Yes, another late posting.
I still send out Christmas cards - to friends, family, coworkers and fellow lineage group officers. Although I do almost all of my other correspondence electronically, I feel like emailed Christmas greetings are too impersonal. (I still hand-write my thank you notes as well - a good habit that I have my mother to thank).
For nearly 20 years, we have been sending out an annual holiday letter. There are a few years that I've missed due to one thing or another, but I enjoy doing this. A few times, my daughters wrote the letter, and one year our dog even "wrote" the letter. I like to give updates on our family - what the girls are involved with at school, work, etc. I talk about vacations we have taken. Basically, any news that has happened over the past year. I insert representative photos in the letter - pictures of a new pet, the girls dressed up for a dance, halloween costumes, and vacations have all appeared.
I enjoy reading the letters that I receive from my family and friends. I have saved them in a binder and it is a lot of fun to look back at previous years and marvel at how much the girls have grown, or how fashions have changed. I feel like it is a window into a family's history - both my own, as well as other family letters that I keep.
Now, its time to start writing this year's letter....