Kwanzaa Wishes & Greetings

Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration honoring African heritage in African American culture and takes place from December 26th to January 1st.  All Seven Principles of Kwanzaa are inspiring, uplifting, positive, and centered on traditions of the African harvest season. In fact, the name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning “first fruits of the harvest.“

Sending happy Kwanzaa wishes to someone who celebrates is a nice way to connect and show respect for their heritage.

Kwanzaa card messages can address a wide range of topics, including the seven principles - unity, self-determination, responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Here are some idea-starters for adding your own touch to a Kwanzaa wish:

  • Wishing you warmth and togetherness this Kwanzaa.
  • Hope your Kwanzaa is filled with joy and prosperity.
  • Celebrating love, community, and family.
  • Light, happiness, and peace to you in the coming year.
  • Kwanzaa blessings to you and yours.
  • Celebrating the proud heritage of a beautiful family.
  • May peace, love, and unity bring a happy Kwanzaa to you.
  • Celebrating the richness of you.
  • Hope you enjoy each of the seven days of Kwanzaa.
  • Let the light of Kwanzaa bring happiness to your home.
  • From Umoja to Imani, may all the blessings of Kwanzaa be yours.
  • So many people benefit from your love and wisdom.
  • Standing with you in your struggle and your celebration. 
  • Kwanzaa is a reminder that good things happen around a table.
  • Take pride in each other and give thanks for this beautiful Kwanzaa.

Though Kwanzaa is rooted in African culture, people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to join in the celebration and reflect on the achievements of the past, plan for the dreams of tomorrow, and celebrate what makes the community so strong — each other.


In addition to writing greeting cards, Maggie Weiss enjoys traveling to new places, seeing wild art exhibits, diving into fantastic stories, singing out loud, and spending time with her wonderful circle of family and friends. Maggie looks for the magic in everyday life, and every so often, she finds it.