This year, I sent no Christmas cards in the post.
Anyway,to try and lift my spirits, I have just summoned up the courage and energy... and I've started to read the many letters, which I have received from friends far and wide; letters which they always include with their Christmas cards; letters which always bring a smile to my face; letters that sometimes have me rolling around the floor in an uncontrollable state. And letters that make me feel that I am totally lacking (not really) ;-)
I give you.... drum roll...
The self congratulatory Christmas letter
Now then, if you do this , I am sorry if I offend you but I have a thing about those sort of letters. Always have.
I don't mean the quick note which includes normal 'newsy stuff' which you might include when you send your Christmas card to your friends.
The one that tells you about the many skiing holidays ; the second or third home that has been purchased ; the endless list of material things that have been acquired during the year... and so much more thrilling stuff that you can't wait to hear.
You know, the letter (or should I say 'book' ) that really is not personal to you at all.
And that's my beef.
But hey...you could keep those letters... and publish them. It has been known...and here they are..
And here :
Not forgetting here...
And finally here,the cover of which says it all:
However, I suppose if you think about it, a blog can be a bit of a boast too, can't it?
And we all like to do that from time to time ;-)
So what are your views on all of this?
I'd love to know.