Improbably, it seems as if we will be able to celebrate Christmas on time this year. In an orgy of envelope stuffing, stamp placing, and label printing, we shoved some 130 Christmas cards out the door yesterday. My apologies for not including personalized messages. Even writing “hi” 130 times would probably be sufficient to cramp my hand. Rest assured that our “Peace on Earth” sentiments—yes, holiday wish and political message—and happy group shot carry with them the full force of our best wishes to you and yours.

Merry Christmas!