Do you “mean to” write a Christmas, or End of Year form letter each year, but just get too overwhelmed and can’t remember anything that happened noteworthy, don’t have the time by mid-December and so don’t do it?
Do you think that Facebook or other social media takes it’s place well enough? Hmmm, I don’t. I like the traditional Christmas letter, and here’s why.
I love getting my annual letters with photos from others, even though I am on Facebook and such, I still like getting the End of Year snapshot of what they want me to see as they and their families change and grow, businesses advance, etc. I also share these little compilations of history with my friends when we get together for Christmas or throughout the year so that they see my “other friends” and family that they don’t know directly, since their stories are naturally laced into conversations throughout the year, they can now put a face with the story.
WHAT DID YOU FORGET TO PUT IN LAST TIME?
If you do write a year end/Christmas “form” letter to send out to your friends and family, like I do, you may realize after the fact that you forgot to share some good, or just interesting stuff that happened to you during the year. Why? Because our brain is not equipped to remember every detail of the past twelve months of our busy lives, and shouldn’t.
How do I know this?
While preparing my taxes this weekend, OMGosh! . . . I found a receipt from an event I went to last year that I would have loved to tell others about in my Christmas letter. The event?Cirque du Soleil!
WOW! That’s a big forget!
So… WHAT TO DO?
Get out a notebook, or make a folder on your computer, where you write in weekly, or at the very least, by the end of the month, your (and your kids, families) fun, interesting, good, bad, etc. things that happen throughout the month. Yes, write in something by the end of each MONTH.
Then, by the first of December, you’ll have lots of input to choose from to copy/paste/or, leave out, to easily create your End of Year Form Letter to share with your loved ones. Tell them to do the same!
EZ PZ!! Start keeping track today before it’s July!
FIND MORE HELPFUL AND EZ PZ IDEAS! . . . on how to make the holidays and year-round relationships and decisions with family and friends easier in my ebook HOLIDAY STRESS BE GONE!
Happy New Year!