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Season's Greetings! (A Poem Enclosure to Accompany Your Christmas Letter)

Updated on December 1, 2012
Outgoing is ready and on its way soon; hoping for yours, when I unload the mailbox soon.
Outgoing is ready and on its way soon; hoping for yours, when I unload the mailbox soon. | Source

Season's Greetings!

This annual Christmas Letter seems like a seasonal chore,

at once quite daunting, brain-wracking, for memories of yore.

It wouldn't be so bad, I guess, if quickly done and sent,

but that would never do for friends, so I herewith relent.

I sit down at this desk today to tackle this "king" of chores;

the only consolation is: today I might get yours!

I hope that in the days ahead, as Christmas mail arrives,

my hope and wish will come to pass with stories of your lives,

and all you've done/endured/and wished, finds print upon a sheet

you've labored over just like me, with thoughtful notes and sweet.

Your "who, what, when, where, how and why" displayed for me to see.

This one time out of all the year, they matter most to me.

We'll talk of kids, and parents dear, the kids we used to be,

of changes to our households in this land kept safe and free.

Such sadness as we have that's past, and fears for what may be,

will all be shared this private way, again 'twixt you and me.

And when this season's over, and its "things" get packed away,

Your Christmas Letter sent with love, my mind's eye will display.

So labor on, time's quickly gone, it comes but once each year.

We wrestle words, but not in vain, for those can bring us cheer.

The year winds down. The months have passed. A new year soon is here.

Let not this year, with all that's new, be cast aside too soon.

This note I send, my hope, my wish, are in the mail at Noon.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

(c) 2010 Demas W. Jasper

Modern times, I guess....

How did you manage your Season's Greetings this year?

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      Demas W Jasper 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Here we are four and five years later. How time flies! This handy poem is one you can send, with a very short or long note of your choice. Now get your mailing/email list updated, and get to it. In 2018 your first class letter stamps will be 60 cents apiece.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Try this approach (and it is real): Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays to all Hub Pages writers and readers around the world. May this special season usher in a year of peace and joy unknown in the world before our time, and may you and your loved ones find time to be together and share the love that makes the family the keystone of every healthy society. Demas

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      For everyone touched by this subject, we Hubbers love to write, so just do it! Nothing out, nothing in....or at least not for too much longer. The Post Office closed down the Dead Letter Office long ago. Now all you'll get back is a USPS preprinted with one of these labels: "Forward Time Exp" (in which case they do at least provide the new address for your next 44-cents, 45 in January;) "Return to Sender, Undeliverable As Addressed, Unable to Forward," or: you never heard from them again, and still aren't sure what happened to your card! Email is quicker, cheaper, and driving the USPS toward bankruptcy. Come to think of it, someone can write a Hub on this subject. Not me, I'm busy writing that seasonal email, no added cost, and at least I know right away if it was delivered!

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      Vernon Bradley 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California

      Well, now I feel guilty, very guilty. I love to write and how difficult could it be to write that Christmas Letter? The writing is huge because I want to tell everything which then becomes a book, like this comment is beginning to become! You are a dear friend to many, it is obvious and have a commitment and dedication that is sometimes lacking for me. I have not kept up with birthday greetings either in the last ten years and I can make excuses with all that has unfolded in my life, but I won't do that cheap cop out thing!! So perhpaps your annual greetings will stir me to at least write a hub to all my loved ones and how difficult can it be to send them the link? THANKS FOR STIRRING SOMETHING UP INSIDE ME, EVEN IF IT IS MY LEAST FAVORITE DISH--GUILT! There is healthy guilt after all, like yogurt!!


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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Lovely poem! Christmas letters--I hate to write them, but I love receiving them!

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very nice poem. You have captured my thoughts,feelings. and process accurately. Each year it is a struggle to find time, to think deeply, to write well...and yet each year it is important and I finish the letter and send it out to friends and family. Nicely done. I look forward to reading more of your Hubs.

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      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      Christmas letters! I love receiving them but feel guilty at the cost of sending mail. Great poem