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10 top Bible verses for Christmas cards and greetings

Christmas cards and greetings including messages of faith may be particularly memorable and meaningful, as Christians celebrate the birth of Christ. Several Scriptures are especially appropriate for printing on holiday cards or for penning messages inside before signing and sending.

Consider these 10 popular Bible passages for including in Christmas greetings. These verses are listed here in biblical order, with reference links leading to online Bible translations and paraphrases for context and further study. 

“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26, NLT)

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14, NIV)

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6, KJV)

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel.” (Matthew 1:21, ESV)

"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10b – 11, NIV)

“At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: ‘Glory to God in the heavenly heights. Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.’” (Luke 2:13-14, MSG)

The Word became a human being and lived here with us. We saw his true glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. From him all the kindness and all the truth of God have come down to us.” (John 1:14, CEV)

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, GNT)

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15, NASB)

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17, NKJV)

Many additional Bible verses may be suitable for Christmas greetings as well. Why not pick a favorite Scripture to write with festive holiday salutations?

NOTE: Written by this author (with verses gathered from multiple Bible translations and paraphrases), this copyrighted material originally appeared on another publisher’s site. That site no longer exists. This author holds all rights to this article. No republication is allowed without permission.
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