30 Holiday Affirmations for a Positive & Grateful Outlook

The holiday season is a magical time of giving and receiving, however the prospect of lots of plans and family time can be daunting for some.

In this article you’ll find 30 affirmations for the holidays that will help you approach the season with an open heart and positive mind.

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Positive Holiday Affirmations

Fill your home with peace and harmony when you use one of these positive affirmations:

10 Positive Holiday Affirmations on White Paper Set Against Multicolored Blurred Festive Lights Background

1. The holidays can be whatever I want them to be.

2. Small acts of kindness can have a big impact.

3. The holiday lights reflect the brightness and positivity within me.

4. I choose to focus on the positives this Christmas.

After a busy Thanksgiving, then hunting for gifts in December, sometimes you just want to kick back when the 25th finally arrives!

Embrace all the chaos and magic of the season with a Christmas affirmation that reminds you of what’s truly important.

5. I radiate warmth and compassion.

6. I will remain present.

7. I am making my own traditions.

8. I am committed to spreading love.

9. I am deserving of love this holiday season.

10. I bring positive energy to those around me.

Gratitude Affirmations for the Holidays

Reflect on all that you have with these gratitude affirmations you can use throughout the celebrations:

1. I have so much to be thankful for.

2. I am grateful to be in charge of my own happiness.

3. I am thankful for the abundance in my life.

Let all that is good flow into your life this holiday season when you recite an affirmation for abundance.

Telling the world (and yourself) “Abundant energy flows through me” or “I radiate confidence” can leave you feeling empowered.

4. I release the pressure I put on myself.

5. I celebrate and respect the traditions of others.

6. I am grateful for the moments of connection.

7. I invite gratitude into my heart.

8. This holiday season is sure to be my best yet.

9. I appreciate the beauty that surrounds me.

10. I already have everything I need.

Holiday Stress Affirmations

Don’t let anxiety ruin this time of the year for you – take control with an affirmation for stress relief.

1. I let go of stress and embrace calm and peace.

2. I will make time for self-care.

A 2018 study revealed that a massive 88% of Americans felt stressed while celebrating the holidays.[1]

Make sure you’re not one of them by planning in a little “me time”.

If you need ideas, or if you want to encourage someone else to unwind, take a look at our self-care gift guide.

3. I choose to focus on the magic.

4. The holidays don’t need to look perfect to be perfect.

5. The joy in the holidays doesn’t come from the store.

6. I deserve to rest and relax.

7. The holiday season means different things to different people.

8. I embrace the imperfections that make this time of year special.

9. I am prioritizing my wellbeing.

10. I am allowed to say “no”.

Looking for gift inspiration?

We’ve aimed to take a little stress out of the holidays for our readers by compiling a Christmas gift guide for 2023.

You’ll find products at a range of different prices, including a few healthy options for those planning a post-holiday detox!

Laura Smith


Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.


  1. Everlywell (2023). 27 holiday stress statistics + tips to survive the festivities [Online]. Available from: https://www.everlywell.com/blog/sleep-and-stress/holiday-stress-statistics/ [Accessed 29 August 2023].