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The 2010 Collection

Christmas News Navigation:

General Suggestions

Best brag

Three short examples

Full-length examples

From me:

01 A practical joke
02 My grandparents die
03 English Tour
04 Barn swallows
05 Buying hubcaps
06 Group photos
07 Mr. Science
08 Backpacking, Middle English
09 Leukemia
10 Comfort Clothes
11 Marmots and Texas
12 Eagle, Turkey and Emu
12 Accident and Hike

From Alert Readers:
01 In the Foothills
02 Excess
03 Things unsaid
04 11 Kids
05 Multiple Choice
06 . . . bit my ear
07 Facts and Stats
08 Neiheisel Review
09 Family and Horses
10 Sing a Song
11 The Professional
2007 Collection
2008 Collection
2009 Collection
2010 Collection
2011 Collection

Erma Bombeck & Martha Stewart
Around the World
Coping with DUI
Defining Pretentious
The 12 McQ's

Other sections on my web site:
Peace Corps
Web Design
Misc. Essays

This is a guide to the the letters Alert Readers sent me in 2010. Some letters are from past years.

Ruth S, 2008: This and the next two make an interesting progression. Ruth S. is a young woman who has devoted her life to the Salvation Army, which conjures up a vision of a prim spinster with her hair in a bun. Ruth, however, has a pet snake and drinks bubble tea. She has at least one tattoo, as well. Her first letter is a simple list which counts her blessings.

Ruth S, 2009: Ruth S.'s 2009 letter. This time Ruth used a "Multiple Choice" format.

Ruth S, 2010: A letter formatted like the Milton Bradley board game, "LIFE". It is the most creative, elaborate theme I have seen in six years of collecting Christmas news letters.

FAQ for 2010: An Alert Reader uses the ever-popular FAQ format, a fixture on many web sites, for her news letter.

This is one page of over four dozen devoted to Christmas news letters. The main Christmas News Letters page has links to more examples, plus some general guidelines and specific suggestions for writing Christmas news letters. If you have an example, either good or bad, that you'd like to share with the rest of the world, send it to me and I'll add it to these pages.

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This page updated: June 21, 2014