Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Newsletter... Why?


Sandrajo Files. Wordpress.com
Is it still necessary? With today's technology, everyone can catch up on a daily basis (Facebook, Blogs, E-mail, Cell Phones, Skypes). Even on a hourly, minute-by minute even (Twitter). So how does a condensed version of a whole year's memory written down for others to see, for the sake of catching up, still show value?

I find myself asking because it is rather getting more and more difficult to compose one. I started out with a nice, semi-formal enough look that summed up what we did for each year since we were first married, but then it morphed to some fun ones, some with pictures, still, the "but" lingers...

We've received many as well over the years, along with generic cards, postcards with pictures of just their kids, and ones designed to make you admire how funny and clever the author is. I certainly look forward to receiving them but we also "see" the same friends and families on Facebook and other networking sites and catch up on what they do so... why a Christmas newsletter? Do people even still read one? Or do the intended recipients now quickly assume, "I already know about that, she just wasted paper." With that in mind, why a Christmas newsletter this year, why not be just like most and just go to the local store and crank out a hundred or so copies of my family's smiling faces with the cursury, "Merry Christmas!" and be done with it?

(As I'm writing this, the answer comes)
... Because it is not about catching up or showing off or keeping up with what's easiest. It's about taking the time to reflect on the year of blessings & trials and finding the Hand of God in each day that passed by. The newsletter becomes a final page to a non-existent journal book that is chosen to be shared with all that we care about. A final way to show of our beliefs, our lifestyle and what we truly value as we celebrate the best holiday of all, the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ...

Knowing this once again, I think I will go back to our former way of doing our newsletter... Because we want everyone to know that we love Him and all that He stands for...


2 comments:

幸敏薇 said...

Chanel case has become this search for a lot of gals, even so the selling price is excessive of which lots connected with population are not able to catch up with the item. replica hermes Generally, this cost connected with Chanel case at this point possesses lessened lots, thus you can also make an insurance policy to obtain the item. replica watches uk In a word, the expense of siphon will likely be less pricey on-line in comparison with from the superstore. hermes replica The primary Chanel check out was launched with 1987 in addition to seemed to be branded "Premiere". fake chanel handbags This check out received a octagonal style just like regular fragrance Chanel Not any. 5 top, both equally manufactured to recognition the design from the Area Vendome viewed by Coco Chanel's microsoft windows for the Ritz Remain with Paris. That typical has become reintroduced with 2012 created using their company trademark ceramic, an exclusive light-weight stuff in addition to can be purchased in white and black. replica dior Breitling Fake Wristwatches Chanel's J12 brand unveiled 1 in their earliest unisex wristwatches, some sort of fresh, essential vogue made for adult men or maybe even though females.

esopop01 said...

Hello, I am a gaming enthusiast, recommend a good gold site, where there quickly, cheap and safe gold:GW2 Gold at http://www.vipgw2gold.com/