20 Great Bible Verses for Christmas Cards

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Around this time of the year many folks are thinking about sending out Christmas cards. I have one sister who sends them out the day after Thanksgiving. Hers is the one that I receive first every year. There are lots and lots of ways to send out your Christmas greetings.  Some people use Christmas time as an opportunity to send out an annual update on what has happened throughout the year in their family. Others, like myself, enjoy hand-making cards for the loved ones in our life. If you are not into letter-writing or home-made crafts, you can get lovely preprinted cards from just about any store. Something that makes a card special is a personal message on the inside.  Why not add a great Bible verse to your Christmas card?  Here are twenty verses that I think will work well no matter what your medium for mailing the Christmas greetings.

A Sign from the Lord 

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 

Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

Luke 2:12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. 

He is Highly Exalted; Prince and King 

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 

Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Philippians 2:8-10 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth 

ChristmasCardBibleVersesThe Promised Messiah, Born of a Virgin 

Isaiah 11:1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 

Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. 

Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). 

Luke 1:30-31 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 

Luke 2:15-16 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 

Good News, Great Joy and a Precious Gift 

Luke 2:10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” 

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. 

2 Corinthians 9:15 (KJV) Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

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Sources:  The Holy Bible, King James Version The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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Kaanon December 4, 2011 at 2:00 am

Great article, I think I might use of these.


Pam December 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Thanks for stopping by WCWTK Kaanon. Also thank you for your kind words. Blessings!


Manphoa Tanwangsu December 5, 2011 at 12:03 am

Wonderful , m realli blessed.


GRACE December 5, 2011 at 7:07 am

Thanks verses love this Gods Word!KJV IS THE PERFECT BIBLE .


Sarah November 20, 2013 at 9:59 am

Actually, the King James is NOT a perfect version of the English Bible. It was the third translation of God’s Word into English, and the translators misinterpreted many of the words/meanings from the original text. Case in point: the KJV mentions “unicorns” NINE times (when the translation should have been “wild ox.”) The ESV is a much more accurate translation.


Sandra November 26, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Sarah, you haven’t done your research. The first edition Noah Webster’s Dictionary from 1828, says: “Unicorn – An animal with one horn; the monoceros.” This name is often applied to the rhinoceros which is more likely than a wild ox. “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (KJV) God’s Word is infallible. Trust it, trust HIM.


Joshua December 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Gen 40: 8 “…Do not interpretations belong to God? ”
John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”

Interpreting the Bible belongs to Him alone. The Spirit will bring you into truth, not any specific translation. There are people dying and going to hell all around you, let’s focus on seeing them saved, not defending an opinion on translation.


Becky December 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

The Bible is the perfect Bible.


Sam November 7, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Until people debate about it


Edet December 14, 2011 at 11:48 am

you guys are great.


Pam December 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Hi Edet … thanks for the words of encouragement! Blessings to you.


GRACE December 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm

is this your website …you are baptist?


Pam December 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Hi Grace, I am a writer and editor for What Christians Want To Know, which is an interdenominational ministry for Christians who want to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. As a writer for this site I hold to the beliefs as shown on our “What We Believe” page. Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-we-believe/

I hope this answered your question. Thank you for stopping by.


Kristin December 20, 2011 at 11:32 am

Thanks for posting this list! I make handmade cards for Christmas each year and many family members are not believers. So I use my card as an opportunity to share the Truth with them in a meaningful way. This list helped me choose just the right one!


Pam December 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

PTL Kristin!


Mira December 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Thank you for such a great article! I was writing cards for my teachers and wanted to include some sort of Biblical message; the world is going too much without them =]


Pam December 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Hi Mira, So happy you could use some of the content from this article. I quite agree with you. The world needs more of the Bible. Thanks for taking time to leave your comment and MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Baljinder December 23, 2011 at 3:26 am

Thanks for sharing such versus, dear. It was really helpful to me. I was just preparing a complete topic for this Christmas Eve Meeting. Again thanks, May God bless you.


Paul December 23, 2011 at 7:22 am

Good bible verse……!


Sathish December 25, 2011 at 4:18 am

Thanks for the great verse…..I celebrate my christmas reading these verse….I feel Im really blessed…Thanks for helping me to celebrate chrismas even though Im alone.


JANE October 20, 2012 at 3:04 am

Many thanks for these awesome verses, I will be utilizing these for our Sunday School anniversary day.God bless you for now and in the future.


Daniel Willemse October 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Thanx for this website saxon. It really helped me for school.


Daniel Willemse October 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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Daniel Willemse October 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

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Emily G. November 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Great article, thanks so much for posting! I am designing our family Christmas card and decided to google Bible verses to try and decide which one to put on the card. This article was PERFECT! Thanks again!


sarah November 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm

This was very helpful. Though I will be taking these verses from my kjv Bible. I am making Christmas cards for my church. Solid Rock Baptist in grand rapids, mi.


Robbie November 10, 2012 at 2:04 am

I am decorating a Christmas tree for our ladies ministry at my church and I’ve made ornaments with these verses. Your website helped me to do this quickly and also blessed my spirit as I did it. Thank you very much. Merry Christmas.


Pamela Rose Williams November 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

Thanks for letting us know Robbie … this is encouraging. I love decorating the church with the ladies!


Albert S. Alimpulos November 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

Pamela Rose Williams,

Thanks for your website, it help in my preparation of Christmas program. God bless!

Engr. A. S. Alimpulos


Lisa November 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Thank you for taking the time to compile these! We have a group of teens who are using the illumination process to make Christmas cards and these verses will be perfect for them. It saved me the time having to look up the verses myself.


Elizabeth November 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

I intend to use a verse in our Church Christmas card which is delivered to all in the local community, your verses are so appropriate.


Kristie November 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Thanks Pam. I love all these verses. You saved me so much time. I thank you for taking the time to find these and provide them for me. God bless you wife, Mom and Grand Momma.


Bino Berry November 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Its a good compilation of christmas verses. We will use it for daily devotion for the month of December. Thanks. God bless


jenni November 29, 2012 at 2:46 am

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exspirences of my true and living savior .i don’t know where to start,or who can help me can we start,can you help me.call me at 813-317-9144.better yet asked the Lord and see what he say’s before you call me and you will know of me and the true spirit that we have in us and what i am going to do is of God and it’s real.Amen


jenni November 29, 2012 at 2:54 am

Pam,I went to your site regarding christmas verse and i need someone to talk to and could you listen to my story which is true,my number is 813-317-9144 0r email me [email protected] mail,com


Lauraa December 4, 2012 at 6:48 am

I really belive in Jesus =DD .. Thaaanks Pam for having this blog .. may God bless u .. Merryyy Christmas ..


Pamela Rose Williams December 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

I am so happy you stopped by Lauraa … Merry Christmas!


GOGO December 4, 2012 at 6:59 am

thank you for these great jobs,May God Bless u.


Shauna December 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Thank you for this! I am using these to make advent chains for my kids. One of these years I will get the advent chains done on time.


Pamela Rose Williams December 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

How fun Shauna! My grandson (3 years old) made a chain to count the days when they will see their Grammy at Christmas time. They far from me and, Lord willing, we will travel to see them at the end of the month. Thanks for sharing your idea here.


mike December 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm

any suggestions for a verse,psalm,promise,proverb,poem to put on a Christmas card for unsaved people .


yeukai marange December 10, 2012 at 4:08 am

im from zimbabwe and chrismas is always celebrated extensively for wrong reasons, some see it as a way of leaving work some a mere holiday but to christians its time to celebrate the birth of christ thanks for the verses they have deepen my understanding and knowledge of christmas thank you


Pastor Khadga December 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

Its Great Pam. I was searching some short of bible verses. You collected related verses. It made me easy. PTL. from Nepal.


Pamela Rose Williams December 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Fantastic! So glad you could use these. Thanks for taking the time to post your encouraging words.


jamie December 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm

i love this!


cynthia mccryndle December 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

Thanks for your scriptures to what I need for my church Christmas program….so many to choose from..and then a light went off..saying..why not use more than one..thanks again Pam..Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year..May God bless and continue to keep you. xoxox


Pamela Rose Williams December 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year to you too Cynthia … so glad you found what you needed!


Sharon December 17, 2012 at 3:18 am

This is my first year making homemade Christmas Cards. I wanted something a little more fitting than the usually card verses. Thank you so much for taking the time to write all of these down for everyone. We need more people like you.


Jen J. G. December 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

This website really helped me with my gifts for Christmas. I am writing Bible verses for a bucket, and everyone is going to draw one out. I was stuck and needed help with the verses. Thank you very much for this website. Thank you and Merry Christmas!


Stephen December 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Wonderful. I really enjoy reading through. I we like to read more of it every day.


Teci December 15, 2013 at 11:33 am

Thanks for this! I give out bookmarks with Bible verses as souvenirs to my students. This is timely for this term which coincides with Christmas. God bless and be with you more!


Austin December 26, 2013 at 7:19 am

You have a 9c website, continue doing the work


BEZA December 25, 2014 at 1:20 am

Pam- you are a messenger of God to the whole world and thank you for doing so.


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