I’ve just totalled up the amount raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind from sales of my handmade Christmas cards in my place of work to my colleagues. £29! Not bad when the idea to sell Christmas cards for Guide Dogs for the Blind was quite literally last minute. I’ve made cards for a couple of years and have enjoyed it as a hobby-trouble is, I make more than cards than i can actually use! Friends and family have become accustommed to handmade cards and I began to offer the odd card for sale through work.
A sudden idea struck me-maybe I could offer handmade Christmas cards for sale with the profit going to Guide Dogs for the Blind. I sent out the email to colleagues and within just a day, I had an order for 25 Christmas cards, as well as 2 larger personalised Christmas cards – one of a traditional street scene – and one one Christmas pandas – yes, pandas!
The days of delivery soon came and nervously i delivered my orders – they were all delighted! I’ll definitely prepare more cards for next Christmas, to add to JCI Reading’s 2012 total raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind!
In the meantime, I could make cards for all occassions to be sold with profits being donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind…..hmmm!
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This post was written by Stephen Wells