Did you have an exciting year that you want to share? New job. New home. New additions to the family. Whatever news you have to share with far-flung family and friends you can make the holidays a little cheerier with a fun and festive letter or family newsletter created with basic desktop publishing skills. Use the software you already have or download some free Windows or Mac software then use these 6 tips for a more festive holiday letter. Start early, especially if you want to take advantage of Christmas re-mailing from the North Pole or other holiday-themed town.