Tips on Holiday Invitation Wording

Christmas & Holiday Party Tips

Sometimes it’s more important how you say something than what you say.

When it comes to invites,  holiday invitation wording is just as important (if not more so) than the invitation’s design. Wording holiday invitations properly will pack the house and put everyone in the holiday spirit.

Tips for Wording:

Keep it Affiliate-Free

It’s important to keep your audience in mind while wording your holiday invitations. So as not to offend, it’s important to respect your guests’ religious affiliations. The most common mistake people make when wording holiday invitations is to assume everyone celebrates Christmas.

If you are hosting a party and wish to only acknowledge Christmas, and you are sure no other religious affiliations will be in attendance, then it’s fine to use the word “Christmas” in your holiday invitation wording, but if you are inviting people of varied religious backgrounds, we recommend you keep the wording general such as a “holiday celebration” or “special time of year,” or “festive gathering.” None of those phrases excludes any religious group.

Keep it Concise:

While you may want to include one or two details about food or games, don’t spoil the surprise by making it lengthy. Stick to the bare necessities with one fun and cheery mention.

Include a Contact Email

At the bottom of the invitation, include an email where you can answer questions and RSVPs. Guests may be wondering if they can arrive late, etc so you’ll want to provide them a contact.

Keep it Merry!

Stay in the spirit of the holidays by including a warm message on the invite. We have a few suggestions below to get you brainstorming.

Here are some examples of holiday invitation wording that includes everyone that are politically correct.

Wording Example #1:

Please join us
for an evening of merriment
on Saturday, December 16th at 6 PM
Cocktails and Dinner
at the Richards’ Home
82 Johnson Road
Regrets Only by December 5th
Susie and John

Wording Example #2:

Let the warmth of friendship
take the chill from the air
and the spirit of the season
make winter easier to bear.
Clayton Corp. invites you and
a guest
to our Holiday Gathering….
Saturday, December 12th,
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Clayton Plaza

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