It's that time of year again! For me, that means requests upon requests for season's greetings that twinkle with the spirit of the holidays. If I can be completely honest though, it's one of my favorite tasks because I love the challenge of recreating the most used messages, especially for repeat clients whose messages I wrote the previous year.
To relieve you of the stress of coming up with a message that sounds the opposite of how you feel this time of year AND makes the recipient feel as though they are the only ones receiving such a beautifully worded card from you, I've come up with a few messages that you can adapt to fit your needs.
Classic holiday greeting messages
- Season's greetings!
- Happy holidays!
- All the best for 2018!
- May your holidays be filled with love, peace and joy.
- May your season be bright.
- Wishing you and yours a festive holiday season!
- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Unique holiday greeting messages
- Wishing you a wonderful / magical / peaceful / relaxing / joyful holiday season!
- May the coming year bring you adventure / good health / happiness / new beginnings / exciting collaborations.
- May 2018 bring you and your business great success!
- May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with love.
- Here's to health, happiness and adventure in 2018!
- As the magic of the holidays lights up the season, all of us at SO Many Words wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and all the best in 2018.
Pro tip: see if you can subtly sneak in your product or service in your xmas message for a wink, hint or nudge at future collaborations. For example: All of us at [YOUR COMPANY] wish you a magical holiday season spent with loved ones and a new year filled with excitement, prosperity and [YOUR SERVICE: creative designs, thoughtfully worded blog posts, grade-A customer service, fruitful collaborations]. And if that's what you're looking for, then you know where to find it.
Holiday greeting messages for social media
My suggestion here involves three parts: "thank, wish, tease." Where you have more room to write - Facebook and LinkedIn, for example - thank your followers for making it a great year, wish them happy holidays and tease something they can look forward to in 2018. This will keep them hooked and it's a nice way to give them a present: a helpful PDF full of tips or advice, a blog post series that they can look forward to reading, exciting new collaborations, a new collection, etc.
- Happy holidays to you and yours! 2018 is on the way and so is a new SO Many Words blog series... stay tuned!
- Season's greetings from SO Many Words! Wishing you adventure and excitement in 2018!
- Exciting plans are in place for 2018. We'll let you know more later, but until then, happy holidays!
- Big thanks to our entire community - your likes, shares and comments keep us going! All of us at SO Many Words wish you a joyful holiday season. We look forward to sharing more text tips and tricks in 2018.
Tips for writing holiday greeting messages
PERSONALIZE IT WHEN YOU CAN
Who doesn't love a hand-written note? The card you send your clients is, most probably, not the only one they will receive this month. Writing the card or maybe even just the address on the envelope by hand will not only make your holiday greeting stand out from the bundle, but it might also help your client remember you first when they need to use your product or services in 2018. At the very least, sign your name under the printed message using your favorite pen.
As my examples above have shown, there is some room for creativity when it comes to writing holiday greetings. It's okay to have fun here and personalize your message or link your message to the service or product you offer. For example, if your business is in the health industry, wish them good health; if you're a creative or digital marketing agency, wish them fond memories that last longer than social media posts; and if you're an accountant or bookkeeper, wish them success and prosperity in 2018.
USE YOUR BRAND VOICE
Strengthening customer relations requires you to maintain your brand voice and identity at all times. Even for Christmas cards. Consistency is key here - if you approach your customers with a quirky, friendly and fun voice on your website and other marketing materials, then go for that in your holiday greetings. But if you sell your stuff using a veil of luxury and class, make sure your greeting cards and the message inside are just as elegant.