Only have written a few, but I really enjoy catching up with far away friends and family this way. Even if I don’t know all the people mentioned, I still like reading about them. After all the person sending me the newsletter is sharing what their life has been like for the past year.
As most of us no longer write letters and lose communication with those who still aren’t on computers, long newsletters looking back at the year and relating events is, to me, a great way stay in touch.
Admittedly, I don’t understand people my age who don’t use computers and especially email. Seems so antiquated not to, and if you are reading this, you are obviously using a computer, so this isn’t about you.
Even though most of us don’t write personal letters, many still send cards for birthdays and holidays. Holding a card someone thought enough about you to send sympathetic words after a loss of a family member or friend, still means a lot to the person receiving it. No email, text, or even phone call can substitute for this expression of true feelings.
Why do we wait till Christmas to compile our family’s life for the past year? I wouldn’t mind at all getting a Spring or Summer newsletter. Since I wasn’t on the ball sending seasonal cards this year, maybe I’ll do one for mid-year. A Summer Solstice newsletter. The pace isn’t so hectic then and I could go into the winter holidays with a clear conscience.
What do you think?