Get Creative With Your Christmas Letters

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A new site provides advice on how to write a family Christmas letter and offers samples and do-it-yourself instant letters.

A new Web site says it's time to say "Bah humbug" to boring Christmas letters and get creative with your annual holiday message.

Christmas Letter provides creative Christmas letter ideas, advice on how to write a Christmas letter, and even helps users create an instant Christmas story using their own information.

Web creator Lisa Howard says she was inspired to start the site after receiving a particularly awful letter one year. "Christmas letters should be fun to read and to write," she says. "Instead, too many people dread getting cards filled with dull, poorly written letters or ones that exaggerate everything. We want to help everyone have a Christmas letter that others will enjoy receiving and reading."

The web site gives tips on how to write a traditional family Christmas letter and also provides ideas for people who may want to be more creative and send some other type of update, such as a page of photos with captions.

And for those who want to send a letter, but need a little help, the site offers an instant Christmas letter generator. Users choose one of several humorous Christmas letter templates and then fill in the blanks to create a story that can be printed on the user's own Christmas stationery.

"We want to make it easy for everyone to create fun personalized Christmas letters in minutes," Howard says. Users can also create a free custom Santa letter using the same fill-in-the-blanks format.

The site also gives advice on how to add a personal touch to the envelope by getting a North Pole postmark or a special Christmas postmark from approximately 100 US post offices with holiday-themed names.

"We want everyone to be able to have fun with their Christmas letters," Howard says. "If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right."


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