From Steeler Nation:
“Wishing a very special ‘first’ Christmas to you both! May it be wonderful and excitng and full of Christmas Love! May there be many many more and may each new one be more blessed than the last! May God bless you and your families with love, health and much happiness! So wonderful to share your holiday with us on your website! OH! and Ashley…I hope “SANTA” brings you everything you want!!! Take some special time to relax and enjoy!! A very Merry Christmas to you both and the happiest New Year too!! — Mary Rafail and family from St. George, Utah
“Ben, here’s wishing you , Ashley, your families, & the Steelers a wonderful Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. The scheduling crew MUST have known that Santa had the Steelers on his NICE list this year since you play at home Saturday & everyone can be with their families on Christmas Day. Now rest that ankle because we need you. May God be with y’all and keep you safe. Good luck in the playoffs & bring home #7”— Marilyn McClellan, Silver Spring, Maryland
“Ben – your resilience and perseverance are an inspiration to anyone facing life’s challenges. Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year to you and all of your family and friends.” — All the best, Maria in New Jersey
“Merry Christmas to you and the rest of the team.” — Donna Miller
“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Ben & Ashley in this, their first holiday season as husband and wife! I wish many blessings for them and their families. Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Steelers and Steeler Nation! I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season.” — Anita Doddroe, Ohio
“Ben and Ashley, praying you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year… May beautiful moments and happy memories surround the both of you with joy this Christmas.” — Love Billie Jo & Greg Yakubik, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“Merry Christmas to the best all around Steelers team I’ve seen in a while! All I want for Christmas is another Super Bowl trophy for the black and gold!” — Jen Elliott, Killeen, Texas
“Ben & Ashley,
May your first Christmas as a married couple be one of the best ever and all the ones that are to follow be just as great! Wishing you and your families Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with good health, happiness, and laughter! God bless you all!
Steelers & Family,
Wishing you and your families a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with good health, happiness and good times! God bless you all!” — Misty Mills, Maryland
“To Ben and all the Steelers, may each one of you have a blessed Christmas!” — From Pat in Preston, Md., which is on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Moore Family!” — Jay, Christi, Jaspar and Caleb Moore, Linton, Indiana
“To Ben and the Steelers, I hope this Christmas season brings you many joys! Merry Christmas to Ben, the Steelers, and all of Steeler Nation!!!”— Amanda Wolfe, Fairmount City, Pennsylvania
“Merry Christmas to the WORLD’S BEST TEAM ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. I am a Steeler fan for 45 years, through thick and thin and will always be. COACH TOMLIN, OTHER COACHING STAFF AND THE MEN OF STEEL I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK AND HOPES FOR A STEELER SUPER BOWL WIN.” –Dawn W., Savannah, Georgia
“Ben & Ashley, I hope your first Christmas together as a married couple is full of family, friends, health, and love. Enjoy the holiday season and hopefully Santa has a trip to the playoffs and a couple of ‘bowls saved up for you this year.” — Sarah Swenson, Minnesota
“Good Luck Ben on the rest of the season. Hope you have a great Christmas.” — Samantha Jones, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“Merry Christmas to Ben and the rest of the Steelers! All I want for Christmas is a 7th Lombardi for Steeler Nation!!”— the Roese Family (Brad, Patti, Miranda, Vanessa and Garrett), Fairfield, Ohio
“Wishing you all a very blessed and Merry Christmas from your biggest fan. GO STEELERS! #7, you’re the best!” — Whitney Lester
“Hey Ben, Hope you heal up quick, you’re the best! I hope you and all the guys have a great Christmas.” — Adam, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
“Merry Christmas Ben and Ashley. I hope your 1st Christmas as husband and wife is amazing.” — Jessica Hardy, Ohio
“Merry Christmas! My son said to tell Woodley Merry Christmas lol (he’s three). — Love, Kasia & Moses II in Fort Mohave, Arizona
My Christmas wish this year is for you & the rest of the team to get healthy, make it back to the SB, and get revenge for Steeler Nation by beating the Packers. I am a Pittsburgher living in Cincinnati amongst Bengal fans. It’s not easy. Anyway, get healthy Ben. Then kick butt in the playoffs! — A fellow MU alumni Anne Walters, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Merry Christmas to all the Steelers players.” — Timothy D. Stephens
“I would like to wish all the Steelers a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!” –Brenda, mom to Caleb Michael (28 weeker)
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. — From the Manges Family. Go Steelers!!
“Merry Christmas to Ben & all of the other Steelers players!!!” — Matt, Nicole, and Kylie Segars, Greenville, South Carolina. Gooo Steelers!
“To Ben, the Steeler players, coaching staff and owners, THANK YOU! Why? For being THE BEST sports related organization in the world. From the outstanding play of our team, to the behind-the-scenes and in-the-trenches work of the staff, to the owners themselves – you have established a philosophy of being the best that you can be. And it shows every time we take the field.”Steeler Football” means hard-hitting, ground-pounding action and when you combine that with the faith that we, the Steeler fan all share, you have a winning combination. We are proud to be Steeler fans. Black N Gold courses through our bodies, and when we see OUR team take the field in OUR black N gold uniform: Pure shivers down the spine! Here’s to a great run, a healthy run, a run that will make us all proud!” — Jeff Kasik, Citrus Heights, California, Ret. Sgt. USAF
“I just wanted to wish Bionic Ben, his lovely wife, and all of Steeler Nation a Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year! Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go!!!” –Tiffany Hammers
“Holiday Greetings from Mexico.” — Jorge Hernandez and my son Carlos Jair Hernandez Vera, Ecatepec, Edo de Mexico, Mexico.
“WISHING BEN AND ALL THE STEELERS A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY SEASON AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR! MANY THANKS FOR SUPPLYING ENDLESS ENJOYMENT FOR US THROUGHOUT THE FOOTBALL SEASON! Husband was raised south of the ‘Burg and we live in Kansas, but our whole family is a proud member of the STEELER NATION!! Picture is of my son and grandson before the KC game.” — Here we go! Best, Glenda Swiantek
“I hope this little message finds you wrapped in the warmth of friends and family this holiday season! Merry Christmas to the ENTIRE team, and thank you Erin for all you do for the fans in Ben’s name.” — Merry Christmas from the Day Family of Northeast Pennsylvania
“My best wishes to Ben and the team for a wonderful Christmas and New Year.” — Wendy McIlroy, Corvallis, Oregon
“Just wanted to take the time to wish Big Ben and the rest of the Steelers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from two die hard Steeler fans living in North Dakota. My husband Randy is originally from Apollo, Pa and when we met and married 31 years ago while both serving in the Air Force I became a member of Steeler Nation. My dream is to someday attend one of your home games when we come back to Pittsburgh for a visit. GO STEELERS!!!!” — Vicki K. Barr, Civ., 319 SFS/S4R, Resource Advisor
I want to wish Ben, Ashley, their families, and the rest of the team a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!! — Love, Brittany Stewart, Pennsylvania
“We love the STEELERS!! Merry Christmas & Happy new year!”— Lupita Ocampo, Vincent Recio & Cristina Guerrero!
“Merry Christmas from The Hunter family in Wilmington, North Carolina! We are die-hard fans for life and my 2 little girls LOVE to watch the games! We are so proud of what an awesome team y’all are! It’s nice to see athletes giving back!! We will see you in the Super Bowl!!” — Lindsi and Brett Hunter
“Ben, I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and your ankle feels better. Merry Christmas, God Bless and Go Steelers!” — Jackie and AJ
“To the best team in the NFL, from my family, to all of yours! Merry Christmas!” — Christina Getz, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
“Best holiday wishes to #7. Get well! Steeler Nation is behind you all the way, win or lose (of course we love and thrive on winning).” — Robert K. Walker
“♫Merry Christmas to You…Merry Christmas to You..♫Merry Christmas to the Best QB & Team in the NFL…Merry Christmas to You…♫And Many More!!!” — Marilee Perkins, Washington State – a fan since 1972
“Just wanted to wish Ben, Ashley and all the Steelers fans a Merry Christmas!” — Judy Hollifield, South Carolina
“I wanted to wish you and the rest of the team. A very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!” — Sincerely, Rude Reyes
“Wishing you and all of the Steelers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” — Cindy Fulenwider, Texas member of Steeler Nation
I would like to wish Ben and Ashley and their family and the Steelers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. — From their die-hard Steelers fans in Fort Worth, Texas, the Rodriguez Family
Ben & Ashley, may you have a ‘first’ Merry Christmas together as husband and wife and many more.
— Amy M. – Wheeling, West Virginia
“Dear Ben and staff at bigben7.com, I would just like to take a moment and wish you all a very Merry Christmas to you and your families! I hope Santa is good to all of you because the time and effort to run Ben’s website has to be challenging. Thank you for all that you do and I really appreciate the shout out on my birthday (Dec. 21st)! Happy Holidays!” — Sincerely, Lisa Slavick, Hampton, Virginia
Thank you Steeler Nation! Hope everyone has a safe and blessed Holiday!