Here's Why This Mother's Christmas Tree Photo Went Viral

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The holidays are upon us, which means that some of us will spend the next couple of weeks wading through a flood of Christmas-themed photos on our social media feeds. Totally normal thing that happens every year, right?

For blogger Emma Tapping, that couldn't be further from the truth. Buzzfeed reports that the 35-year-old mother shared a photo of her Christmas tree on Instagram and the backlash over the insane amount of gifts she purchased has apparently turned into a social media nightmare.

It's true that you can hardly see the Christmas tree for the pile of presents blocking it, but that's merely a testament to Emma's ability to snag a deal and save money, which is something she posts about on her blog.


Unfortunately, a hoard of pissed off parents left some rude AF comments beneath the photo, which has been shared over 100,000 times on Facebook.

"Having a good christmas has nothing to do with getting alot [sic] of presents," one commenter wrote. Another even resorted to insulting Emma's children, referring to them as "spoiled brats."

Um, wow. Everyone is certainly entitled to chiming in with their two cents, but shouldn't it be Emma's choice to purchase and post whatever she wants?

When the photo went viral, Emma took to her Facebook page to set the record straight and luckily, it seems like she hasn't allowed all the outrage to drown out her holiday cheer.

I know this page is going to get busier and I know I am in the papers today so I thought I would set people straight on...

Posted by Thebossmum on Wednesday, December 9, 2015
After assuring everyone that her intention was never to brag, Emma ended her note by bringing the focus back where it belongs.
"Please try and remember this is about three little children, their Christmas, their tree," she wrote.
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