10 Best Charity Christmas Cards 2016

With Christmas only a few days away, most of us have already purchased our Christmas cards, but if you haven’t, you might be wondering whether to send a Christmas card at all. Many people on social media have stated that they are not sending Christmas cards this year, but are donating to charity instead. If you still want to give to charity and send a christmas card, why not buy a Christmas card that gives its proceeds to a specific charity instead?

Here are ten of the best christmas cards:

Simple, elegant, contemporary, these cards feature 5 designs of colourful minimalist designs set against a plain black background. 10 cards in all with proceeds going to UNICEF.

From: market.unicef.org.uk

Sprinkling your home with angel magic and fairy dust, these cards add a touch of mystery and delight at Christmas. The 10% donation will get split across the following charities: CLIC Sargent, MNDA, NSPCC, Perennial, Tenovus Cancer Care, The Soldier’s Charity.

From: johnlewis.com

  • Children’s ‘Die-Cut Faces’ Mini Cards, 16 Pack – £1.99

Not just cards, these two mini cards feature cut out designs that work as little masks for children. There is a classic Santa one and a wise old owl. There are 16 in total, 8 of each which makes this great value. Inside is the message ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’. All profits from the sale of these cards go towards Oxfam.

From: oxfam.org.uk

Finished with gold sparkle, this pack of ten cards celebrates the three wise men following the Star of Bethlehem. Message inside reads ‘With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year’ proceeds from the pack go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Also printed on paper from FSC managed forests and is supplied with 10 envelopes.

From: shop.macmillan.org.uk

Two gorgeous paintings by Francis Boag of Feteresso and Forter Castles are on the front of these cards and give a decidedly contemporary style to these charity Christmas cards. You get 10 cards, in 2 designs. Proceeds go to UNICEF.

From: market.unicef.org.uk

Lovely colours of teal, pinks, tangerines and purples drew our eyes to this colourfully designed bejewelled Bethlehem Christmas card. It has a gorgeous luxe gold foil finish which makes it look far more expensive than it really is. Greeting inside reads: With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Contains 10 cards and envelopes. Proceeds go to Cancer Research.

From: shop.cancerresearchuk.org

A wily old fox comes across a magical snowy scene which perfectly depicts Christmas. Really lovely picture and we adore the painting. 10% of the sales from this card go to the Stroke Association.

From: johnlewis.com

Lovely design that reminds us all that Christmas is about unity and peace. Features one design with ten cards and proceeds go to Traidcraft, a charity that fights poverty through trade.

From: traidcraftshop.co.uk

Pack of ten cards with a cute snowman in a bobble hat. 100% of all the profits go to providing high quality care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

From: shop.mariecurie.org.uk

  • Feathered festivities Christmas cards – £3.50

This is a lovely painting depicting garden birds sitting on a snow-laden tree at Christmas. Inside the greeting says: ‘Merry Christmas’. Pack of 10 cards with 10 white envelopes. All of the Red Cross cards are printed in the UK using FSC approved materials.

From: giftshop.redcross.org.uk

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