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The Perfect Holiday Gift - Fontem Forever

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

Wherever you are in the world, whatever your background or belief, it’s probably safe to say, we are all in need of some holiday cheer right now.

Now more than ever, we need the holiday spirit to lift us and bring us together. This year the holiday season might be a little different, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less meaningful.

If anything, the silver linings in the last year, have showed us what truly matters—the importance of family, friends, health and happiness—that are all somehow bound together in our holiday traditions. Sharing gifts, expressions of love, laughter and fun are an integral part of that too.

“Celebrations and gift giving go hand in hand and Fontem is proud to be a part of precious, festive moments that matter.” Maayan Hotam, founder of Fontem.

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Thanksgiving, Advent, the Winter Solstice or the New Year, the holidays are a time for connecting, kindness, reflection and wonder.

“Whether you’re looking for a holiday gift for someone you’ve known all your life or someone you are getting to know, a thoughtful gift is the highest manifestation of your own self.”

A personal gift from the heart is the most beautiful expression of love. A Fontem holiday gift—a custom crafted handmade leather handbag or clutch stitched with love and inscribed with your very own secret message is made to be enjoyed and celebrated year after year—holiday after holiday.

A holiday gift is often reminiscent of a certain moment, with the wondrous sights, scents and tastes evoked during a special time of year. The longer winter nights become even more magical with lights or candles, the exchange of gifts, the opening of presents and the well wishes we receive—reminders of how much we love and we are loved. We believe spreading happiness and joy is the best part of the holiday season, don’t you agree?

“A moment suspended in time—a Fontem handbag stamped with a personal holiday message, a note or a date to be carried and cherished for a lifetime.”

We’ve handpicked our favorite holiday greetings and quotes that are perfect to be inscribed in our handmade creations. Pick your bag, add your personal note and we will take care of the rest. It’s that easy. Happy Holidays!

Winter/Holiday Season

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” John Boswell.

“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” Kahlil Gibran

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” Edith Sitwell

“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

Christmas Friendship

  • Having you as my friend makes me feel as if it is Christmas every day. Merry Christmas.

  • Christmas is a feeling true friends share with laughter and love to show that they care.

  • So grateful to have a friend like you at Christmas and all year long.

  • Your friendship and your love is the best Christmas gift that I’ve gotten. Merry Christmas.

  • It’s friends like you that make this season so special and magical.

  • Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer.

Christmas Quotes

  • “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Charles Dickens

  • "Christmas is the day that holds all time together." Alexander Smith

  • “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . .means a little bit more!” Dr Seuss

  • “Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.” Mary Ellen Chase


  • You bring joy and light to the world.

  • Happy Hanukkah and thank you for everything you do.

  • I’m so grateful you’re in my world.

  • Wish we could share this Hanukkah together.

  • Your love shines through all you do.

  • Having a friend like you means so much.

  • Just reminding you you’re special to me at Hanukkah and always.

  • Your thoughtful, warm-hearted spirit makes you unique.


  • 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.

  • Wishing you warmth and togetherness this Kwanzaa.

  • Hope your Kwanzaa is filled with joy and prosperity.

  • Light, happiness, and peace to you in the coming year.

  • Kwanzaa blessings to you and yours.

  • May peace, love, and unity bring a happy Kwanzaa to you.

  • Celebrating the richness of you.

  • Let the light of Kwanzaa bring happiness to your home.

  • So many people benefit from your love and wisdom.

New Year

  • As we greet the new year, remember how proud I am of you.

  • Make new wishes for the new year.

  • Dare to hope for the best this year.

  • You deserve a happy New Year and a beautiful year full of peace.

Ideas for signing off

  • Best wishes

  • With love

  • With all our love

  • Happy Holidays

  • Merry Christmas

  • Happy Hanukkah

  • Happy Kwanzaa

  • Happy New Year

  • Much Love

  • Hugs and kisses

  • XOXO

  • All the best

  • Warmly

  • Take care

  • Yours truly

  • Sincerely

  • Cheers

  • Lots of love

  • God bless

  • Your friend

Happy Holidays in 28 languages:

Spanish: ¡Felices Fiestas!

Catalan: Bones Festes!

Portugese: Boas Festas!

French: Joyeuses Fêtes!

Italian: Buone Feste!

German: Frohe Feiertage!

Dutch: Prettige Feestdagen!

Hebrew: Chag Sameach

Irish: Laethanta saoire sona!

Hawaiian: Hau’oli Lanui!

Russian: Vesolykh prazdnikov!

Polish: Wesołych Świąt!

Croatian: Sretni praznici!

Bulgarian: Veseli praznitsi!

Czech: Pěkné prázdniny!

Slovenian: Vesele praznike!

Romanian: Sărbători Fericite!

Hungarian: Boldog Ünnepeket!

Turkish: Mutlu Bayramlar!

Greek: Kalés diakopés! (Καλές δικακοπές!)

Mandarin: Jie Ri Kuai Le! (节日快乐)

Japanese: Shiawasena kyūjitsu! (幸せな休日!)

Vietnamese: Hạnh phúc ngày lễ

Filipino: Masaya pista opisyal!

Thai: Sawadee pee mai krap/ka (male/female)

Indonesian: Selamat hari raya!

Korean: Haengbokan hyuil bonaeseyo! (행복한 휴일 보내세요!)

Malaysian: Selamat bercuti!

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