It's Christmas, the time of the year to celebrate our dear friends and family, but let us not forget the reason we all come together, the birth of Jesus. That is the true meaning of Christmas. As you settle down and start writing your Christmas cards for your loved ones and need some ideas, we have gathered some of the most inspiring quotes and sayings this holiday season. These messages are verses, quotes from people and religious figures. Get that inspiration for a toast on Christmas Day, to write down on a card, or to wish someone that you meet and greet. Merry Christmas!

1. "How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!" (Benjamin Franklin)

2. "Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas" (Pope John Paul XXIII)

3. "Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again" (George Whitefield)

4. "Rejoice, that the immortal God is born, so that mortal man may live in eternity" (John Huss)

5. "What's going on here is a redefinition of Christmas as a time of family celebration rather than as a time of the community faithful celebrating the birth of the savior... there is a risk that we will lose one more of our Christian rituals, one that's at the heart of our faith." (Robert Johnson)

6. "What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace." (Anges M. Pharo)

7. "The very purpose of Christ's coming into the world was that he might offer up his life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas." (Rev. Billy Graham)

8. "And she will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21)

9. "And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:9-14)

10. "Don’t forget the Christ in Christmas. Without him this wonderful day would not exist. Let us praise his name!" (365 Greetings)

11. "Today is Christ’s birthday! May God bless you and your family on this joyous day!" (365 Greetings)

12. "May the baby Jesus make your wishes come true. Merry Christmas to you and yours." (365 Greetings)

13. "Love was born on Christmas, the stars and angels gave the sign. Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas." (365 Greetings)

14. "Christ brings a light into this dark world. Just like Christmas brings a light into this dark season. May your Christmas be as bright as ever." (365 Greetings)

15. "Spend time today to pray and give glory to God. This simple deed will surely make Him happy. Merry Christmas." (365 Greetings)

16. "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." (Calvin Coolidge)

17. "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." (W.T. Ellis)

18. "God walked down the stairs of heaven with a Baby in His arms." (Paul Scherer)

19. "Great little One! whose all-embracing birthLifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth." (Richard Crashaw)

20. "Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both." (Phillips Brooks)

21. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." (Luke 2:14)

22. "For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself." (Charles Dickens)

23. "When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?" (Gilbert K. Chesterton)

24. "An Angel looked down from Heaven, And saw a baby born, The Angel called Him Jesus, Born at the break of dawn" (craftsuprint)

25. "It's a Christmas Card and a Birthday Card, too Because, sweet Jesus It celebrates You, A long time ago, A child was born and the world rejoiced on Christmas morn, So let us remember, Give thanks when we pray, That a baby was born On Christmas Day" (craftsuprint)

26. "Christmas is a time for love and understanding, may the true meaning of christmas be with you and all your loved ones, blessed Christmas wishes to you all" (craftsuprint)

27. "A choir of Angels with twinkling lights, a stable where Jesus lay this is to celebrate all of his life born on Christmas Day, Christmas Blessings"(craftsuprint)

28. "May you have a very merry christmas, But keep the christmas spirit more than One night Because its not for gifts we give But for a babe name Jesus born so bright" (craftsuprint)

29. "The bells ring out it's Christmas, Let their joyous sound be heard, For they tell the news that Jesus is born, They ring to spread the word" (craftsuprint)

30. "Wishing you a Joyous Christmas and a new year of peace and Happiness" (craftsuprint)

31. "Count your blessings, count them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done! Merry Christmas!" (Source)

32. "May His Love and Presence fill you to overflowing and bring you a most Joyous Christmas." (Source)

33. "Wishing You His Fullest Blessings This Christmas Season." (Source)

34. "May Jesus always be your joy, your hope, your song. And may this Christmas and each day of the new year be directed by His guiding hand of love!" (Source)

35. "God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas Day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way... MERRY CHRISTMAS!" (Source)

36. "May you have the gift of faith,  the blessing of hope  and the peace of His love at Christmas and always." (Source)