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Homelessness is not just for Christmas, but it is particularly hard to be homeless at Christmas time. And that’s undoubtedly true for our homeless readers.

We’ve always said that reading and books connect us all, those with a home and those without. Perhaps at Christmas, that bridge matters even more.

We give away a streetreads bookmark with every book, but for Christmas, one of our Twitter supporters, Ellie (@returntolaughter) came up with the most marvellous idea. Why not give each reader a handwritten Christmas card too? True to her word, she sent us a parcel of cards. To a fellow reader at Christmas.

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if more of our supporters could follow her lead by writing just a few Christmas cards each for vulnerable fellow readers. The last Saturday venues before Christmas will be on the 17th of December, so the cards would need to reach us before then.

Our address is: streetreads, c/o People Know How, Community Space, 2nd Floor (opposite Vue Cinema), Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.

Thank you.