photo of our redacted Christmas letter
After it was redacted by the family…

The holiday letters are starting to arrive, which got me thinking about ours. But as you can see, something  happened during the crafting of the letter when I ran it by those included IN the letter. Still, if you think about it, it tells you what you really need to know about us.

We are not dead.


Happy holidays to you and yours! And may you survive 2015, too! What do you consider essential for the holiday letter (if you send one)? Do you read them? Do you fear them? Do you believe them? Cuz you know all comments are entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25) value. I announce a winner the first blog post of the new month.

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Perilously yours,


P.S. And speaking of surviving things, Doc barely makes it through Girl Gone Nova, which is now available in four parts, with the first part free.

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The Yearly Holiday Letter
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8 thoughts on “The Yearly Holiday Letter

  • December 22, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and ALL your family have fun with the little ones). I absolutely love an annual Christmas letter especially from those close to me. Most of my relatives live away from Houston and it’s wonderful to catch up on their lives and photos as well. Of course, the letter doesn’t have to be from relatives, but from friends we don’t see very often.

    Enjoy your grandchildren as I know you do.

  • December 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Merry Christmas, Pauline and family! I enjoy reading everyone’s Christmas letters soooo much but gave up writing them a long time ago. I know it sounds pompous: We had so many good things to write about! Four wonderful, happy kids, first steps, good grades, award-winning roles in high school dramas, travels others dream of… I love happy things, but should I add the rough stuff reality dished to even things out? Flooded house, our aging parents suffering with ailments, our health issues, stolen vehicles, move after move after move? I spent so much time trying to figure out what to include and what not to include at the risk of sounding like a braggart or whiner each year, Christmas letters never “got done.” If anyone possesses a Christmas letter I’ve penned, they should hold onto it–if I ever publish and wind up a bestselling author, it might be worth a nickel someday!

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