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Christmas is a joyous occasion and its true meaning can only be understood when you spend it with your loved ones. However, sometimes we are not the family person that we want us to be. Sometimes, our obligations prevent us from going back home, even for Christmas. For such occasions, you have but one solution – a soulful letter to the folks back home.

So what makes a letter more than just a letter? Well, for starters, it has to have emotions. You don’t have to be a great writer to do that, but you should really pour down your emotions onto the paper and think like your parents are in the same room.

Begin with a relaxed address, no need to be pompous with the ones who raised you! Since it is a festive letter, make sure that your beginning is just as cheerful as it gets. Make sure that your letter sounds happy and not depressed. If your letter begins gloomily, it could set a sad tone – and no parents want their child to be sad. After the cheerful introduction, assure them of your health and fortunes. The parents’ just want to see their kids happy and doing well for themselves. No need to worry them with all your problems.

Next, make a special point to reminisce about memories of past Christmases. Such nostalgic recounts will surely make your parents’ day – but be careful not to sound too melancholy or sad, because that would just defeat the purpose of the letter. Talk about happy Christmases, tell them how much fun you had and perhaps most importantly, tell them about how the Christmas away from home is not too bad. Try to make comparisons and find similarities with your Christmases at home. Tell your parents about your friends, who you are spending time with on Christmas Eve, and what your plans are for the particular day.

Moving forward, describe the presents that you sent them. Did I mention that you most certainly HAVE to send presents back home? Yes, you guessed it right. Presents make your parents feel remembered, that their son/daughter hasn’t completely forgiven them. So yes, don’t forget the presents! Describe your presents and why you chose them. Funny anecdotes from the past would work great too.

In conclusion, tell your parents you love them and miss them more than ever. Since this is the ending of the letter, you are allowed to get a little sentimental. Tell them what you miss about home, and thank them for making all your Christmases so memorable.

The key to writing a good, emotional letter is to believe that you are actually saying these words out loud. Think as if you are saying those very words directly to your parents’ face. Then, just imagine how beautiful a look would your folks have, and cherish that moment.

Tips for Writing a Christmas Letter for Parents

Christmas letter parents is a lovely medium to get connected to parents on great occasion of celebration like Christmas and to let them know the respect their children have for them.

Start the letter to parents with a simple introductory paragraph, simply wishing your parents the best greetings of Christmas and New Year. A warm introductory message should be written with an aim to bring the tears of happiness to the eyes of your parents.

Be very humble in the second paragraph of the letter and write about the memorable time that you spend with your parents.

Moreover, mention some of the best qualities of your parents to make them feel proud on the festive season. Conclude the letter in the third paragraph with a simple but very heart-touching wish.
Write a simple ending salutation, followed by your handwritten signature and typed name in order to thoroughly end the letter.

Sample of Christmas letter to parents

Dear Mom and Dad,

May your love and respect grow for each other on this special occasion of Christmas and may you both find peace in life. Merry Christmas and a very Cherish New Year to you both.

This Christmas, I want to take some special time out for world’s best parents to let them know that they are most precious gift God could have ever given me. Having you both in my life makes my Christmas celebrations more special. I still remember those days when you both were awakening throughout the night, trying to make me sleep. Besides that, how can I forget you both’s never ending market search to find the desired gift for me. Your sincere guidance and hard-work in developing my personality is the reason why I am able to face the challenges of life and to meet them confidently. Thank you so very much for being so nice, caring and responsible parents. God bless you both.

May this Christmas and New Year bring into your life the true joy, peace, laughter and prosperity! Stay Blessed!

Your loving son,

Chris Mathew

Template of Christmas letter to parents

Your Parents’ Name & Address

Dear [Address your Parents]

Christmas and New Year is almost here and the celebrations of the festive season are at the peak. In order to make it more special, here is your [Mention your relationship either daughter or son] wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May this letter find you both in best of love and health.

I would like to take my chance on this special occasion to let you know that you are world’s best parents. You both are perfect from all angles of life. You are not only perfect parents, but my best friends, true guardians, skilled teachers, and role models as well. Never can I forget those days when you teach me how to laugh, how to speak the first word and how to take the very first step of life. The Christmas seasons that I spend with you both are some of memorable moments of my life. The way you both used to fulfill my Christmas wish and present me with my favorite Christmas gift every time was an awesome experience. You both were just superb. My well-groomed personality, capabilities and achievements of life belong to my parents who are my strength.

May God fulfills all your desires and fill your life with happiness, smiles and peace.

Merry Christmas!

With all my love

Sign it with your name

Christmas Greetings for Parents

  • “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the world’s best parents! Thanks a lot Mom and Dad for being there for me whenever I needed you. Wish you a very Happy Christmas.”
  • “It was on the day of Christmas that you showered me with my most favorite gifts. So, today I give you the best Christmas gift that is love, bundle of thanks and sincere prayers. Merry Christmas, dear parents!”
  • I can’t repay the lessons that you taught me through various phases of life, but I always remember you both in my prayers. Merry Christmas!
  • I would like to wish my parents laughter, joy, true love, golden memories, peace, and prosperity. In short – I want to wish you all the happiness in life. Happy Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

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