|No, this isn't my mom's house, but this room would make her very happy.|
If you've read my book, then you know how much I loooooooove the Humble Brag Christmas Letters. I love to hear about Egbert's big Christmas bonus and Esmerelda's award winning herb garden and don't forget their borderline genius offspring! I'm dying to know if Jamison won the "Longest Drive Award" at the cluuub for the fifth year in a row and if Eleanor got a new SUV. I've been on pins and needles all year waiting to find out the results of the Tri-City Spelling Bee for Gifted and Talented Children Born in June that little Elyot qualified for last November.
Nothing makes my day more than a well-crafted Humble Brag Christmas Letter. My mother sent me hers for review yesterday and I was appalled by how boring it was. The poor woman is terrified now of what I'll write about it. Mom, please go back to your old letters, they're so much more fun.
This year I want to hear your Humble Brag Christmas Letters. I know that some of you write them (I'm guilty and I know a few of you are too). If you don't write your own, I know that many of you receive one or two each year. If you want to make one up, that will work too. I'd loooooove to see them . . . and share them here on the blog.
It can be a game. I will write a post using snippets from some of my favorite submissions and mix in a few of my own and then you can guess which ones are real and which ones are made up. (Don't worry, I will change all the names and locations to protect the guilty.)
For example, which one is real?
"Yes, Xavier and I are still dating - 8 years now - and honestly I'm quite content to continue to hold off on marriage. Xavier thinks we need a bit more time to get to know one another and I agree completely."
"This year has been a whirlwind of trips for me and Calvin. In January we went to Germany (brrr), in February it was Asia, March we went to Branson, we spent April and May at home (needed a break!), resumed our travels in June with a jaunt to Chicago, July was Branson again (we just love Silver Dollar City), August was a quick trip back to Asia (so hot!), September was France, we were home for October and November and then spent some time in New York City in December. Phew! I need a vacation from my vacations!"
Can you tell which one is the real one and which one is the fake one?
Yup, they're both REAL.
If you want to play all you need to do is send your submissions to:
email@example.com by December 7
Indicate if this submission is REAL or FAKE.
If you have a blog and you'd like me to link to it, be sure to let me know and I'll be happy to do so.