Wednesday, December 5, 2012
My books and blogs aren’t the only thing I write. Each year, I also write a letter to friends to whom we still send paper Christmas cards, telling them what we’ve been up to since the last letter twelve months earlier.
That means I have to go over everything that happened this year and sift through it, deciding what to include.
No question about the first thing I’ll mention: the birth of our grandson Elliott! He’s six months old already and I’m hoping to see him again soon.
I’ll also include the loss of my father. Unfortunately, he didn’t live long enough to meet his great-grandson.
The travel highlights of the year will also be in the letter: our trip to
, including a
cruise and land tour. And of course our
travel included trips to Alaska
to see Elliott! Chicago
The letter includes whatever my husband wants, too. He’s retired, if you can call him that. He’s highly active around our house, building and organizing things, among everything else that he does.
We also include updates about our sons and daughter-in-law. And of course I always mention our beloved dogs, Lexie and Mystie. They certainly didn’t understand why they weren’t the centers of attention when Elliott came for a visit, but they’re back in charge now and that gets mentioned in the letter, too.
How about you--do you still send out paper Christmas cards? Do you do a recap of your year for people you may not have seen much, or at all?