My Dearest (Name),
Merry Christmas. You may be wondering who is sending this Christmas greeting your way. (Name), you and I go back a long way. I visited you as a young (girl/boy) growing up in (City, State). I always loved visiting your house on (Name of Street); leaving gifts for you and your (Brother/sister) on Christmas Eve. Then as you grew older, you and I shared so many good times planning surprises for your children, (Name) and (Name). We both know the happiness it brings to see a young child’s face just light up with joy on Christmas morning when they realize Santa has left them some very special surprises. Then we have watched your children share their love with your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yes, we have shared a lot, and we have many special memories to carry in our heart. That brings us to another point in time in our life together. You now think of me as the spirit of Christmas. The spirit of love, kindness, forgiveness and hope. You have always understood the spirit of Christmas but with age comes a clearer understanding of the world around us. We both know that the spirit of Christmas does not come in a pretty package with ribbons and bows; we both know you can’t buy the spirit of Christmas in a store. But the love you have shared with your family and friends exemplifies the true spirit of Christmas.
I just want you to know that I am thinking of you at this Christmas season. I know that you have many good times and treasures from the past that have become wonderful memories for you. These memories will live in your heart forever. The very word Christmas brings joy to our hearts. When Christmas day comes, we still have the same warm feeling we had as a child. One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is to share the many wonderful stories and traditions of the past. This helps the young children understand where they came from and who they are. They will feel like they are a part of a great family filled with love.
So have fun singing Christmas carols, baking cookies, and decorating the tree with your family and friends. (Name), may the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, and the warmth of Christmas grant you love. This is my Christmas wish for you. As long as you believe in the magic of Christmas, I will live in your heart forever. May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you today and always. God Bless you and your family.