During what time of the year is it appropriate to close semi-formal written conversation with "Season's Greetings"?
Obviously sometime around December 25th, but how much in advance and how much past this date?
Or isn't it ever?
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When I worked in the centre of the British Civil Service as long ago as the 1970s, there was a form of correspondence between one ministry and another that was formally known as 'semi-official'. The practice then was to end a semi-official letter with some reference to seasonal greetings
No such pleasantry could be included in an official letter, because that would have to end with the words:'I am, Sir, your obedient servant...'. (I swear I did not make that up: I have actually signed such letters.)
It is now very many years since I have seen any reference to seasons greetings in business correspondence.