Irish blessings abound, but at Christmas time the soft, kind words of our Irish ancestors are extra meaningful and touch our hearts in a special way. These wise old words and kind sentiments are perfect for sharing with family and friends at holiday time.
As I was writing to family and friends, I started thinking about lovely, old, Irish Christmas Blessings. Their words hold true, just as when they were first uttered many years ago. The warmth of these heart-felt wishes is moving to this very day.
And so today, as many of us write our Christmas wishes to loved ones, I thought I might share some of my favorite, Irish Christmas Blessings.
I’ve created some free printables for these lovely blessings.
Please print, download, or share any of these blessings by simply clicking the links found below each blessing.
These are my Christmas gift to you, to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by to celebrate our Irish heritage together.
“May the Blessings of Christmas be with you,
May the Christ Child light your way,
May God’s holy angels guide you,
And keep you safe each day.”
“The light of the Christmas star to you,
The warmth of home and hearth to you,
The cheer and good will of friends to you,
The hope of a childlike heart to you,
The joy of a thousand angels to you,
The love of the Son,
And God’s peace to you.”
“May you be blessed
With the spirit of the season, which is peace,
The gladness of the season, which is hope,
And the heart of the season, which is love.”
“May peace and plenty be the first
To lift the latch on your door,
And happiness be guided to your home,
By the candle of Christmas.”
This Christmas may you have…
“Walls for the wind
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks bedside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire.”
“The magic of Christmas lingers on,
Though childhood days have passed,
Upon the common round of life
A Holy Spell is cast.”
~ Old Celtic Verse
“May you never forget what is worth remembering,
Or remember what is best forgotten.”
“May the Virgin and her Child
lift your latch on Christmas night.”
“May you be as contented as Christmas finds you,
All the year round.”
“May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you,
And bless you evermore.”
“May peace and plenty be yours,
For many a Christmas to come.”
Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi shonas duit.
Pronunciation: Null-ig fwee hay-on iss fwee hun-us dhitch.
(A prosperous and happy Christmas to you!)
Irish American Mom
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