– On Sunday, Twitter user Emily Seawright went viral when she tweeted a photo of her family’s Christmas card.
– In the photo, Emily’s family members hold up cards that reveal they’re either “Engaged,” “Expecting” children, or “Excited.”
– In a hilarious twist, Emily holds up a card that just reads “Emily.”
– The card was inspired by a family photo that went viral last year in which a Twitter user named Kaleb Noonan held up a card that said “Egg salad.”
During the holiday season, it often seems like everyone around you is either coupling up, getting engaged, or sharing some other life-changing news.
And, let’s be real, we’ve all felt left out at one point or another.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Twitter user Emily Seawright decided to embrace this feeling with some lighthearted humor. When her family gathered to reveal some exciting news in a photo for their Christmas card, Emily threw in an unexpected twist of her own.
Sharing the photo on Twitter later on Sunday, she wrote: “My family’s Christmas card this year lmao.”
my family’s Christmas card this year lmao pic.twitter.com/A2L7wfsprN
— Emily Seawright (@cantseawright) November 26, 2017
In the photo, Emily’s two siblings stand next to their respective partners: One couple holds up a card that reveals they’re “Engaged.” The other holds up a card that reveals they’re “Expecting” children. To their left, Emily’s parents hold up a card that says they’re “Excited.” And all the way to the right, to complete the clever alliteration, Emily holds up a card that simply reads “Emily.”
Unsurprisingly, the Seawrights’ photo immediately went viral, as thousands of people who could relate to Emily’s situation liked and retweeted her post.
“We are all Emily,” YouTube and podcast personality Tyler Oakley tweeted.
we are all Emily https://t.co/SDB7gN5ezP
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) November 28, 2017
One Twitter user wrote, “My current relationship status: ‘Emily.'”
My current Relationship status : “Emily” https://t.co/YyJIc3Kzm2
— Shasteen (@shasteenjamae) November 27, 2017
And many others shared supportive messages with Emily.
Emily, continue living your best life. You’re doing great! ?
— S H E R I ?? (@Shiricaa) November 27, 2017
I’m proud of you Emily
— chico malo (@PapaHolden) November 27, 2017
As for the inspiration behind her idea, Emily pointed to a Twitter user named Kaleb Noonan, whose family photo went viral in 2016.
In Noonan’s photo, his siblings and parents also hold up signs that say “Engaged,” “Expecting,” and “Excited.” But for his sign, Noonan chose the words “Egg salad.”
He was even a repeat offender!! pic.twitter.com/oTDGflf5pq
— Brant Gressel (@brantmgressel) November 28, 2017
The best part of all this? After seeing the Seawrights’ Christmas card, several Twitter users shared their own hilarious holiday photos, proving that we’ve all been, at some point, the “Egg salad” or “Emily” of our family — and there’s nothing wrong with that.
This was ours ? pic.twitter.com/vJHiueLaDd
— sam (@samanthaeythh) November 28, 2017
This is literally my life guys…. pic.twitter.com/UQoQxkrdxH
— Morgan J (@morgan_craddock) November 28, 2017
literally me every “merry married christmas”… pic.twitter.com/29ESzvmxPN
— McKenzie Jones (@Mac_klemorej) November 29, 2017
INSIDER has reached out to Emily Seawright for comment.