My husband died a few years ago. He came from a large, close knit family, and I have several brother- and sisters-in-law. I now have a new man and we are planning to get married in the autumn. The kids (two of his; two of mine with late DH; two from late DH's first marriage) are all happy and pleased about this.
I feel slightly that relationships with my former in-laws are not quite as good as I would expect. One has kept in touch in a intermittent but not unpleasant fashion; one sends Christmas cards; the others ignore both me and the cards I send.
Late DH was a hugely charismatic and larger than life personality, made - and lost - a lot of money during his lifetime, and unfortunately died at a financial low point with out leaving much for me. So I moved to a modest house in a cheap location, found a job, and have been supporting myself and youngest child since. I haven't shared the financial situation with the in-laws but I assume they must realise that the great wodges of cash that DH used to spend so freely are no longer available. But maybe not, maybe they think I'm being tight?
Anyway, that was then; I feel I owe them some sort of announcement, but how to do it? Notecard, letter, email, phone call? (preferably not the last, I'm not good at calls!) Advice and suggested wording gratefully received.
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