It’s December 20th, and I still haven’t written my Christmas letter for 2010. But hope springs eternal! If you’re in the same boat, you might appreciate a few ideas to inspire you.
Creative Christmas Letters
1. Use a newspaper format with major events written as “articles.”
2. Ask one of your older children or teens to write the letter.
3. Make a quiz about the year’s family events. Include multiple choice, true/false, and short-answer questions.
4. Create a Year in Pictures collage, letting the photos and brief captions do the talking.
5. Write your letter from your pet’s point of view.
6. Or, write one from your toddler’s perspective.
7. Invent your own MadLibs Christmas story featuring your family.
8. Write a Top 10 List.
9. Mail a digital Christmas letter.
10. Ask each person to contribute his or her own year in review to a family letter. Either a paragraph or bullet points will work.
11. How about a Year of Favorites? Share about favorite events, places visited, books read, etc.
12. Write a rhyming letter or poem.
13. Christmas by the numbers (such as 1 cruise, 3 trips to the emergency room, etc.)
14. If you completely run out of time, write a Happy New Year letter recapping the year, and mail it in January.
Do you send out Christmas letters? What have you done in the past to make yours stand out from the rest? Post your ideas in the comments!