The Domestic Diva Mysteries
by Krista Davis
Christmas is coming soon. It's my favorite time of year. Surprises and secrets and Santa! What fun. I'm just writing our Christmas letter. There are five of us, and do we have a lot of news. We moved into a historic house in Old Town Alexandria and renovated it. Just between us, it's gorgeous. We gutted the kitchen and started fresh. We even installed a movie room with a popcorn machine!
Even though we had so many exciting things happen, Christmas letters can be a bit of a drag sometimes. So we took a hint from our friend Peg Cochran, and we're adding one lie about each of us. Isn't that fun? Of course, we're telling our friends there are untruths in the letter but we're letting them guess which ones are the lies! I think we'll have the most popular newsletter of all our friends.
One or two people in our circle don't like Christmas newsletters. Can you imagine? They think they're too pompous. Well, I say bah humbug to that. We're all so busy that we can't get together as much as we'd like, not to mention all our old friends whom we never see anymore. I love to hear what's going on in their lives. And if they send a picture, I swoon! I swear I wouldn't recognize some of my old friends anymore. Some people age better than others. (We can just keep that between us, okay?)
So how do you feel about Christmas newsletters? Are they wonderful? Horrible? Or just a snore? Do you send them?