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As the holidays approach, we think about the past year and the people we care about.

Saying “Happy Holidays” to the people you care about is a great way to:

  • Spread Joy
  • Show You Care.
  • Get Back in Touch with People Who Live Far Away.

Here are some happy holiday quotes, wishes, and messages that will help you spread love and celebrate with the people you care about.

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Happy Holidays Quotes That Celebrate Family and Love

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

 “The Joy of brightening other lives, bearing others’ burdens, easing each other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” – W. C. Jones

“Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you’re giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.” — Caroline Kennedy

“Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in holiday humor and like enough to consent.” – William Shakespeare

“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Take a break and chill because this is the time of the year to rejoice, celebrate and also feel rewarded.”

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”- Edith Sitwell

“May you enjoy all the gifts you received this holiday. Here’s wishing you a blissful holiday ahead!”

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” – John Boswell

“Happy holidays! Here’s wishing you all the joys of the season and the happiness all throughout the upcoming year.”

Happy Holidays Quotes For Friends, Family and Loved Ones

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde

“The season of festivities and wonder is waiting for you to unwrap joy and gaiety. Happy Holidays!”

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” – Helen Keller

“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” – Anonymous

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase

“The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“May the Spirit of the Holidays be with you throughout the New Year.” –

“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” — Donald E. Westlake

“There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” – Bob Phillips

“Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year.”

Happy Holidays Quotes That You Can Share With Everyone

Happy Holidays Quotes

“There’s something about a holiday that isn’t all about how much money you spend.” – Hilarie Burton

“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

“Happiness is there for the taking, and the making.” — Oprah Winfrey

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau

“You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.” – Maya Angelou

“Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“May the miracles and heavenly gifts of Christmas gladden and fill your hearts with joyful songs, cheerfulness and laughter.”

“A holiday is an opportunity to journey within. It is also a chance to chill, to relax. It is when I switch on my rest mode.” – Prabhas

“Holidays – any holiday – are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together.” – Lidia Bastianich

“I look forward to the holiday season every year.” – Cate Blanchett

Happy Holidays Quotes To Help You Spread Joy and Love

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” – Ruth Carter Stapleton

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.” – Carol Nelson

“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.” – Victor Borge

“I find that it’s the simple things that remind you of family around the holidays.” – Amy Adams

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” – Winston Churchill

“Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young

“For me, I think everybody with half a heart tries to do their best to do their part of good during the holiday season.” – Darren Criss

“Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!” – T.A. Barron

“It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal and that every path may lead to peace.” – Agnes M. Pharo

Happy Holidays Quotes To Make You Merry

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.” – David Cameron

“Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” – Deborah Whipp

“I can’t wait to celebrate the holidays with you.”

“A friend is a gift you give yourself.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.” — William Shakespeare

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” – Dale Evans

“Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.” – Hannah Senesh

“Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Happy Holidays Quotes To Inspire You

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” – Pope John Paul XXIII

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” – J. B. Priestley

“There is more to life than making a living. Do not work more than you live.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“A holiday isn’t a holiday, without plenty of freedom and fun.” – Louisa May Alcott

“This boy turkied my Thanksgiving, but I won’t let him Grinch my Christmas.” – Dean Hughes

“It isn’t how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it’s how you spend the time.” – David Brenne
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“The success of a holiday depends on what you find for yourself on the spot, not what you bring with you.” – Ellis Peters

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles Schulz

“Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hillis

Happy Holidays Quotes To Brighten Your Day

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.”—Norman Wesley Brooks

“Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”—W.T. Purkiser

“Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”—Leo Tolstoy

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Theresa

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”—Buddha

“Sometimes the little things in life mean the most.” ― Ellen Hopkins

“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”—C.S. Lewis

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” —Maya Angelou

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”—Rainer Maria Rilke

Happy Holidays Quotes That Capture The Joy of The Season

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”—Freya Stark

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.” — Thomas S. Monson

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.”—Melody Beattie

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor

“The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.”—Robert Atlinger

“My normal life is like being on holiday.” – Valentino Rossi

“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.”– Marjorie Holmes

“Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.”—Phyllis Diller

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”—Edith Wharton

Happy Holidays Quotes To Spread Joy and Happiness

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” ― Todd Stocker

“How you feel about home after holiday says a lot about home.”― Joyce Rachelle

“Let us cherish family and friends this Holiday Season.” – Unknown

“There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.” – Bill McKibben

“After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.”― Kenneth Grahame

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“Wishing you a truly wonderful holiday season filled with peace and love. Prepare yourself for the countless happy moments that this holiday is about to offer you!” – Unknown

“This holiday season give yourself the gift of self-love and self-acceptance. Your season will bloom into ultimate bliss.”― Amy Leigh Mercree

“Peace and joy to you and your family this holiday season.” – Unknown

“Don’t get caught up in the wrapping paper and forget that the gift of the Christmas season is simply love.”― Toni Sorenson

“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” —John J. Geddes

More Happy Holidays Quotes and Sayings

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ― The Grinch

“You need to be outdoors. Away from here. You need a holiday.”― Fennel Hudson

“May your Holidays be filled with joyful noise.” – Unknown

“I hope you will enjoy this marvelous holiday to the fullest. May you find a million reasons to be happy today and every day. Happy holiday!” – Unknown

“During the holiday season, in fact all year long, wrap yourself around another’s presence, not presents.”― Christine E. Szymanski

“Sending my warm wishes to you for a wonderful holiday season. May your days be brighter and your heart is lighter. Happy holiday!” – Unknown

“In order for a holiday to be a great holiday, it must somehow involve water-related activity, because water is a magician who relaxes our soul and body!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

“I want to thank you for always having my back. You are a blessing to my life. Happy Thanksgiving holiday, dear.” – Unknown

“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light.” —Moshe Davis

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”—Marcel Proust

“As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” – Eric Sevareid

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” — Edward Pola & George Wyle

“There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” — Eric Sevareid

“The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” — W.C. Jones

Happy Holidays Quotes That Will Make Yours Better

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” – Dave Barry

“New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” – Charles Lamb

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“Christmas can’t be bought from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas but if the white runs out, I’ll drink red.” – Unknown

“We should learn the true Christmas lesson of gentle, thoughtful kindness to those we love and to all we meet in life’s busy ways.” – J. R. Miller

“I love Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

“I think it’s fascinating that there’s a whole holiday dedicated to things that we fear and that’s so interesting about the nature of humanity.” – Deborah Ann Woll

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

“No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard

Happy Holidays Quotes About The Warmth of The Season

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Giving your presence might be the best Christmas gift you could give someone this year.” – Ken Fite

“May your walls know joy. May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.” – Unknown

“Christmas has always meant family and sharing and showing love and appreciation for those around you.” – Morris Fenris

“Plenty of friendships are sustainable through dinners and lunches, but will not stand a week away. So be careful with whom you go on holiday.” – Julian Fellowes

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

“I’m a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials.” – Jean Reno

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – Jackson Brown, Jr.

“I’ve got two young children, so holidays are not the same as they used to be. There are now two types: family holidays and holidays you need from that holiday.” – Diego Luna

“As we rush around buying presents, we must always remember that “our presence rather than our presents” is one of the greatest gifts we can give.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” – Earl Wilson

Happy Holidays Quotes For Christmas

Happy Holidays Quotes

“The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when he gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.” – Robert Flatt

”Christmas and the holidays is the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.” — Gisele Bundchen

“We can feel peace as we celebrate our Savior, Jesus Christ.” – Henry B. Eyring

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” – Roy L. Smith

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens

“Christmas is not for the gifts we exchange. It’s not about sleigh rides or sweet candy canes. Nay, Christmas is simple. A time to recall Christ’s gift of atonement He gave to us all.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

“If we do not set aside time to focus together on what God’s Word tells us about the promise of Christ, on Christmas morning we can find ourselves surrounded by mounds of torn gift wrap, our laps full of presents, but with hearts that are empty and unprepared.” – Nancy Guthrie

“If you’d like to keep CHRIST in Christmas this year, I’d humbly suggest that instead of just posting about it as a status on Facebook, that perhaps you try to find a family in your neighborhood who could use a little help or perhaps donate to a local food bank anonymously. That’s keeping CHRIST in Christmas!” – José N. Harris

“There’s so much more to Christmas than what we see and hear on the radio and television. The whole thing is about Jesus.” – Billy Graham

“God’s gift to us is the most precious and greatest of them all. This Christmas may you truly experience the grace He has bestowed upon us. Have a blessed Christmas!” – Unknown

“The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.” – Richard Paul Evans

Happy Holidays Quotes About Hanukkah, Miracles, and Lighting Candles

Happy Holidays Quotes

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” — James Keller

“We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” — Nachum Braverman

“And just like that, like a simple neighborhood event, a miracle is taking place.” — Mary Oliver

“On Chanukah when we use one flame to light another, the glow is not halved—the light is multiplied.” — Micaela Ezra

“The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.” — Irving Greenberg

“But I also say this: that light is an invitation to happiness, and that happiness, when it’s done right, is a kind of holiness, palpable and redemptive.” — Mary Oliver

“This is the season when people of all faiths and cultures are pushing back against the planetary darkness. We string bulbs, ignite bonfires, and light candles. And we sing.” — Anita Diamant

“At this time of year, when the sun is most hidden, the holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the rays of hope and light. Often, it is through simple and unrecognized miracles that we are able to feel the warmth of hope and light.” — Rafael Goldstein

“Just as Hanukkah candles are lighted one by one from a single flame, so the tale of the miracle is passed from one man to another, from one house to another, and to the whole House of Israel throughout the generations.” — Judah Leon Magnes

“Hanukkah is about the freedom to be true to what we believe without denying the freedom of those who believe otherwise. It’s about lighting our candle, while not being threatened by or threatening anyone else’s candle.” — Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z”l

Happy Holidays Quotes For a Festive Season

Happy Holidays Quotes

“The Christmas tree decorated and bright for all to see when we turn on the lights. May this holiday be one that is filled with cheer for you and for those that you hold so dear.” — Catherine Pulsifer

“A holiday is a time to take a break from the routine of everyday life.” — Catherine Pulsifer

“Some of my fondest memories are holidays by the seaside.” — Mary Berry

“Let your holidays be associated with great public events, and they may be the life of patriotism as well as a source of relaxation and personal employment.” — Tryon Edwards

“Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.” — Margaret Laurence

“Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.” — William James

“The event which Christmas commemorates means more to the world as a whole than any other holiday that we observe.” — Lucretia Walker Hardy

“I have always thought of Christmas time… as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.” — Charles Dickens

“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

“At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” — Thomas Tusser

Happy Holidays Quotes To Spend Time With Loved Ones

Happy Holidays Quotes

“I try to get back for every holiday to see my parents. Love being home and with my family.” ― Antoniette Costa

“I definitely am drawn to deeper reds and wine colors for lips and even cheeks during the holiday.” ― Christina Hendricks

“I prefer Christmas, which is everybody’s holiday. It’s just my nature. I don’t like to be zeroed in on en masse.” ― Joni Mitchell

“During the holidays it’s like cooking central time so keeping it safe is an important part.” ― Charlie Barnett

“My summer tip is to taste the freedom given by the long days – and by the holidays!” ― Stefano Gabbana

“Holidays have been commercialized. It has become about material things. But the holidays are about sharing stories and being in each others presence.” ― Malcolm D. Lee

“I tend to opt for relaxed family holidays when I can.” ― Samantha Bond

“I’m excited about Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. It’s the feast of a thousand senses, so just eat, eat, eat, eat.” ― Hannah Hart

“I enjoy been on holidays because you can do whatever you want and people can’t say anything to you.” ― Cristiano Ronaldo

“I enjoy shopping and going on holiday.” ― Tamara Ecclestone

“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.” ― Alice Morse Earle

Happy Holidays Quotes To Enjoy Yourself

Happy Holidays Quotes

“As a writer, I find holidays often disturbing, not liberating, in their disruption of tempo, their open-ended time.” ― Julia Cameron

“I celebrate three holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Telluride.” ― Chris Thile

“Smart, truly hilarious, and entirely sympathetic. Like a hot bubble bath or a holiday at the beach, you won’t want it to end.” ― Cecily von Ziegesar

“I really only ever go on sun holidays so in my experience I prepare myself for the beach.” ― Lisa Snowdon

“This is a great opportunity for gearheads to celebrate the holiday, show off their hot rods and visit the aquarium.” ― Dick Miller

“My idea of a beach holiday is going to New York for two weeks, just going and hanging out.” ― Bill Condon

“A holiday, the day I first named you, ‘friend.’” ― Mary Anne Radmacher

“I’m one of these people that if I have a nice holiday – like I have had in Turkey repeatedly – I go back a lot.” ― Freema Agyeman

“There’s something incredibly liberating about a holiday that encourages children to take candy from strangers.” ― Steve Almond

“Taking a digital holiday is a great way to start bringing balance back into your life.” ― Ian K. Smith

Happy Holidays Quotes To Spread Positivity

Happy Holidays Quotes

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman

“May your troubles be less and your blessings be more.” —Irish Blessing

“Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive.” —Jim Thompson

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” —Omar Khayyam

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou

“Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” – Roy T. Bennett

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Surround yourself with positive people.” —Rod Rohrich

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