Have you sent your holiday greetings to all your colleagues, suppliers, and customers?
It’s that time of year again. People keep dropping by my desk to ask what they should write in their emails they want to send out before the holiday period ahead of us. There isn’t really one set thing that you have to say, but it’s a good idea to consider cultural aspects when composing your text. It’s fine to say “Happy Christmas” to people you know celebrate Christmas, but is it the best message to send out across the company or to clients you don’t know well? Here we offer you some phrases which use the word “Christmas” and some which use alternatives – the main ones being “holiday period / season” or “festive period / season”.
- We really appreciate the great teamwork this year and look forward to a repeat show in 2014! Thank you.
- We wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and a smooth start to the New Year.
- Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!
- Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
- We would like to use this occasion to express our thanks for the successful cooperation this year, and we very much look forward to working with you again in 2014.
- We wish a very happy festive season to you and all your staff.
- We would like to wish you and all your staff a very happy festive season.
- We wish you a very Happy Christmas, and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
- Season’s Greetings!
Note: Happy Christmas / New Year – each word starts with a capital letter.
Let us know if you have anything to add in the comments area below. If you post your holiday greetings email you want to write, we’d be happy to give you feedback on it.
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