We often know our next door neighbours but we don't always know our neighbours opposite or in the streets behind us.

We don't all have balconies from which we can serenade our neighbours. So how about we say hello to them by putting messages in our windows.

We are all going to have plenty of time to look out of our windows, seeing the same view every day, so let's brighten things up by cutting out paper letters, maybe getting kids to draw pictures and sticking them to the windows.

Bring out the Christmas lights again for the evenings, leave your curtains open and give your neighbours a wave.

Cara Sandys