Category: Christmas card wording ideas

These Christmas card wording ideas help you create a personal and unique Christmas card to share with loved ones.

The team at Pear Tree is absolutely delighted to introduce our new collection of Christmas Cards designed exclusively for grandparents and their grandchildren. These cards are so sweet and full of love that when we held the printed cards in our hands for the first time, we thought why-oh-why haven’t designed grandparent Christmas cards before?!

Like choosing your favorite grandchildren, it’s impossible to pick our favorite designs, but we gave it a shot…

  1. Grandchildren are Grand Christmas Card

The phrase “grand kids make life grand” is certainly a true statement! We adore this sentiment and love the classic greenery and berries theme of this card. There’s room to share a short letter on the backside but the best part is, you can add up six photos and choose a pattern or color that complements them.


  1. Making Memories Christmas Card

As a grandparent, it’s those little moments that fill your heart with joy. The phrase “Small Wonders and Treasured Moments” accompany a photo on the front side of this grandchildren focused Christmas card. You can choose from several layout options, patterns and colors on the backside. Get creative, or keep it sweet and simple! 


  1. Our Greatest Blessings Christmas Card

Talk about a personalized Christmas card that’s just perfect for grandparents! This folding design let’s you add nine photos and a custom letter. The phrase “our greatest blessings call us Grandma and Grandpa” can be printed in any color, allowing you to complement the colors on your pictures. Simply delightful!


  1. Grandparent Love Christmas Card

If you’re yearning to share your grandchildren on your Christmas cards, this touching design just might be the one for you. The sweet saying “a grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew existed” is perfect when paired with a photo of new grandchild or your entire crew of growing grands!


  1. Greatest Gifts Christmas Card

As a grandparent you know this to be true – the best gifts in life don’t come under the tree. Show off your most treasured gifts this holiday season in simple, charming style. The phrase “our greatest gifts” is printed over the top of a photo of your grandkids. The backside of this design can be customized to feature up to six photos, the colors or pattern of your choice and your custom letter.  


The holiday season is the sweetest time of year to share good news, don’t you think? We love seeing mailboxes full of Christmas cards gushing about big things and little things and everything in-between. If you’re ready to share the most exciting new of all – that you’re expecting a baby – and have been searching for pregnancy announcement ideas, we have one spectacular suggestion. Make your pregnancy announcement to family and friends with a card that doubles as your holiday greeting! Our newest Christmas Card Pregnancy Announcement designs are guaranteed to fill each recipient with joy (and maybe a few tears!).

Christmas Miracle

This heartfelt design titled, Believe in Miracles, is going to give you all the feels! The saying, “we believe in miracles” pairs perfectly with a sweet photograph of your belly, tiny awaiting booties or even an ultrasound image. Your loved ones are sure to place your pregnancy announcement front and center in their display of holiday cards!

Glowing Bright

If you’ve had a pregnancy photo session, this Merry More Pregnancy Announcement is an especially lovely choice. The unique folding design gives you room to share 2 gorgeous photographs and your own custom letter. The phrase “the more the merrier” is printed using a gold foil-look which is as cheerful as the wonderful news you’re sharing!

A Forever Keepsake

Is it a Christmas card or a Christmas ornament? The answer is: BOTH! The Merrier Pregnancy Announcement is printed on card stock, strung with a satin ribbon and ready to be hung on your loved ones Christmas trees. The phrase “the more the merrier” is the perfect way to announce your new baby in festive holiday style!

Our team loves modern design and when it came time to create our religious Christmas card collection, we kept it contemporary. With heartfelt phrases and themes that range from farmhouse to minimalist, you’re sure to find a card that fits your family. These 7 favorites deliver messages of love, hope and faith, all wrapped in style that feels anything but old-fashioned.


  1. Beyond Measure Christmas Card

God has blessed you beyond measure! This rustic-themed Beyond Measure Christmas Card features your sweet family photo framed by dark rustic wood-grain. The message “blessed beyond measure”, accompanied by your personalized letter on the backside is a beautiful way to send holiday wishes to your loved ones.

  1. Adore Him Foil Trifold Christmas Card

The Star of Bethlehem shines bright (literally!) on this beautiful foil-stamped Adore Him Christmas Card. This folding card has six panels that let you show off eight photos of your happy family along with enough room to share a bit about everyone’s year! The phrase “O Come let us Adore Him” is stamped in real foil, making this Christmas card an absolute treasure.

  1. Praise God Ornament Christmas Card

A Christmas card that becomes a forever keepsake is one your friends and family will absolutely adore! This new Praise God Ornament Card will be hung on Christmas trees year after year! The phrase “Praise God”, your family portrait and personalized letter are everything you want to share all on one incredibly unique card.

  1. Every Heart Christmas Card

We love beautiful artwork paired with gorgeous family photos and this Every Heart Christmas Card delivers both! The phrase “Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room” is one of our favorite Christmas phrases and the watercolor greenery accents feel so sophisticated and seasonal. Add four photographs plus a custom greeting to the backside and you have one faith-filled card ready to send.

  1. God is Good Trifold Christmas Card

Life isn’t always perfect, but God’s love is. This farmhouse-style God is Good Christmas Christmas Card is going to give your loved ones all the feels! The saying “God is Good, All the Time, God is Good” is printed on the front of this folding card. Add two large family portraits and your personal Christmas letter to complete your one-of-a-kind greeting.

  1. Oh Holy Night Swatch Book Christmas Card

Talk about a stunning and absolutely unique Christmas card! Here at Pear Tree, creating cards in formats that wow our customers is what we love most. This Oh Holy Night Christmas Card features four separate cards held together by a silver grommet. The lyrics to the beloved Christmas hymn, O Holy Night, as well as four photographs are featured on the font of each card. On the backsides, you can add text and share all the highlights of your year. If you’re searching for a religious Christmas card that is totally keep-worthy, look no further!

  1. Joy of Christ Christmas Card

We’ve saved our favorite for last! The phrase on this charming Joy of Christ Christmas Card gets us every time. The saying “May Your Hearts be Filled with the Joy of Christ”, surrounded by holiday foliage and berries, will have you friend and family feeling the love from you and your crew. The backside of this faith-filled card features a whopping ten of your photos and a custom Christmas letter.

  1. So easy!

Ornament Christmas cards are simple. They’re two-sided cards with room for one photo (sometimes more) and your holiday message. Personalizing these cards is a breeze! Not to mention they’re incredibly easy for friends and family to display. All they have to do is hang it on the tree (or wherever) and voila. A charming display with no fuss and no clutter.

  1. Unique and fun!

How many Christmas cards shaped like ornaments do you receive in the mail during the holidays? Exactly! Ornament cards are an affordable way to do something really unique that recipients will remember forever, and we’ve got such a great collection of designs that you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your style.

  1. Keepsake worthy.

Because these hanging cards are so darned cute and they’re easy to store, they will more than likely turn into a keepsake for many recipients. Year after year, your friends and family can put these out with their annual Christmas decorations or hang it in the house all year until they get a new one the following Christmas!


Featured Cards: Beyond Measure Christmas Ornament Card, Merry Minimalist Holiday Ornament Card, Wonderful Life Christmas Ornament Card, Our Greatest Gift Birth Announcement Ornament Card

Some people focus on photos, some focus on design but you’re focused on feeling! You want your Christmas cards to be filled with meaning, so we gathered five our favorite designs with all the feels.

  1. Faith and Family Christmas Card

Send Christmas cards filled with what matters most to you—faith and family. A collage of photos lets you share several of your favorites from your last family shoot or from the last year.

  1. This is Us Christmas Card

A stylish collection of several photographs with a short and sweet (but very genuine) design, “this is us” in faux gold foil and script lettering.

  1. Love Never Ends Christmas Card

A beautiful saying about family in faux gold foil is surrounded by a classic pinecone and evergreen design and accompanied by four photos. Classic, pretty and unique.

  1. Heart of Hope Christmas Card

Bold design, meaningful words, three of your best photos and plenty of room for your holiday message.Everyone is going to love these Christmas cards!

  1. Crazy Love New Year Card

Keep it real this holiday season with these sweet but funny new year cards! A faux gold foil design accentuates the fun saying on the front plus there’s room for five photos

Christmas cards don’t have to be long and detailed, and they definitely don’t need to be complicated. If long holiday letters and intricate designs with lots of color choices just aren’t your style, you’re sure to love our collection of minimalist holiday cards. Here are five of our favorite designs!

  1. Purely Christmas – Hanging Christmas Card

A photo, holiday message and old-school letter board design, all on a single card with ribbon for hanging. Friends and family members will love this greeting card because they can hang it anywhere in their home!

  1. Modern Merry – Ribbon Booklet – Christmas Card

Letter board style introduces your holiday card, which holds several photos and your holiday message. This design is fun because it’s interactive and it holds multiple photos, which is what everybody wants to see, right?

  1. Modern Christmas – Christmas Postcard

Postcards are an excellent option if you’re trying to simplify your holiday cards this year. The same chic letter board design appears with your photo on the front. Another photo appears on the back with a quick holiday message.

  1. Merriest Christmas Horizontal – Foil Christmas Card

Real foil stamping is all you really need for a festive Christmas card design. You get to choose the foil color for “Merry Christmas” below your photo. The backside of this flat card has another photo with your holiday message.

  1. These Days – Magnet Christmas Card

A one-sided magnet with your photo and a short holiday message becomes the perfect holiday hello! Friends and family will be pleasantly surprised when they see they can display this holiday card wherever they can use a magnet.

Have fun creating simple holiday cards this year that everyone you know will rave about! Pear Tree is your best bet for finding trendy designs you’ll be excited to send.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The season full of peace, joy and cheer and mailboxes overflowing with CHRISTMAS CARDS from those you love most.

We’ve been as busy as Santa’s elves designing holiday cards with classic style and festive messages. But let’s be honest. Holly, berries and sentimental Christmas wishes aren’t right for every family. If you’re on the hunt for funny Christmas cards ideas, you’ve come to the right place.

Funny Christmas Card Message vs. Funny Christmas Card Photo

There are two different approaches to creating a FUNNY CHRISTMAS CARD that’s sure to snag a primo spot on refrigerator doors from coast to coast.

Include a Hilarious Message

Our first suggestion is to send a card with a funny message. There are plenty of funny Christmas card sayings out there but we prefer the ones that mix humor with an underlying message of love. Think cards that poke a little fun at the chaos that is family life.

Pair any of these designs with a fun family snapshot and you have the perfect funny Christmas card.

Take a Fun, Candid Photo

Another way to create a funny holiday card takes a little creativity on your part and we promise, it’s gonna be fun.

Browse through our HOLIDAY PHOTO CARD designs and find some favorites that feature classic holiday sayings. Next, take a photo of your family that is less than picture perfect. If the card you love features the phrase “It’s a Wonderful Life”, choose a photo of your kids being…well, kids. Crazy, crying, fighting or just being goofy!

One of the funniest family Christmas cards I’ve ever received was a “Peace on Earth” design that had a photo of my friend’s kids dog-piled on top of each other. It was absolutely hilarious! Have fun with this one; the possibilities are endless!

Have fun making this year’s card holly, jolly and hilarious!


Featured cards:
Warm and Fuzzy – Christmas Card
Nice is Overrated – Christmas Card
Wishing for Peace – Christmas Card

It’s that time of the year again: time to think about the past twelve months and recap it all on your Christmas card. This task makes some of us feel all holly, jolly and festive. But the majority of us begin to sweat, open a bag of chocolate chips and get lost in a Netflix bing while our holiday letter goes unwritten for one more night. Well folks, we’re here for you. Writing your annual letter doesn’t need to be complicated! Let us help you with two easy options.

Option #1: Keep it Short and Sweet

The holiday season is buuuuusy, right? Add managing little ones or a hectic career to the mix and you simply may not have time to sit down and write a full recap of your year. Not to worry! You can send a card that feels genuine and full of love without writing a long message. First, choose a photo Christmas card that lets you show off your growing family, furry friend or adventures from the year without saying a single word.

If you’re going for a short and sweet message, look for a card that makes a heartfelt Christmas saying, quote or lyric the focal point of the design. We know our team loves a quote that pulls at the heart strings or makes them snicker. Here, they’re sharing their favorites:

Heidi: I love when people keep it real at the holidays. We have some adorable cards that integrate in phrases like “Some call it chaos. We call it family” and “A little crazy. A little loud. A lotta love”. You don’t even need a fancy photo shoot to make these cards your favorite ever.

Tara: Integrating faith into our Christmas card is important to me and my family but I also don’t want to send a card that looks…well…like it’s from my grandmother. My favorite Christmas cards fuse modern style with religious sayings like “God is Good. All the time. God is Good” or “We love because He first loved us”.

Sarah: I’m a newlywed and plan on sending a card using the phrase “so very blessed”. It’s exactly how my husband and are feeling this year and I’m incredibly excited to share photos from our wedding with all those we love most!

Once you have your card chosen and found the perfect pic, simply add your family name with a sincere closing. Don’t worry, we’ll help you with that sincere closing! A few winners:

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas,
The Haroldson Family

With much love at Christmastime and always,
Monica, Henry, Frieda and Patrick

Joy, Love & Peace,
Peter + Sam

Wishing you love and light,
The Petersen Family

Option #2: Share Your Highlights

Deciding what to write in your Christmas card can feel a tad overwhelming. But we promise, whether you want to share big news or simple joys from the past year, sending a card that covers a few highlights is easy. Many of the cards we design have options to add a letter and let you change your font size depending on if you want to go long or short. If writing a short letter that covers a year of activities, milestones and vacations, plus includes a Christmas sentiment makes you freeze up, we get it. Use this quick formula to create your letter in a snap:

  1. Add a title at the top. We like using a cute Christmas saying or quote like, “Oh What Fun!”, “Merry Everything” or “ Faith. Christmas. Love.”
  2. Start with your greeting. We like something festive and casual like, “Merry Christmas from this crew!” or “Once again, the most wonderful time of year is upon us!
  3. Acknowledge the recipient. Your letter should always include a sentence directly addressing whoever is reading it. Not by name of course, but even a generic greeting will make your loved ones feel acknowledged. You can do this at the beginning of your letter with a sentiment like “We hope this Christmas greeting finds you happy and healthy”.
  4. Spill your news! You can be specific or speak more generally about your year. Here are two examples of short letters that get the job done:

Greetings from the Jacobs family!
Our house is buzzing with the excitement of the Christmas season! The magic of the holidays viewed through children’s eyes is such a blessing and we’re cherishing every moment. Our wild and crazy crew had many adventures this year, both at home and away. We feel so fortunate for each opportunity to learn and grow as a family and cannot wait to see what the next year will bring. May your new year be filled with joy, peace and hope for what is to come.

Oh What Fun!
Once again, the most wonderful time of year is upon us! Our family had a year full of firsts. We purchased our first home in July and Michelle has been busy dreaming up projects for Henry. Riley had her first birthday in August and took her first steps three days later. Mason had his first day of Kindergarten in September and lost his first tooth just last week! We can’t wait to see what the New Year has in store for us! May your new year be filled with joy, peace and hope for what is to come.

  1. Close your letter with love. One of the most frequent questions we receive is, how to I sign my Christmas card?”. There are so many ways and it all depends on your audience and what you’re comfortable with. We covered many options above, but here are a few more classic choices:

With peace and love,
The Ishimi Family

With love from our family to yours,
Conor, Isabel, Sadie and Riley

Timothy and Gwen

So, there you have it! The Pear Tree guide to writing a Christmas card that feels genuine, heartfelt and fa-la-la-festive. Best of luck creating you card this holiday season!

Honoring your faith is what’s most important to you and your family all year-round and especially during the holidays. Personalizing your Christmas cards with a Bible verse is a beautiful way to share your faith with others and show your love for all people.

We’ve gathered a couple verses we think are perfect for Christmas cards. Why are they perfect? Because Christmas cards don’t always have a lot of room to work with so verses like these that are short yet powerful are perfect.

Do you have any favorites for the holiday season? Let us know what they are!

What we love about the Blessings to You card is that the entire front is dedicated to your favorite photo with a beautifully designed “Christmas Blessings” at the top. The back is dedicated to your holiday message, including whatever Bible verse you choose to share with friends and family.

The His Love Christmas cards start with a beautiful faux foil design and your favorite photos. Flip it over for lots of room to write your Bible verse and holiday message!