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Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas cards for charities

Sometimes I buy Christmas cards. Sometimes I make my own. Sometimes I don't send any, then spend the holidays in spasms of guilt each time a card arrives to me (I imagine the sender quietly pining away, waiting for my reciprocal card which never arrives).
This year I think I'll send Christmas cards that benefit a charity. Many charities and institutes design Christmas cards as a fundraiser, and you can find a large list here.
There are a few of my favorites:
Angel Covers, benefiting a school for deaf children in Narobi.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. How could you resist a triptych card?
Ten Thousand Villages supports third-world artisans - look at these beautifully crafted cards! This one is painted on papyrus.
MD Anderson features many cards, but I like this fun ornaments design by an aspiring graphic artist!

The question now is, which to pick?


  1. What a great idea! My fave is the 2nd one, but you can't go wrong w/ any of them!

  2. Great idea! We totally spaced on sending cards last year... time just flew by and we never got around to it. This year we WILL get cards out.... but now I also need to decide what to do.

    I like the Ten Thousand Villages one. Very cool.

  3. I never do Christmas cards and always feel a little guilty about it. They are nice to receive so I should return the favor. Especially with little kiddos to share in them.

    I love the last one. It's festive but unique.

  4. What a great idea.

    I'll be doing this for sure.

    Love it.

  5. Cute cards and great idea... Feeding two birds with one crumb!

  6. You really can't go wrong with any of those!!

  7. the one from M.D.Anderson, of course. ;)