ASHBOURNE retailers have come together with an idea to create a Christmas wishing tree.
The tree, on Victoria Square, was looking “slightly forlorn” in comparison to its bigger counterpart on Market Square, until the surrounding shop-keepers came up with the idea of making it into a wishing tree.
Now Ashbourne shoppers can add their hopes and dreams to the tree, whether that is a desire for world peace or a simple message to a loved one unable to be home for Christmas.
Hazel Pegg, owner of the Courtyard Cafe and Bistro said: “We wanted to make the Christmas tree special and this seemed a great way to do something that anyone of any age can get involved in.
“All people need to do is bring down their message and tie it to the tree.
“If they want to take a photo of their wish and share it with the recipient then they can.”
“We hope everyone makes a special wish this year and that their dreams come true.”