Christmas Letters - Some Ideas for 2011
Welcome! We hope to make that holiday task less of a chore and spend more time relaxing this festive
We have all received memorable humorous Christmas letters and would certainly like ours to be interesting to
read for our friends and family this holiday season.
It's especially great way to keep up with distant friends - for some, it's the only news you'll hear from them
each year - and it's a great tradition to keep in touch!
Ideas for Writing Your Christmas Letters
I love the holidays!
I love all that baking, shopping, wrapping gifts, finding and decorating the tree and I love writing my
Christmas letter and hearing from friends and relatives from all over the United States and in other parts of the
Don't let it become a chore; here are some tips to make it fun.
10 Tips For Writing Your Christmas Letter
- Write your Christmas letter with a friend, your spouse, or your sister. It's more fun when you share
memories and laugh and cry about the year that's gone by. Drink cocoa and have some cookies while you
- Use a computer so that you can make corrections and revisions easily. Don't forget to run the spell
checker to make sure that your letter is perfectly spelt. However, if you're not using the latest
technology, a hand-written letter is always wonderful to receive. Be sure someone proof reads it before
- Use special holiday paper that can be purchased at most office supply stores. Or you can use colored
paper and add pictures and borders (red/green or red/gold can be effective combinations). You can even
buy pre-cut cards shaped as Christmas trees! Use a pretty font and dress the letter up with some bold
type or Christmas stickers.
- Start your Christmas letter with holiday wishes and questions about your friends' and relatives' health and
well-being. Tell everyone you miss them.
- Next, describe your year. Don't brag! Both happy and sad events should be included.
Include any major milestones - birthdays, graduations, weddings. Tell a cute story or two.
Let the kids write their own bit, if they're old enough. Keep it under two pages!
- Then, send more wishes for wonderful holidays and a Happy New Year
- Sign your letter by hand
- Use a decorated or colored envelope - you can add a seasonal stamp or if you're into rubber stamping, you
can hand decorate your envelopes with special stamps
- Include recent family pictures
- Mail it early - this means you can save on postage and be one of the first to arrive
So, grab a friend, heat up some cocoa, and start writing!
FAQ - your questions
But I hate letter-writing ...
You could set up a website or blog with your latest photos on - why not use the letter to get people to join you
on one of the many social networking sites, so that it's not another year until you find out what's happening with
them. This way, next year, all you'll need to send is a simple card!
Should I email it?
Whilst there's no reason why not, it could get lost in the spam and there's something better about sending
something through the holiday post.
Thanks for visiting - best wishes for the festive season.