Celebrating a Christmas that reflects your religious beliefs is a great way to spread holiday cheer and rejoice in the reason for the season. Although, before Kris Kringle can pay a visit, there are some Holiday to-do’s that need to be checked off the list. We’re here to help you check them twice. In addition to hanging lights and planning out gifts, you’ll also want to get a jump start on creating and sending your yearly Christmas cards.
The Yuletide season is the perfect time for reconnecting with loved ones and letting them know you and your family are thinking about them and what better way to do so than by sending a Christmas card? Between stressing about holiday card design, scheduling your family Christmas photo and finding your address book, remember that the messages inside make your cards special. Creating the perfect holiday greeting card is no easy task.
Some people use Christmas time as an opportunity to send out annual updates or Christmas sayings and wishes. Why not take the opportunity to express your faith this holiday season? Adding a great bible verse to your Christmas card will elevate your greeting and shine a spotlight on your relationship with Christ. Not to mention, sending religious Christmas cards can help lift the hearts and spirits of those who receive them. Since this article contains many Christmas bible verses, you can jump to specific sections below:
- Christmas Scriptures Examples
- Classic Bible Verses for Christmas Cards and Birth of Jesus Scripture
- Christmas Bible Verses From The Old Testament
- Christmas Bible Verses From the Gospels & Acts
- More Christmas Bible Verses From The Epistles
- Religious Christmas Quotes
- Religious Christmas Card Messages
Adding a Christmas scripture along with your Merry Christmas wishes will set your Holiday card apart from others. Create a greeting that expresses your faith and one that your recipients will cherish using one of the bible verses about Christmas below. Choose one, mix and match, or add to your own Christmas message to create the merriest greeting of them all.
With classic bible verses about the birth of Jesus, you can make sure your Christmas cards reflect the most important part of your holiday. These memorable bible verses can help your loved ones ring in the New Year on the right foot and reflect on what’s most important to them. Including verses about Jesus also help spread the fellowship that’s strong for Christians during the holiday season.
- “And there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them.” – Luke 2:8-9
- “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” – Romans 12:10
- “A merry heart does good like medicine.” – Proverbs 17:22
- “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John.” – 1:29
- “For nothing will be impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37
- In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:4-5
- “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him…” – John 1:9-10
- “Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!” – Psalm 117
- “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” – 2 Corinthians 9:15
- “But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.” – Galatians 4:4-5
- “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” – James 1:17
Christmas Bible Verses From The Old Testament
Bible verses from the Old Testament show how important religion can be throughout the years. Adding these older bible verses to your Christmas greeting cards can speak to your shared values and traditions with loved ones. Pick Old Testament bible verses about Christmas to show the strength of the holiday.
- “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14
- “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
- “There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.” – Isaiah 11:1
- “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” – Zechariah 9:9
- “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” – Micah 5:2
- “May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute, may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts! May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!” – Psalm 72:10-11
Christmas Bible Verses From The Gospels & Acts
Christmas bible verses from Gospels and Acts can be great to put on photo Christmas cards since they’re some of the most memorable verses for all Christians. Chances are, you can choose your loved ones’ favorite verses from either the Gospels or Acts to add to a custom Christmas card and make their day. These bible verses speak to the tradition of Christmas and can make you feel more connected to family and friends.
- “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21
- “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” – Matthew 1:23
- “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” – Luke 2:10
- “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” – Matthew 2:1-2
- “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” – Matthew 2:10
- “After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:11
- “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.” – Luke 1:30-31
- “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:11
- “And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:12
- “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God.” – Luke 2:13
- “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” – Luke 2:14
- “And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.” – Luke 2:15
- “And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:16
- “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
- “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” – John 1:5-11
- “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14
- “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
- “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” – Luke 1:35
- “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” – Acts 5:31
More Christmas Bible Verses From The Epistles
Including bible verses from the Epistles is one of the best choices for your Christmas cards. Many of the Epistles originated as letters many years ago, so it’s fitting to add them to your letters to loved ones. Adding these bible verses to your cards can make sure you’re delivering religious Christmas cards with messages you live by and love.
- “And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” – Philippians 2:8-10
- “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23
- “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” – Romans 15:13
- “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable Gift.” – 2 Corinthians 9:15
- “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” – James 1:17
If you don’t want to add bible verses to your holiday cards, you can always choose religious quotes from your favorite authors, public figures, priests, and more. Many of these quotes are similar to your favorite bible verses while delivering a Christmas message in a more modern way. Add these quotes to your religious holiday cards along with a beautiful photo of the family.
- “Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor, perhaps perplexed, perhaps in awe, no doubt in amazement. Their night watch had been interrupted by an explosion of light from heaven and a symphony of angels. God goes to those who have time to hear him–and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.” – Max Lucado
- “You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell Him you have received His Christmas gift.” – John R. Rice
- “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” – C.S. Lewis
- “Good news from heaven the angels bring, Glad tidings to the earth they sing: To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of heaven.” – Martin Luther
- “So God throws open the door of this world—and enters as a baby. As the most vulnerable imaginable. Because He wants unimaginable intimacy with you. What religion ever had a god that wanted such intimacy with us that He came with such vulnerability to us? What God ever came so tender we could touch Him? So fragile that we could break Him? So vulnerable that His bare, beating heart could be hurt? Only the One who loves you to death.” – Ann Voskamp
- “At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.” – Mother Teresa
- “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you…yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.” – Mother Teresa
- “…And then, just when everything is bearing down on us to such an extent that we can scarcely withstand it, the Christmas message comes to tell us that all our ideas are wrong, and that what we take to be evil and dark is really good and light because it comes from God. Our eyes are at fault, that is all. God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, succor in abandonment. No evil can befall us; whatever men may do to us, they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as love and rules the world and our lives.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- “Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.” – Lucinda Franks
- “We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.” – Pope Paul VI
- “There has been only one Christmas – the rest are anniversaries.” – W.J. Cameron
- “And when the Lord Jesus has become your peace, remember, there is another thing: good will towards men. Do not try to keep Christmas without good will towards men.” – Charles Spurgeon
- “Peace with God, peace with others, and peace in your own heart.” – Rick Warren
- “The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when He gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.” – Robert Flatt
- “Anyone thinking of the Holy Child as born in December would mean by it exactly what we mean by it; that Christ is not merely a summer sun of the prosperous but a winter fire for the unfortunate.” – G.K. Chesterton
- “The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.” – Ralph W Sockman
- “All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.” – David Jeremiah
- “May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem this night fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do.” – Rev. Richard J. Fairchild
- “Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.” – Amy Grant
- “Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.” – Corrie Ten Boom
General Religious Christmas Card Messages
Still struggling to decide what to write in a Christmas card? You can always stick with a more general holiday message that speaks to your Christian faith. These Christmas messages are appropriate to add in this year’s Christmas cards for your family, friends, and more.
- May you feel God’s presence in the candles, that softly spread their glow at Christmas and may you experience the wonder of His abiding love, as He guides you, through each day of the coming year. May God’s Blessings be with you. At Christmas and New Year!
- May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives. Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!
- Faith makes all things possible, Hope makes all things work, Love makes all things beautiful, May you have all the three for this Christmas. Merry Christmas.
- A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you!
- As Christmas carols fill the air with joy and merriment, as the chime of church bell echoes all around, and prayers reach out to God, I wish you a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.
- May God’s Blessings Be Yours This Christmas!
- May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
- Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season. Have a blessed Christmas and New Year.
- Merry Christmas. May God bless you richly throughout this holiday season.
- May God fill your life with love, joy and peace this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.
- God bless you at Christmas and always.
- May His love surround you at Christmas-time and always.
- May your Christmas be filled with joy and gratitude because of all that Christ has given you.
- God gave his greatest gift to us on that first Christmas day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way.
- May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.
- May joy be your gift at Christmas and may Faith, Hope and Love be your treasures in the New Year.
- Jesus is the reason For this Christmas Season.
- May the timeless message of Christmas fill your heart and home with joy now and throughout the coming year.
- Christmas, a special time of worshipping our King. May the blessing of knowing Christ enrich your life in the year 2016.
- Rejoice, the Lord is King! May the Christ of Christmas bring joy to your heart and peace to your soul.
Other Christian Christmas Quotes and Resources
With just a few Christmas bible verses you will be well on your way to spreading holiday cheer. Crafting your custom Christmas card greeting doesn’t need to feel like a chore. You can get creative with everything from simple photo cards to more elegantly designed cards to make your message special all-around.
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