Gift giving, festive fare and the chance to catch up with loved ones – there is little doubt that Christmas is an exciting time for many.
But not everyone will be in the festive spirit.
While many people will be focussed on a very merry time with loved ones, Christmas can be a sad and lonely occasion for others.
Some people will be alone this Christmas, others will be grieving the loss of a loved one and there will be many more who can’t afford a Christmas feast or gifts for their loved ones.
Those who are looking forward to a merry Christmas should mindful of the situation of those less fortunate, alone and sad. A simple kind gesture – visiting a lonely neighbour, buying a gift or a Christmas hamper for someone you know is struggling, offering a listening ear to someone who is grieving – all this could make the world of difference. The gift of kindness could be the greatest gift you give this year.
The Highlands Post/Southern Highland News team extends its best wishes to the people of the Southern Highlands for Christmas and the New Year.
We hope everyone has a happy and safe Christmas and a bright 2018.
Stay safe when travelling and swimming and enjoy your time with family and friends.
Don’t forget double demerits apply to all motorists from December 22 to January 1, 2018.
The Southern Highland News/Highlands Post office will be closed from December 22 and re-open on January 3, 2017.
There will be no papers published during this time. The final paper for the year will be the Southern Highland News out on December 22.
The first paper published in the new year will be the Southern Highland News on January 3. Publication of the News will continue as normal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from this date.
The first Domain Property Press for 2017 will be out on January 10, the Highlands Post will be available from January 11 and Town and Country will be out on January 9.
Journalists will continue to update the website and our social media throughout the holiday break.
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