Woman who cut ties with her parents shares brutal Christmas card she received
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People are rallying round in support of a woman after she revealed the Christmas card she received from her estranged parents.
Prepare to inform Santa he has some extra people to add to the naughty list! See their shock message:
The festive season is a tricky time. For many years I used to embody the Grinch - if you're not religious, don't have a big or particularly functional family and don't want to reduce the true meaning of Christmas down to presents, then it can hardly feel worth celebrating.
However, when faced with a cold and harsh winter, getting in the festive spirit can be the only positive thing about December.
Alas, just because you sing along to 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' by the Jackson Five, doesn't mean everyone's going to be on their best behaviour ahead of Father Christmas' arrival.
And one TikToker has revealed the brutal card she received from her parents - and supposedly dog - ahead of the big day.
The TikToker - who goes by the name Basil's Home - explains she went 'no contact' with her parents last year in 2021 on Boxing Day (26 December), but received a 'holiday card' from them a few days ago.
Addressed to the TikToker and their partner, the card has a 'nice little hedgehog' on the outside and a 'pretty little holiday message inside'.
The message starts off positively, reading: "Merry Christmas and a Happy 2023 from Mum, Dad and Toby."
Although, the TikToker sarcastically notes: "Really sweet of her to make sure Toby the dog signed it."
What could be yet to come?
The message then takes on a whole different tone.
"And then underneath it says, 'I hope you can live with yourselves'," the TikToker reads.
They respond to their parents' message: "I got two reactions to that. Number one, it's never really been easier to live with myself than after I stopped talking to them so, kudos to me.
"And, number two, she's really gone ahead and given me a gift here, of reminding me exactly who she is and reassuring me that yes, I did go ahead and make the exact right decision."
Viewers of the clip have since flooded to the post in support of the TikToker and her partner.
One said: "This message WAS NOT Toby approved. Also, I'm sorry."
"Card sent back 'Merry Christmas and new year! Best. Decision. Ever. Miss you Toby!'," another wrote.
While a third resolved: "Reseal it and return to sender!!!"