How to Make a Great Happy Holidays Message to Employees

Kari Livesay


The holidays are a great time for businesses to express genuine appreciation and connect with their customers and employees in a more personal way. And what better way to do that than with happy holidays message to your employees? Make the season bright and get inspired with our list of holiday video ideas below.

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Five popular types of company holiday messages

Not sure what to say in your holiday video? Here are some thoughtful holiday card messages for employees.

  • Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season filled with laughter, warmth, and cherished moments.
  • May the magic of the holidays bring happiness to your heart and home. Your contributions make our workplace brighter. Happy holidays!
  • As the year comes to a close, we want to express our gratitude for your exceptional efforts. Wishing you a holiday season filled with love, laughter, and well-deserved relaxation.
  • Warmest wishes for a festive holiday season! May your days be merry and bright, and may the New Year bring you even more success and happiness.
  • This holiday season, take time to relax and enjoy the company of loved ones. Your work is truly appreciated. Happy holidays!
  • May your holidays be filled with love, laughter, and all the things that bring you joy. Thank you for your dedication to our team. Happy holidays!
  • Wishing you and your family a season filled with moments of joy, love, and peace. Your dedication to your work is a gift to us all. Happy holidays!
  • As the year comes to a close, we want to express our gratitude for your outstanding contributions. May your holidays be as bright and cheerful as you've made our workplace.
  • Happy holidays! May this season bring you the gift of good times, great memories, and the knowledge that your hard work is truly valued.
  • May the holiday spirit be with you and your loved ones. Your dedication to your work has made a significant impact, and we appreciate all that you do. Happy holidays!
  • Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season! Your positive attitude and hard work make our workplace a better place. Thank you for being an essential part of our team.

1. Holiday wishes to employees and customers

Videos are more personal and generally less expensive to produce than traditional paper cards. And, if done right, they can have a positive impact and go a long way towards building goodwill for your brand. Just keep in mind that you’re not trying to sell anything with your holiday video. The focus should be on expressing sincere gratitude and sharing a happy holiday message to employees.

The traditional “Happy Holidays” greeting is one of the most common types of corporate holiday video cards. With our Holiday Greeting template, you can create an eye-catching message that emphasizes the joy of the season.

Make your thank you message undeniably yours by creating watermark-free videos, a feature offered for all paid Animoto subscriptions.

Once you’ve wished your customers a happy holiday, make sure to pay your employees the same respect with our __Christmas Wishes or Hanukkah Greetings templates.

2. Sharing your year in review

Another year has come and gone and it’s time to recap 2022. From welcoming new employees and achieving company-wide goals to hosting philanthropic events and corporate outings, share your year’s highlights with video. The Our Company’s Year template makes it easy to weave together a story, mixing in personal and business achievements.

If you want to celebrate your team's accomplishments with your team, check out our Our Year In Review template! It's perfect for recapping the year in team or company-wide message.

Bring your year in review videos on-brand by adding your own custom font, brand colors, and brand logo to your video. Learn how easy it is to stay on-brand with our Teams plan and upgrade today.

3. Expressing gratitude

Many companies use holiday videos to thank customers for their business. These types of videos work not just to thank clients, but also to thank partners, investors, vendors, employees, and more.

Need festive and cheerful holiday-themed photos to include in your video? The Select stock library on our Professional plan features 1 million+ photos and videos from Getty Images, and the Premium library on our Teams plan offers 100 million+ photos and video clips.

Want to send a well wish that’s a bit more outside the box? Get creative and share your appreciation with our Simple Holiday Stop Motion template.

4. Wishing followers a Happy New Year

Put a bow on the holiday season by sharing a celebratory message in honor of the new year with our New Year’s Greeting template. Whether sharing your message internally, externally, or both, edit the text to customize accordingly and start the new year off on the right foot.

5. Keeping it simple with Stories

Posting a Story on social media is a quick and easy way to share the spirit of the season and stay top-of-mind for customers.

Create different Stories daily or weekly leading up to Christmas with our Simple Holiday Story template. Mix it up by featuring different stakeholders each time your post. For example, post employees at the holiday party one day and customers shopping the next.

Do the same thing leading up to New Year’s Eve with our Happy New Year From Us template. Customize the text to wish customers and employees a happy new year and share what you’re looking forward to as a company in 2022.

Create company holiday videos for your employees with Animoto

Whether you take the traditional route, or choose a more creative path. There’s no shortage of ideas here, so we hope you feel inspired to make your own holiday video greeting. Feel free to browse our full collection of holiday and truly evergreen video templates for year-round inspiration. Merry video making!