Hanukkah cards, small gifts, and food on a table

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, you’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 you’re hosting or attending a Hanukkah party, you can instead hand them out in person.

If you’re sending digital greeting cards, like the designs in Greenvelope’s Hanukkah collection, you don’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

Hanukkah cards: mother and daughter reading a book

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. It’s OK to keep things simple — after all, the simple act of sending your warm wishes is enough to let others know you’re thinking of them. Here are some happy Hanukkah card wording ideas to get your creativity flowing: 

  • Chag Sameach! (“Happy Festival” in Hebrew) Wishing you many blessings this season.
  • Chag Urim Sameach! (“Happy Festival of Lights” 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. It’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. It’s easy to customize any greeting card you like with your own message, photo, and other design elements like fonts, stamps, and colors. 

1. Rainbow Filter Hanukkah Card

Hanukkah cards: Rainbow Filter Card

Design: Laura Bercovich Design

Share your festive Hanukkah greetings with this colorful photo card. Choose from three unique colorways, including rainbow hues, blue tones, or shades of purple. There’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

Hanukkah cards: Shimmering Shalom Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Say “Happy Hanukkah” from your family to theirs with this joyful sparkling Hanukkah card. The metallic sprinkles add a festive touch, and we love that there’s lots of room on the reverse for a heartfelt message.

3. Festive Stripes Hanukkah Card

Hanukkah cards: Festive Stripes Card

Design: Anna K Design (photo courtesy of Angela & Evan Photography)

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with this eye-catching, contemporary Hanukkah card. The bold, texture-effect stripes create a modern vibe, and there’s even space to include a photo of you or your family alongside your holiday greeting.

4. Geometric Star of David Hanukkah Card

Hanukkah cards: Geometric Star of David Card

Design: Mint Parcel

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 — or you can work with our design team to bring your signature colors to life.

5. Love Light Hanukkah Card

Hanukkah cards: Love Light Card

Design: Becky Nimoy Stationery

We love the simplicity and elegance of this photo Hanukkah card. It’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

Gilded Menorah Invitation

Design: Claudia Owen

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

Latkes, Lights, And Dreidels Invitation

Design: Laura Bolter Design

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

Letterpress Menorah Invitation

Design: Lisa Travis

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

Delicate Drawings Invitation

Design: Tatjana Mai-Wyss

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

Happy Hanukkah Card

Design: Becky Nimoy Stationery (photo courtesy of Carina Skrobecki)

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

Classy Square Card

Design: Snow and Ivy (photo courtesy of Julia Kinnunen Photography)

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 ones’ 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 a holiday party.

12. Blue Accent Hanukkah Card

Blue Accent Card

Design: Laura Bercovich Design

Let your family members, friends, and community know you’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. There’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.

At Greenvelope, we have cards to help you celebrate every occasion this holiday season, including Rosh Hashanah cards, Kwanzaa cards, and Christmas cards

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!