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How easy is fundraising with greeting
Raising substantial funds for your charity, school, church or other
organisation is easier than you may think, once you get started.
The two obvious ways are to sell greeting cards (especially before
Christmas) and also to hold a themed
raffle. The hardest part of fundraising with greeting cards
is making a start. Ask around - other people may have had the same
idea and may have ideas of how to sell the cards. Ask for our sample
pack and price list and show it at your next meeting. Matching
envelopes and UK mainland delivery are FREE.
BUY YOUR OWN BESPOKE GREETING CARDS FROM 15p
each (plus VAT) - Sell for £1 - £1.25 - £1.50
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Greeting cards - how to raise funds for
your charity, school or church
Start by finding some suitable images or photographs. You can even
start with one image, although three, four or five encourages more
sales as people will then buy a selection. Ask around your contacts
and see if anyone has any suitable images. The obvious ones are
photographs of your church or school in the snow (for Christmas
cards) but have you thought of any of these other ideas?
1. Picures of the your school, church, local shop, ford or
picturesque old house in the snow?
2. Peaceful scenes of your town or village and surroundings?
3. A painting by a local artist (who may be happy to licence
the use of the image for nothing - they get a mention on the back
of the card)?
4. Drawings by local school children (who are always thrilled
to see their drawing in print)?
5. Photographs supplied by your local camera club or photographic
society? The members to may help you sell the cards as well.
6. An interior of the church, showing the stained glass?
7. A picture of the school nativity play or sports day winning
group? (Parental permission is all that is required for this)
8. Photographs by charity members - perhaps through a themed
competition (i.e. wildlife, flowers, landscapes, water, etc)?
9. Artwork by the Art Department of a local college or university
- they usually love a new project for their students.
There are many more ways to get images that may be used without
a fee. Ideally the images should be themed to your particular organisation.
Who could resist buying a selection of cards that relate to a local
good cause? How to order greeting
cards Ask around and you may be surprised just how many good
amateur artists and photographers there are in your area. Most will
be delighted to help you. Your local photographic society (get details
from the library) will undoubtedly have members who win national
competitions with their images.
The market is huge
In the United Kingdom, it is estimated that one billion pounds are
spent on greeting cards every year, with the average person sending
55 cards per year. Another interesting fact is that four out of
five greeting cards are bought by women. Almost everyone sends birthday
cards and Christmas cards and the market shows no signs of diminishing.
After all, who wants a "Happy Christmas" email or text
instead? You can't put that on the mantlepiece!
The copyright of the image automatically stays with the creator
of the image, who gives you permission to reproduce it for just
this one purpose. This make a published greeting card very good
publicity for any artist or photographer who grants you this right,
as their contact details can be printed on the back of the card
(at no extra charge by us) and this can increase their own sales
"Dear Sheila, Good
afternoon from Aberdeen. REF : GREETING CARD PRINTING
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you very
much for your excellent service. Due to lack of time on my part,
I felt that I was taking a big chance on going ahead to order
my cards with only seeing digital proofs, however, your whole
service from start to finish was exceptionally prompt, professional
and very efficient.
The end result was also very impressive and I was delighted
with my cards, we'll definitely be back with more orders
in the near future...
do we sell the greetings cards?
Greetings cards are ever-popular and sell for quite a high
price in the shops. We all send greeting cards for one reason or
another. People are used to paying for an attractive card and are
far more likely to pay for a card that also raises funds locally.
The recipient also appreciates that the buyer has taken the trouble
to find a card that benefits someone else.
If you are offering cards featuring your local area or charity,
pop into local pubs, garden centres, post offices, general stores,
tourist attractions, petrol stations and offer to keep them stocked
on a sale or return basis.
Package the cards, with a matching envelope (supplied FREE when
you order), individually in glass-clear cello bags (extra, but inexpensive)
to keep your stock clean. In this way, if you get returns, you can offer them for sale again elsewhere.
You may find that cards that are blank inside are a good way to
start, as they can be used for any purpose.
If you are a church, club, school or charity, make sure that all
of your members, friends and parents are aware that you are now
offering greetings cards for sale. Most people buy dozens of cards
every year, so will be pleased to buy them from you to raise funds.
Women buy the most cards, so make sure that your designs are attractive
to the ladies. Remember to order enough cards so that you can sell
them throughout the year. Perhaps at the school summer fete, the
Christmas fete, annual sports day, PTA meetings, Church meetings,
social events and more. See above for design ideas. Don't print
the date on Christmas cards, then any that are left over can add
to your stock for next year.
Dear Centreprint Team,
I'm writing to let you know how pleased I am with my cards and
the excellent allround service - turnaround, proofs, print quality
and alterations by Steve in your studio, has all been outstanding.
The speed of production was excellent and a great help in getting
my cards ready for an upcoming exhbition.
I chose you not only due to your good prices but also because
of the glowing endorsements on your website. Well I was not
I will definitely use you in the future and am recommending
you to any artists and others I know, and am also going to mention
you in my art blog (with link) as soon as I get chance.
many thanks Mari http://www.marifrench.com >>More comments from satisfied
Centreprint take concern for the environment very seriously. All
board and paper used in the production of our greeting cards and
envelopes is always sourced from well managed forests that are FSC
certified sources, where at least three trees are re-planted
for every one that is felled. The trees are grown as a crop (as
with annual crops such as wheat) only our trees are harvested over
an eight to ten year time scale before being replaced with at least
three new saplings for the future. Tree production provides the
planet with oxygen and removes carbon from the atmosphere, as well
as providing a habitat for wildlife and leisure. The printing process
we use is digital and uses no metal printing plates or oil based
inks. Very minimal waste is produced due to the process used and
what waste there is is sorted, collected and recycled.