Holiday greetings letter

To spread the holiday cheer, sometimes families will send out a Holiday greetings letter. Even in the office during the cheery season, you’ll often find a Holiday greetings letter for business co-workers floating around. While the family is used to you, co-workers and friends appreciate getting some kind of letter to show them that they’re being thought of. Usually a Holiday letter is typed out on paper and is usually accompanies with some kind of Holiday card.

So what kind of things should you include in a Holiday greetings letter? If you have any significant life changes or life events over the past year, then be sure to include them. If there was a birth in the family, a death in the family, if your health status has changed, any fun vacations you take or any achievements you’ve made in your personal life. However, don’t make it depressing and keep it cheerful as it is the holidays.


Starting to Write


Only write about the topics most important to you when sharing significant life events.


Instead of writing something general and vague about a trip that you took, try to top it off with something you did on the trip such as “We got to pet the dolphins” rather than “We went on a cruise in the Caribbean.”


Don’t brag when sharing accomplishments, there’s a difference.


Be brief and don’t drag on forever, people have things to do during the Holidays.

Sample Letters

Sample Holiday greetings letter

Dear Family and Friends,

We’d like to be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope your year has been well and you’ve been as fortune as we have in the Stinson family. As many of you know, our oldest son Trevor has begun going to Clark State College to become a Police Officer and while it’s been hard on the family having him gone, rest assured the two little ones keep us plenty busy.

Speaking of our two little ones, we welcome the younger of those two into the family on March 1 weighing in at approximately 6 pounds and 10 ounces. Young Erin was born a beautiful and healthy baby and she’s a great addition to the family with those overwhelming bright green eyes.

My brother Adam doesn’t communicate much with the family anymore ever since he started his own car shop. He barely has time to do anything outside of work and every time we schedule a meet up or sit down, his shop keeps him busy and he has to cancel. I’ve even considered helping around in the shop part time to help him clean up some of the mess and get some of those orders out. He’s very popular in this town because he’s one of the only mechanics around here who knows what he’s doing. I just wanted to let you know what the family was up to and wish you a happy Holiday season. If you need anything, feel free to contact us! You know our number!

With love,

Harry and Lynn