"To the person who stole my Dad's Christmas present"

A bereaved woman who purchased a special present for her father's grave has appealed for its return after it was stolen over the Christmas period. The woman purchased a bird feeder for her late father's grave as this was the first Christmas since his death.

A bereaved woman who purchased a special present for her father's grave has appealed for its return after it was stolen over the Christmas period. The woman purchased a bird feeder for her late father's grave as this was the first Christmas since his death.

The woman has written to the Longford Leader appealing for the return of a bird feeder that she placed on her father's grave. Although she does not give her full name or say where she is from, the woman explains that she wants the person who took the gift "to understand the meaning behind the bird feeder on the grave."

In a letter addressed to "The person who stole my Dad's Christmas present", the woman explains that she lost her father around this time last year.

"This was my first Christmas without him. I needed to buy him a Christmas present to attempt to ease my loneliness and give meaning to his life," she writes.

"He was a man very close to nature and so, in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shoppers, I bought a bird feeder to put on his grave on Christmas Day, in his honour and to remember his life."

On December 31, the woman visited the grave to discover that the bird feeder was gone.

"My dad was a good man and he believed in the goodness of all people. He passed that belief on to me," she writes, before appealing to the person who took the bird feeder: "I just ask that you put it back."

Letter in Full:

To the person who stole my Dad's Christmas present,

I want you to understand the meaning behind the bird feeder on the grave……

I lost my Daddy this time last year. This year was my first Christmas without him. I needed to buy him a Christmas present to attempt to ease my loneliness and give meaning to his life.

He was a man very close to nature and so, in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shoppers, I bought a bird feeder to put on his grave on Christmas Day, in his honour and to remember his life.

I went to visit the grave today (December 31). The bird feeder is gone.

My Dad was a good man and he believed in the goodness of all people. He passed that belief on to me.

I just ask that you put it back.

Yours sincerely,

Christine