Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends this day. I posted my family’s Christmas letter a few days ago, but now I’d like to share with you a tradition that happens after Christmas, and it involves you.
If you take me up on my offer to receive your family’s Christmas letter — either by email or by mail (info below) — we do three things with it. Each is my family’s attempt to connect with you on a more personal way.
1. Pre-Christmas: We Hang Your Letter
We already have perhaps 70-80 letters hanging on the woodwork in our dining room, living room, entryway and kitchen. Family pictures sprawl our home, a real sight for the holidays. It’s almost like walking through a museum looking at all the pictures hanging throughout our home.
2. Post-Christmas: We Read Your Letter
But we don’t read them right away. (Well, some of them we can’t help but read.) After Christmas, we take 3-5 down every morning at breakfast and read them aloud. We talk about the family and pass the pictures they send around the table. Some are old friends, some new, some we’ve not met in person but have met online. It usually takes all January to read the letters.
3. All Year Long: Our Christmas Fridge
We tape the photographs to the front of our refrigerator. This works out perfectly! We have an old-but-true refrigerator that we cut-n-tape family photos up and down the front. All year long we keep the photos taped to the front of our refrigerator, and we love how that adds light to our kitchen.
That’s what we do every year with your Christmas letter. Can you include us on your list? Either email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Chris & Wendy Jeub
PO Box 3527
Monument, CO 80132
We hope to receive your letter. God bless your Christmas!