Happy Holidays: Mom Christine


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Beautiful One…Yes, you! You are so beautiful!

If I could I open the doors to my home to you at this very moment I would. However, we may never meet in person, so please allow me to open my heart fully to you in this moment.

Let’s imagine, you and I, that we are together and it’s Christmas Eve. I hope you like noise and a French bulldog that jumps a lot! I’m a mom and a wife. I have two children, Cheyenne who is 18 and a senior this year, and Athan who is 11. My husband, George, is Greek and quite vocal. Continue reading

Happy Holidays: Mom Manni

ManniMy dear,

I open my virtual door to you and welcome you in from the bitter frost that makes your nose red, eyes water and breathe smoke from your mouth. Come, hurry, let me take your coat, scarf and gloves so you can warm your hands by the fire. Ah, doesn’t that feel better, now you can feel your toes and hands, the warmth from the flames spreading all over your body.
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Happy Holidays: Mom Kari


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Hello Beautiful Soul,

I’m writing to you with love, with an invitation to come into my virtual home.  Please come in and imagine being in the warmth within.  We embrace you upon entering and are so happy to share our holidays with you.  Our family is quite relaxed, and though the holidays can be filled with such expectations, in my home we are only concerned about being together and enjoying each other.  We are a small family, my 4-year-old daughter, my husband, 2 cats and I, but we don’t lack enthusiasm for this time of year.   Continue reading

Happy Holidays: Michele


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Welcome to our family,

Thank you so much for coming, I wasn’t sure when we sent this virtual invitation if you would be comfortable sharing your holiday with a different family. I want you to know that if my son or daughter came out to me, I would not react the same way that your family might have. Nothing could be further from my mind. Everyone should be allowed to love whoever they want and be happy. Continue reading

Happy Holidays: Mom Becky


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Hello young friend—

Come on in, and welcome to my House of the Holidays. This is a perfect time for your virtual visit. I’m taking a little break from planning and preparation, and, for the first time in a decade, my house is NOT the hub for guests and get-togethers. Which means, fortunately, I have some time on my hands and some extra cookies to offer with my homemade spicy Mayan drinking chocolate.  I hope you’ll accept these little treats and the love with which they are offered. I fear, being so young in the LGBTQ community, that you sometimes feel lonely or left out. I want you to know there is a home here where you are wanted and welcome to imagine yourself completely at home. Continue reading

Happy Holidays: Auntie Pamela


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Dear Holiday Child of My Heart,

Do you feel the Christmas Magic in the air? Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and imagine yourself at my front door. Through your mind’s eye, see my twinkling lights. They sparkle like the light in your eyes. Welcome to our home. In our house, we don’t look at packaging, we look at souls. We see the beautiful, unique, expression of life which is YOU! If it is okay, I would like to give you a big hug. I am a hugger and love to share energy with others through a welcoming hug.

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Happy Holidays: Momma Wen

holidayDearest Child of my heart,

As we approach the Holidays the hustle and bustle has taken over my days. I would love to have you join in the fun with my family and me. I’ve been known to tease my children by saying “No snow……no Holiday shopping.” But, every year I’m out there digging up fun things at the secondhand shops and looking for just the right yarn for a scarf or mittens. Yes, I can be a last minute knitter and sewer for sure and would love to have you with me making magic happen. You can be sure I’ll be sneaking around the corner and asking the clerk to tuck away a few things I know will be perfect just for you so you to will feel the magic and be surprised as we all open our gifts on Christmas morning. Continue reading

Happy Holidays: Francesca

FrancescaDear Holiday Sibling,

I invite you with open arms into my home, albeit virtually, this holiday season. You are welcome here no matter who you are; being LGBTQ does not change my welcome. I very much look forward to our time together, celebrating this season of warmth, love and joy. So come on in and make yourself at home. Continue reading