Every year during the holidays I work my butt off writing our annual family newsletter. I work my butt off even more addressing the blasted envelopes. But, hey, ’tis the season, right?
Anyway, after this year I’m seriously considering just doing online posts for the most part…because I spent well over a month writing the Herald and addressing the over 90 envelopes to send out and I received EIGHT cards back. Seriously. Eight. What the heck is that, people? Shame! I don’t want to sound awful here, but I really, REALLY don’t have a lot of spare time to burn. I missed out on family time. Sometimes I didn’t eat dinner, or I stayed up for hours after working 11 hour days and after Josh and Sierra were in bed working on the mailers. I make a huge effort in writing and mailing out the Heralds, and it was pretty discouraging to only receive 8 cards in return for all of that work. So, from here on out, I suppose you all should count on watching for the Herald posting online. I’ll mail you a copy if I received a card from you this year, and I’ll mail out copies for those who are unable to follow my postings online, and that’s that. Of course, this may not come to fruition at all. I’m especially frustrated right now about it, but by next Christmas season I’ll probably be all excited again. We’ll see. Don’t hold your breath.
In any case, here is this year’s Hattan Herald. Enjoy it, think about how much time was spent working on it, and send out cards in return to the people who have deemed you important enough to receive one of theirs. It’s common courtesy, folks.
Thank you so much to the 8 senders of the holiday cards that I received. I truly appreciate it.