How to write a Christmas Card

This is actually really simple. Just mix together some phrases. The phrases are fixed phrases, and so using a computer translation system will ruin the card.

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Key phrases:

  • To Yuki, I/We wish you and yours  (for person + family)
  • Dear Yuki, Wishing you
  • a (very) Merry Christmas
  • Happy/Wonderful/Fantastic New Year
  • Happy/Wonderful/Fantastic 2018
  • Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
  • Wishing you all the best these holidays
  • Peace, joy, and love to you and your family.
  • May your Christmas season be filled with joy
  • Sending you happy tidings this holiday season.
  • May this New Year be filled with joy!
  • God bless you this holiday season — Merry Christmas!

For more, see: https://holidappy.com/greeting-cards/Christmas-Card-Messages-What-to-Write-in-a-Christmas-Card.

DO: Use phrases nicely put together, and maybe add a personal message if you like. Messages in cards are usually short and simple. However, each message should be unique. Example:

Dear Yukihiro,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful 2018.

Many happy returns,

Hiroyuki & family

Another example:

To Masahiro,

We wish you a Merry Christmas and fantastic New Year. We hope all will go well for your trip to Vietnam this Spring.

Very best,

Hiromasa & Yuki

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Discussion questions for Reading in the Real World Intro.

  1. Summarise what you understand of the article.
  2. Is it important for buildings to use local materials? Why?
  3. Should all buildings be designed and built for the local environment?
  4. Do you agree with Wright’s ideas? Why?
  5. Are architects important for society? Why?
  6. What are some examples of well designed and badly designed buildings in Nagoya?
  7. How important is building design in our day to day lives?
  8. How do you feel about “form follows function”? Would you like to visit the Guggenheim Museum? Why?
  9. How do you feel about the design of Motoyama subway station? Or some other station?
  10. (Make your own questions)