It's a funny time of year for greetings - in a week's time we will be wishing people a Happy New Year, and then we can revert to the staple winter greeting in these parts 'Stay Warm!' - but for now it's a minefield. One of my colleagues grumbled (joking) that even 'Happy Holidays' is a religiously loaded phrase, so we settled on 'Merry Seasonings!' as the ultimate in generic greetings.
That said, this is our Christmas greeting (unless you are in Germany where it has been banned!*) - if you do not celebrate Christmas, I hope you will not be offended by the fact that we do and that we hope that you are well and happy at this particular time of year.
Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, either as a religious festival or as a mid-winter excuse for shopping, gift-giving, eating and drinking we would like to thank you for reading this blog for being our friends and family, casual acquaintances, friends of friends or adventurous web surfers. May your days be merry and bright and may all your holiday greetings be appropriate.