Gardaí have put out the call for kids to make handmade, festive cards.
Gardai in the midlands are looking for children and adults to make handmade Christmas cards with positive festive messages.
The cards are destined for elderly and vulnerable people in Westmeath.
Athlone and Mullingar Garda stations are the landing zones for the Christmas messages, they can be posted or handed in until the 8th of December.
Banagher's Stacey Looby is based in the Athlone station and says a simple gesture can go a long way: