If you see scarves tied up like this in your town: Here’s what it means

Soon enough, every town and city will be packed with frantic shoppers trying to get through their Christmas shopping lists, from the gifts to the turkey. With all the beautiful lights, cheery songs and general rush, it’s easy to get carried away by all the holiday cheer.

But in the middle of all this stress and celebration, it can be easy to forget what Christmas is all about: opening our hearts and showing love to our fellow man.

Luckily, you may have noticed a little trend pop up just in time… a trend made up of scarves, trees and lamp posts.

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All across the USA, this heartwarming trend quietly pops up around winter time.

Around trees, lamp posts, in all neighborhoods, there are scarves hanging everywhere – and they’re not there to look pretty.

No, the trend is about something else completely: extending a hand to those in need.

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Not everybody has a home to return to after a day out in the cold.

There are thousands of homeless people in the US who are forced to spend their nights out in the freezing cold.

That’s why people are voluntarily tying scarves around trees and other public places and leaving them for people who need them.


Old and new scarves in an array of colors and patterns are left out in the open to offer a little warmth – often with touching messages attached.

”I am not lost. If you are cold and need me, please take me,” reads just one of the notes.

A simple kind gesture… that will mean so much to a person who has very little.

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One of the people engaging in the campaign is Elizabeth Sammons.

She’s spent the whole year knitting scarves that she’s now hanging up to help homeless people.

“I think it’s a great thing to be able to do for the community. There’s a lot of people behind it, a lot of support. It’s really nice,” she tells WCCO News.

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You can learn more about the heartwarming trend in the clip below:

It doesn’t need to be any more difficult than this to spread a little Christmas spirit.

Make sure to share this article with your nearest and dearest to inspire more people to do something thoughtful for others this holiday season!

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