Here is a list of 75 thoughtful Christmas messages for a teacher to wish them a Merry Christmas before the break.
#1 Santa may give kids gifts one day of the year, but teachers give kids the gift of learning every day of the school year. Thank you for being an extraordinary teacher and working so hard to grow my mind and spirit. Merry Christmas!
#2 The top of the Christmas tree is decorated with a star, but the star in the classroom is you! I hope you know how brightly you shine in the lives of so many and will shine in our lives for years to come. What you give and who you are will not be forgotten. Merry Christmas, teacher.
#3 If there’s one thing I’ve learned from a fantastic teacher, it’s that just like when it comes to Santa, being on the nice list is the best way to go. Merry Christmas!
#4 Frosty the Snowman might be able to walk and talk, but nothing is more impressive than being able to teach. You are the best at it. Have a Merry Christmas!
#5 Coming to school and seeing the faces of friends and teachers is just as magical as Christmas morning. Thank you for being my favorite face to see. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful Christmas break!
#6 The knowledge you’ve given me as a student is better than any Christmas gift I could ever receive. Thank you for the priceless gift of learning you have given to me, and for guiding and shaping who I am becoming. Merry Christmas!
#7 It takes a Christmas miracle to grade as much work as you do, but somehow you pull it off with only one Christmas per year. You are amazing and work so hard. I appreciate you. Have a Merry Christmas!
#8 I’m not saying you’re Santa, I’m just saying I’ve never seen you and Santa in the same room before, and both of you are pretty cool. I don’t know how you do it all every day of the school year. Thank you for dedicating your life to teaching. Merry Christmas!
#9 Being a teacher is hard work. Hopefully, Santa brings you school supplies, better pay, and lots of aspirin this year. You deserve this and so much more. Merry Christmas!
#10 We’ve reached the middle of the school year and it’s hard to imagine where all the time went. Just like Santa with his reindeers, you’ve made it fly. You certainly have a gift and a calling. Have a Merry Christmas!
#11 The air is full of cheer, and it sounds as if reindeer are near. The snow dances in the sky, and I know exactly why. The world celebrates teachers like you, and I feel like dancing too. Have a Merry Christmas, teacher!
#12 Merry Christmas, to the world’s best teacher. Being a student of yours is an honor. Thank you for working so hard to teach me all year.
#13 Each little snowflake is a unique reason to be grateful for such an extraordinary teacher. You are one of a kind, teacher. Thank you for your dedication to growing our minds and spirits. Have a Merry Christmas!
#14 Tracks in the snow show us where people go, and songs in the air tell us carolers are there, but I don’t need a sign to know that you deserve a fantastic Christmas. You are the ultimate example of what every teacher should strive to be. I am so lucky to have you. Merry Christmas!
#15 If I had three Christmas wishes, I’d use them all to make sure your winter break is amazing. I hope you make wonderful memories this Christmas break, teacher. Merry Christmas!
#16 Even though it’s icy outside, my biggest worry is making sure my grades aren’t what ends up slipping. I hope you have a fantastic break. I appreciate you. Have a Merry Christmas!
#17 Before Santa’s reindeer knew how to fly, a teacher had to instruct them. Thanks for being a phenomenal teacher and teaching me how to fly. Merry Christmas!
#18 A friend asked me what I wanted to give my teacher for Christmas. I said, “at least a two-week break from me”! Have a relaxing and rejuvenating winter break and Merry Christmas!
#19 Teaching can’t always be fun but learning from you is. I hope you have the amazing, relaxing, and restful Christmas that you deserve. Merry Christmas!
#20 Everybody loves Christmas break. Snow on the ground, warm fires in chimneys, and the sounds of holiday cheer. Have a relaxing and fun Christmas!
#21 All snuggled in a blanket, with hot cocoa and some candy canes. The only thing that could make a day like this better for everyone is a snow-day in the morning. I hope you have a Merry Christmas filled with fun, rest, and laughter!
#22 I’m pretty sure Christmas break is the longest break because it’s when Santa finally gives teachers what they’ve been wishing for all year. Have a Merry Christmas!
#23 Christmas Eve is the one night I dream about presents instead of dreaming about being late to class. I hope your Christmas is as good as mine. Merry Christmas!
#24 The weather is awful for driving. If it gets too bad, ask Santa to let you take the buses with us. We’d love to have you along for the ride with us. Have a Merry Christmas!
#25 Please don’t tell Santa about my grades. Have a Merry Christmas and a relaxing winter break!
#26 Through pop-quizzes, snow-days, testing, and parent-teacher conferences, we can all really use this winter break. Have a Merry Christmas. You’re the best!
#27 A teacher like you could teach students about Christmas, and the lesson would be as cool as Christmas morning. You have a way of making your lessons come alive and I thank you for the hard work you do to teach me. Have a Merry Christmas!
#28 The other day, I was asked if Santa is real. I said, “Hold on, I need to ask my teacher.” Have a Merry Christmas!
#29 With the knowledge you’ve given me over the year, I feel like a reindeer being taught to fly. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!
#30 You’re definitely on Santa’s nice list for putting up with us students all year. Have a Merry Christmas and a totally unplugged digital-free escape this winter break!
#31 Although the snow blows roughly outside, the inside of the school building is as warm as ever. Have a very Merry Christmas!
#32 Just like Santa, a teacher is in charge of so many things and so many people. Thanks for doing a phenomenal job and have a Merry Christmas!
#33 Christmas may be the highlight of many peoples’ year but coming to school with an awesome teacher is the highlight of my day. Merry Christmas!
#34 A teacher like you deserves an amazing holiday. Have a Merry Christmas and I hope you get lots of rest and relaxation over the break!
#35 The weather is magic, and the atmosphere is warm despite the weather. Please enjoy your Christmas break. I am looking forward to seeing you soon (but not the homework)!
#36 I’ve always assumed being a teacher is like being Santa, with a bunch of little elves. The work gets done, but it takes a lot of patience. Merry Christmas!
#37 As the school prepares for winter break, it’s sad to realize that the year is already halfway over. I really love having you as a teacher. Have a Merry Christmas and a relaxing and restorative winter break!
#38 The weather outside may be frightful, but just try interrupting a teacher during class! Joking aside, you are an incredible teacher and I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. Merry Christmas.
#39 Schools decorated with candy canes, tinsel, and lights, and an atmosphere of cheer. It’ll be hard to leave for break and leave you and my friends behind. Have a wonderful Christmas and see you after the New Year!
#40 This year I asked Santa for better grades. I’m not sure if even Santa can help pull that off! Hope you have lots of rest and peace this Christmas break. Have a Merry Christmas.
The Most Famous Quotes to Include with Your Christmas Message to Your Teacher
“Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”
Zuzu Bailey, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
“The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.”
“Christmas is a spirit that flows from one heart to another. It is more precious than rubies and better than gold.”
Agnes M. Pharo
“Christmas isn’t about candy canes or lights all aglow, it’s the hearts that we touch, and the care that we show.”
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”
Thomas S. Monson
“Blessed is the season, which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
Hamilton Wright Mabi
“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”
Helen Steiner Rice
“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.”
Thomas S. Monson
“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.”
“The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.”
“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”
“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.”
“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual.”
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
“Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honor than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensured a good life.”
“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.”
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
“The work of a teacher — exhausting, complex, idiosyncratic, never twice the same — is at its heart an ethical enterprise. Teaching is the vocation of vocations.”
“Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.”
“If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.”
“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
“When the untapped potential of a student meets the liberating art of a teacher, a miracle unfolds.”
Mary Hatwood Futrell
“Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.”
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.”
The Best Bible Verses to Include with Your Christmas Message to Your Teacher
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.
“Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
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