Connect During the Holidays -- But NOT Through Your Kids

Get closer with family and friends this holiday season.

Stever Robbins,
December 21, 2011

It's the holiday season—time to get closer to family and friends. Many of my friends send holiday cards (which I appreciate), but many choose to send cards featuring pictures of just their kids.

Don't. Do. This.

"But I'm proud of them!" my friends say. And that's great! But unless your kid has become a world expert on neurofibromatosis (Elephant Man disease) by the time he's in high school*, or started a 20,000-person non-profit computer society**, I am not that interested. What I really want is to know what's going on with YOU.

Want to get closer to us at this festive time of year? Send pictures, just make sure you’re in them.

* One of my high school classmates discovered the cause for neurofibromatosis and spent his senior year lecturing at medical conferences around the world.

** One of my college classmates founded the 20,000-person Boston Computer Society.

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