A Question

I was reading another blog favorite of mine this morning, Boomama and she had the funniest post from yesterday.

I mean, I was LOL and snorting! I have never been so glad that I wasn’t drinking chocolate milk in my life.

I’ll clarify that statement a bit. In 9th grade, while sitting with “my” cool kids (we might not have been “the” coolest kids in school, but we were cool in our own minds) in the lunch room, at the first table on the left. Someone, probably Kathy or Jeffrey, said something so funny that I laughed so hard chocolate milk came out my nose and landed in my green beans.

I think that act of nose-talent solidified my “uncoolness” for the rest of my life.

So, her Boomama’s post was about closing salutations in letters. I was just thinking about this yesterday.
There are times when I send emails. Or can you believe it, a letter? And I struggle with how to sign it.

If it is a letter to my former youth minister do I say
Blessings to you,

If it is an email to my friend Debbie. Who I discuss an upcoming event that we are working on but also joke with in an unending way. Do I sign it

God Bless,
Love you big bunches,

Really the options are endless.

But I don’t know if I should sign with a “Christian” signature if I have joked through the email more than I have talked business.

Are there rules for this sort of thing? Does Emily Post have a chapter in her book on this?

Is the rule something like, if the letter is 55% business and 45% fun then I get to sign it
Loving Jesus,

Or if the letter is 65% fun and 35% business do I get to sign it
Can’t wait to see you,

I just don’t know what the ratio of fun vs business needs to be to elicit a fun signature vs a more Christian signature.

I would like to sign all of them God Bless or In His Love but if I’ve joked my way through an email I just feel silly signing it like that. Like I’m trying to be something I’m not.

Oh my, I may have too much time on my hands. Or actually, I may have too much on my plate and instead of dealing with all of that I choose to try to figure out how to sign a letter!

Either way, I must get on with my day.

Love, In His Love, Please Comment,

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “A Question

  1. Just because you have joked during the email, letter, etc. does not mean you can not sign off with a spiritual tone. After all, Jesus has a sense of humor. He called James and John \”Sons of Thunder\” and he made Abby Jo !


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