perfect for a company with a light-hearted and fun-filled personality. Pair these messages with funny Christmas cards and hilarious gag gifts.

Jingle In The Pockets

Merry Christmas! We hope this bonus ensures you still have some jingles left in your pocket after the holidays.

Keep Calm and Christmas On

Don’t get a fright. It is time for the silly season. Luckily we’ve got you at our right. Let’s make the season bright. Keep calm, and Christmas on!

‘Tis The Reason

There’s snow place like the office for the holidays. ‘Tis the reason to be cheerful this season.

Final Thoughts

We hope these messages and tips help you write the perfect employee Christmas cards. After all, Christmas is the ideal time to show employee appreciation. Do it right, and your staff will feel valued and motivated to start the new year with a bang.

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