There is a list of folks we know, all written in a book,
and every year at Christmas time we go and have a look.
And that is when we realise that these names are a part,
not of the book there written in, but of our very heart.
For once you’ve met somebody, the years cannot erase,
the memory of a pleasant word or of a loving face.
Never think our Christmas cards are just a mere routine,
Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between.
For, be you relative or friend or just someone we’ve met,
you happen to be one of those we’d rather not forget.
And whether we have known you for many years or few
in some ways you have had a part in shaping things we do.
So, as you read this message that we have sent at Christmas time, know that we send you all our love while you are in our minds.