Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings for Cards

Updated on August 8, 2017
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Surely nothing can be more exciting than the run down to the festive Christmas Holiday. Enjoy my articles on this wonderful time of year.


The Holiday season is my favorite time of year and I love to spread some of my infectious cheer around. This short Christmas quotes page provides you with a great selection of my favorite seasonal verses, sentiments and quotations.

Short sentiments like these are ideal for your Christmas Holiday cards, scrapbooks and crafts. Since I make and craft a lot of handmade cards, I really understand the need for suitable greetings that you can add on to the front of a card with a short caption or phrase and inside the interior too with an appropriate verse.

Even if you don't make your own cards, you can still personalize a bought one further by choosing to add in your own special and seasonal touch of magic by handwriting or typing out a festive sentiment from this page. Rubber stamps are great options when making your own greeting cards because you can ink the same message over and over again on to each one.

Lots of Christmas and Festive Holiday Themed Sentiments and Phrases

Short Quotes and Verses for Christmas Cards

"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!"

~ Author Unknown

"Christmas is Family, Friends, Hope, Joy, Memories, Peace and Love."

~ Author Unknown

"At Christmas play and make good cheer,

For Christmas comes but once a year"

~ Thomas Tusser

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!"

~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."

~ W.T. Ellis

"Peace on earth will come to stay,

When we live Christmas every day."

~ Helen Steiner Rice

May lovely, happy times decorate your Holiday season. May warm, special memories brighten your New Year. May the wonder of Christmas be with you forever.

I think this makes a wonderful and rather special sentiment that you can send to friends and family when you pass out or mail your cards. It has a very sweet message and this is the one I'm thinking of using myself this year. It's a message that can be sent to anyone regardless of their own personal faith.

"May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,

The gladness of Christmas give you hope,

The warmth of Christmas grant you love."

~ Author Unknown

"As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is."

~ Eric Sevareid

"Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind."

~ Helen Steiner Rice

"Be merry all, be merry all,

With holly dress the festive hall;

Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,

To welcome merry Christmas."

~ William Robert Spencer

"Heap on the wood! - the wind is chill;

But let it whistle as it will,

We'll keep our Christmas merry still."

~ Sir Walter Scott

May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and joy. May the year ahead bring you peace and contentment throughout the year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I like the way in which this verse is phrased and how the traditional greeting that we are used to seeing in cards is worked in at the end. It is a short but sweet way to express your good wishes to your family and friends.

"A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!"

~ Charles Dickens

"May the Holiday Spirit find a Home in Your Heart"

~ Author Unknown

"Peace on earth will come to stay,

When we live Christmas every day."

~ Helen Steiner Rice

"A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year ... These make a Merry Christmas!"

~ John Greenleaf Whittier

"Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first."

~ George Mathew Adams

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:

the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."

~ Burton Hillis

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,

and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

~ Norman Vincent Peale

As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.

— Eric Sevareid

This short verse really speaks from the heart. It has the promise of something wonderful this festive season and is appropriate wording to place on a card for someone that you truly wish the best for.

"Let us keep Christmas beautiful

Without a thought of greed,

That it might live forevermore to fill our every need,

That it shall not be just a day,

But last a lifetime through,

The miracle of Christmastime that brings God close to you."

~ Garnett Ann Schultz

"May this Christmas

find you surrounded by those you love

and those who love you."

~ Author Unknown

"Christmas day is a day of joy and charity.

May God make you very rich in both."

~ Phillips Brooks

"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 best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.

— Burton Hillis

The most meaningful sentiment of all relates to Christmas being a time of year for spending and sharing with the ones that you love. It is about people you care for which is the greatest gift that anyone could wish to receive.

"Through a frosty winter night

In a sleigh with reindeer flight

Bringing joy to large and small

Merry Christmas one and all."

~ Author Unknown

"From home to home

and heart to heart

from one place to another.

The warmth and joy of Christmas,

bring us closer to each other."

~ Emily Matthews

"We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give."

~ Winston Churchill

"Somehow not only for Christmas

But all the long year through,

The joy that you give to others

Is the joy that comes back to you.

And the more you spend in blessing

The poor and lonely and sad,

The more of your heart's possessing returns to make you glad."

~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

I believe in the magic of the season, do you? Even though many people complain about how commercialized this time of year has become, it doesn't stop me from loving it every time it swings by. I love the run up to the big day because I enjoy making the cards and also little gifts for family and friends which are normally small items sewn or made with time and a sprinkling of love.

I enjoy making decorations for the home with my little girl and I delight in the precious time spent with the people who I care about the most. That is the most important meaning for me so I hope you will delight in the magic too.

© 2011 Marie

Your Comments: Are there any More Christmas Quotes and Sayings that You Love?

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    • Craftymarie profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      That's fun that you found the photo on pinterest :) Quotations and sentiments can make really effective wall art with decals. Thanks for your visit.

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      Haven't really thought about saying actually, but I do like your Christmas tree decal. Found this on Pinterest :)

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      Shelly Sellers 

      6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Merry Christmas :)

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      6 years ago

      @endamclarnon: that real great

    • Craftymarie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @endamclarnon: Thank you :) I hope your wife and daughters enjoy the handmade Christmas card ideas on this page - it's fun to have a crafty Christmas!

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      Enda McLarnon 

      6 years ago from Belfast, Ireland

      Thanks for this. My wife also makes her own Christmas cards along with my two daughters so I will be passing these great ideas along.

    • Craftymarie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @irminia: Thank you for your visit :)

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      6 years ago

      Wonderful ideas, thank you!

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      easyday lm 

      6 years ago

      Great lense. I love to read it

    • Craftymarie profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: Thank you for your visit. I like to handmake Christmas Cards for special friends and family - a nice, well-chosen phrase is a must.

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      What a great idea. This collection of Christmas card sayings is just perfect to help me add a special greeting to my homemade holiday cards. Thank you!

    • Craftymarie profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes I love Christmas as it means family time - there's nothing better. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      7 years ago

      Very nice Lens; Christmas is a special time of the year.


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