Saturday, December 4, 2010
To Write or Not To Write That Is The Question
Has the time of writing the annual Christmas letter passed? With Facebook, Twitter and the blog sphere, doesn't everyone already know that your kids are fantastic, intelligent, overachievers? Doesn't everyone know what you've done and where you've been? Don't we all know way too much about each other's lives with the Internet? This year I must decide whether to write or not. Maybe I can just put my blog address on my cards this year and then anyone who is interested can just choose a post that they would like to read.
I used to start thinking about my Christmas letter sometime in late November. I would wait for a moment when I had the right amount of inspiration, time and wine to be creative and factual enough to write a mildly entertaining, informative and not too boastful letter to insert into my Christmas cards. Sometimes it would seem like that moment never came and then...boom! Inspiration! Or was it chardonnay? An idea would hit and I could go with it and come up with a letter I liked. Those letters were a good exercise for me, I did not write very often and the opportunity to exercise my mind and blend creativity with reality was always a challenge and a pleasure. At least for me!
Now that I am writing at least once a week here on my blog a Christmas letter seems redundant. Don't you already know what happened in our family this year? Maybe there are a few people on my Christmas card list who don't read this weekly effort and they might enjoy hearing about our year, and maybe not! I have thought of just writing something completely unique for my Christmas letter..... something inspired! Although that would require inspiration. I find myself just waiting for that right blend of inspiration, time and wine for an idea! I will keep everyone in suspense as to whether I am or am not writing a letter this year.
Pray for inspiration!