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​InterAction needs you: Christmas customs

October 30, 2019

If it falls on a day the salon is open, I have my hair done on Christmas Eve. I am always the last customer of the day, just before they have a little staff party. The atmosphere is lovely, friendly and lively.”

Maria shared her festive custom in a thread on our Facebook page – and it got us thinking: what routines do you have for Christmas or New Year, or for coping with the colder winter months?

You might have a favourite food, drink or snack, or an item of clothing, that you enjoy as the nights draw in. You might have a ritual for putting the tree up, or making new year’s resolutions. Do you have a favourite book, song, carol, film or game that evokes a special memory or festive feeling? Or maybe a meditation or mantra that helps you find a moment of peace.

We’d love to share your tips, ideas, memories and hopes with our supporters in the December issue of our InterAction magazine – please email us at or share your experience on Facebook or Twitter, where others can read and respond, too. Thank you.

PS. Have you signed up for our Christmas Angels project yet? Now in its ninth year, its seen more than 1,710 cards shared between people with M.E., via the Action for M.E. office. Find out more.