Having received a few of these over the years set me to thinking – what would the ultimate Christmas brag letter sound like?The house is finally ready for Christmas and like in past years it is a part of the Christmas Charity home tour.It’s a hassle with all the TV cameras and light stands around, but – anything for charity.You love me so much, and I am so grateful for that love. But because of everything You have done for me, today I am free; my life is blessed; Jesus is my Lord; Heaven is my home; and Satan has no right to control me.I will be eternally thankful to You for everything You did to save me! ~ Rick Renner Lord, in a season when every heart should be happy and light, many of us are struggling with the heaviness of life—burdens that steal the joy right out of our Christmas stockings. Many of us have or will send out cards that comprise a photo collage from the past year.There are dozens of websites that let you put them together with fairly little effort.That’s meant that fewer of us are sending the long update letter along with our holiday cards.But, as essayist Jim Spangler points out, they haven’t gone away entirely.From our family to yours, best wishes for a Merry Christmas and may you have a successful 2017 as we will surely enjoy.Love, The Jones ” Now, having heard what may pass for the ultimate Christmas brag letter, let me end with this: It is my fondest wish that you never receive a letter like this. If you ever send a letter like this, it is also my fondest wish that your company goes bust, your kids run off to join the circus and the next time I see you, you will ask me, “Do you want fries with that?