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Yes, I know it’s a bit early to start talking about Christmas, but a) I like to be organised and b) I love this idea.

Lots of people would like a little more human contact in their lives and we all feel lonely at times, at Christmas this can be even worse for people without family or who are unable to be with friends.

Reaching out seems simple enough, but I live in the South of England where strangers look at you oddly if you smile at them. So how can you reach out to others? With the Salvation Army’s Christmas Card Off! You sign an e-card online and at Christmas they’ll forward your message to a lonely person from a Lifehouse or Older People Care Home to let them know that people do care about them.

To get involved visit their site and spread the word: http://christmascard.salvationarmy.org.uk/

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