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As one of the many expats staying in CH this christmas (thanks Covid), Ill venture at sending cards home for the first time ever..... anyone have good recommendations of cards that support a charity?


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As one of the many expats staying in CH this christmas (thanks Covid), Ill venture at sending cards home for the first time ever..... anyone have good recommendations of cards that support a charity?


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Caritas, Unicef, ─rtzte ohne Grenzen, SOS Kinderd÷rfer, Heilsarmee
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Re: christmas cards that support a charity

We decided this year that as we couldn't travel we'd donate money to local charities in our area as they are struggling.
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Re: christmas cards that support a charity

Too late for this year, but in a few weeks definitely worth doing. Buy your cards after xmas. Especially if you can buy them in the UK and pick up next time you are back or have someone buy them for you.

UK have really good quality cards, and multi box sets for nearly nothing. In Switzerland the cards are not as good and cost and arm and a leg.

The charity aspect is a nice idea. I dont know how much goes to charity and how much goes to the retailers margin. As said this year you have little choice. But for next year buy cheap in the sales in the UK (online or a friend/family collecting) and then make a donation to the charity of your choice for a value of your choice.

I think the charity will end up with more dosh, you will end up spending less, and your friends and relatives will get better cards
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Re: christmas cards that support a charity

I don't think very much of the purchase price goes to the charity, certainly in the UK anyway. When I used to send charity cards in the UK I used to order them directly from SSAFA, the armed forces charity as they get more of the money that way (my late parents were WW2 veterans and my eldest brother did active service with the RN in Aden in the 1960s). I'd make a donation over and above that, but this year I did the Poppy Appeal because I knew they couldn't sell on the street and I really admire seeing all the oldies who stand there in all weathers selling them for Remembrance Day.

I also donate to the Salvation Army both here and at home. My late dad came from a very poor part of Belfast and witnessed a lot of homelessness and poverty as a young man. He used to say it didn't matter whether you were religious or not, the SA did a lot of good work with homeless alcoholics, lonely old people and poor families, especially at Christmas. I guess it's my way of honouring my dad's memory.
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Re: christmas cards that support a charity

if you buy the stamps from pro juventute, you also can support them with that purchase.
cards you can also get at pestalozzi stiftung or Martin Stiftung in Erlenbach.
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Caritas Christmas cards:

https://shop.caritas.ch/epages/17116...ihnachtskarten
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