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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Letter Writing..

So it's a week and half before Christmas and your halls are decked, baking is done, the stockings are hung with care. What's left you ask? The annual Family Christmas Letter......

I have written a family Christmas letter for almost 20 years. Some are funny, some are short and sweet and some have a theme. Point is, I would match rather hear about how your year was than a card with only a signature. That's why I write a letter. (The Golden rule in effect here!)

But writing the letter can be time consuming. It is also hard to be creative year after year. Here are a few tips on different ways to write your letter.

1) Keep it short and sweet. A one sided page is great! If you want to include pictures that is fine also, or have them printed on a second page.

2)Top 10 list – What are the 10 most important things that happened to your family this year? How about the most humorous? Or most unbelievable? A top 10 list can be a fun and easy way to describe your family’s year.

3) A variation of the top 10 list would be the 12 months of 2011. Just a quick highlight of your families events from every month of the year.

4)Try writing your Christmas Letter from an unique point-of view. For example, the dog, the baby, the new house etc.

5)Write a fun Christmas rhyme. (Think Dr. Suess!)

If you do summurize the year keep copies, in future years it will be great to look back and remember just how much fun 2011 really was!

Just remember to Keep it Simple, Keep it Upbeat & Happy, and Have fun with it!I hope that some of these ideas have started your creative juices flowing. Now, I have to go write my annual letter!