A woman who has received mystery Christmas cards for 20 years from a woman called Eileen to a couple she doesn’t know is appealing for help to solve the riddle.
Angie Kenney, 45, says the festive mail is hand-delivered to “Lynne and Bob” from “Eileen” each December, but she has never spotted the sender.
This year the letter came with a 1950s black and white photo of a couple on holiday and reads: “Happy Christmas to you both, love Eileen xx”
An eerie note next to the snap says: “I found this photo while sorting out and know you will love it.”
Mum-of-two Angie, of Trinity Road, Whetstone, Leics., said: “The card is always hand-delivered and when the card came through the door last week I actually heard the letterbox go.
“I went to the window to see who it was, just in case it was the person who brings the card.
“But by the time I got to the window there was no sign of anyone, which was a bit spooky.
“I don’t know where the cards are coming from but no one called Lynne and Bob has ever lived here.
“I’ve been here for the past 20 years and before me there was a woman called Margaret.
“She’s since died, but I’m sure she moved in after the house was built in the 1960s.
“It’s really strange and it bugs me every year.”
This is the first year the message has included a photo, and Eileen hopes it will finally help solve the puzzle.
She said: “The photo shows a man and a woman holding the hands of a little girl, who’s probably aged about seven or eight at the time the photo was taken.
“It looks like it was probably taken in about the early 1950s.
“They’re a very smiley family – it’s a happy, beautiful photo and it needs to be reunited with someone who would appreciate it.”