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How To Subscribe to the LTD RSS Feed in Chrome

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What is RSS?

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Otherwise, click the "Cancel" button and choose one of these options:

  • You may subscribe by using an RSS Reader app. Please install an app and follow the directions to subscribe to this page.
  • iOS devices may also subscribe through Bookmarks in your Safari browser
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    • Tap on @ at the Shared Links tab
    • Tap on Subscriptions
    • Tap on Add Current Site
    • Tap on done

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a web standard that allows users to subscribe to a feed of content from a web site. By subscribing to the LTD article feed, you will always have access to the most recent articles through the feed reader in your browser.


Tips For Crafting A Holiday Letter | The Lakeside Collection

Tips For Crafting A Holiday Letter

Soon, the Halloween outdoor decorations will be safely tucked away in the attic and the holidays will be near. As we make our gift shopping lists, we also have to start thinking about a holiday letter to send out to friends and family. Sending out a yearly update of what your family has been up to is a tradition we love to continue, even if Facebook keeps everyone updated daily. Plus, it makes the updates a little more personal. Here are a few tips on crafting the perfect holiday letter.


  • Keep It Short

    Limit your letter to one page. Remember how busy you are this time of year -- you don't have time to sit down and read 10 five-page letters about other families and their collection of vintage toys, and neither do your readers. Limit it to an opening paragraph, a few simple paragraphs for everything you want to share and a closing paragraph. If it helps, try listing everything you want to share before you get started and pare down the list to three or four highlights. If you keep it short, it's more likely to be read.

  • Start With A Tease

    Holiday letters can be dull -- it's up to you to draw in your readers. You have to give your friends and family a reason to read your letter; a summary of your family's year is not it. Of course, Sally's mom thinks it's exciting that she made the soccer team, but Sally's aunt might yawn at the first line. Try hooking your readers with something they can relate to or an anecdote that's as funny to a stranger as it is to the family.

  • Keep It Positive

    Struggles with health or employment are a bummer for anyone to read, but sometimes that seems like all there is to share. You want your readers to walk away feeling good about how you and your family are doing; it's hard to do that when you give them a laundry list of woes. Instead, think of ways your family has triumphed over hard times or the positive action you're taking to make your family comfortable.


  • Keep It Humble

    Much the way it makes people uncomfortable to read about your problems, people don't want to hear you brag. When Dad gets that new promotion with a raise that allows you to build a new pool, people don't want to hear about it. Instead, tell a fun story about a unique experience you had on your summer vacation or a daring activity you tried. People enjoy stories rather than lists of accomplishments and acquisitions.

  • Be Creative

    There's no reason you have to tell your story with words when pictures can do it just as well. Try to craft a collage of pictures from throughout the year or ones of your favorite activities and experiences. Add a few clever captions to note who is in what picture and what they were doing. Let your family and friends see how much your family has grown and accomplished rather than read about it -- they'll thank you.

  • Edit, Edit, Edit

    Review all of your work. Make sure it's as tight as you want it and there are no grammatical or spelling errors. Making a few mistakes in a casual email isn't a big deal because emails are fleeting, but when you commit something to paper, you want it to be perfect.


Save It

When you're done with the letter, save it. File it in an album or make it part of your scrapbook. In a few years, it'll be fun to look back on the letters to see how your family has grown and changed from year to year.


The Lakeside Collection has dozens of products and ideas to make this holiday season special for your whole family. From gifts for Grandma to tips on making a fabulous holiday dinner, shop Lakeside for all your holiday needs.


 
 

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How To Subscribe to the LTD RSS Feed in Chrome

Your Chrome browser requires you to install an RSS Reader first. If you have a reader installed already and wish to subscribe, please click the "Continue" button below.

If you do not already have a reader installed, please click the "Cancel" button to close this modal. Then, you will need to find and install an RSS Reader for your Chrome browser before you can subscribe. You can find an RSS reader for the Chrome browser by searching the Chrome Web Store.

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a web standard that allows users to subscribe to a feed of content from a web site. By subscribing to the LTD article feed, you will always have access to the most recent articles through the feed reader in your browser.

How to Subscribe to the RSS feed on a mobile device or tablet

Most mobile browsers do not support RSS. However, if your browser does support RSS and you wish to subscribe, please click the "Continue" button.

Otherwise, click the "Cancel" button and choose one of these options:

  • You may subscribe by using an RSS Reader app. Please install an app and follow the directions to subscribe to this page.
  • iOS devices may also subscribe through Bookmarks in your Safari browser
    • Tap on the Bookmarks icon in your Safari browser
    • Tap on @ at the Shared Links tab
    • Tap on Subscriptions
    • Tap on Add Current Site
    • Tap on done

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a web standard that allows users to subscribe to a feed of content from a web site. By subscribing to the LTD article feed, you will always have access to the most recent articles through the feed reader in your browser.


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