Mystery Grinch gives ‘violation’ for family’s light display
HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Residents of a southern New Jersey town are wondering who left an anonymous and snarky note telling a family their Christmas lights display was sorely lacking.
Angela Beatty said the note appeared on her doorstep in Haddonfield on Christmas Eve and said the decorations displayed a “lack of neat, organized and/or classy lighting.”
It said it was sent by the “S & V Panel” and urged the family to “reflect on your flaws this offseason and correct them for next year,” and enclosed a box of white lights to “jump start your 2020 planning.”
“It was the rudest and most ignorant award from my neighbors,” Beatty told the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill. “I’ve had an awful year, so getting this letter hit a nerve.”
Beatty told the newspaper the family has lost a beloved pet this year and is nursing an ill relative back to health. She said the family also was recently involved in a car accident and that she was too depressed to put time into decorating.