Holiday Letters: How to Create One That Won’t Get Tossed With the Fruitcake

The holidays officially kick into gear this month, with Thanksgiving
just a week away. And that means it’s time to start thinking about
holiday newsletters. We’ve all received them – the ones that brag about
how Shane (the preschooler) is reading at the second-grade level, Billy
got straight As (again), Ashlie got into Harvard and Sam made the law

But according to a recent article by Jeffrey Zaslow from “The Wall
Street Journal
Online,” there’s a risk you take when you send out such
an annual family letter: Recipients might gather in small groups to
read it aloud and laugh at you.

But don’t let this little tale scare you into sending a card just with
“Happy Holidays” scribbled on it. Your family and friends really do
want to hear about your family’s news – if you make your newsletter
entertaining, says Elaine Floyd, author of “Creating Family
Newsletters: 123 Ideas for Sharing Memorable Moments With Family and
Friends” (EFG Inc.).

Want some tips for making this year’s newsletter a real keeper? Check out my article in OC Family magazine.

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One Response to “Holiday Letters: How to Create One That Won’t Get Tossed With the Fruitcake”

  1. Nira says:

    Keep up the good work.