Monday, 10 December 2012

Personalised Christmas cards from Unicef

Ever since sending my first charity Christmas card many years ago I just can't face buying non-charity cards anymore.  I mean, Christmas is the time for giving so what better way to show that than by sending a card which supports a favourite charity.

Occasionally I struggle to find a charity card that I actually like as some of the design are a bit limited, and I had already been looking for a suitable card when I was asked to try out the Unicef Christmas cards website to select and design our own personalised cards.

There's a good selection of cards and I think there's something to please everyone, but for that extra personal touch there's the My Photo option which allows you to upload a child's drawing or family photo for the front of the card. I didn't have one but I was happy with one of the standard designs.

Unicef christmas cards
Christmas Spice - one of the standard designs at Unicef charity cards

Ordering was very easy and fun to do, and I chose a personalised message and also included our new home address and phone number (just in case anyone missed our house move cards!).  The card quality was excellent and I was very impressed with the whole service, from ordering to delivery.

37% of the of the final price goes to Unicef so it's definitely worthwhile, as they do a tremendous job supporting children both in the UK and abroad. My cards were delivered within two days of ordering online, so it's not too late to order yours.

Disclosure: I received the cards for free for review purposes, but the opinion is my own.