Maggie got a 3.7 GPA, and Doug is the captain of the soccer team. Who cares? Probably grandma and grandpa. Who has to pretend to care? You, if you receive a holiday letter detailing those events.
Oh, the poor misunderstood Christmas newsletter. Personally, I'm a fan. (And no, I don't send one.) Most of my friends are not fans.
The problem with newsletters is the brag factor. Instead of containing funny stories and anecdotes from the year, they read like resumes. And a 7 year old's resume just isn't that entertaining. In fact, you might be tempted to dump it in the trash, but you can't. You have to read the whole thing because you might run into the 7 year old's mom at the store and she might ask you a question about her kid. Some people think newsletters are like homework assignments with the threat of a pop quiz.
Still, I love reading news about my friends even if it's not that newsworthy. Here are some tips to make sure your holiday letter is funny and entertaining and stays out of the trash bin.