Heppell Christmas letters...
...a festive communication to all our family and friends

Each year the Heppell family from Brightlingsea (Stephen & Carole, children Juliette, Melissa, Toby and their partners, Simon and Cali - and now grandchildren Amelie, Louis, Josie and Elodie) mail these newsletters to their family and many good friends around the world. B'sea is still the family home.

Now, you either love or hate this world craze for annual newsletters (a bit like Marmite really), and if you hate them please forgive us and pass on, but some while back those who do love them asked us for an archive, somewhere handy. On reflection, this is nice for us too. This web page is that "somewhere handy ". They go back a fair way...

These are assuredly NOT works of art, or indeed of any literary merit at all, by any standards. But for anyone interested, here are those various annual contributions. We are still trying to find our early annual web-advent calendars from the pioneering days of the Internet from 94/5, for those of you who were already wired back then and have asked:

Christmas Newsletter 1997

Christmas Newsletter 1998

Christmas Newsletter 1999

Christmas Newsletter 2000

Christmas Newsletter 2001

Christmas Newsletter 2002

Christmas Newsletter 2003

Christmas Newsletter 2004

Christmas Newsletter 2005

Christmas Newsletter 2006

Christmas Newsletter 2007

Christmas Newsletter 2008

Christmas Newsletter 2009

Christmas Newsletter 2010

Christmas Newsletter 2011

Christmas Newsletter 2012

Christmas Newsletter 2013

Christmas Newsletter 2014

Christmas Newsletter 2015

Christmas Newsletter 2016 latest


our Christmas card from 1985

Updated version of the card from 1996

Christmas Newsletter 2017 ? - oh really!  

And by the way, whatever time of year you read this, and whatever hemisphere you read it in, may we wish you, together with your friends and family, a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year...

last updated, predictably, Tuesday, January 3, 2017