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Send Christmas eCards with Everygreeting.com

10/12/2010

Every Christmas we love getting cards from family and friends with updates on the year, pictures of little ones and a personal note from friends around the world.

In fact, we love it so much our team wondered how on earth we could make sending Christmas cards even better.

We’d like to introduce you to Everygreeting. An online greeting card service that sends 100%* of the cost of your cards to your favourite cause.

Just visit http://www.everygreeting.com and you can pick from over 50 card designs, select any registered cause, include messages, photos and even videos. You can send your friends and family more than just love this holiday season with Everygreeting. And you won’t have to lick all those stamps.

To find out more and to send your cards today, just visit www.everygreeting.com.

* For UK taxpayers, every pound spent on Everygreeting cards is worth £1.18 when Gift Aid is added. Everygreeting deducts 10% of the cost of each card from the Gift Aid received to cover our costs. This fee is more than recuperated by the total Gift Aid raised.
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Give a little extra help to charities at Christmas

09/12/2009

There are plenty of ways to give extra help to charities this Christmas, so make room on your Christmas list for some of the ideas listed below.

The economic downturn has sadly meant that more people will find it difficult to celebrate Christmas this year but thankfully charities are working overtime to spread seasonal cheer to those who need it most.

Give a little of your time

Crisis is running its Crisis Christmas programme this year and will set up a large number of temporary shelters in buildings loaned to them for the Christmas period. They are looking for volunteers to man these shelters.

Shop online and donate at the same time

Whilst doing your Christmas shopping the easy way, make sure you complete it through a site such as Everyclick where a percentage of the cost of your basket will go to your charity. You can still buy all the big name brands you’re looking for, but raise money at the same time.

High street collections

Although more and more of us are shopping online at Christmas, if you go into town you may have the chance to make a donation to a patient volunteer who is braving the cold and shaking a tin. Alternatively, charities such as the Salvation Army have bins which are hosted by local businesses in which you can place toys and gifts.

Send e-cards and help a charity

Everyclick’s Christmas campaign ‘Considerate Christmas‘ allows you to make a donation (minimum £5) to your charity and send up to 100 e-cards to your friends and family. Alternatively you can let the recipient decide which charity should get your donation by sending it as a voucher.

This way you help your charity, save the cost and waste of paper cards, don’t have to rely on Royal Mail and help the environment too. An Everyclick voucher also makes a great ethically-minded Christmas present.

Toys for children’s charities

Just because your children have outgrown toys doesn’t mean that they have to be thrown away – sending them to a landfill site could waste the joy that they could bring to another child. Such recycyling can ensure a greener Christmas.

Of course you can always check out whether your local children’s hospital or hospice is looking for toy donations so you can know exactly where your contribution is going.

Help charities who help those in need in the community

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi) is running a Christmas hamper campaign to help people who “for many years helped produce food for the nation and now need our help.”

Through the years the majority of Rabi’s help has been targeted at elderly or disabled people who have worked in farming.

Reuse and recycle

Even if you can’t afford to make a donation or give gifts you can still donate to charity at Christmas by making use of the things you receive during this season of goodwill to all.

Christmas cards are a good example. The Woodland Trust is running a campaign to recycle them and is inviting the public to use recycling boxes at WHSmith, TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer stores throughout January.

In January 2009 the Trust recycled 59 million cards which raised enough money to enable them to plant 14,000 trees.

And above all, you can help your charity every day by searching the web with Everyclick and raising money for free!