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Step by Step: How to Sign a Christmas Card

The holiday season is traditionally dedicated to sending joyful greetings to your loved ones. Whether you’ve written a humorous Christmas saying or sent your glad tidings with a Christmas bible verse, you’ll have to choose a personalized signature. Deciding what to write in a Christmas card is significant all the way up until the very end of your greeting.

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The words you choose to close your personalized holiday wishes will signify your relationship with those you are sending to and it’s important to follow proper Christmas card etiquette. If you invest time into selecting the perfect closing, it will surely make a difference. Use our guide to leave your recipients with a sign-off that reflects the same tone and joyful holiday spirit as the rest of your Christmas greeting.

How to Sign a Christmas Card?

Think about your relationship with those you are writing to when trying to decide how to sign your Christmas cards. For example, a christmas card for your family and friends is going to be a lot more personalized than a greeting card you’ve crafted for a business associate. Your signature acts as the bow on top of your Holiday wishes. Let these six tips help you tie up your season’s greetings.

  1. Use a warm closing for close family and friends. 
  2. Use a professional closing for business related greetings.
  3. Use a holiday greeting such as “Happy Holidays,” or “Season’s Greetings.”
  4. For close family and friends, you can sign a card with your first name or a nickname. You’ll want your Christmas card to be as personal as possible, especially for the special people in your life.
  5. Sign your name with a formal title if you’re sending a holiday card to someone you’re not close with. Make sure to use the correct title in your signature such as Mr, Doctor, Reverend, Sergeant etc.
  6. Include the names of everyone in your family or use your family name instead of writing out each individual member.

Warm Christmas Wishes and Closings

When writing to friends and family, opt for a more affectionate closing that not only expresses your Christmas spirit, but your close relationship with the recipient as well. Leaving your holiday greetings off on a bad note could offend those you are sending messages to and we wouldn’t want that! Use these warm closings to make a lasting holiday impression.

Example:

Professional Christmas Wishes and Closings

When writing a card or letter to colleagues, clients or other businesses, opt for a holiday closing with a more professional manner. Use these professional closings to spread holiday cheer with an appropriate touch.

Example:

Examples of How to Sign a Christmas Card:

From Family:

Include children on the signature of your holiday card by adding their names directly below the parents. If you don’t feel like writing out each family member’s first name then just sign your greeting with your family’s name.  See the examples below and switch one of these warm closings out with any you prefer from above.

 Love this Christmas and Always, The Smith Family

Joy for the day, The Smith’s

Hugs and kisses, Keaton, Jenna, Kara and Deckland


From Spouse:

Sign your holiday card for your spouse the right way by adding something cheesy or an inside joke between the two of you. You can even use nicknames if you’d like!

Adoringly yours this Christmas and always, Jenna

 Your hubby, K


From Friend:

Love your friend, Keaton

 Love your bff, Jenna

Examples of How to Sign Business Christmas Cards

Use business appropriate language when signing your company’s Christmas cards. Don’t forget to sign the greeting from everyone at the office and if you are sending your loyal customers a holiday card, make sure to thank them for their business. Use one of the examples for how to sign business Christmas cards below or swap out the professional closings with one you better prefer from the list above.

From the Office:  

 From your friends at, Kurtner Financial

 Happy Holidays from everyone at, Kurtner Financial

 All the dedicated staff at, Kurtner Financial


For Business Clients: 

Thanks for another great year here’s to 2017, Kurtner Financial

 We look forward to working with you in the years to come, Kurtner Financial


For Customers: 

 Thank you for another year of patronage and friendship, Mr. and Mrs. Keaton Smith and everyone at Kurtner Financial

 Season’s Greetings from, The Kurtner Financial team

Tips For How to Sign a Christmas Card Tips For How to Sign a Business Christmas Card
  • Use a warm closing for close family and friends.
  • Use a professional closing for all business related greetings.
  • Use a holiday greeting such as "Happy Holidays," or "Season's Greetings."
  • Use a holiday greeting such as "Happy Holidays," or "Season's Greetings."
  • For close family and friends, you can sign the card with your first name or a nickname.
  • Sign your name with a formal title if you're sending a holiday card to someone you're not close with.
  • Include the names of everyone in your family or use your family name to sign your Christmas card.
  • When writing on behalf of the business, sign the card using the company's name.
  • Once you’ve picked out the perfect Christmas card signature, all that’s left to do is to address your Christmas cards and determine when to send out your cards. Adding a matching return address label and holiday postage stamp will elevate your Holiday card with a festive décor element unlike any other. Once everything is signed, sealed and delivered you can pour yourself a glass of eggnog, relax and rest assured that your season’s greetings will find your recipients well.