One woman has made a point with her appearance on her family’s Christmas card, and we are absolutely here for it.
Along with the repetitive Christmas music, tinsel-strewn shop windows and gift guides that are all part and parcel of the festive season, this time of year can sometimes feel like it’s associated with happy couples.
From the seasonal proposals we’re bound to see all over social media come Christmas Day to the whole idea of cosying up with someone for ‘cuffing season’, it can be easy to feel pushed to the side if you’re not with partner.
But this year Emily Seawright, from California, has given two fingers to relationship labels in an unapologetically brilliant Christmas card photo shoot with her family.
Although not as common in the UK, it’s pretty standard for Americans to take a joint family picture come December and use it as a Christmas card to send to all their nearest and dearest, in which it’s also popular to announce news such as pregnancies and engagements.
This year, the Seawright family stood posed, some with cards sharing their announcements.
In the picture Emily shared on her Twitter feed, relatives can be seen standing with their partners, holding signs that read ‘Engaged’ and ‘Expecting’, presumably to announce a forthcoming marriage and pregnancy.
In response, Emily’s mum and dad had their own sign reading ‘Excited’, to y’know, keep on the words-starting-with-E theme.
Here’s where Emily drops the proverbial mic. Instead of feeling the pressure to announce some news of her own or broadcast her relationship status to the world, she holds a sign that simply reads her name: Emily.
She shared the image to Twitter with good humour, captioning it, “My family’s Christmas card this year lmao [laughing my ass off]”.
So far her post has amassed 55,000 retweets and been liked an impressive 328,000 times by people all over the world loving Emily’s message.
One Twitter user replied: “Emily, continue living your best life.”
Another showed solidarity by writing: “LOVE THIS”.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with shouting about the love you have for your partner from the rooftops if you choose to, but we particularly love that although Emily does have a boyfriend (as she references in her blog bio) she seems pretty happy doing her own thing.
Emily, we salute you.
Images: Twitter / Instagram