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The Best Alternative Messages to Write in Christmas Cards

Sometimes, the traditional way of doing things just doesn’t feel right; especially when you’re writing a Christmas message to someone close to you. 

So, if you’re wanting to switch things up a little this year, we’re going to help you do just that. We’ve scoured the internet to find some of the best alternative messages to write inside your Christmas cards (an ecard hopefully!) this year. 

Read on to discover the best alternative messages to write in Christmas cards this year…

Humorous Christmas messages for family 

Family tends to be who we’re likely to share a joke and a laugh with most candidly. Here are several examples of tongue-in-cheek messages to write inside a Christmas card this year: 

  • Merry Christmas to you. I hope you like the present you told me to buy for you. 
  • Happy Christmas to Mum and Dad’s second favorite child. 
  • Merry Christmas to you. Even if I’m forced to laugh at your dad jokes. 
  • I asked Santa to take you with him instead of presents this year. Merry Christmas! 
  • Merry Christmas. Thank you for loving me unconditionally (even though that’s your job). 
  • Happy Christmas to you. I hope that you’re prepared to lose at trivia later! 
  • There’s no place like home during the holidays. Thank you for being the best parents I could ever wish for. No, I’m not being sarcastic! 
  • Christmas. Because I don’t care if it’s a merry one! 
  • Merry Christmas to you. P.S. – I placed a bet that you’d be the one to ruin Christmas this year. 

Humorous Christmas messages for colleagues 

If you have a close relationship with your team and want to be humorous year – try a Christmas joke. It’s a great ice-breaker (excuse the pun), no matter how hilariously bad the joke is. In fact, when a joke is so bad, it can actually make it more entertaining. We’ve provided some examples below: 

  • What do snowmen call their offspring? Chill-dren. 
  • How much did Santa pay for his sleigh? Nothing. It was on the house! 
  • What is the best Christmas present? A broken drum. You just can’t beat it. 
  • Who hides in the bakery at Christmas? A mince spy.
  • What do you call a snowman with a six-pack? An abdominal snowman.
  • Merry Christmas and thanks for always pudding up with me!

Funny messages for the bah humbugs

Some of your friends and/or family may just not have the Christmas spirit. In fact, some people view Christmas as one big inconvenience. So why not have some fun with it? Send out a Christmas message that’s a little sarcastic – they might appreciate it. 

Here are a few suggestions for sarcastic Christmas messages: 

  • Don’t worry. It’s just one day and then it’s over. Merry Christmas Scrooge!
  • You may not like Christmas, but I’ll still force the Christmas spirit upon you like I do every year.
  • Tradition dictates that I have to give you this card, so have a good Christmas!
  • Merry Christmas. Don’t be a Grinch! 
  • Have a Christmas. That’s all. 
  • Happy Holidays – you’re definitely on the naughty list!
  • Fine, have it your way. I hope your holidays are filled with bland food and cheap wine!
  • I know you’re not a fan of Christmas. Wishing you whatever jingles your bells! 

A message using popular Christmas quotes

If you’re feeling particularly uninspired, why not try using a Christmas quote? Who knows, it might bring back a warm feeling of childhood nostalgia for your recipients! There are tons out there from popular movies or celebrities. 

From heartfelt to downright witty, we’ve provided several examples below: 

  • “Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.” Kin Hubbard
  • “I planned out our whole day. First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.” – Elf (2003)
  • “I can’t believe it’s Christmas already. You know, one day you’re eating turkey, the next thing you know your Lords are a-leaping and geese are a-laying” – Friends (1994)
  • “May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” – Anonymous. 

Romantic Christmas one-liners

If you’re planning on sending an ecard to your partner this year, why not try a Christmas-themed flirty one-liner? It’s a guaranteed way to put a smile on their face, and it certainly beats the generic wording that you see plastered everywhere. We’ve included some examples below: 

  • Can I show your picture to Santa? Because I only want you for Christmas. 
  • I’m looking for an angel to put on top of the tree and I think it should be you. 
  • I must be a snowflake because I’m falling for you. 
  • So, Santa told me that you wished for me. Good choice. 
  • Every time I look at you, I feel as though I’m walking in a winter wonderland!
  • Every day is Christmas with you. 

A message containing a Christmas themed riddle

Christmas brain teasers are a huge part of the seasonal fun. You get them in Christmas crackers, allowing many families to share laughs around the dinner table – whilst they rack their brains for the answer. So, as an alternative to a message, why not include a Christmas-themed riddle in your Christmas card? 

We’ve provided a few Christmas riddles below. Don’t worry, we’ve also included the answer! 

  • I come in a lot of colors, so lovely and bright. I turn so many houses into a beautiful sight. What am I? The answer is Christmas lights. 
  • I am a catchy carol and a tune that likes to rhyme, I contain 12 grand gifts that come around Christmas time. What am I? The answer is the song “12 Days of Christmas”. 
  • If the year ends on the 31st of December, then what is the end of Christmas? The answer is the letter “s”

Send a Christmas game instead 

Everyone loves a little bit of healthy competition, and maybe sending a Christmas message in the traditional sense isn’t of interest to you. So, what about a fun and interactive game that recipients can play instead? 

At eCo2 Greetings, we have a variety of fun games that you can send out the same way you would an ecard. Some people prefer to do this as an alternative to a message, and we don’t blame them! Our games are super fun – and they can be personalized. Feel free to watch the taster videos for all of our superb games here. 

We offer four different games, which are all completely different. These include: 

Snap Calendar 

With an advent calendar-inspired theme, our Snap Calendar game allows you to add your personalized images (whether that’s your friends, employees, colleagues, logo, or product) so that your recipients can play along to find the matching pairs of images hidden inside the game. It’s a fun and interactive way to get people involved, and it’ll show a fun side – especially if it’s for a business.

Reindeer Race

Our Reindeer Race game involves picking your favorite reindeer character (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer… you get the idea) to compete in a thrilling race against other players. The game is completely customizable, allowing you to add in your own images or company logo. This game is very popular with employees! 

Sliding Puzzle

For our Sliding Puzzle game, all you have to do is provide us with the image you would like included – and we’ll build a puzzle that your recipients will be able to solve! If you’re looking for a fun and interactive game to send out this year – Sliding Puzzle is a perfect choice!

Snowball Fight 

Did someone call for a snowball fight? A really popular choice with coworkers, Snowball Fight will allow you to throw a snowball (virtually!) in your boss’s or colleague’s face! Just send us the images you would like included, and we’ll sort out the rest! 

We hope that you’ve enjoyed discovering some of the best alternative messages to write in a Christmas card this year. Be sure to check out everything you can do with a personalized ecard over on the eCo2 Greetings website, you won’t be disappointed! 

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