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First published on this website in October 2011 and last updated in October 2013

Words: 1500
Size: 136 kB
Categories: Communication

Synopsis

These notes list seven of the most common mistakes made when people try to write Christmas family newsletters. The principles can then be applied to a range of church literature as well. The key errors to avoid are:

  • too many words
  • not enough breaks
  • poor visuals (or none)
  • a turn-off opening
  • uninteresting content
  • showing off
  • nothing distinctive.

There are footnotes on the power of relationship, emails and print design. Do you dare write your Christmas letter now?

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