Tis holiday toasting (not roasting) season!
Having gotten through wedding season with two great friends getting married this past July, I’ve researched and learned a little bit about this art. I think some of the best advice I have found is to keep your toasts short and heartfelt. If you are obligated to toast somebody that you don’t get along with, keep it simple:
- Merry Christmas!
- Happy Holidays!
You get the drift…
Here’s some additional tips I found to help you prepare for the upcoming holiday parties and family gatherings:
- Speak slowly and clearly and keep what you say brief and heartfelt.
- The speech should be four or five sentences, lasting less than a minute.
- Make sure that your tone and content are appropriate for your audience.
- This is an opportunity to say kind words. (Again, this is not a roast!)
- End your toast by inviting everybody to toast the host.
- Heartfelt And Memorable Holiday Toasts – Ellen Dunnigan
- Here’s to all of us, God bless us everyone! (Tiny Tim’s toast from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol)
- Wishing you more happiness than all my words can tell, not just for the holidays, but for all the year as well.
- May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas.
- To us and our success as a group this past year, and to you and your families for health, peace, and more wonderful times in the coming year.