I’m not writing a Christmas letter this year. Mostly because I just don’t feel like it (and we have no cute family pictures and I don’t have time to try to dress folks up to take one, and let’s face it they’re not going to get out before Christmas anyway) but also because there’s only one person to whom I would send it who doesn’t read either this or the family blog that I occasionally contribute to (none of my good stuff, alas) and my readers are all pretty up on what’s new in the Wonderland. Right?
The thing is that the only way that I have to get in touch with that one person, who happens to be an old college roommate and best friend (in college, I don’t have time for best friends these days) is a snail-mail address and I really would like to hear from her, find out what’s going on, and I’d like to tell her a little bit about my life. But to do that I feel like I have to send a card (especially since she sent me one). Basically, I’d like her to read the blog.
Would it be wrong to send her a card with just a web address?
I just thought of a few other people who I would probably send cards or letters or whatever to who read neither of the blogs but I’m just having a lot of trouble caring.
Oh, and I’d also like to address the issue of the Christmas card. You know, the one without the accompanying letter. The one that occasionally doesn’t even have an actually picture of the senders. What’s that about? I like you enough to spend 50 cents or whatever it is these days to send you a card wishing you a Merry Christmas, but not enough to actually tell you a little something about what’s going on in my life?
I’ve heard some people (ok, I’ve read some blogs where people) complain(ed) about the overly informative Christmas letter. And I get that it’s not necessary to inform your old college roommate of the size shoes that your kids are wearing, but at least tell me what the kid’s name is. Too much information I can work with. I’ll just stop reading if I’m that bored, but throw me a bone here, give me something. Why did you even bother sending the thing if you don’t want me to know anything about you?
At least let me know how the witness protection program is working out for you.