What to write in your Hanukkah cards

Send warm Hanukkah wishes with these helpful note starters

Hallmark staff
Hanukkah wishes

Hanukkah is a wonderful time to reconnect with your friendship circle and share the gift of time with people with whom you’ve lost touch. Give them a small gift along with a personal note or card for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah. Not sure where to start? Try these ideas to add a heartfelt message to your Hanukkah cards.

Send warm wishes
“Thinking of you as you celebrate Hanukkah”—the perfect message to share your holiday blessings.

Reconnect with a friend
Rebuild a bond or mend a strained relationship with a message that says “I wish we could see more of each other.”

For kids
Put holiday smiles on little happy faces with playful messages like “Celebrate x 8!” or “Have fun this Hanukkah.”

Difficult year
Celebrate the coming of a new year and fresh start with a struggling loved one. Include a message that says, “Thinking of you as you celebrate Hanukkah.”

And here are some additional note starters if you still feel a little stuck:

  • I think of you whenever...
  • I have to laugh when...
  • You should see...
  • Remember how... or Remember that time?
  • I wish I had time to...
  • This year we decided to...
  • Know what I miss most?
  • I wish Grandma were still with us...
  • Those mittens you sent that time are still my favorites...
  • I did make time to...
  • Hanukkah always reminds me of...
  • We'll have to get together and...


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