by Laura Brown
Originally Published Dec 11, 2014
The holiday family newsletter has become a tradition that, like many traditions, is both loved and despised. It’s nice to hear what your friends have been doing over the past year, but these newsletters can easily become yet another holiday-season irritant. There are two main pitfalls in creating a holiday family newsletter: boring and boastful. Most of our lives are pretty routine most of the time, and a faithful recounting of the previous year might be a little tiresome for friends to read. On the other hand, focusing on your family’s achievements can create the impression that you’re bragging about them.
Writing an engaging newsletter that your friends will enjoy reading requires a little art and attention. These dos and don’ts can help:
If your holiday family newsletter is done right, reading it can be like a little visit with your family, and it will bring a smile to the faces of your friends and family.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
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