Tis the season… to point out the single folk.
It’s the most wonderfully/woeful time of the year, when families gather together to give thanks for their blessings, reflect on the past year and ask the ladies in the room why the eff they’re still single. It’s basically a holiday tradition, right there along with drinking too much mulled wine and passing out in front of Home Alone (which is also, coincidentally, what my aunts worry will be the name of my memoir due to my nearly three decades of singledom).
It’s a trope that was basically written into one the holiday’s most sacred tales. Us single people are like the Rudolphs of the holidays, sticking out like a bright shiny red nose, while the rest of the reindeers pair up. Twitter user Emily Seawright is one such Rudolph.
my family’s Christmas card this year lmao pic.twitter.com/A2L7wfsprN
— Emily Seawright (@cantseawright) November 26, 2017
Right before American Thanksgiving weekend, the Seawright family gathered outside, wearing festive red and white and holding signs indicating how they’re doing right now.
“Excited” read Emily’s parent’s sign, as they grin, holding their dog. They stood next to Emily’s siblings and their partners, who held signs that read “Engaged” and “Expecting.”
And then, at the far left corner Emily, holding a sign that simply says, “Emily.”
Excuse me because this girl deserves an emphatic Shia LaBeouf slow clap.
Emily’s loud and proud singledom quickly earned her more than 319,000 likes and 53,000 retweets—because #WeAreAllEmily.
My current Relationship status : “Emily” https://t.co/YyJIc3Kzm2
— Shasteen (@shasteenjamae) November 27, 2017
Yep, literally me too every Christmas. #iamemily
— sfwd (@sfwd) November 29, 2017
I feel ya, boo. pic.twitter.com/ushthTwcTX
— Jenna J. (@NerdGirlJen) November 28, 2017
Apparently the card wasn’t Emily’s idea and was actually based on another total boss who went with an “Egg Salad” card for his family’s edition:
Lots of articles saying I came up with the idea, I never claimed this. The photo was inspired by egg salad man lol pls let that be known
— Emily Seawright (@cantseawright) November 29, 2017
He was even a repeat offender!! pic.twitter.com/oTDGflf5pq
— Brant Gressel (@brantmgressel) November 28, 2017
All this to say, #IAmEmily, but also I feel #blessed that my fam doesn’t do holiday cards.
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