How to end a Christmas card?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by HK ESL learner, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. HK ESL learner Junior Member

    Hong Kong Cantonese
    Hi all,

    The Christmas is approaching, and I am sure many people are now sending Christmas cards to friends or family. I would like to know how to end a Christmas card in a appropriate way. I plan to send Christmas cards to teachers and professors. I plan to use 'Sincerely yours' to end the card. Will it be too formal? Are there any other choices?

    HK ESL learner
     
  2. roanheads Senior Member

    Scotland, english
    You can simply say,--- " with my sincere best wishes ", which I think would be suitable for you teachers etc..
     
  3. Eigenfunction Senior Member

    England - English
    Or simply:
    Best wishes
     
  4. Nunty

    Nunty Modified

    Jerusalem
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    If the Christmas card is pre-printed with a holiday wish or greeting, many people simply sign their names at the bottom or write "Merry Christmas!" in their own handwriting and sign below that.
     
  5. GreenWhiteBlue

    GreenWhiteBlue Senior Member

    New York
    USA - English
    Note that "Christmas" usually does not have an article, unless one is talking about a specific Christmas that might be confused with other Christmases, or that should be distinguished from other Christmases:

    The Christmas I spent in Rome was wonderful.
    It was a Christmas that I shall always remember.

    BUT

    This year I shall spend Christmas in Pennsylvania.
    My sister always comes to my house for Christmas.
    Christmas will soon be here.

    Other holidays and observances may be treated the same way:

    Hallowe'en falls in October.
    I cooked dinner on Thanksgiving.
    Where will you be spending New Year's Eve?
    Easter is several months away.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008

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