People look forward to Christmas every year. Christmas is a time of warmth, togetherness, and celebration. Because of the events that began in 2020, people are hanging out for Christmas with a little more eagerness than usual. Between business closures, event cancellations and evolving health measures, 2021 hasn’t been an easy ride.
Given the challenges of the pandemic, the old “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” doesn’t quite cut it this time round. People are yearning to be uplifted through connection, love, and shared understanding more than ever. Our Christmas messages to our business contacts need to reflect this, but not in the same way as we would communicate to our friends and family. Whether it’s your boss, colleague, or client, crafting a Christmas message in a business setting is not the same as writing to your friends and family.
How do you balance professionalism with warmth?
We’ve broken this down to help you out!
Receiving a Christmas message is a beautiful gesture. It shows the recipient that you’re thinking of them and that you’re wishing them well. It can become awkward if you accidentally elicit the wrong tone. To help prevent this embarrassing predicament, here are our tips for crafting Christmas messages in the following workplace settings:
Christmas message from management to staff
If you’re a manger creating a Christmas message for your staff, expressing gratitude for their contributions is the salient point you need to communicate. Be it financial strain, forced separation from loved ones or anxiety for what the future holds, everyone has been challenged this year. We don’t always realise, but a gentle pat on the back can go a long way in elevating a person’s wellbeing.
Merry Christmas to everyone at [insert organisation name]!
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the business. Your hard work and perseverance are greatly appreciated. Thanks to you, we’ve achieved things we didn’t know were possible this past year. Your work ethic and output has been amazing.
Please take care of yourself over the Christmas break. We hope you enjoy a well-deserved rest and that your loved ones are in good health.
Looking forward to seeing you all in 2022!
All the best,
Christmas message to clients and partners
Many of us are looking forward to reuniting with our loved ones in-person. Some of us may not be in a position where we can travel to see people. As a result, statements that acknowledge the challenges of social distancing would be a nice touch to your message.
Dear [organisation name],
Working with you has been an exceedingly rewarding venture. You’ve played an active role in ensuring the success of our recent developments. Thank you for all the passion, hard work and dedication you’ve shown. We really value this relationship and hope you’ve enjoyed working with us.
We look forward to catching up in person in the new year. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. We hope that you and your loved ones have a wonderful and safe holiday.
Christmas message to colleagues
We often feel a closer connection to our colleagues. As a result, there’s more room for us to personalise the message we write. In your message, refer to specific details about experiences you’ve shared. It makes your message feel more genuine and engaging.
I’m so glad I’ve met someone who loves chai lattes as much as I do. But seriously, let’s vow to never get iced chai again!
Thank you for being my right-hand buddy throughout the [insert project name] project. Your crazy sense of humour made trawling through all those documents and background checks a delight!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas – I hope you have an awesome break with your family. I look forward to seeing you next year!
Christmas message to bosses or leaders
Earlier in the blog post, we established that it was important for managers to express gratitude to their staff. Expressing gratitude to your boss is also essential. Our boss does so much to ensure our continued employment and positive experience in the company. Taking time to thank the person who keeps you employed is a gesture that makes both you and your boss feel valued.
Thank you for your guidance and support over the past year. Your hard work and dedication to your team makes working for [insert organisation name] an enriching experience. I value everything you’ve done to support my growth and professional development.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Sending someone a Christmas message is a lovely gesture. It helps one feel valued and cared for. The team at Elite Words wish you all a Merry Christmas! We hope the new year brings you joy and prosperity.
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