Your Holiday Mom: Momma Chevy

Hello my sweet child,

I want to share some of my most favorite Christmas traditions.

We all get together as a family and do a gift exchange. There are three things you can choose from PJ’s, slippers or a blanket. I always choose PJ’s. (Who doesn’t like a nice pair of PJ’s!!) Most of the time we get very silly things for each other. We also do a cookie bake. We all get together and bring the cookies we have baked and trade. Momma B and I love to make truffles and sugar cookies. What is your favorite? My sister-in-law makes a taffy bar that I love!!

Another Christmas tradition I love is that I write Santa letters to all the kids in my life. Here is yours!!

I am so excited to write to you this year! I have been watching you and you are so AMAZING!! The strength you show everyday being the truest you only you can be. It is not always easy being who we really are, but you have shown me just how strong someone can really be. I know there have been difficulties. I have seen them. I have also seen you stand tall. Even when you do not know it, someone is watching you. Seeing you be brave. I am sending you a special gift this year. Love!! All the love that I have in me. All the magic that Christmas brings I am sending to you.

Merry Christmas,


This is my favorite time of year. It is a time of magic and wonder. Know that Momma B and me are here thinking about you and wrapping our arms around you tight. You are so loved my sweet child. Everything about you. Right down to your mismatched socks. Papa and Grandma M send their love. Your sisters send their love as well. I know the girls (that is what we call the cats) would love to curl up in your lap and get a lot of loves. The picture is Nan. She would know just how much you needed some love and oh, how she can give loves.

Know there will be a place set at the table for you. There is nothing but love and light at our home for you!!

With the New Year, I hope you find yourself in a place of peace and joy. You will be in my thought and I cannot wait to write to you next year.

I love you oh so much,

Momma Chevy


  1. Pradeep says:

    Hello, thank you for this uplifting letter. Rejected by family in India and now living in Ireland, life wasn’t kind to me. No where to go on Christmas. I use to spend Christmas at my ex partners house in Dublin. But now for last three years I just conceal myself in the house and cry. It’s not easy to make friends here if you are not from here or from Europe. It is depressing. Just taking a day at a time. It’s not easy to live like this. Your letter make me feel cry out. I hope there will be more love, inclusion and equally in 2018.

    Wish you a and your family a merry Christmas.

    • Brigid says:

      Dear Pradeep,
      I’m so glad you reached out to us here at Your Holiday Mom. We are pleased to ‘meet’ you!
      Making new friends can be a hard road, as you know, but keep being your wonderful warm self and sooner or later you will find many people who will accept you just as you are. Until that time, the folks here at Your Holiday Mom are ready to listen and support you.
      I share your wish for more love, inclusion and equality in 2018! It is a noble wish, and one we can all work towards. The world really is getting more and more accepting of the differences amongst people. We are realizing that the world is a better and more exciting place when we can all be our true selves. Do you agree?
      Wishing you a peaceful holiday season, perhaps with some new source of cheer which will come out of the darkness and find you. Sending real love to you Pradeep, and virtual hugs too. Drop by to the website here anytime you need a boost. We will always be happy to see you.

  2. Nate says:

    !! I would love to snuggle up with the girls! It sounds so nice and cosy, relaxing enough to enjoy some drawings and maybe some hot cocoa!
    It will be a nice break from hearing people calling me a girl and using my birth name :DID Thank you so much for being here!

    • Your Holiday Ciocia says:

      Hi Nate,

      I’ glad you’re here!’ I’ll be thinking of you through the holidays, come by anytime.

    • Brigid says:

      Hi Nate,
      I’m hoping your holidays are going smoothly. Enjoy the fun parts and try to sail through the rough patches, knowing we are here cheering you on!
      Love and virtual hugs!

  3. Natalia says:

    Hi! I like to leave a comment here because of how happy it makes me feel someone helps me and wishes me a merry Christmas
    I’m a bisexual girl, my family is divided in two sides after my parents divorce
    My mother’s family is nice to me, and accepts me the way I am
    But my father’s side is really homophobic and treats me horrible, knowing that I have anxiety issues tpand make me feel worse
    But after reading this… I have no words to thank you so much! It’s really nice and relaxing to know that someone in the world, is giving you the strengths to be in Christmas happy~
    I love you so much! Thank you! ~

    • Your Holiday Ciocia says:

      Hi Natalia,

      Merry Christmas! If the unsupportive side of your family gets to be too much, come by anytime for more kindness from people who care.

  4. Robert S says:

    Purr! Love the whole clowder of them, every cat will get some loves and some Temptations treats. I know what they’d like for the holiday, warm lap and cat cookies!

    Nan is utterly beautiful. Black cats are lucky and sweet, she makes a wonderful head rest. Purr at her for me and gently bump her forehead or cheeks from me and Sissy and the rest.

    I’ll be there with my sketchbook and travel sketch tools, watercolor, pens and pencils, to capture everyone’s holiday joy and draw happy cats too!

    • Your Holiday Ciocia says:

      Your holiday cousin likes sketching and art, too. Perhaps you can draw together and try out all the new art supplies under the tree.

    • Brigid says:

      So glad to hear you make art, Robert! I find drawing is such an absorbing activity. It helps all my troubles fade away for a time.
      Thanks for dropping by. You are always welcome here. Have a happy holiday season and a great creative year in 2018!

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