Two websites that list examples of Christmas card messages are greeting-card-messages.com and wishesgreeting.com. Tinyprints.com features a list of messages that are suitable for businesses to use.
Some messages have a religious or spiritual theme while others have a secular tone featuring references to winter, Santa and presents. Examples include family traditions, the wonder expressed by children, decorations, and holiday foods. Joy, peace and good will are also recurring themes. Many Christmas greetings also include wishes for a happy new year. Business greetings contain more generic references to the holiday season and the new year. Success in the new year is a common theme of corporate messages, and phrases such as "Season's Greetings" and "Happy Holidays" abound. Business greetings often thank customers and clients for their business during the preceding year.