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How to write your annual holiday letter

It’s time to don your Christmas socks, brew a cup of tea, and write your annual holiday letter.

For tips and ideas, check out these past posts. In The holidays are upon us: Tips for writing a letter to friends and family, you’ll find ideas for what to write about. Then read, Apply your writerly skills to a holiday letter to find format and style tips.

Happy writing!

 

The holidays are upon us: Tips for writing a letter to friends and family

It’s that time of year. Time to dress up the dog in a Christmas sweater, sprinkle tinsel on a tree, and write the beloved holiday letter. Just in case you’re at a loss for what to write about, here are a few prompts:

Milestones — Note anything you’ve knocked off your bucket list (if you don’t have a bucket list, start one!). In her letter last year, one friend reported her twins had graduated from college.

Life changes — How have you changed in the past year and how did the changes come about?

Plans for the future — What are your hopes and plans for the future? Give your readers a sneak peek of life to come.

For even more ideas and insight about writing holiday letters, check out my Apply your writerly skills to a holiday letter post from last year.

Apply your writerly skills to a holiday letter

It’s time to bust out your pen or keyboard and write your annual holiday letter.

One of my favorite things to do when I go home for the holidays is to read all the letters that my parents receive from relatives and family friends. I know that some people like to make fun of them, but I love to read them all.

As writers, the bar for us may be just a bit higher for this annual missive, so if you’d like some tips for writing your letter, read on.

Remember your audience. Write for the recipients, not yourself. Think about the topics that would be especially informative or inspiring to them. Read more