Christmas Quotes
To Read, Collect & Use in Your Christmas Cards or Postcards

Great Christmas quotes to add to your handmade Christmas cards. I love collecting quotations from famous people and have compiled a whole book on all kinds of quotations.

So I thought that you might like to add some of these meaningful and encouraging quotes by famous people to your homemade Christmas cards. I usually print inspiring Christmas quotations or card verses out on card-stocks, trim around them and layer them onto card blank front. Add a punch flower or two or some other embellishments and my cards are done. 

Christmas Quote - A Christmas Candle - image of a red candle with Christmas decoration coloured with colour pencilsA Christmas Candle

Christmas Quotes

Health, Peace, and sweet content be yours. 

~ Shakespeare

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; 

Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. 

~ Helen Steiner Rice

Peace on earth will come to stay, 

When we live Christmas every day. 

~ Helen Steiner Rice

Whatever else be lost among the years, 

Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: 

Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, 

Let us hold close one day, remembering 

Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. 

Let us get back our childlike faith again. 

~ Grace Noll Crowell


The very word brings joy to our hearts. 

No matter how we may dread the rush, 

the long Christmas lists 

for gifts and cards to be bought and given-- 

when Christmas Day comes 

there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, 

the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. 

~ Joan Winmill Brown

Christmas Eve was a night of song 

that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. 

But it warmed more than your body. 

It warmed your heart... 

filled it, too, with a melody 

that would last forever. 

~ Bess Streeter Aldrich

And the angel said unto them, 

"Fear not! 

For, behold, I bring you 

tidings of great joy, 

Which shall be to all people. 

"For unto you is born 

this day in the city of David 

A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 

And this shall be a sign unto you: 

Ye shall find the babe 

wrapped in swaddling clothes, 

Lying in a manger. 

~ St. Luke 2:10-12

From home to home, 

and heart to heart, 

from one place to another. 

The warmth and joy of Christmas, 

brings us closer to each other. 

~ Emily Matthews

Heap on the wood! - the wind is chill; 

But let it whistle as it will, 

We'll keep our Christmas merry still. 

~ Sir Walter Scott

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

Christmas is the season 

for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, 

the genial flame of charity in the heart. 

~ Washington Irving

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, 

keeping watch of their flocks at night. 

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, 

and the glory of the Lord shone around them, 

and they were terrified. 

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. 

I bring you good news of great joy that will for all the people. 

Today in the town of David 

a Savior has been born to you; 

he is Christ the Lord. 

~ Luke 2:8-11

What is Christmas? 

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

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: 

the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. 

~ Burton Hillis

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! 

~ Author Unknown

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

~ Charles Dickens

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. 

~ W.T. Ellis

Blessed is the season 

which engages the whole world 

in a conspiracy of love! 

~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Remember this December, 

That love weighs more than gold! 

~ Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

More Christmas Quotes

At Christmas play and make good cheer, 

For Christmas comes but once a year. 

~ Thomas Tusser

Great little One! 

whose all-embracing birth lifts 

Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth. 

~ Richard Crashaw

I heard the bells on Christmas Day 

Their old, familiar carols play, 

And wild and sweet 

The words repeat 

Of peace on earth, 

good-will to men! 

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, 

But at Christmas it always is young. 

~ Phillips Brooks

Oh! lovely voices of the sky 

Which hymned the Saviour's birth, 

Are ye not singing still on high, 

Ye that sang, "Peace on earth"? 

~ Felicia Hemans

"I will hold Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." 

~ Charles Dickens

"There's more, much more, to Christmas 

Than candlelight and cheer; 

It's the spirit of sweet friendship 

That brightens all year. 

It's thoughtfulness and kindness, 

It's hope reborn again, 

For peace, for understanding, 

And for goodwill to men!" 

~ Author Unknown

Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. 

May God make you very rich in both. 

~ Phillips Brooks

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

One of the Christmas Quotes Used on the Image Above

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; 

It makes no noise at all, 

But softly gives itself away; 

While quite unselfish, it grows small. 

~ Eva K. Logue

More Christmas Quotes:

Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. 

The secret lies in an inner glow. 

It's lighting a fire inside the heart. 

Good will and joy a vital part. 

It's higher thought and a greater plan. 

It's glorious dream in the soul of man. 

~ Wilfred A. Peterson

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, 

and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. 

~ Norman Vincent Peale

I heard the bells on Christmas Day 

Their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet 

The word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men! 

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let us keep Christmas beautiful 

Without a thought of greed, 

That it might live forevermore to fill our every need, 

That it shall not be just a day, 

But last a lifetime through, 

The miracle of Christmastime that brings God close to you. 

~ Garnett Ann Schultz

Love came down at Christmas; 

Love all lovely, love divine; 

Love was born at Christmas, 

Stars and angels gave the sign. 

~ Christina Rossetti

Other Christmas Quotes You Can Use

"A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!" 

~ Charles Dickens

Somehow not only for Christmas 

But all the long year through, 

The joy that you give to others 

Is the joy that comes back to you. 

And the more you spend in blessing 

The poor and lonely and sad, 

The more of your heart's possessing returns to make you glad. 

~ John Greenleaf Whittier

A song was heard at Christmas 

To wake the midnight sky: 

A saviour's birth, and peace on earth, 

And praise to God on high. 

The angels sang at Christmas 

With all the hosts above, 

And still we sing the newborn King 

His glory and his love. 

~ Timothy Dudley-Smith

This is Christmas: not the tinsel, 

not the giving and receiving, 

not even the carols, 

but the humble heart 

that receives anew the wondrous gift, 

the Christ. 

~ Frank McKibben

When Christmas bells are swinging 

above the fields of snow, 

We hear sweet voices ringing 

from lands of long ago, 

And etched on vacant places 

Are half-forgotten faces 

Of friends we used to cherish, 

and loves we used to know. 

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

He who has no Christmas in his heart 

will never find Christmas under a tree. 

~ Sunshine Magazine

Good news from heaven the angels bring, 

Glad tidings to the earth they sing: 

To us this day a child is given, 

To crown us with the joy of heaven. 

~ Martin Luther

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