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Writing the First Family Christmas Letter
Itâ€™s the most wonderful time of the year. That is what they say, right? Yesterday, the Christmas cards started piling in. Itâ€™s a shame, really, that we all donâ€™t find excuses to communicate more often. Still, itâ€™s heartwarming to receive them, and probably more so because of the Christmas season.
A few couples including my grandparents (Howard and Judy Dessinger), David and Caroline Shorter, and Russ and Christy Hemati have gone a step further by writing a Christmas letter. I love the Christmas letter. A year-end summary tells me what Iâ€™ve missed, and reminds me why even great distances cannot keep me from caring.
In light of the heartwarmingÂ effect Christmas letters have on me, I am inspired to write my own. Most of our friends and family donâ€™t spend much time on the Internet, much less reading blogs like this. In order to keep in touch with most of the people we love, emails and/or conventional letters are still more successful.
So this year, we will send out our first family Christmas letter. Itâ€™s exciting to begin traditions, especially if you can recognize them as such from the beginning. It is a husbandâ€™s privilege to feel he has contributed to the formation of traditions within his family.
I am grateful, and pleased to know that many years from now, we will have a tradition in place which will be treasured for years to come by friends, family, and our children.