Merry Christmas Eve Day To You

Dear Internet:

I’m not sure if you celebrate Christmas – and if you don’t, this letter is still for you anyway – because I’m not here to talk about the “reason for the season” or any of the whoosy-whatsit stuff. Just here to send some holiday love – and we could all use some, am I right?

I didn’t send Christmas cards this year – I couldn’t get myself into enough of a Christmas lather to get it done. I think it’s been a hard year – or the last few months have been – and trying to write on a card, “It’s been a great year!” or “We’re all doing well!” was just a bit more than I could deal with.

I had no pictures of all the kids together – and I couldn’t send a picture of the girls without Stepson with them — it would have raised too many questions, would have had too many people pointing a finger at the wicked stepmother excluding him from the holidays. And that wasn’t it. It just wasn’t the kind of year where we could sit the three kids together and get a picture. Stepson needed a lot of help, and he’s getting that now – but the result was not Christmas letter material.

And that’s just the way the cookie crumbled this year.

So this brings me to my letter to you, dear Internet, and where you come in.

I don’t know how 2010 was for you – I don’t know if it was the best or worst year of your life. I don’t know if it was filled with joy or filled with heartbreak – loneliness or the warmth and comfort of good friends. I have no idea.

But I know this.

I have always loved the joy that surrounds Christmas. It’s taken me a lot longer to find that place this year – I’m not 100% sure I’m in that place right now – but I know that when I wake up tomorrow and my kids see their stockings overflowing from a visit from that big fat guy who eats all their cookies (yeah, that’s Santa – btw), the light on their faces – their joy, that magic – that’s going to put me there. That’s going to get me to where I want to be: feeling their belief in magic and miracles and good things.

My wish for you is that you have a fabulous Christmas eve today – that you are with people you love (or even people who don’t completely annoy you). I wish you good food (or good alcohol, as the case may be – family time is tough, I know!). I wish you a deep sleep tonight filled with dreams of sugar plums and I hope you wake up tomorrow morning with a feeling of magic and hope and of love.

You all deserve a happy holiday – and if Christmas isn’t your thang, you deserve a fantastic Friday and an amazing Saturday.

Love and be loved, y’all,


About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. I love this post Sarah. It’s perfect. Merry Christmas Dear Friend. xo

  3. A belated Merry Christmas to you too – hope you’ve had a good break, and will look forward to reading you in the new year!

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