Christmas cards offer super spots for listing popular holiday sayings and Yuletide quotations from famous authors, comedians, orators, and celebrities. A suitable quotation may jump-start the card writer’s own message with a suitable sentiment.
Consider these 12 favorite famous quotations for Christmas cards and greetings.
Some of these notable sayings are lighthearted or nostalgic, while others may be quite serious and insightful. These famous Christmas quotations are listed here in alphabetical order (by author or speaker).
“Christmas Day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.”
Phillips Brooks (1835 – 1893), American clergyman
“When we were children, we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”
Gilbert Chesterton (1874 – 1936), British author (Orthodoxy)
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
Calvin Coolidge (1872 – 1933), 30th President of the United States
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870), British author (A Christmas Carol)
“Christmas … is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”
Dale Evans (1912 – 2001), American actress
“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”
Washington Irving (1783 – 1859), American author (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
“The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.”
Helen Keller (1880 – 1968), American author
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993), American clergyman
“Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.”
William Saroyan (1908 – 1981), American author
“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
Charles M. Schulz (1922 – 2000), American Cartoonist (Peanuts)
“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”
Ruth Carter Stapleton (1929 – 1983), American evangelist and sister to 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter
“To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.”
E. B. White (1899 – 1985), American author (Charlotte’s Web)
Favorite famous Christmas quotations are ideal for jotting into printed holiday greeting cards or printing into do-it-yourself versions to brighten the season with positive messages and good cheer.