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Season’s Greetings or Greetings of the Season

The holiday season is near and it’s time to write cards and send greetings of the season to everyone.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic

The holiday season is near, and it’s time to write cards and send greetings of the season to everyone. While there are thousands of ideas for greeting card design out there, the choice of the right words can be tricky. Opting for a classic greeting, such as “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holidays,” is the safest option if we spell it correctly.

How to spell season’s greetings

Is it “season’s greetings” or “season greetings”? Maybe it’s “seasons” or even “seasonal”? An apostrophe can be such a stumbling block. No worries, the rule is simple: the only correct way to write this phrase is “season’s greeting.” Alternatively, you can use the full form of this greeting and say, “greetings of the season.” Season and seasons are incorrect, and seasonal means something else entirely.

When to use season’s greetings

While it’s correct, widespread, and culturally accepted by most people, the phrase “season’s greeting” still doesn’t sound like a natural thing to say. When we meet our friends and family in person, we usually tell them, “Merry Christmas!” “Happy New Year!” or “Happy Hanukkah!” That’s easy because we know them well enough to know which of the holidays they celebrate and which of these greetings would be most appropriate. It just goes without thinking.

But if we have to send a written card to someone we don’t know that well, or if we’d like to send warm wishes to all our friends on social media, we need a more inclusive greeting, such as “Season’s Greetings,” “Happy Holidays,” or an extended form of any of these. That way, no one would feel left out, regardless of their cultural background.

Example greetings for Holiday cards

While “Season’s greetings!” is usually enough, there are other suitable phrases that you write on your greeting cards this season. Here are a couple of holiday card ideas that are appropriate to send to anyone.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
I wish you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!
Best wishes for the year to come!
Warm wishes for the holiday season!
Season’s greetings! Wishing you peace, joy, and prosperity in the upcoming year!

What’s the meaning of seasonal greetings

While “season greetings” and “seasons greetings” are just bad spelling, “seasonal greetings” is nonsense. Seasonal refers to a range of stuff that is characteristic of a season. We often talk about seasonal vegetables, flu, allergies, and seasonal depression — but not the holidays.

Season’s greetings is a short and meaningful phrase. It deserves to be written correctly.

Season’s greetings, everyone!

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