How to Write a Christmas card? – Phrases, Vocabulary and Expressions
Would you like to write a Christmas card to a friend or colleague in English, but you do not know how. In this lesson you will learn phrases, vocabulary and expressions you can use to write a Christmas card in English.
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Let’s begin this lesson by looking at some fundamentals of English Grammar when it comes to writing Christmas cards in English.
It is conventional to use capital letters with the names of holidays. Therefore, we write Christmas with the first capital letter.
We also use capital letters with personal names, for example:
Santa Clause, Father Christmas, Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary
When writing “Wishing you a
The word merry should only be capitalized if it is at the begging, as in “Merry Christmas!”.
The use of articles with Christmas
Normally, we do not use an article with Christmas:
I really like Christmas.
But, we do use an article when we talk about a specific Christmas. For example:
It was a Christmas I’ll never forget.
We also do not use articles with compound nouns containing the word Christmas:
We usually go to church on Christmas Eve.
Christmas as a noun premodifier
First, let me explain what is a premodifier. A premodifier is a word that somehow modifies the meaning of the word that comes after it.
For example, ice hockey. In this example, ice modifies the noun hockey and changes its meaning. If you say hockey, it can mean both field hockey and ice hockey. But if you use a premodifier, in this case, ice, and say ice hockey, you specify what type of hockey you are talking about.
The word Christmas is a very common premodifier, so we have combinations like:
Christmas cake, Christmas carol, Christmas card, Christmas Eve, Christmas decorations, Christmas tree, Christmas presents, and many others.
Ways to Wish Merry Christmas
- Happy Christmas
- Happy Holidays
- Ho Ho Ho
- Season’s Greetings
- Holiday Greetings
- Warm Greetings
- Warm Holiday Greetings
How to end a card a Christmas Card
- Wishing you Joy,
- With Love,
- Love from
- Hugs and Kisses,
- Hoping to See You Soon,
- Brightest Blessings,
- Best Regards,
- Warm Regards,
- All the Best,
Phrases for writing a Christmas Card
- Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
- Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
- Merry Christmas with lots of love.
- Wishing you the gifts of the season —Peace, Joy, Hope.
- Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
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