www.keepingthehome.com: "You cannot get into heaven via good deeds or rituals. The only way into heaven is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour. There is no need to worry about whether or not you’ve been a good enough person; you can know that you are going to heaven when you die, by knowing whether or not you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. This is the Good News, - the Gospel (which means Good News) of Jesus Christ."
Keeping in mind that "hubby" was a Catholic and presumably some of his family still is, I'll bet this went over well! When I send out Christmas greetings, I don't usually intend to tick people off!