Earlier this year, Patrick volunteered to do our Christmas newsletter so that I could continue to sleep and snack my way through pregnancy. He’s gotten such rave reviews that I’m afraid he will be stuck doing the newsletter forever!
For example, look at the hilarious “news release” my friend Margo Jarvis sent this morning:
For Immediate Release
December 12, 2007
Jarvis Ratings In
Tremblay Christmas Letter Wins Most Creative Award
Fayetteville, NC — The Jarvis Foundation is proud to announce this year’s Most Creative Christmas Letter winner — The Tremblays of Virginia! After reviewing copious amounts of Christmas newsletters from family and friends, a panel of judges voted hands-down that the The Tremblays newsletter scored the highest on the Jarvis Rating Scale.
The newsletter received perfect scores on:
- Aesthetic Cohesion
- Overall Creativity
“We’re thrilled to receive this caliber of newsletter that is both informative and entertaining,” said Margo Jarvis, VP of Creative Services at the Foundation. “The Tremblays have yet again shown their expertise in informing their audience in a way that makes them want to soak in every word.”
While no cash or trophy awards accompany this selection, the Tremblays should feel free to use the terms “Winner of the Jarvis Foundation’s Most Creative Christmas Letter Award” in next year’s missive.
If you have no idea what we’re talking about here, we probably don’t have your address. So send it!
In the meantime, here’s a PDF of the newsletter. Enjoy!