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In England, numerous special occasions prompt people to extend wishes for others’ well-being. You can discover how to convey wishes for good health on specific days, such as Christmas.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day, often abbreviated to “New Year’s,” are occasions when family and friends come together. These times are associated with miracles and the fulfillment of wishes. For many individuals, these events hold significant importance as there’s a sense of hope for positive changes in the coming year, improvements, and the realization of long-held desires.

I believe it’s a good idea to propose a few ways to express good wishes in English during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

As widely known, most Christians in Britain and the United States observe Christmas on December 25, considering it a more significant holiday than New Year’s Eve/Day. In other countries, such as Ukraine and Russia, New Year’s holds more importance than Christmas.

 

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The expressions should not be too long, but at the same time they should be meaningful; we try to write everything clearly and concisely, since we are not writing a letter, but a card. So look at a few examples of how to express your wishes in a card in English.

  •         It is easy to get lost in the flurry of activity during the holiday season. May you get time to take in the beauty and true meaning of the season and have a Merry Christmas!
  •         I wish you a blessed holiday season. May this Christmas bring you comfort, joy, peace and happiness to last throughout the coming year!
  •         This season is so much more than holiday parties and giving gifts. May your Christmas be filled with true miracles and the true meaning of this beautiful time.
  •         The true heart of Christmas is one of wonder and warmth. May any holiday stress you feel fade away and be replaced with this. Merry Christmas!
  •         May your heart and home be filled with all of the joys the season brings. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
  •         May all the beauty and blessings this Christmas season has to offer to be with you and your family. Happy Christmas to you all!

Here are some alternative ways to extend good wishes for Christmas:

  • May your days be filled with joy and happiness, and may each new day bring cherished moments.
  • Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a life abundant with goodwill and friendship.
  • May the upcoming New Year bring you tranquility and peace, offering contentment along your journey.
  • Your friendship means a lot to me. Merry Christmas, and here’s to many more years of shared joy and camaraderie.
  • On this blessed day, I wish you love for all your kindness. May the New Year bring you abundant happiness.
  •  Merry Christmas, and may the approaching New Year be filled with joy and laughter.
  •  The greatest wish in life is to be happy. May you find happiness in abundance.

Feel free to use these expressions in messages and cards when wishing your friends and acquaintances well in English.

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