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10 best charity Christmas cards 2013

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

Sally Newall@sally_newall
Friday 15 November 2013 20:05

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 quirky 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.

£5 for 10,


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 Mackesy, this dove design makes an elegant card.

£4.75 for 10,

8. Sustrans

A pretty cycling design from the charity that invests in helping people travel by foot, bike or public transport.

£5 for 8,

9. Home Start

Kirstie Allsopp 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 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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