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Our Annual Christmas Letters

The Braden Family has been sending out Christmas letters for more than 40 years. The first such letters were created by cutting and pasting and using a machine that made black and white copies. With today's technology a "Christmas Letter" can be created with color photos and clip art - which I use - and can be sent by e-mail, but I continue to use USPS - receiving a letter in the mailbox is nice. Of course, the hardest letter to write was Christmas 2014. I even considered quitting the "tradition." But decided not to.

I know that these type annual notes are not always enthusiastically received, and the BradenClan letters may well fall into the same category. Nonetheless, they provide an annual update on some of the BradenClan activities, and are hopefully light enough to be also a bit entertaining.

Though the words are different, the message is always always the same: I am thankful for wonderful friends, many whom I have known for a number of years, and I do want to remember the "reason for the season."

Yes, there are some "holes" in the file , and I regret not saving all our Chistmas letters.

Christmas 2021 Christmas 2020 Christmas 2019 Christmas 2018
Christmas 2017 Christmas 2016 Christmas 2015 Christmas 2014
Christmas 2013 Christmas 2012 Christmas 2011 Christmas 2010
Christmas 2009 Christmas 2008 Christmas 2007 Christmas 2006
Christmas 2005 Christmas 2004 Christmas 2003 Christmas 2002
Christmas 2001 Christmas 2000 Christmas 1999 Christmas 1998
Christmas 1997 Christmas 1996 Christmas 1995 Christmas 1994
Christmas 1993 Christmas 1992 Christmas 1991 Christmas 1990
      Christmas 1980