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Things to Write in a Christmas Card in 2022: Best Christmas and New Yearโ€™s Greeting Cards

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December 21, 2021 March 14, 2022 25 min
Jim Harding photoAuthor by:Jim Harding

Things to Write in a Christmas Card 2022. We all look forward to Christmas Eve. Of course it’s not only because we love to receive holiday greetings, but also because it is fun to celebrate with friends and relatives. Is there any better way to do that than with a greeting card? Choosing a great Christmas card is not usually a big deal, although you may find it difficult to decide what to write in a card to make the person happy with your little present of kindness and thoughtful words.

There are some tips and rules to follow when signing a greeting card or postcard to friends, relatives, or colleagues. Are you wondering how to do this to make their Christmas brighter and their hearts filled with joy? Let MasterBundles guide you through things to write in a Christmas card in 2022 — everything that you may find in this article 😉

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Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Christmas Cards

Often, cards and letters received for Christmas are placed in a prominent place, such as the mantelpiece, for all to see. Let’s see what greetings are best to write, and what is not recommended, to make your greetings really pleasant.

Does your typical message on a greeting card look like this?

Dear _____! I wish you a wonderful day! Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas/Happy Easter! With love, ___

If yes, then don’t be surprised that people don’t spend a lot of time it. Hopefully, it’s never too late to make a change.

Signing cards is, in fact, a useful skill to help you stand out from the crowd when people receive plenty of greeting cards at one time, such as during Christmas. Here is a little guideline on how to do this correctly depending on each occasion and the person you give it to:

First of all, think of the reason for congratulations. Most common reasons to send greeting cards are birthdays, Christmas, Easter, etc.), although there exist more personal occasions such as (promotion, housewarming, baby shower, and so on).

If you send a card to congratulate a birthday or any common holiday, think of the non-typical message that no one else will be able to write. For example, you know that the birthday person really wants to get a certain gift, let’s say a new laptop. You can write the following: “I hope you’ll finally get that cool laptop as a gift!” The thing is, people will always appreciate the fact that someone else knows and remembers their wishes.

If the reason is more personal, think of how many people will send cards just like you. If the person expects a lot of greeting cards, use the previous trick and write something very personal that connects you and the recipient. The heartwarming personal message will remind him of your good relationship.

Nonetheless, make sure you are not going overboard. If you and the person are not very close, it’s a bad idea to wish them something intimate or, in general terms, cross the personal line.

If you are not very familiar with a person or your relationships are far from being close and super friendly, try to use that “personal touch” in a more subtle way. Humor is perfect since it simply makes anyone’s day without getting too personal. Besides, if the joke is funny, your good wishes are likely to be remembered for a long time. Supposing you are not close enough to make common jokes, mention their desires and include some personal details, especially if you are not the best humorist.

You need to make the person think about you. Think about yourself and, if necessary, ask someone what your brightest qualities are. Try to bring these qualities to your greeting card message. It can be quite difficult, especially if the person you are celebrating knows you little more than at the “handshake” level. Try to think outside of the box. For example, make a little comic about the two of you and write something like: “I would like to talk with you personally, but for now, these pictures and my letter to you will have to do!

At the end of the day, just be yourself. If you are talkative, fill the page with long text. If you are short on words, limit yourself to concise and simple, but heartwarming phrases. If you are witty, write more jokes. Try to make the recipient smile and they will remember your postcard!


  • If you have some talent to “implement” in a card, do it. Do you draw? Draw something on the back of the postcard. Do you write poems? Write your greeting in a verse.
  • If you have the time and desire, make a handmade postcard. This will show that you were willing to invest time and effort to congratulate a person on a special occasion. The result might not be perfect but if it comes from the heart, everyone will highly appreciate it.


  • When trying to find ways to stand out, don’t forget about the actual greeting. Without a simple “Happy Birthday”, “Merry Christmas”, or “Happy Easter” message, even the funniest jokes, miles of meaningful words, and questions about the family will not make any sense.
  • AVOID vulgarity… even if it’s going to be said in a humorous manner and the birthday person is your best friend who always gets your sarcastic jokes. What if this time he or she does not? You don’t want to get into a weird situation, right?
  • Do not use ready-made wording from the Internet! The words may come across as too childish or too official. Although it’s not completely a bad idea in some cases to get some ideas for wording, you better think of the congratulations yourself.
  • If you know that you will be wordy, do not buy a card with ready-made text inside. It just takes up that valuable place that you’ll most likely need when writing your own greeting.
  • Similar to the previous advice, if you are writing a lot, start from the left side of the card – not the right side as it traditionally is done. Do this if you know for sure that you will write across the entire page, otherwise, it will look weird. Also, if you plan to draw something, leave space for the picture in advance.

Key information from above is collected in our free checklist:

Check list of what to do in writing of greetings Christmas cards.

Now, if you don’t want to be in Charlie Brown’s shoes next Christmas, it is highly recommended to look at the following 20 funny message ideas for signing your Christmas card that MasterBundles has collected for you.

  • “I told Santa you were good this year and sent him a link to your Pinterest board. Merry Christmas to you!”
  • “Wishing you a white Christmas! (And when you run out of white, just open a bottle of red.)”
  • “Wishing you an essential, socially-distanced, unprecedented, happy, and healthy holiday”
  • “They say the best Christmas gifts come from the heart … but cash and gift cards do wonders too! Happy Holidays!”
  • “Well, that was another crazy year! Hope your holidays are full of health, joy, and all the things you wished for.”
  • “A good Christmas gift is the landlord forgoing the December rent so that you have more money to drink and be merry. Have fun and enjoy this Christmas.”
  • “2021, what a year… we just rolled with it! Hope you have a cozy family Christmas and a joyous New Year.”
  • “This holiday season, let’s make it a point to cherish what’s truly important in our lives: cookies.”
  • “Santa has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.”
  • “Christmas is about enjoying good company from friends and family. So, make sure when you decide to make a snowman at the entrance of your home, make a snow woman as well because nobody wants to be alone during Christmas.”
  • “Remember, Santa is watching. Everything. Yes, even that. Anyway, Merry Christmas!”
  • “I want you to have the happiest holidays ever. (Don’t feel too special though, we gave this same card to a lot of people.)”
  • “Merry Christmas from one hard-working elf to another.”
  • “Please note: Christmas is canceled. Apparently, you told Santa you have been good this year … he died laughing.”
  • “Merry Christmas. Hopefully, I sent this by February.”
  • “You’re on Santa’s Naughty List. Oh, wait… That’s my Naughty List…”
  • “It’s the most wine-derful time of the year.”
  • “You know those commercials where the present is a brand new car with a big red bow? Yeah, we’re not doing that.”
  • “May all your sweaters be ugly and bright!”
  • “A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let’s hope it’s a good one with a much-needed beer.”

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  • There could be up to three recipients at one time.
  • Your special person will get a real card in a mailing envelope.
  • Because we dispatch the mail from Ukraine in unsigned envelopes, be sure you jot down all the required contact information of the receiver. The delivery service is available to any location all around the world.
  • Because shipping and delivery requires a bit of time, make sure to request the service in advance.

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This sheep knows what she is talking about in Spanish. The coziest Christmas is the one you will spend in your favorite fleece pajamas!

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It’s the most wonderful way to congratulate your lady-friend and wish her a Merry Christmas.

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Holiday Yoganimals-Seal: Hilarious Merry Christmas

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Elegant and beautiful, this card made with printed golden Christmas greetings will be appreciated by your dearest friend or relative.

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In a matter of minutes, you can create an original electronic card. You can choose a template, color, fonts, additional styling elements (how about these cute snowflakes and a little bit of glitter?), add text, and get it sent to your email.

If creating a unique card is not that big of a deal, you can just choose one from thousands of them. The thing is that many services let you go through the entire process of creating the card and then tell you they charge money for it. Others promise to give you access to the full-fledged collection of multiple templates and styling options, but then they mention that the “free version” limits the opportunities available.

Don’t worry. This collection contains only proven services that don’t charge money for the cards or templates. Everything is free.

So, don’t hesitate to check out this collection of free services with Xmas cards for different tastes!

5 Free Services with Printable Christmas Cards in 2022


Canva is a well-known giant in creating amazing free designs, documents, and cards (though it has some premium options). Using this service is super easy and convenient.

You can log in using your Google or Facebook account or email. Click the “Create a Design” button and search for Card > Christmas Cards. A collection with 6 free and 4 premium Christmas cards templates will open in the Dashboard:

You can add some elements or change the background. A great number of possible options become available once you search for them on the left side of the Dashboard. For instance:
If a template appeals to you, you will have an opportunity to create your own. Once you download a photo from your computer (probably, that photo of you and your friend from that crazy super drunk party, ugh?), it will appear in the “Uploads.”. Plus, the software itself has a great number of free stock images to choose from.

The working principle is the same: add filters, elements, text (headings, subheadings, and the main body of the card), choose fonts and colors, etc. The choice of fonts is amazing, by the way.
The last step is to download the card. If you plan to print it, then choose a high-quality PDF format. If the card will be sent via email, then JPG is a good choice.

Adobe Spark Post

As you could guess, any collection of this type is not complete without an Adobe product list.

Adobe Spark Post is splendid because it’s free and convenient due to its intuitive design. You can log in with your Google/Facebook account, email, or Adobe Cloud ID.

Once you are logged in, you can choose a design. All designs are customizable and it’s time to start up your creativity! The software offers some editable variations but you can easily create a card from scratch:
You just download the photo/photos from your computer, choose a template (you can organize images in a grid), pick up a color scheme, add text, icons, or a logo and download it as a high-res JPG without any watermarks or other strings.


piZap offers 8 basic card formats to choose from:

The templates don’t include any graphics including Christmas-themed ones. Still, you can download your own images from a desktop, Facebook, Google Photos, Google Drive, Dropbox, or a Google Image search. If you choose the last option, it’s important to consider copyright rules. By the way, the software also contains some stock photos.

Next, you can pick up the background, add text, attach stickers, and other elements by choosing them from the panel on the left side.

Though the service has a solid number of free options, you can also purchase a Pro version for the premium ones.

When you complete the work, you can share the card in your social media account or download it as a JPG or PNG file.


Seems like Fotor is Canva’s little brother with a slightly trickier interface but still amazing styling opportunities and a bunch of creative templates.

As a rule, you must log in and you can do it by connecting your Facebook account or using an email. Next, you must click on the “Create a New Work” button and let the magic begin. Search for a Christmas card template, choose an available one (a little diamond attached to a template stands for the premium feature), and customize it.

If you check out the Stickers section, you will see a great number of different icons. If you scroll down or search, you will have an opportunity to choose from different Christmas icons. Most of them are available for premium users, though the choices for free icons is still solid.


BlueMountain is a little bit of an old-school service with video greetings where you can search for some Christmas cards that your auntie will definitely like!

Just choose a template, write your name, and send it to your special one (or just for fun).

For all the lazybones, or those who want to jump into the very last train, this is a collection of the 7 best services with ready-made Christmas cards for all tastes. Don’t get lost in the thousands of the high-quality variants!

6 Services with Free Ready-Made Christmas Cards

American Greetings

American Greetings is one of the best services with different cards including Christmas ones, of course. You get access to a huge base with simple, animated, or video greetings that are editable. You can add your own photos and customize the design of some cards.

Unfortunately, many options require a paid subscription that you can purchase for a month, one year, or two years. Still, if you are looking for simplicity, you won’t need a premium service.

I would recommend you pay attention to the Christmas talking cards. You can record your own voice and choose a certain character to represent you in a very hilarious manner. Such personalized and funny cards are a good solution as a tiny Christmas present.


Don’t judge from the first impression of the interface of this website – this resource contains free electronic cards with YouTube videos and Elvis singing in the background.

The main advantage of this service (besides the fact that it’s free) is a large number of Christmas cards that you can send to your Facebook friends easily once you connect to the account with Facebook.

Jacquie Lawson

This service with free cards was launched in 2000 by a British illustrator. With characteristic British elegance, these cards were designed to surprise your special ones with the most sophisticated taste. There, you can find simple Christmas cards or animated ones with soft music and atmospheric video.

Victorian Trading Company

I bet you will spend at least 5 minutes on this site with free electronic greetings before choosing a Christmas card for your conservative relative or friend. The designs of the cards were definitely inspired by our ancestors. They convey the Christmas spirit that is familiar to our Grannies and Grandpas. Just look at these unbelievable cards available for free!


On the official Xerox website, you can find a collection of free printable holiday cards. The quality of these electronic products is truly high – they will look good both in the electronic version and in the hard-copy printout.

The designs of the cards are indeed diverse. You will find everything: from a cute cartoon Santa to the Nutcracker. The cards are available for free.

Eco-Friendly Electronic Christmas Cards

These Christmas cards will cost you money but a great portion of the revenue is donated to non-profit organizations fighting for the preservation of our planet. The cards are customizable and you can even add your own photo on them.

The key feature distinguishing these cards from others is their simplicity. They aren’t fancy and have no glitter. Still, they might remind the recipient of fond childhood memories and make them smile.

Even if you came here for some portion of the free options, purchasing one card and making a nice gesture wouldn’t hit your pocket too hard.

The collection of free services with Christmas cards comes to an end but the magic only begins. Don’t miss the chance to say to your special ones a couple of sweet words in such a simple and cute way.

Regardless of your age, don’t stop believing in magic and it will follow you throughout your entire life! 🙂


As magical as it is, Christmas is our favorite time of the year. The Holiday Season’s festive atmosphere makes you forget about your problems and believe in miracles. This is the time when everything is possible and wonders do happen. Apart from that, it is a great opportunity to get together with your family and meet your distant relatives. If for some reason you cannot be with your loved ones this Christmas, you can send out some lovely greeting cards to them. So order some cards and let the magic happen this Christmas.


Where to find best Christmas greeting cards?

The best Christmas cards live at templatemonster.com, themeforest.net, and motocms.com. Templates that are worth your attention are in this selection from MasterBundles!

Why do I need a Christmas greeting cards?

Greeting cards – it’s a one of the symbol of Christmas and New year. Co cards ,just like other pre-made graphics, significantly accelerates the process of completing your projects such as ad banners, leaflets, websites, calendars, e-mailing etc.

Are there any free Christmas cards on MasterBundles?

Of course, you can find various free cards on Master Bundles. Click Home – Cards and enjoy the catalog of amazing cards!

Some Awesome Video about How to Make Christmas Cards Yourself!

3D Christmas Pop Up Card | How To Make Christmas Tree Greeting Card

From video you can learn how to make a 3d pop up Christmas tree greeting card. When you open the card a tree will be pop up, which is looks so beautiful & interesting. The making process is so easy if you follow step by step instructions carefully. Hope you love the idea.

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How To Make A Digital Christmas Card – No Previous Skills Required!

It’s that time of year, some call it the most wonderful! You might be looking for a creative way to share your Christmas spirit. In this video I show you how to use Canva to make a digital Christmas card that you can also share as an animated Christmas card! Cool right! Watch now.

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Kate Hansen

It was really helpful when you said to think of the reason first of all. My brother recently got hired for his dream job a couple of weeks ago, and I want to get him a greeting card to congratulate him, but I have always been bad at writing in them. I’ll make sure to keep these tips in mind once I find a greeting card to give him.

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