If you’re not sure what to write to your colleagues and business partners at Christmas, Lynn (link to: businesswritingblog.com) has some good advice for all of us.
“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”
You’re not sure how to write Christmas messages? Here are a few ideas to get you started. And remember, if you don’t know whether your reader celebrates Christmas, just use the words ‘holiday season’ instead of ‘Christmas’!
- Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
- We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
- We would like to wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season and a prosperous New Year. With best wishes, and grateful thanks for your continued support.
- I hope you and all your colleagues, family and friends have a wonderful holiday season. Best wishes for a happy new year.
- Thank you for the pleasure of working with you. Happy holidays!
- It has been a real pleasure to work with you this year. Have a lovely holiday season and a happy 2014.
- Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you this year. It has been an honour and a very valuable experience for all of us. We wish you happy Christmas and a new year filled with success, good health and happiness!
- Merry Christmas! May the holidays bring you pleasant memories and much happiness.
- As the year comes to an end, we stop and reflect on all the things we are grateful for. Our relationship with you and your company is one thing we treasure. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We wish you a merry Christmas and much success and happiness in 2014.
According to the Urban Dictionary, zzzzzz is a way to show sleeping or tiredness in a cartoon or comic book. You’ve probably seen it yourself.
And that’s how a lot of you will feel after eating your big Christmas dinners followed by all that Christmas cake and coffee! 😉
Well, I hope you enjoyed my A – Z of Christmas vocabulary. Perhaps I should start writing about how to lose weight after Christmas or how to keep fit. Let’s see what my next topics will be. One thing I do know though, I’ll be going back to a wide selection of topics which I think might interest you. 🙂
I read that the Yule log was a large and very hard log (a big piece of wood) which was burned at Christmas. That was new to me. I know the Yule log as a traditional cake roll, covered in chocolate icing and decorated with sugared holly leaves.
I know that it’s too late to make it for Christmas this year, but if you don’t have anything better to do, you could make it for Boxing Day tomorrow! Try this recipe I found on the www.bbc.co.uk website.
Another tradition for some is to serve Yorkshire pudding with the Christmas turkey. You’ve probably got everything in the house if you’d like to make it tomorrow. But there’s nothing stopping you making it with your next Sunday roast! Try Marlene’s Yorkshire Pudding’s recipe here.