Finally got our Grinch letter sent out via email, so we could properly spit in the face of the kind people who usually send us gifts:
Hello Family and Friends,
Way back in the optimistic haze of November, Seymour and I started working on this year's original holiday letter, below. We really did think we'd be lobbing holiday love-bombs in a timely fashion. (Stop laughing!) Here goes:
The Holiday season is upon us. Seymour and I are thrilled at the thought of spending time with family and friends.
If you've already found the perfect gift for us, read no further. We love opening presents! [Seymour does, anyhow.]
But if you had planned on purchasing a gift for us and have not yet done so, this year we humbly ask you to direct your good will towards a charitable cause of your choosing. We are truly blessed and have more possessions than we could possibly ever need.
We'd also be honored if you chose to donate something in our name. We've set up a Giving Registry through an organization called GlobalGiving. They connect donors directly to social, economic development, and environmental projects around the world. The projects we selected are doing vital work in India, Brazil, South Africa, Pakistan and the world's oceans.
Seymour has had the great privilege of meeting the leadership of all these projects through his work at The Wack Showcase of Widgetry. They all apply technology in innovative ways to address some of humanity's most difficult problems: hunger, illiteracy, sanitation, poverty, and sustainable fisheries.
To access this GlobalGiving registry, please visit: http://www.globalgiving.com/registry/ and type our last name in the search box.
Much love and best wishes for the holidays. We love you and hope to see you soon.
Squid, Seymour, Isobel, Leelo, and Mali