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Happy Holidays 2013

December 22, 2013

Dear Friends,

Just a quick note to send good wishes to you and your family for the holiday season.

For the past few years, I have done an Elf Yourself video to bring some cheer to the holidays. But I have to say, this year, I was less than impressed with the selection of video options. I ended up doing 2 of them, and think they are not my best work (you know me, always the critic).

So here are the links for you to enjoy – they are very silly and good for at least a giggle.

In addition, the site has a lot of problems loading the video. So please be patient (apparently 2013 was the year of internet technical difficulties – Obama’s Healthcare site isn’t the only one having problems). 

When I was having issues with the Elf Yourself site, I searched for another option to share in my annual letter. I found this great video that I like for a number of reasons:

1. It features a parody of one of my favorite songs from the Musical Wicked (and you know me and musicals!).
2. It demonstrates some terrific, creative, out of the box thinking by the young man who did the video. He took 2 ideas you wouldn’t normally put together and joined them beautifully.
3. It shows a terrific use of resources – when you don’t have a singing partner, be your own partner! I think that is a good life lesson. (No this is not twins singing – the boy does both parts).

So grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy some holiday entertainment.

Thank you for your friendship and support during the very challenging year of 2013. Wishing you a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. Please stay in touch.



Holiday Greetings

December 20, 2010

As we all happily leave the challenging year of 2010 behind, I wanted to take a moment to send out holiday greetings.  Everyone else is doing one of those “Year in Review,” “My predictions for next year,” “All I want for Xmas is…”  But I am not interested in putting one of those together.  I also try to avoid those clichés we seem to hear so much at this time of year.  But this year, a cliché seems very much in order.   

So if you will pardon my holiday cliché, I believe that the angel in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” made a great point when he said “No man is a failure who has friends.”

I am grateful for all the people in my life who help me to “avoid failure” on a regular basis.  Thank you for your support, kindness, and generosity.  Please take a moment to thank those who support you or better yet, lend a hand to someone who needs you. 

Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

 And just to make your year end with a giggle, here is a corny holiday video that makes me laugh every time I see it.