This morning, while driving to day care, I heard an ad for the New York lottery that featured comedian Louis Black and began by making fun of holiday newsletters (of course, sending lottery tickets would be so much classier).
I can’t say I’ve never made fun of some of the newsletters I’ve received, but as is generally the case with such traditions, they come from a good place… and I remember fondly even the ones that I’ve ridiculed, with their overlong descriptions of trips and children’s accomplishments and health-related overshares. Plus, it’s certainly an efficient way to catch up with people you don’t hear from very often.
Of course, I can’t even manage to get out a holiday card, much less an actual letter, so I also don’t feel qualified to go too far in criticizing a genre I’m not well-versed in. I couldn’t track down the ad online, but listen to this spot and you’ll get the idea.
Do you send holiday letters?