Sending Hanukkah cards can be a wonderful way to share the joy of the season with loved ones and honor this special Jewish holiday. If you plan to send Hanukkah cards this year, we have all the details you need to craft a special message along with 12 of our favorite card designs.
The Best Time to Send Your Hanukkah Cards
With Hanukkah (or Chanukah) beginning on the 25th day of Kislev every year, the exact dates can change. For 2023, Hanukkah runs from December 7 to December 15.
If you were sending your Hanukkah cards by mail, youâ€™d need to allow plenty of time for your recipients to receive them, especially during the mad rush of the holiday season. As such, mailing out any physical note cards should be done before the end of November. If youâ€™re hosting or attending aÂ Hanukkah party, you can instead hand them out in person.
If youâ€™re sending digital greeting cards, like the designs in Greenvelopeâ€™s Hanukkah collection, you donâ€™t need to worry about inevitable mail delays. You can find, customize, and send your Hanukkah card the night before or even the day of, knowing your loved ones will receive them instantly via email, text, or even social media.
Message Ideas for Your Hanukkah Greeting Cards
Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is all about getting together with loved ones and celebrating freedom, light, joy, and love.
Take inspiration from these themes to create your own Chanukah card message. Itâ€™s OK to keep things simple â€” after all, the simple act of sending your warm wishes is enough to let others know youâ€™re thinking of them. Here are some happy Hanukkah card wording ideas to get your creativity flowing:Â
- Chag Sameach! (â€śHappy Festivalâ€ť in Hebrew) Wishing you many blessings this season.
- Chag Urim Sameach! (â€śHappy Festival of Lightsâ€ť in Hebrew) May your year be filled with love and light.
- Happy Hanukkah! We are so blessed to have you in our lives.
- Wishing you a joyful Festival of Lights!
- Shalom, Happy Hanukkah! May you have peace, love, and light this holiday season.
- I hope that this Hanukkah brings you joy and happiness.
- Wishing you love & light this Hanukkah.
- Sending you all my love this Hanukkah. Chag Sameach!
- Wishing you a wonderful Hanukkah from our family to yours!
For even more Hanukkah wishes, explore our guide with 40+ Hanukkah greetings for the holiday season.
If you want to send a gift card with your Hanukkah card, you can make that happen with Greenvelope. Once you customize your holiday card, you can go to the checkout stage and add a gift card to your digital card. Itâ€™s a lovely way to express gratitude or share a thoughtful Hanukkah gift this holiday season.
Hanukkah Cards: 12 Designs to Celebrate the Holiday
Below are some of our favorite Hanukkah cards in various styles to suit your taste. Choose one of these for your holiday cards this year or use them as inspiration to help you dive deeper into our collection and find your perfect card. Itâ€™s easy to customize any greeting card you like with your own message, photo, and other design elements like fonts, stamps, and colors.Â
1. Rainbow Filter Hanukkah Card
Share your festive Hanukkah greetings with this colorful photo card. Choose from three unique colorways, including rainbow hues, blue tones, or shades of purple. Thereâ€™s plenty of room to add your favorite family snaps so your loved ones can see your happy faces as you wish them well.
2. Shimmering Shalom Hanukkah Card
Say â€śHappy Hanukkahâ€ť from your family to theirs with this joyful sparkling Hanukkah card. The metallic sprinkles add a festive touch, and we love that thereâ€™s lots of room on the reverse for a heartfelt message.
3. Festive Stripes Hanukkah Card
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with this eye-catching, contemporary Hanukkah card. The bold, texture-effect stripes create a modern vibe, and thereâ€™s even space to include a photo of you or your family alongside your holiday greeting.
4. Geometric Star of David Hanukkah Card
Mix traditional elements with modern style and send this geometric Hanukkah card. The Star of David motif creates a mosaic-like feel while the shimmery envelope liner adds a glamorous touch. This fun design is available in a handful of suggested color options â€” or you can work with our design team to bring your signature colors to life.
5. Love Light Hanukkah Card
We love the simplicity and elegance of this photo Hanukkah card. Itâ€™s perfect for sharing an adorable family photo or one that evokes a special meaning to you. Choose your favorite metallic shade for the script font, a traditional blue hue, or add your own color.
6. Gilded Menorah Hanukkah Invitation
Celebrate the joy of Hanukkah with this traditional menorah invitation. At the heart of the design is the menorah topped with words that remind us of the reason for this holiday. Use this invitation for your Hanukkah party, or customize it to create a heartfelt Hanukkah greeting card instead.
7. Latkes, Lights and Dreidels Invitation
This fun dreidel-themed invitation is ideal for a casual Hanukkah party, but it also works well as a funny Hanukkah card. Pair the joyful design with your own message, or keep the design as it is and simply add your event details or a festive greeting.
8. Letterpress Menorah Hanukkah Card
Bring some of that traditional die-cut style to your digital Hanukkah cards with this gorgeous letterpress design featuring a shimmery gold-foil menorah at the heart of it. Choose from various color options that include backgrounds in subtle shades of olive, powder blue, white, or cream.
9. Delicate Drawings Invitation
Invite your loved ones to your Hanukkah celebration with this beautiful watercolor invitation. The sweet illustrations create a sense of calm, peace, and happiness. Use this as a party invitation or swap out the wording for a simple Hanukkah message to turn it into a greeting card.
10. Happy Hanukkah Card
Celebrate your love for each other and for the holiday season with this striking photo card. Showcase a family photo and use the reverse side to express love and gratitude for the past year along with your wishes for the future.
11. Classy Square Hanukkah Card
Share your Hanukkah holiday wishes near and far with the help of this timeless holiday card. An eye-catching border surrounds the photo area, drawing your loved onesâ€™ attention to your beautiful family snap. Share a heartfelt message on the reverse side, or use it as a space to invite your guests to aÂ holiday party.
12. Blue Accent Hanukkah Card
Let your family members, friends, and community know youâ€™re thinking of them this Hanukkah with this simple yet stunning greeting card. We love the idea of sharing your favorite photo alongside those special words. Thereâ€™s plenty of space on the reverse side to go into more detail about your holiday plans and wishes.
Celebrate the Season
Sending Hanukkah cards is an easy yet thoughtful way to share the season’s joy. With digital cards, you can customize any card, add your own holiday greeting, and send it within moments to someone you care about.
Explore our collection of holiday cards to find your ideal match. Customize your design by changing the colors, wording, and fonts to make it personal. We wish you a very happy Hanukkah!