Our Annual Christmas Letter: M

This year, as the national forces of ignorance and authoritarianism mobilize, the folks here at portfoliolongo.com would like the letter M to tell our story. It’s a relatively simple story, not unlike the stories encapsulated over the last 6 years in our previous Christmas letters. It’s a story of some irony, much hope, and absolute impermanence – best summarized in a saying so popular that even President Abraham Lincoln used it in a speech at the Wisconsin State Fair in 1859: “And this, too, shall pass.” (See the excerpt and citation below.)

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! — how consoling in the depths of affliction! “And this, too, shall pass away.” And yet let us hope it is not quite true. Let us hope, rather, that by the best cultivation of the physical world, beneath and around us; and the intellectual and moral world within us, we shall secure an individual, social, and political prosperity and happiness, whose course shall be onward and upward, and which, while the earth endures, shall not pass away.” (Click here for the full speech.)

Our Annual Christmas Letter: X

Well, it’s that time of year again, yes, even given the pandemic and dystopia. Our 2020 Christmas Letter is X. What do you think? It works, doesn’t it? Makes a long story short. Check out our previous Annual Christmas Letters in our archives.

As always, everyone here at portfoliolongo.com wishes you the very best over the holidays and in the new year, and if applicable, Merry Christmas.

Our Annual Christmas Letter: N

At our recent annual retreat the Board of Directors, executive leadership, management, staff, interns, volunteers, and special guests selected N as the letter that best epitomizes our mission-driven 2019 portfoliolongo.com efforts. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays and, if applicable, Merry Christmas.

Our Annual Christmas Letter: F

Annyth and I are once again happy to share our annual Christmas letter, a tradition many of you look forward to all year long. This year it’s F. Happy holidays from everyone here at portfoliolongo.

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Annual Christmas Letter: Q

As is our holiday custom, the staff at portfoliolongo.com puts out an Annual Christmas Letter, click here for previous letters. This year’s letter is Q. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Digital iPad art done mainly in SketchClub on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil

Annual Christmas Letter

For the past few years we’ve put out our annual Christmas letter digitally, and this year it’s capital E. Click here to see small t and h. We like to keep’em short.

Annual Christmas Letter

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This Year’s Christmas Letter…PLUS a free holiday music video for the first 10,000 visitors!

Enjoy this year’s letter! Last year, you may recall, the letter was h; but, there was no music. This year is different. Thanks for visiting, and all the very best to you, your family, and loved ones!

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Santa’s Mood, an original portfoliolongo.com holiday tune:

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Our Christmas Letter: h

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Once again we haven’t sent out Christmas cards; so, we’re putting out a Christmas letter instead. We decided to go with “h.”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Annyth and me!