Nostalgia: Tracy has brainwave to write to ambassadors

Given a school project in 1996 on Christmas in other countries ten-year-old Tracy Matthews from Lurgan had a brainwave and decided to write directly to their ambassadors.

Her approach certainly paid off and she received greetings and gifts from over 30 countries.

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Tracy, from the Wood Lane, produced ‘Tracy’s Christmas Project’ a colourful compilation explaining how Christmas was celebrated from here to Australia. She received books, greeting cards, maps and decorations and even a genuine papyrus desktop calendar from the Egyptian ambassador.

“It took me ages but I like getting post and some of it was really interesting,” said Tracy.

She is pictured here with some of the items she received.