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Struggling this Christmas? Grab a free kids book for your child’s stocking

It even arrives gift-wrapped!

While the Black Friday rush may have been exciting for some as prices were slashed in the festive sale, for others, it’s highly stressful.

With sellers pushing their products on us, and kids wanting the latest gadgets, it is hard to say no without twisting ourselves in knots from guilt.

Though it turns out, the spirit of Christmas hasn’t been completely cannibalised by consumerism!

And we’re thrilled to report that true altruism still exists thanks to shining star, Samantha Baines.

[Credit: Samantha Baines]

If the name rings a bell, it’s likely because she’s graced the screen in Netflix gem, The Crown.

Although this time around, she’s flexing her writing talents and gifting her children’s book free of charge to families struggling this December.

So, if you’re strapped for cash, you’re eligible for a copy of her novel, The Night The Moon Went Out, about a girl who wears a hearing aid (as does Samantha).

[Credit: Samantha Baines]

Taking to Twitter, Samantha invited people to get in touch if they wanted a pre-wrapped copy of one of her books, for little ones to open on Christmas Day.

Samantha tweeted: “If you are struggling this Christmas and aren’t sure if you can buy your child a gift, DM me your address and I’ll send you a signed copy of my book (already wrapped), so they have something to open on #Xmas day.”

She later revealed that the idea came to her after noticing the books on her shelf gathering dust and realising they would be “much better in the hands of some children”.

[Credit: Samantha Baines]

Samantha said: “I was sitting down, doing some Black Friday shopping and seeing all the deals that were coming up… And I just thought, ‘I don’t need this stuff’.

“Some families are really struggling, and I’d hate for a child to wake up on Christmas morning and have nothing to open.”

Chatting to PA news agency, she added: “I’m not a parent myself, but my children’s books are comedy books, so I love making kids laugh.”

It certainly is beginning to look A LOT like Christmas!

To grab a free book, click here: Samantha Baines.

[Credit: Samantha Baines]

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