One common closing line on these Christmas letters is something to the effect of "Can't wait to catch up with you and yours this new year!" Yet, we don't visit. We just wait patiently for the letter. But why? Yes, these letters are amazing, priceless glimpses into the lives of our loved ones. However, they will never replace the joy you feel when you meet with these friends in person. Imagine: Slipping and sliding up their icy driveway, stomping your snowy feet on the welcome mat, anxiously ringing their chiming door bell, laughing and boisterously greeting each and every member of the family as you track in melting snow despite your best efforts, miraculously managing to guide your famous dip through the tight hallway and on to the kitchen counter without tripping over the furry friends. You drink. You eat. You laugh. You are happy. Nothing else can bring this joy to your heart. So this year, for the love of Christmastime and all that it stands for, go! Catch up with those long lost friends! Strive to keep your friendship from dulling throughout the year!