Christmas Letter Examples
Howard Family Christmas Letter 2000
OFFICE OF THE NORTH
I. Jingle, Chief Elf
S. Claus, Chief Christmas Guy
Extra Nice, Not Naughty
Just a short note to let you know that there’s a new person on
your California route this year. The big news from Lisa and Cayne in the new millennium was the birth of their
baby in October. He’s a real cute little fellow named Chase. He was born October 6 and is keeping his
parents busy because he’s still not sleeping through the night. But
they don’t really care. He’s so incredibly cute and lovable that
they are having the time of their lives (when they’re awake,
that is!). All he has to do is smile and their hearts just melt.
We heard from a little elf that Chase’s favorite thing to do
these days is to have someone hold him up so he can stand on his
own legs and look around.
The biggest event in his life this year was his baptism on Dec.
17, which all the family attended. He’s also currently adjusting
to his mom Lisa being back at work part-time. She went back the
week after Thanksgiving, when he was eight weeks old, and she’s
going back full-time in January. She’s still working at the same
Internet company. This year she got promoted to
senior editor, so she now has a team of
five editors working for her. Their job is to find, classify and
write two-sentence reviews of all the shopping sites on the Web.
She really enjoys it, but hates being away from Chase all day
long. Her commute has stretched to a horrendous 4 ½ hours each
day. She recently bought a Razor scooter to shave a few minutes
off her trip by making it quicker to get to and from BART to the
office, and she’s planning to change her work hours to 7:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. so she has more time at home in the evenings.
Chase is lucky, however, to have his other mom at home all day.
Cayne gets the pleasure of spending all day with the little
tyke, but she also has to get up with him in the middle of the
night and stay up with him late at night so Lisa can get enough
sleep for work. So everyone has been a little sleep deprived.
Cayne’s feeling better than she might have felt a few months
ago, though. She was diagnosed with sleep apnea, a condition
that causes a person to stop breathing hundreds of time a night,
just before Chase was born. She’s now using a forced-air machine
at night that makes it impossible for her to stop breathing, so
she has a lot more energy than she did beforehand. She was also
taking exercise swim classes this year that helped her back a
lot, and she’s planning to continue those next year.
We’ve heard that the family won’t be leaving out any cookies and
milk for you or carrots for the reindeer this year because
they’re too tired to do much other than deal with the baby. They
barely got around to writing Christmas cards, and they didn’t
even add personal messages to them because they were afraid
they’d never get them done in time. So don’t expect any treats
for Rudolph. But just check out the photos of the little cutely
below and I’m sure you’ll understand why Cayne and Lisa are
devoting all their time to him.