Hanukkah greetings: Hanukkah card gifts and food

The holiday season is a time of celebration, and that includes Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Whether you celebrate the holiday or you know someone who does, sending warm Hanukkah greetings is always a thoughtful gesture.

To help you out, we’re sharing a few tips on where to share your greeting and offering plenty of inspiration to create your own Hanukkah messages. We’re also sharing some of our most loved Hanukkah greeting card designs that you can easily customize to spread joy for a happy Hanukkah.

Where to Share Your Hanukkah Greetings

Hanukkah greetings: family happily celebrating Hanukkah at home

The wonderful thing about Hanukkah greetings is that you can share them anywhere at any time during the holiday season. Here are some of our favorite ways to let others know you’re thinking of them.

In Person

Hanukkah is a time for getting together with your loved ones, so chances are you’ll be able to share some joyful Hanukkah greetings with friends and family members in person this year. Whether you’re gathering in your home or heading to a loved one’s Hanukkah party, you can wish them well by making a toast or singing traditional Hanukkah songs together.

On Social Media

If you’re not able to meet in person, sharing your holiday greetings on social media is a great (and easy) way to spread some cheer. It’s perfect if your relatives and friends are located around the world or if you want to share the holiday with followers and fans. 

Find a fun image or make your own, then share it alongside a Hanukkah greeting. Keep things short and sweet with a “Happy Hanukkah!” or compose a lengthier poem that captures what you love most about the holiday. 

In a Hanukkah Card

One of our favorite places to share a thoughtful holiday message is inside a Hanukkah greeting card. While you certainly have the option to buy one from the store or go the DIY route, an online card lets you send a personalized greeting while saving time and money. No need to head to the post office, pay for postage, or deal with mailing delays. Plus, no paper waste!

We welcome you to explore Greenvelope’s collection of Hanukkah cards and find something that speaks to you — whether you want a design that features a menorah, dreidel, Star of David, or space to share your own photo. You can customize your card’s layout, colors, and font and add a heartfelt Hanukkah greeting to your loved ones

45 Happy Hanukkah Greetings to Share this Year

Hanukkah greetings: mother helping her son light up a candle

When you’re ready to send well wishes to someone special, we have all the ideas you need. Get inspired to share the magic of this special Jewish holiday with these Hanukkah messages, conveniently listed by style — from traditional and thoughtful to kid-friendly, funny, and professional.

Traditional Hanukkah Greetings

Hanukkah greetings: Letterpress Menorah Invitation

Design: Lisa Travis

Even with all the traditions of the holiday, everyone celebrates it a little differently. To keep it classic, you can opt for traditional Hanukkah greetings and symbols, like those seen in this dual-sided letterpress menorah card. To help you find the right words, take a look at the below Happy Hanukkah wishes to share with your friends, family members, colleagues, or community members. 

1. Chag Sameach! (Hebrew for “Happy Festival” or “Happy Holiday“)

2. Hanukkah Sameach (“Happy Hanukkah”) 

3. Chag Urim Sameach! (“Happy Festival of Lights”)

4. Happy Hanukkah

5. May you enjoy this Hanukkah season filled with love and light

6. Wishing you many Hanukkah blessings

7. May this Festival of Lights bring you health and happiness 

Thoughtful Hanukkah Wishes

Elegant Hanukkah Card

Design: Raven Erebus

There are lots of wonderful ways to wish someone well at Hanukkah beyond the traditional greetings. Explore some of our favorite Hanukkah blessings and holiday greetings that work well for any audience and share them with a sweet card, like this elegant Hanukkah photo card

8. Wishing you a wonderful Festival of Lights!

9. Hanukkah reminds us of what and who matters the most. It’s a joy to spend the holidays with you.

10. Wishing you a beautiful Hanukkah, from our family to yours.

11. May your home be filled with light and joy on Hanukkah.

12. Sending you my love this Hanukkah.

13. I hope the lights guide you towards a bright future of love, peace, and joy.

14. Wishing you a Hanukkah filled with love and laughter.

15. Happy Hanukkah, [Name]. Save me a latke

16. Sing loudly for me this year, [Name]! Happy Hanukkah!

17. Sending you all our love on Hanukkah.

18. Thank you for always being there for me, I’m blessed to call you a friend. Happy Hanukkah, [Name]!

19. Wishing you a warm and joy-filled Hanukkah, [Name]! 

20. Let’s celebrate and sing under the Hanukkah lights

21. Happy Festival of Lights

22. I’m thankful for the way you bring light into our lives, much like the menorah. Have a wonderful Hanukkah, [Name].

23. May the light of the menorah guide you and bring you warmth.

24. Warm wishes to you all this Hanukkah.

25. May the spirit of Hanukkah brighten your home. 

Hanukkah Greetings for Children

Geometric Star of David Card

Design: Mint Parcel

Hanukkah is a holiday that’s ideal for children to get involved with. Celebrate the magic of the holiday and get even the youngest members of the family excited with these sweet Hanukkah greetings alongside a fun design like our geometric Star of David card

26. Happy Hanukkah to our cheerful little [Name]. Enjoy playing with the dreidel!

27. Chag Sameach, little ones! Enjoy a magical eight days of Hanukkah!

28. Have a wonderful Hanukkah, my darling [Relation]!

29. Time to enjoy the chocolate gelt, [Name]! Happy Hanukkah!

30. The menorah may be bright, but nothing shines brighter than you! 

31. We can’t wait to see your happy little face on Hanukkah

Funny Hanukkah Messages

Latkes Lights And Dreidels Invitation

Design: Laura Bolter Design

While the holidays are meaningful and rooted in faith, it’s OK to enjoy some lighthearted fun as well. If you’re sharing a message with a close friend or family member who has a good sense of humor and loves to joke around, try one of these humorous Hanukkah greetings paired with one of our whimsical card designs — like this latkes, lights, and dreidels card

32. Miss you a latke! See you soon for another amazing Hanukkah gathering, [Name].

33. We love Hanukkah, but we hate spelling it! Sending you all our love this holiday season

34. Let’s get ready to dreidellllll!!!

35. Time to get together, laugh, and do our best to remember the words to the traditional songs. Happy Hanukkah, friend! 

36. Forget diamonds, it’s all about shining bright like a menorah

37. Happy Festival of Lights, [Name]! I’m only coming along for the incredible latkes. I hope you understand! 

Hanukkah Greetings from a Business

Year Of Gratitude Card

Design: Snow + Ivy

It’s easier than ever for companies to share holiday messages with clients for all the holidays that happen at this time of year. Here are some thoughtful messages to include in this year’s corporate Happy Hanukkah card or holiday card, like a year of gratitude card

38. From all of us at [Company Name], we wish you a very happy Hanukkah.

39. Thank you for your support. Have a joyful Hanukkah and a Happy New Year

40. Enjoy this special time with your family. Happy Hanukkah, [Name]! 

41. Hanukkah reminds us of how honored we are to have someone as special as you with us. May you have a joyful holiday, [Name]!

42. To all our celebrating colleagues and their families, we wish you a Hanukkah filled with love and laughter.

43. Without team members like you, our company would not be possible. Happy Hanukkah from [Company Name]!

44. Wishing you a wonderful Hanukkah and holiday season filled with cheer and joy. 

45. Have a wonderful break with your loved ones. You deserve it. Thank you for your hard work. We’ll see you after Hanukkah! 

Celebrate the Holiday with These Hanukkah Greetings

There’s no shortage of kind and joyful ways you can share the spirit of Hanukkah with others. Use this guide to help you find the right words to express your appreciation and warm wishes, whether it’s a holiday you celebrate personally or you’d like to wish others who do.

Once you’ve come up with the message you want to share, have fun crafting a digital card you can send via email or even text. Take a look at our collection of Hanukkah cards to find a design you love. Customize the way it looks, add a heartwarming message, and send it on its way to your friends and loved ones wherever they are.