Inside: 10 Amazing Ideas to Help you Write the Most Heartfelt Christmas Wishes
The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole and has gained quite the momentum over the years. In fact, it’s hard for me to believe that Christmas card writing is such a recent phenomenon.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t want your christmas cards to be ho hum and bland, right?
As Christians, we have the beautiful gift of eternal life and what better way is there to share the love of God with friends and loved ones than when we send out our yearly Christmas cards?
If you asked the average person if they still send out Christmas cards like ‘back in the good old days’, chances are that you would find that the numbers of people that hand written Christmas cards are dwindling.
We live in a world where quick results are not only desired, but expected. It seems that speed is of utmost importance.
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Why are Heartfelt Christmas Wishes Important?
I’m sure you’d agree with me in saying that convenience trumps a personal touch.
Emails allow communication that contains few greetings or pleasantries and text messages can be even worse. They are also impersonal.
That’s why heartfelt Christmas wishes are so very important. People need to know that we care!
I’m just going to say that again because it’s important. People need to know that we care.
People need to know that we care.
The old commercial tagline said it best, ‘When you care enough to send the very best.’
Those television commercials evoked a special connection in reaching out to those who you cared about by sending them a greeting card.
Sometimes when I sit down to write a Christmas card I don’t have a clue what to write. That’s when I began thinking how I needed some Christmas card ideas that would be heartfelt and communicate the gospel in a heartfelt manner.
I also wanted my gospel christmas cards to focus on the real reason for Christmas, celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Heartfelt Christmas Wishes- 10 Ideas
Here are 10 ideas to help you write heartfelt christmas wishes and biblical christmas greetings to your friends, family and loved ones.
Share the True Meaning of Christmas.
In 2014, a survey showed that 1/5 of all Brits didn’t know that Christmas was a celebration of Jesus’ birth. They also believed that the Bible features the story of Father Christmas.
Wouldn’t you love to be the one that bridges the gap and tells someone why we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas? Share the real meaning of Christmas in your own words!
I know any Christian would welcome a prayer over their family, asking for God to bless them and meet special needs in their lives. If you know anything about their personal lives, pray for that. If you don’t offer a general prayer. Even a non believer’s heart can be touched through prayer. We have the wonderful honor of praying in the name of Jesus for our friends and loved ones.
As stated previously, many don’t know the real meaning of why we celebrate Christmas. Sharing a Scripture from God’s word would help them see and understand Christ’s birth from the word of God.
Send Christian Christmas Cards
Regular christmas cards that you purchase at big box stores are definitely lacking in connecting to those that you are writing to. That’s one of the reason why I love sending Christian christmas cards that have a message that shares God’s love.
The Christian company Dayspring carries so many beautiful Christmas cards and I’m positive that you can find the perfect set to spread the good news of Christmas.
This pink ornament set is a smaller sized card with a short Christmas sentiment.
This second card set is one of the most beautiful holiday greeting card that I have ever seen and the artwork is amazing. This 5 paneled card shares 5 themes per panel which are God’s hope, God’s peace, God’s gift, God’s love and God’s Son. What I love about this card is that you could even cut it apart and frame each panel for Christmas decorations. It’s that beautiful! Here’s a close up of all 5 panels for you to check out:
Ask “How can I help?”
Christmas is a time where we should be focused on our faith in the Lord and spending time with loved ones. Sadly, it can easily become overwhelming and stressful.
Some people have a difficult time asking for help and would rather go without. A wonderful gesture is to ask if the recipient of your card needs help.
Sometimes that makes all the difference!
Take your Christmas cards from humbug to heartfelt with these 10 easy tips!
Send A Gift Card
Christmas can be a stressful times for families, particularly for Moms who are cooking, cleaning and hosting a house full of people.
Tell her (or anyone else) how much you appreciate her by adding a gift card to her favorite shop or activity. These thoughtful gifts show that you are thinking of their well being.
Some ideas are:
- Favorite coffee shop gift certificate
- Favorite Shopping Store (think Target or Walmart)
- Favorite online retailer such as Amazon
- Gift certificate to get a massage
- Pedicure and/or manicure
- Itunes gift certificates
- Gift card for a local restaurant or chain
Share an Update
When I was a child we would receive a newsletter update from a family friend sharing things such as: what the entire family did for the past year, accomplishments, vacations and interesting facts about everyone. I have never done this personally, but it would be an amazing thing to tuck into a Christmas card to update everyone.
Send a Family Recipe
Nothing says love and tradition like a treasured recipe for homemade pumpkin pie, sugar cookies or a homemade pumpkin roll.
Include a Family Photo
Time flies and children grow so quickly. Tuck a physical family photo into your greeting card and ask them to put it on their refrigerator to remind them to pray for your family daily. Ask them for a picture so you can do the same.
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Include drawings, flat crafts and bookmarks with special notes written on them.
Share a Christmas Quote
There are so many beautiful Christmas quotes to share in your greeting cards. Here are a few:
God bless us, every one!A Christmas Carol
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 Christmastime,Laura Ingalls Wilder
Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.Helen Steiner Rice
I heard the bells on Christmas Day/ Their old familiar carols play/ And wild and sweet, the words repeat/ Of peace on earth, good-will to men.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitalityWashington Irving
Christmas, my child, is love in action.Dale Evans
“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”Theodor Seuss Geisel, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautifulNorman Vincent Peale
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflectionWInston Churchill
Christmas is a neccessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselvesEric Sevareid
I hope I’ve given you enough tips on how to write a good Christmas card. Christmas has become quite commercialized and it’s so important to make our Christmas cards full of heartfelt Christmas wishes.
Creative sister, if you take your Christmas cards from humbug to heartfelt, let me know!