One other celebrated holiday in December, aside from Kwanzaa and Christmas, is Hanukkah. Once the first candle is lit on the candelabrum, the celebration begins and lasts for eight whole days. Aside from feasting on food and enjoying games, card exchanging is a common practice for the holiday.

If you’re prepping your Hanukkah cards this year, Penji is here to help. We have here the best Hanukkah designs you can use for almost anything. Emails, social media, marketing, you name it. And guess what? You can download them all for FREE!

Meanwhile, here are eight well-designed Hanukkah cards to hand to loved ones or acquaintances.

Top Hanukkah Messages to Write on a Card

If you’ve been celebrating the Festival of Lights ever since you were a kid, you’d know that Hanukkah means “dedication” in Hebrew. The celebration commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the time of the Maccabean Revolt. 

The eight-day festival generally centers around the lighting of the nine-branched candleholder called menorah after sundown. Jews usually display the menorah in a window and recite prayers during the ritual. 

Part of the celebration involves sharing traditional oily foods such as latkes or potato pancakes, as well as donuts filled with jam, called sufganiyot.

Taking all these celebration elements in mind can help you pick the best card design and message for the holiday.

If you’re wondering what you could write on a card for the Festival of Lights, Grateful has a few good suggestions. 

Though Happy Hanukkah will suffice, it wouldn’t hurt to get a little more personal and creative with your greeting. The usual Hebrew holiday greeting is “Chag Sameach” which means festival. Not only is this greeting used for Hanukkah, but also other Jewish celebrations.

You can also incorporate Hanukkah blessings into a card such as, “Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.” 

Hanukkah Cards For Each Day of the Festival

We scoured the internet for the cheeriest card templates for this celebration. Here are eight of the best ones we found – one for each day of the festival!

1. Brown Star Illustration (Canva)

star of david chanukah card

This Brown Star Illustration template from Canva is a straightforward card that gets the message across sans the usual fluff of greeting cards.

The template is colored tan with a translucent Star of David design at the center. Hanukkah Sameach is written in a prominent font style, followed by the simple message, “May the lights of the menorah fill your home with warmth and peace.”

The last line that says, “I love you a latke” inserts a little humor into the card.

2. Latke Photo with Golden Border (Canva)

latke chanukah card

If you’re looking for Hanukkah cards that will appeal to food lovers, this Canva template will surely be a good choice.

The card features a photo of a delicious-looking stack of latkes amid what seems like a kitchen setting. The yellow-gold color of the border and main greeting font complement the vibrant color of the latkes.

The greeting says, “Wishing you and your family a warm and happy Hanukkah! May today fill your home with love and light.”

3. Blue Illustrated Candles Sparkle (Canva)

candles chanukah card

This Blue Illustrated Candles Sparkle template is a good one to use if you want a fun and cute card that still delivers a meaningful Hanukkah message.

The navy blue background serves as an excellent contrast to the light colors of the nine candle illustrations representing the menorah. The simple star illustrations, also in bright colors, give the card an outstanding symmetrical balance. Check out this article about Top 10 Best Ecommerce Apps in 2019

4. Momentous Miracle (Greeting Island)

chanukah card

This Momentus Miracle template from Greeting Island is colorful and playful, and will surely bring joy to young merry-makers.

The card features colorful and straightforward illustrations of typical Hanukkah symbols, including menorahs, candles, the Torah, gifts, and Stars of David. 

The template comes to life because of its vibrant color palette consisting of yellow-orange, magenta, teal, and chocolate brown. The inner frame’s white color creates a clean slate to emphasize the card greeting that says, “A Very Happy Hanukkah to you!”

5. Two for One (Greeting Island)

xmas and chanukah card

This is an excellent card design if you want to send warm wishes to a family who celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.

Aptly titled “Two for One,” the illustrations show a mix of symbols of both holidays. Christmas tree, chimney stockings, snowflakes, menorah, the Torah, chocolate coins or gelt, and sufganiyots all arranged to form a circle. The simple ribbon greeting says, “Happy Holidays.” Check out this article about How To Pick The Best Ecommerce Site For Your Business

6. Seasonal Symbols (Greeting Island)

candelabrum chanukah card

This Seasonal Symbols card from Greeting Island offers a youthful take on the Jewish festivities.

The adorable yet uncomplicated illustration features a table with a menorah, all candles lit. The candle holder sits beside an oil pitcher, along with dreidels and yummy-looking sufganiyots. The jam holes are showing prominently at the top of the donuts. 

The multi-colored buntings on top with Hebrew characters adds to the colorful vibe of the card. Below the table is a simple greeting in brown, plain font.

7. Lights Oval (Venngage)

If you’re looking for a card that will instantly add a touch of brightness in a room, this Lights Oval card from Venngage is an excellent choice.

The pink, teal, and dark lavender hues of the background image doesn’t overpower, thanks to the off-white card that bears the greeting. The menorah divider in the middle of the oval adds a personalized touch to the card.

The message goes, “Be filled with warmth, love, and joy, in this beautiful celebration of lights. Let the menorah candles shine bright through your life.”

8. Warm Pink  (Venngage)

pink chanukah card

If you’re looking for Hanukkah cards that look sophisticated but has a punch of color, this Warm Pink template from Venngage could be the one for you.

The strawberry pink background adorned with a few snowflakes compliments the lilac and peach-hued bokeh photo. The greeting says: “May you be blessed with good health, joy, and peace in this beautiful season of lights.”

The minimalist choice in font styles, as well as the excellent use of lines, contribute to the card’s elegant aesthetics.