A kind schoolgirl saved up all her pocket money to write and send more than 100 Christmas cards to strangers – in a bid to brighten their festive seasons.
Angel Farley, nine, has posted cards to ‘anyone lonely’, including children with autism whose parents told her they did not receive many seasonal greetings.
The disabled youngster loves writing greetings cards and last year, once she had finished writing ones for her classmates, asked mum Holly Farley who else they could send them to.
Mum-of-four Holly, 27, said: “Last year, when Angel had finished writing out her class cards, she just turned round to me and asked who else she could send cards to.
“I spoke to her dad about what would be the safest way for Angel to be able to write cards to people she doesn’t know, and that’s we came up with the idea of doing a post on our local gossip board on Facebook.
“We spoke with Angel beforehand to make sure she was okay with this, and she told me that she really thinks it would make people smile.
“So far this year we have posted 110 cards – last year, it was just for ‘people lonely at Christmas’, but I started to receive private messages from people with autistic children who don’t receive many cards.
“Obviously being a mum, particularly to a disabled child, I can’t imagine how it must feel to have your child feel left out over something that isn’t their fault, so we agreed.
“That is why this year, we made sure to note on the post that it is for anyone, of all ages for any reason.
“It was only a few days ago that I received an email from a lady who said her autistic daughter writes cards from herself to herself, and it brought tears to my eyes.
“It really grabs the heart strings, and knowing that a card from Angel can make people smile makes it all worth while.
We have an amazing response from people commenting lovely messages on the post to just tell me what an amazing thing it is that Angel is doing.”
Angel, who uses a walker for short distances and a wheelchair for longer distances because of a missing hip socket and femur, personally signs each and every card.