Each year I send out the annual Christmas letter, complete with Family Photo. I know some people HATE to receive this as they feel is it filled with boastful commendations for their offspring. You're right - I hate some of those too, though I do think that parents have a little bit of bragatorial rights at least once per year.
In my annual letters, here are the rules I try to follow:
1 paragraph per person.
Keep it interesting.
Keep it to one page or less.
In an effort to not crank out the same-ol' same-ol' every year, here are some things I have done to mix-it up or add a bit of creativity.
"A Year In Review" - highlighting one event from each month, i.e., "January - Suzie gets braces. February - Annual trip to Grandma's", etc.
"From a Pet's Perspective" - at the time we didn't have our 4-Legged Creature. So, I wrote it from the Chia Pet's perspective.
"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" - Switched the poem up to be about the kids.
Well, you get the idea. The years I didn't have a "fresh" idea for a letter, we tried to do something fun with the picture. When the Winter Olympics came to UT, ROOTS hats were all the rave. So, we had our picture up in a snowy canyon with our Roots hats. We've also done one in our flannel pj's for a "Night Before Christmas" look. Last year I photo-shopped their faces into snowmen cuz we were having "Snow" much fun! Corny, I know. We've also done the nice holiday clothes. So, here are some "concepts" I am contemplating for this year. Tell me what you think or offer up your own suggestions... And HURRY!!! Pics are THIS SATURDAY!!! YIKES!!!
Whaddya think? Any other suggestions???