In these strange days, I’ve been heartened by the examples of kindness and community spirit I’ve seen.
Whether it’s been neighbours discussing home schooling, postcards offering help through my parents’ letterbox, or images of Italians on balconies singing, each time I witness this kindness in action it helps me to focus on hope rather than fear.
I’ve seen how inventive people are – Rhymetime sessions for babies and children that my friend Esther Steward held in Bristol can now be live-streamed so that families can still enjoy them – anywhere.
I’ve listened to Oliver Jeffers reading aloud from his picture books (he’s doing this each weekday until it’s safe to go out again). My children claim to be too old for this now but I’m not!
Singer/songwriter Emma Wallace is singing a cheery song or soothing lullaby everyday on Instagram (and taking requests!) – she has the most beautiful voice.
I’ve been trying to think what I can offer, apart from in my local community, and I thought some cheering images to download for free might be welcome.
So if you can’t hug someone for the time being and would like to send them a Fox Hug card, you can download one here! It’s an A4 sheet with an A5 image on so that you can fold it in half.
You can also download it as an A4 image to frame here:
Or if you’d like to send someone a digital hug instead of printing it :
Please let me know if these work ok, I’ve never put downloadable images on my website before!
I hope everyone is well and taking care xx