Every year Ron and I say we are going to write a Christmas form letter to stick inside our Christmas cards. We’ve never done it. But we do write our news in the card. We don’t just sign our names.
To me, the best reason to send Christmas cards is to keep in contact with friends you rarely see or call, but whom you want to keep within your circle. So a mere signature is just not enough. I like to let them know what we have been up to, the changes in our lives, what Kira and Shana have been doing–like breaking a wrist snowboarding. Thanks, Shana, for something so interesting to write about this year. And I expect to learn about their lives, too. That’s why I feel such a disappointment when I open a card from someone I have not seen or heard from in a while, and all that is in the card is a name. Well, I tell myself, at least they are thinking of me.
For some reason, my mother hated getting form Christmas letters. I love them! They are so full of news and sometimes pictures. I understand that everyone on their Christmas card list probably gets the same letter. But it’s usually long and detailed, and I wouldn’t expect anyone to handwrite that much to me! I’m so glad to really catch up with their lives.
So send me a card with some news in it if you are going to send me a card!
Do you like Christmas form letters? Do you send them? Or do you just sign your name?