An anonymous Christmas Eve note delivered to the home of a Haddonfield (Camden County) family has left them scratching their heads as they felt like the Grinch visited their home this Christmas Eve.

Angela Beatty says her family received a “violation” for their “lazy Christmas decorations.” The violation was received in the form of a letter from the “S&V panel,” which said the Haddonfield family committed violations against their panel.

Violation letter provided by Angela Beatty
Violation letter provided by Angela Beatty

Those violations committed by the Beatty family included a “lack of a neat, organized and/or classy Christmas lighting," according to the letter.

The letter, which called the Beattys’ decorations lazy, allegedly included a “complimentary” box of 100 white string lights to “jump-start” the family’s 2020 planning.

The recipient of the note, Angela Beatty, tells the Courier-Post that her family has had a tough year and she felt “too depressed to decorate." The family recently lost a beloved pet, nursed an ill relative back to health, and dealt with had a car accident, reported.

Angela tells the Courier-Post that her family put blue lights on a bush outdoors to honor her father-in-law’s service in the New York City Police Department.

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The note says the “dubious” award was given “based on certain Christmas flaws that we need improved.”

Angela tells that other local residents posted in local Facebook groups that they had received letters from the "S&V panel" praising their decorations in 2018. spoke extensively with Beatty who commented on how the letter hurt her family. She has filed a police report with Haddonfield police, noted on Thursday.

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