I love the idea of a YEAR IN REVIEW… Here is what I am sending to long distance friends and family this year ( I have to proof read it again, sorry if you find a mistake or two or ten)..

 I first saw a YEAR IN REVIEW on Pinterest and thought it was the best idea! So much more interesting and creative to read than the ordinary Christmas letter…

My inspiration comes from MY 3 MONSTERS… Amy’s template really helped me! If you want to use her template please, go to her site to copy it. Thanks!

I used a combination of my own digital imaging program and PicMonkey. 
I’m sharing the template in case you would like to use it too! Just copy it to your desktop, open it and add text.

Here are some other creative ideas for a YEAR IN REVIEW from Pinterest.


  1. says

    Well, you’ll be able to see for yourself what my Christmas letter looked like this year. I put your card in the mail this morning. :)

    For us, it has been one of the worst years of our lives ~ no joke. But in sitting down to reflect on what was good was a wonderful exercise in thankfulness.

    • Anonymous says

      I am having this problem also. Can anyone tell me where to click to download the file so that I can enter in text? All I can do is save the template as a picture, and then you can’t edit anything. I love this idea! Super cute!

  2. says

    I love your template! It’s funny because the Christmas cards I ordered this year say “Year in Review” and I inserted 12 photos that show what happened this year. So the same idea, just photos instead of words :)

  3. says

    I’ve always shied away from Christmas letters in the past but feel like it would be quite appropriate for this year…now you’ve inspired me! With all of the changes our family has undergone I think I might just do it! Loved your template!

  4. says

    What a great Christmas letter format! I always enjoy receiving a letter with the card, and this one is so unique yet informative. Merry Christmas!

  5. says

    I tried to comment yesterday but it never showed up. I would love the 2013 one too but can’t edit and have spent hours trying. Please share your new one in an editable format:-) If someone would email it, that would be great. Running out of time to send Christmas letters…

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