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Fundraising with Greeting Cards
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Fund raising with Centreprint Greeting Cards


Hi Sheila, We received our greetings cards today and they're fantastic! Really pleased with them; the quality is fab and they came so quick! We'll be sure to be ordering again in the near future. Thanks loads,
Natalie >>More comments from satisfied customers

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"I have to say how impressed I have been by your service, the quality of your product and the speed of turnaround. Your set-up when making sense of my 3 sides of image files was exemplary. My proof arrived by return of post and was perfect. My main order arrived within four days of having received my proof. I have been totally delighted by the end result, and your costs are competitive when compared to those offering a far inferior service on the internet. Thank you very much - I will be using you again. You do more than you say on the tin!".
Kirsty S >>More comments from satisfied customers

How easy is fundraising with greeting cards?
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 - £1.99 each? Details

BUY BOOKS OF FIVE RAFFLE TICKETS FROM just 5p per book (plus VAT) - SELL book for £1 - £1.25 - £2.50 - or even £5! - Details

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!

Copyright
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 and popularity.

"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...

Thanks again best regards,
Alison
Sidalisart >>More comments from satisfied customers

How 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.

Why not ask for a price list and sample pack?
Telephone us on 01902 402693 (24 hours) and leave your name and address, or request some samples and prices

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 disappointed!
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
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Our Environmental Policy
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.

 

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