Anyway. . .
We have a huge Christmas card list for two reasons: I have a ginormous family, and I cannot bear to cut someone from the list unless they have passed away or haven't spoken to us in 5 years. Really, you have to do something extreme to not get a card from us (and if you don't want a card from us, well, you know what you have to do). Rob says we might just need to stop meeting people, or I'll have to start the Christmas cards in July (one step ahead of you there, babe, I buy the Christmas cards after Christmas when they are practically flinging them from the store and I keep them with the Christmas decorations so they are all ready for next year. My OCD knows no bounds).
But here is my question for all my bloggy friends and neighbors: What is your opinion of the family "Christmas letter" that seems to have become a staple in many cards (or, in some cases, the actual card itself.) I have always been in the "Yay! A Christmas letter!" camp, but I have come to learn that some of my friends
But I don't like boastful letters, and we are lucky to not get any of those, but my friends do, and maybe that's why they dread them. You know the kind: Well, darling Muffy has finally come out into society at her debutante ball, while her older brother, Chesterton, has joined the country club as a junior member -- all while working jointly with their father on a scientific paper researching the effect of deforestation on the leopard toad of Nicaragua and applying for early admission to Harvard. Or was it Yale? One of the two. Or maybe both. Anyhoo, Merry Christmas from Aruba!
Yeah, our letters aren't quite that exciting. Ours are more like: Hmmm, what did we do this year? Well,
Well, hopefully I can spin it a little better than that, but it's not too far from the truth. But I still like to get other people's family letters and see how everyone is doing and how the kids are growing -- does that make me a Nosey Parker? So what say you to the idea of the Christmas letter: Yea or Nay?