How to Write Holiday Letters
Holiday letters are great ways to express the holiday cheer and goodwill to the people close to you.
Recipients of letters like these can vary greatly, from your boss, to your mother-in-law, family members, acquaintances, and even maybe your florist. Aside from spreading the true meaning of the holiday season, which is giving and sharing, holiday letters are also a great way to keep the people close to you updated on what has been going on throughout the past year.
While it’s nice to provide details on what’s been going on with you since the last holiday season, try to keep your update on the brief side.
Only mention the top 3-5 highlights of your year. This can include your new job, a new partner, a baby, or even a huge move. Do not overdo it as it can come off as you bragging instead of just keeping everyone in the loop.
Holiday letters should almost always be creative. Avoid typing and printing them out and try to decorate your letter a little bit, even if it just means using a different colored pen other than the black one you use for everything else.
Aside from writing about yourself, also include your well wishes to the person you are writing to and express your hope for him or her to have a wonderful holiday season.
Most people also suggest including a photograph when sending your letter. This gives your recipient a clearer idea of what you look like at the moment if he or she hasn’t seen you in a long time and can also be a simple memento for close friends and family.
More Than 8 Topics and 44 Letter Samples
- Announce a holiday closing.
- Announce a holiday work schedule.
- Extend holiday or winter season’s greetings to employees, customers, and business associates.
- Extend holiday or winter season’s greetings to friends.
- Extend Labor Day greetings to employees.
- Extend Mother’s Day or Father’s Day greetings (personal).
- Extend Mother’s Day or Father’s Day greetings and/ or announce sales or promotions for these.
- Christmas Sales - Christmas Offers and Sales Letter.