- One page is long enough.
- News of your kids who have left home is no longer included as they have lives of their own.
- It is not the time to write of sad events.
- Two success stories are the maximum.
- Only use humour if you are naturally funny.
- One photo is enough.
- Include an email address in case anyone is truly interested in hearing more.
- Your young kids could be invited to draw and decorate the letter and envelope.
- It is too late to mail a Christmas letter in the New Year.
- Don't write how busy, rich, sick or wonderful you and yours are.
- Sign off on a hopeful note.
- Write a line by hand to personalise each letter
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Almost time for the Christmas letter with greetings and a narrative of the past year's doings. We find outselves reacting to these letters. A few rules surround Christmas letter writing according to Erika Hoffman who believes her advice will result in a letter that others will look forward to receiving. Is she correct? I know what Erika is getting at but it certainly rules out all the goss.