Holiday letters: they’re what happens when relatives dump their entire Facebook feed into a two-page letter.
Posted to my Twitter feed.
I suspect this might be because my mom doesn’t give out my address to relatives, but I don’t receive status updates via Canada Post (unless you count the occasional family photo.) From what I’ve heard, though, a lot of people do, and these status updates are incredibly long screeds detailing where a family unit spent its vacation and which awards the children won. So, pretty dry stuff.
ZEDS Communication has set out to change all that. In this week’s women-only writing class, instructors Eva Pettinato and Zoey Duncan showed us the power that comedy has over our relatives, and how we can use it to make them read our letters. (Getting our relatives to write letters that we’ll want to read is a little more complicated. ZEDS gift cards?)
My own family unit of two needs to write a bunch of wedding/Christmas/thank-you cards anyway, so I thought I’d look for a little bit of inspiration. Read More…