Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Frohe Weihnachten und alles Gute im neuen Jahr

In Europe, New Year's greetings could be sent throughout the month of January, a custom I found particularly sensible as it provided more time to compose a personal message for each friend or acquaintance. When you are an innkeeper, you receive additional greetings from former guests. Some send photos to share as they remember their vacation. Often Sven's elegant screen door is shown in the photos. Today we received a lovely card from German guests who visited last May with their children. Word of mouth is one of the ways B&Bs acquire a good reputation. Fortunately, our guests really enjoyed their stay on Cape Cod. Here is what they wrote on the Christmas card: "We still have lots of fond memories of our trip to the US and especially to your place and Cape Cod. Actually, we liked your place most of all. It is a lovely treasure hidden in the forest, and we were very lucky that we found you. I hope you and Sven were able to realize all your projects, like reconstructing the new path. Maybe we will see each other again? We are making lots of advertisements for your place among our friends. With fond greetings ..."