Friday, November 15, 2013

The Independent: 10 best charity Christmas cards 2013, No 1. Invest in ME !!

The Independent, SALLY NEWALL Friday 15 November 2013:

It's almost time for the big festive mail-out - consider these charity cards. 100% of your money goes to the cause

1. Invest in ME
The charity ran a competition for ME patients and their carers to submit photos. We think this vibrant entry by Julie-Ann Gylaitis is a festive triumph.
£4.25 for 10

2. Artfelt
The arts programme at Sheffield Children's Hospital commissioned local artist Pete McKee to design their card this year. The result? A sweet but interesting little cartoon of McKee’s own dog Frank.  
£3.50 for 8

The cartoonist Giles was a keen sailor and did lots of work for the RNLI. His designs are bestsellers for the charity.  

Everyone’s favourite desert dweller has made it onto the front of the animal charity's card. Another design features some kissing tortoises. Pucker up.
£4 for 10

5. Riders for Health
Ideal for motorbike fans but actually it’s just quite a cool design. The money goes to mobilising health workers in Africa, designed by one of the charity’s volunteers.

This cute robin’s the work of Jacob, 6, a patient at Great Ormond Street.  
£4.50 for 10

7. Child bereavement UK
Donated by artist Charlie Macksey, this dove design makes an elegant card.
£4.75 for 10

8. Sustrans
A nice cycling design from the charity that investing in helping people travel by foot, bike or public transport. Cyclists will like this one

9. Home Start
Kirstie Allsop commissioned this design for the charity. It’s by paper artist poppy chancellor and we think it makes a lovely snowflake.
£4.75 for 10,

10. Action medical research for children
Uninspired by many charity Christmas efforts, gallery owner Lynn Tait a gallery owner got card designers  to contribute a piece of their work exclusively to the medical research charity. This cycling Santa’s by Julie Hook.
£2.50 for six,

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