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Left Unsaid

The Back Family sent me their letter as an example of how you could leave the reader wanting more. (Most of mine leave the reader wanting less.)

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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

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Misc. Essays

Warmest greetings from the Back House!

All throughout this last year we all have learned so much ... what it means to be patient, what Montana looks like, how to butcher a deer, what loving kindness means, how beautiful a glacier is, how to put together a wedding (of a neighbor) in 48 hours, what friends are truly for, how to feed 50 people 5 consecutive meals, how it feels to Chair a board of directors, what Chicago looks like from Lake Michigan, how to show hospitality in odd circumstances, what it feels like to start adding to the next generation, how to survive nearly any conditions, how long it takes a severely broken leg to heal, and to have truly thankful hearts. Family

With our house nearly finished and our lives heading back down the "normal" path, whatever that is, we are more and more aware of the things that are truly important . . . Our Lord, our family, relationships, "together experiences", kindness, love and letting our light shine. Family

Our family is growing both physically and spiritually. We are blessed beyond measure. We are looking towards the day when life slows down a little. In the meantime, we should have a new porch by early summer. Please try to find the time to stop by for a spell and "porch sit" with us and we can catch up. We'd love that . In the mean time, drop us a line or give us a call, if you get the chance.

In Him, Who makes the sun to shine, the snow fall, the leaves change color, and our hearts glad,

The Back Family

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