Why Charity Christmas Cards are so important
According to the UK Greeting Card Association, charity Christmas cards raise an estimated £50 million for UK charities every year.
That is a substantial amount of revenue for UK charities and many charities rely on Charity Christmas Cards, so please continue to support this excellent way of supporting charities.
During the festive period, the sale of charity Christmas cards is the biggest fundraiser for charities and is therefore a number one fundraising activity for good causes at the end of the year.
Charity Christmas cards have been available for many years now and have become an institution. They are such a simple way of raising money for your favourite charity and the UK public have really embraced this way of fundraising. In fact, it is reported that 60% of cards bought over Christmas support charity.
A new trend of giving has emerged where consumers are happy to switch the consumer spend from their existing supplier to the charity or charities preferred supplier.
Charity Christmas cards or a simple, yet effective way of doing this which consumers are happy with.
This is because there is no brand loyalty when it comes to purchasing charity Christmas cards and is therefore a low barrier to switching consumer spend which benefits charities.
If you have a choice of purchasing charity Christmas cards from two different places, where the price is exactly the same and the quality is exactly the same yet one helps charities and the other one doesn’t, which charity Christmas cards you choose?
There are many different ways you can purchase charity Christmas cards. You can visit a charity’s website to see if they are selling charity Christmas cards and the selection they have on offer. You can then buy your Christmas cards directly from them. This means the charity will fulfil your order personally and send them to whichever address you provide.
You can also purchase charity Christmas cards from High Street greeting card shops, however the design selection is often limited and only supports a handful of different charities. Most of these charities the High Street greeting card shops support are the more recognisable bigger charities, however in many cases lots of people want to support smaller local charities instead.
The same goes for buying charity Christmas cards from supermarkets. They may be a lot cheaper in price but you compromise on quality and once again the number of charities your charity Christmas cards can benefit are limited.
Another option is is to purchase your charity Christmas cards from here – Charity Greetings. With thousands of charities to choose from, you are sure to find a charity that is close to your heart. You can purchase charity Christmas cards box sets, and support one charity or you can purchase individual charity Christmas cards and support a different charity each time you send a card. How good is that? Truly spread some good cheer across lots of super causes by sending Charity Christmas Cards!
At Charity Greetings, there are plenty of Christmas card designs to choose from.
You can send traditional and religious charity Christmas cards, or perhaps you prefer the more contemporary type of charity Christmas card.
You can make your friend laugh with humorous and funny charity Christmas cards. Let Rudolf the red nosed reindeer scare you offer your bicycle!
Be careful though, if Rudolph becomes too cheeky Santa Claus might just put him on eBay!
Oh Rudolph, next time use a Kleenex!
Charity Christmas cards continue to be an excellent way to fund raise charities at the end of every year. Charity cards no longer look cheap and dreary on your mantelpiece, in fact cards supplied here at Charity Greetings are the same you will find on the High Street, the best news is that every greeting card you send from www.charitygreetings.com supports charity.
So have your cake and eat it, send perfect (non-dreary) Christmas cards to your family and friends and support charity at the same time.
You don’t just have to support charities over Christmas with the purchase of Christmas cards, the now support charities the other 11 months of the year too.
Every time you send greeting card, money goes to charity. You can even add a further donation too and if you do, a Certificate of Donation will be inserted inside the card so the recipient knows your generous and kind gesture. This will certainly be a nice surprise when they open up your greeting card.
Futher more, you can give some extra sparkle by adding confetti inside the card for that extra little element of surprise. Our greeting card senders and love this option, especially as it only costs 89p to this little added extra.
With so many options to choose as to where you send your charity Christmas cards from, we hope you like our greeting card platform at Charity Greetings and continue to use the service for your other card occasions to, such as birthdays, anniversaries, good luck, get well or perhaps just to say hello to an old friend.
Every time you send a greeting card, money goes to a good cause. You can truly help good causes one card at a time. By simply switching your greeting card spend to Charity Greetings, you can give to charity without even noticing.
Thousands of kind people like yourselves use charity greetings to send the Christmas greeting cards year after year. We have built up an exciting community of amazing like- minded individuals such as yourself.
We thank you for your support on behalf of all the UK charities we work with. Thank you for sending your Christmas charity cards and supporting good causes one card at a time.
A little history of Charity Greetings
Charity Greetings was launched after one of our co-founders celebrated his birthday. Miles (co-founder) received nearly 80 greeting cards from his family, friends and colleagues. Just like everybody else, when Miles received all these greeting cards on his birthday, he opened them up with such excitement, reminding him of his childhood.
After reading all the messages (and opening any presents), he carefully placed each card on the mantelpiece above his fireplace in his home. There wasn’t actually enough room for all the cards on his mantelpiece, so he had to put the remaining greeting cards on his windowsill. His children helped him arrange all his birthday cards. In fact, they were properly more excited than him!
Every morning, Miles would come downstairs and see all his birthday cards. He was genuinely touched that so many people had taken time out of their day (and money out of their pockets) to buy and send him a birthday greeting card. It was certainly going to cost him a lot of money to return the favours!
Needless to say, a week after his birthday, it was decided the time was right to take all the cards down from the mantelpiece and the windowsill. However, what was he to do with all these cards and the lovely messages written inside the greeting cards?
As you probably agree, as you have been in the situation yourself, Miles went through each birthday card and decided that he would only keep the birthday cards from people really close to him; his immediate family, people like his mother and father, and of course children (oh yes, and his wife too). That left around seventy remaining greeting cards which inevitably would end up in his recycle bin.
The same thing happens over Christmas. As a nation, we send millions of Christmas cards to loved ones, family and friends. These charity Christmas cards look fantastic now hung up on string all around our living rooms, our windowsills, our mantelpieces and dining room tables. There is nothing better than a Christmas, in a cosy house with the people we love most – our family and friends.
But then comes January. The 12 days of Christmas are well and truly over and it’s time for a fresh start to the year. The turkey has been eaten, the crackers have been pulled and we have made a few mistakes under the mistletoe. It is now time for New Year’s resolutions, an early spring clean and a fresh start to the year.
It is easy to recycle the torn pieces of wrapping paper and the leftover Christmas crackers, and even the pre-printed Christmas cards we received from companies that really don’t mean anything to us yet look good amongst all our other charity Christmas cards on our mantelpieces.
What do we do with the Christmas cards sent to us by our family and friends around the world? Most people have enough clutter in their homes and simply cannot keep all the good will messages they have received over the festive period.
Once again, the familiar ritual we do over our birthdays reinvents itself over the festive period. We read through the messages just one more time and keep the ones that mean the most and we recycle the Christmas cards that we simply just can’t keep.
Out comes the recycle bin, keeping the refuge disposal gentleman busy on a cold January morning.
Now, please don’t get me wrong. We love to receive and send greeting cards. It is ingrained in our culture and it is such an important way to keep connected with those we love the most.
When Miles was taking his birthday cards down from his mantelpiece, he realised his family and friends must have spent a small fortune, well over £100, on the birthday cards that were given or sent to him in the post.
He truly appreciated everyone’s kind wishes, but he thought to himself there had to be a better way to send your good wishes during celebrations. If each of the greeting cards he was sent on his birthday helped good causes, it would raise millions of pounds every year could really help people and causes less fortunate than himself.
It was for this reason that Charity Greetings (www.charitygreetings.com) was launched. If consumers could switch their daily consumer behaviour, without being out of pocket and without experiencing a lesser service, a new trend of giving could be born which would help the current decrease in giving the UK charities are currently experiencing.
We were explaining the concept to some friends in our local coffee shop. We had two packets of crisps on the table. Both were the same flavour, both had the same amount of crisps and both were by the same manufacturer. They tasted and looked the same. In fact, they were exactly the same… There was no difference between the two. They both cost 59 pence.
We asked our friends, “As you can see, the two packet of crisps in front of you are exactly the same in every way; the quality, the amount and the price. With Packet A, the full cost of the crisps goes to the manufacture – 59 pence. If you were to buy Packet B, 39 pence would go to the manufacturer and 20 pence would go to whichever charity you decided. Which packet of crisps which buy? Packet A or Packet B”?
As you can indeed imagine, and hopefully you’ll agree, all of our friends chose to purchase Packet B. It wasn’t costing them any more, the quality of the crisps and the taste was still exactly the same, but 20 pence of the 59 pence was going to a good cause, and one which they can choose themselves.
Which packet of crisps would you have bought?
This is a very simple way of helping charity without going out of your way, and of course, without having to ever run a marathon!
And it’s not just birthdays or Christmas they can have a massive effect on UK charities. It is also Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, anniversaries, saying good luck, get well or thank you.
Each and every time you send a greeting card please consider sending via Charity Greetings and helped good causes one card at a time. Don’t forget, it’s not just about charity Christmas cards.