What would you write in a Christmas card to an elderly French neighbour and friend who has lost her husband recently? We have already written a condolences card and seen her in person once but we are aware that this first Christmas without her husband will be a difficult time for her and we want to send our love in a sympathetic way. Just saying “Joyeux Noel” doesn’t seem appropriate.
In fact I always find it difficult to send an ordinary, “have a great time, lots of love from…” sort of ending in Christmas and birthday cards without sounding formal anyway so suggestions there too please.
Firstly it won't be expected as christmas cards are not a french thing. Where I lived New Year's cards were sent to people that one wasn't seeing or speaking to, and that could be up to the end of January.
Maybe a New Year's card would be better?
Well just send it then and say that you are thinking about her and her family, that should cover it.
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