Can we say Merry Christmas?

Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas echoes far and wide. Again in 2021. This website exists for precisely this reason. It deals with Christmas and provides a lot of content that makes a happy holiday - whether Christmas sayings, Christmas poems, Christmas stories, Christmas greetings or Christmas wishes.

Table of Contents

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  1. Interesting facts about Christmas
  2. Wishing a Merry Christmas: templates and examples
    1. 2.1 Merry Christmas sayings
    2. 2.2 Merry Christmas Season's Greetings
    3. 2.3 Merry Christmas wishes
    4. 2.4 "Merry Christmas!" in different languages
  3. Wish you a Merry Christmas: pay attention to this!
  4. Merry Christmas pictures
    1. 4.1 Merry Christmas Clipart
    2. 4.2 Merry Christmas GIF
    3. 4.3 Merry Christmas lettering

1. Interesting facts about Christmas

If someone starts a survey and wants to know what they think of about Christmas, there are different answers. Believers who belong to Christianity refer to the Bible. They tell of the birth of Jesus and his promise that he will redeem humanity. When it comes to Christmas, children look forward to the many presents. Business people know that the days leading up to the big festival are their main sales. And employees are happy that they have a few days off without sacrificing vacation days.

1.1 How long has Christmas been going on?

Curious but understandable is the opinion that it was initially the heathen who brought Christmas to life. On December 25th, they celebrated the birthday of the sun. Since they were very hospitable, they also invited their Christian neighbors to join them. However, this was not welcomed by all church princes of the time. So they decided without further ado that this date should be celebrated as the birthday of Christ from now on. There are different traditions about the years. The Africans are said to have celebrated the birth of Christ before the year 311 of today's calendar.

1.2 When was Christmas celebrated for the first time in Germany?

An exact year cannot be determined for this question. It is believed that Christmas began to be celebrated in Germany in the middle of the 8th century. The solstice and the usual ritual of the pagans were decisive for this date. It was not until much later that songs were composed especially for this festival and their own customs were established. Romanticism has played an important role since the 16th century. Nativity scenes, which were very elaborately designed throughout the year, were part of it. No building could do without hand-carved figures and the Christmas tree was also essential. To this day nothing has changed. But on the contrary. The selection of Christmas decorations continues to grow and meanwhile in many households the fashion determines how the Christmas tree is decorated. This trend doesn't even stop at the Christmas menu. Traditional dishes are often out. Refined dishes have to be found in order to meet the demands of the guests. Especially for this purpose, there are Christmas tableware and fine blankets that are only used once a year.

1.3 What is the real meaning of Christmas?

Often referred to as the most beautiful festival of the year, Christmas has lost none of its importance for centuries. Even unbelieving people are drawn to the churches and they listen with wet eyes to the performances of the nativity scene players. If the song "Silent Night" is sung at the end, not a single eye stays dry. Families meet on the Christmas holidays and celebrate the festival of love together. The apartment is richly decorated and homemade cookies are a matter of course. People who live alone remember their deceased relatives and it is understandable that the number of suicides increases at Christmas in particular. Especially on these holidays, you look back at the past and remembering better times can lead to a gloomy mood. In large cities, many volunteers come together on Christmas Eve to illustrate the meaning of Christmas. They are increasingly taking care of the homeless. It is cooked, home-baked cookies and stollen served, and the singing of Christmas carols is also part of it.
Traditionally, people everywhere wish "Merry Christmas" at this time. But how do you do that and what are the so-called Christmas wishes all about? You will learn about this in the next sections.

2. Wishing a Merry Christmas: templates and examples

What do you actually say when you want to wish someone a Merry Christmas? The most common phrases are of course "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holiday". Which of the two you choose is up to your own taste. Because in essence, they mean the same thing.
In addition, there are numerous other expressions. 10 popular examples can be found in the following list:

  • I wish you a merry christmas!
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of our hearts!
  • Merry Christmas everyone!
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas!
  • Warm greetings and a Merry Christmas to you all!
  • Merry Christmas with your loved ones!
  • I wish you a Merry Christmas!
  • Happy Holidays and all the best for the coming year!
  • Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
  • Love Christmas greetings and good luck and health next year!

If you want to browse even more templates, you are cordially invited to take a look at the following points. There we have collected numerous other sayings, greetings and wishes with which you can wish your loved ones a Merry Christmas. All templates are suitable for cards as well as WhatsApp and range from short to long and from funny to thoughtful.

2.1 Merry Christmas sayings

Merry Christmas sayings are simply part of the celebration of love - whether on a card, in a WhatsApp or on Facebook. Are you also looking for a saying for exactly this purpose? Our collection offers a lot of suitable texts for this.

The secret of Christmas is that in our search for the great and the extraordinary, we are drawn to the inconspicuous and the small.

Author: unknown

A cozy home, a glass of wine,
a good roast - by candlelight.
Satisfaction in abundance
and have a nice Christmas time!

Author: unknown

We wish you a Merry Christmas, time to relax, reflect on the really important things as well as health, success and happiness in the New Year!

Author: unknown

Fir trees, tinsel, balls and lights
Baked apple scent and happy faces.
Joy in giving, the heart expands.
I wish you: a Merry Christmas!

Author: unknown

A constant Christmas is a clear conscience.

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Christmas is not a point in time and not a season, but a state of mind. To hold peace and benevolence in one's heart, to be generous with mercy, that is, to carry the true spirit of Christmas within.

Author: Calvin Coolidge

The greatest events are not our loudest, but our quietest hours.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Shining like a beautiful dream
the Christmas tree stands in front of us.
Just see how golden light changes
breaks on the tender balls!

"Merry Christmas" it sounds softly,
and a star goes on a journey.
Shines brightly from the sky -
down to the whole world.

Author: unknown

When one gives love to the other
when the misery of the unfortunate is alleviated,
when hearts are content and happy,
God descends from heaven and brings the light:
Then it's Christmas.

Author: unknown

I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all year round.

Author: Charles Dickens
more Christmas sayings

2.2 Merry Christmas Season's Greetings

At Christmas, countless Christmas greetings are sent to colleagues, acquaintances, friends, relatives and family around the world - be it on cards or with the help of modern media. If you are looking for templates for this, you can choose from the following list.

The best Christmas greetings and lots of happiness, health and success for the next year!

Author: unknown

We wish you a Merry Christmas with tasty Christmas dinner and a shining Christmas tree!

Author: unknown

Christmas - the festival of love - is approaching. We wish you wonderful hours with all your loved ones and a successful and healthy year ...

Author: unknown

Best wishes for Christmas with a little peace and quiet, but also funny hours with fun and joy with the family ...

Author: unknown

Send Christmas greetings and only the very best for you and your family ...

Author: unknown

I wish you the time and peace to be able to fully enjoy the Christmas days. Best regards...

Author: unknown

Enjoy the candlelight, the lovely scent of Christmas cookies, the winter air and the Christmas sounds. Send my best regards ...

Author: unknown

It is said that Christmas makes wishes come true. We therefore wish you a heavenly time in the best of health with all your loved ones. Festive greetings ...

Author: unknown

I send you warm Christmas greetings ... So that you can enjoy Christmas Eve and the following holidays with sufficient serenity and lightheartedness.

Author: unknown

This greeting card should tell you, have a lot of fun on Christmas days. Enjoy the hours by candlelight and let all fours be straight.

Author: unknown
more Christmas greetings

2.3 Merry Christmas wishes

In Advent, people all over the world traditionally send loving Christmas wishes. Are you also looking for a wish for a Christmas card? Then you are exactly right here! By the way, you can find even more sayings and poems if you click on "more Christmas wishes" below. Have fun with it!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Merry Christmas ...

Author: unknown

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a great start to a successful year ...

Author: unknown

Happy Holidays, Peace on Earth, and Best wishes for the New Year.

Author: unknown

We wish you a Merry Christmas and good luck for the coming year!

Author: unknown

We wish you a relaxing Christmas and a peaceful time with many wonderful hours with your family ...

Author: unknown

I wish you a peaceful Christmas holiday with some time to relax. Best regards...

Author: unknown

We wish you a Merry Christmas with the best company, great conversations and delicious food ...

Author: unknown

We wish you a Merry Christmas with all your loved ones. Let Santa Claus give you rich presents.

Author: unknown

The best Christmas greetings to you and your loved ones as well as a good year afterwards ...

Author: unknown

Merry Christmas! That peace and love will not only accompany you during this contemplative time!

Author: unknown
more Christmas wishes

2.4 "Merry Christmas!" in different languages

We live on a huge planet where we communicate with different languages. In order to send a Christmas greeting to your loved ones not only in German, we have put together the following list. It contains a total of 17 translations for "Merry Christmas!":

Felices Pasquas!
Chestita Koleda!
Glædelig Jul!
Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas!
Hyvää joulua!
Joyeux Noël!
Buon Natale!
Zalig kerstfeest!
God Jul!
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!
Boas Festas!
Craciun Fericit!
Feliz Navidad!
God jul!
Veselé Vánoce!
Noeliniz kutlu olsun!
Boldog karácsonyt!

3. Wish you a Merry Christmas: pay attention to this!

During the Christmas season one wishes "Merry Christmas!"or a"Happy Holiday!". But why do you actually do this and what should you watch out for? We answer these and other questions in this section.

3.1 Why do you wish a Merry Christmas?

In Christian communities the word "happy" is frowned upon. A "blessed" Christmas party is usually desired there. The reason for this choice of words is probably only in the interpretation of the pastors practicing there. Christmas is considered a celebration of love and joy. So happy because gifts are given and the recipient enjoys them. This is by no means only true for the youngest of a family. Giving is part of the festival and is practiced in most households. As long as this act is manageable, it will actually be a Merry Christmas. However, as soon as the price alone is decisive for the joy, the meaning of the festival is lost.

3.2 What customs are there to wish a Merry Christmas?

It wasn't that long ago that Christmas cards were sent out in the mail. This tradition is increasingly being replaced by the sending of emails or short messages containing selected Christmas greetings, Christmas sayings or Christmas wishes.
Close family members still talk to each other on the two Christmas days and wish them a Merry Christmas.
There is a nice custom in factories, schools and clubs. It is called an elf and is enthusiastically accepted by everyone involved. The purpose of this action is to surprise and delight your counterpart with a little something.
Postmen and garbage disposal employees are happy to receive an envelope that will be given to them shortly before the party. It's a little recognition for your good work and a thank you at the same time.

3.3 When do you start wishing you a Merry Christmas?

Opinions differ on this question. Anyone who is firmly based on the calendar will only express their wish from December 25th. On Christmas Eve, the gifts are distributed in the families, but Christmas officially does not begin until the next day. Stubborn clinging to data is not common in all households. Many families wish a happy feast on Christmas Eve. Be it that this happens after the giving of presents or after attending Christmas mass together.

3.4 Until when can you wish a Merry Christmas?

Here too, opinions differ. What is certain is that there are two Christmas holidays in Germany. This is not the case everywhere. Most countries are satisfied with one day. Ergo, no one is inappropriately noticed if he wishes a Merry Christmas on December 26th. From December 27th, the wish for a Merry Christmas is no longer appropriate. The turn of the year is just around the corner and traditionally we wish a happy new year.

3.5 What is the answer to a Merry Christmas?

Many people wish a "Merry Christmas" during the Christmas season. But how do you actually answer that? As is so often the case: there is not just one correct answer. However, it is common to reciprocate the wish or even add a New Year's wish to it. This can be done as follows:

  • Thank you likewise!
  • As well!
  • Thank you, I also wish you a Merry Christmas!
  • Thank you, I also wish!
  • You too!
  • Thank you and a happy new year!
  • Many Thanks! You too! Happy new ones too!
  • Likewise! I also wish you a happy new year!

4. Merry Christmas pictures

Pictures are sent around the world during the Christmas season. They are simply a part of Christmas - whether in classic Christmas cards, in e-mails or on social media. That is why we have put together some selected graphics on our website, which can be downloaded here free of charge.

4.1. Merry Christmas Clipart

The cliparts that can be found here are all in the Christmas comic and cartoon style and are therefore likely to please a younger audience.

4.2 Merry Christmas GIF

"GIF" is a graphic format and stands for "Graphics Interchange Format". It enables images to be compressed without loss. Animated GIFs are particularly popular at Christmas time.These are several single images on top of each other, which are saved in a GIF file and played back one after the other when viewed in a suitable program. This makes them appear animated. Choose from the following Merry Christmas GIFs:

4.3 Merry Christmas lettering

If you are not familiar with the topic of hand lettering or if you cannot design Merry Christmas lettering yourself, you will find a few templates here that can be used free of charge. By the way, each lettering was created with a different font.

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