Check out December’s festive street papers!

The holiday season is a major month for street paper sales worldwide. So – even more so than usual – all the stops are pulled out.

We’ve got lots of Santas from vendors to Jana Vuković’s illustration for Liceulice, which shows that “Santa Claus is broke”.

This month, we welcomed a new member in Traverse City, Speak Up Michigan, which like its sister paper in Charlotte, NC, is written primarily by those experiencing or who have experienced homelessness.

The Contributor and The Curbside Chronicle were among the street papers offering Christmas wrapping paper editions (we particularly enjoyed these Christmas skulls).

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The Big Issue UK was purring with cats, as they made a collage of readers’ kitties transform into the famous Street Cat Bob – and Star Wars droid BB-8 graced the cover of The Big Issue Taiwan.

The INSP News Service interview with the Pope continued to be popular.

In Denmark, Hus Forbi celebrated Christmas with a father and daughter who were brought back together after he featured in their annual calendar.

In Norway, =Oslo produced a beautiful Julebook, and in Hamburg, Hinz&Kunzt had a tasty gingerbread house.

Both the UK’s street papers ran competitions for the cover of their festive editions. Thousands of children around the country sent in bright, imaginative – and glittery – designs.

The Big Issue UK‘s competition was won by 11-year old Millie Bevan, whilst Big Issue North picked nine-year-old Grace Bibby’s design.