In view of the cost of postage, which will often be more than most Christmas cards, I have decided not to send any cards locally.
Instead, I will send the money I save to the Margaret Kerr fund for the establishment of a badly-needed hospice at Borders General Hospital.
I therefore wish anyone who reads this letter a very happy Christmas and good health in 2013.
Maybe other readers might decide to do the same as me.
P. N. Paterson-Brown