Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards for Charity
For those looking at a great way to give back during the holiday season, Christmas and winter holiday greeting cards that help support and give to notable charities and non-profit organizations can be found online. Here are some links to just a few where you are sure to find the perfect card…
This list includes youth and children’s charities, animal charities, museums, and more. Many of them giving 85% to 100% of the purchases to the cause.
Where to buy greeting cards that give at least a portion of the proceeds to charity:
Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Artists have been or are currently receiving treatment in one of the following medical lines of service: Breathing Institute, Burn Center, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Kidney Center, Mental Health, Neurosurgery, Oncology, and Orthopedics. They have a variety pack, which is nice. All proceeds benefit the Patient Family Experience at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Click on “Shop” then “Books, Stationery, & Activities” then “Stationery” to view some totally adorable seasonal holiday cards with ocean themes, including ones with coral, sea jelly, walrus, sea turtles, seahorses, manatees, narwhals, orcas, pelicans, sea otters, octopus and octopi, and penguins! Many of them also include a pin for the recipient. Beautifully done holiday cards printed on 100% recycled acid-free paper. They would look absolutely beautiful framed as well.
Imprinting available on some cards as well as printed envelopes with your return address. They also have some address labels and envelope seals, clothes and household gifts, and animal adoptions and sponsorships that can be given as gifts.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
As you should expect, some of the most creative and awe-inspiring cards you will find. Look under “Holiday” to access their card selection. Lots of pop up cards, foil cards, and 3-D cards. They also have some gorgeous “Happy Hanukkah” cards. (While you’re there, you really should check out their ornaments and other gifts as well. Oh, how the list is growing…) Members receive an additional discount, but they also sell to non-members and the lack of a discount likely won’t be a deal breaker.
Whitney Museum of American Art
2021 Update: Going to leave this here for now, even though they have changed their site and don’t appear to have the same layout. Perhaps it’s seasonal and they will revive the “Holiday and Calendars” section of their shop. If not, we’ll remove them on next review.
They have very large selection of cards based on famous paintings with artistic styles to please most anyone. They sometimes put some of their holiday cards on clearance, which would allow you to get more than one set to mix and match and have plenty for the coming years.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
Along with the southwestern designs they offer, they also offer Gustave Baumann designs. They also offer Christmas ornaments. If your timing is lucky, you may even get free shipping!
Many of the above organizations offer reduced prices for members, but their regular prices are still quite reasonable.
If you have a favorite humane society, local museum, outreach, or other non-profit or charitable organization that you’re interest in, be sure to check out their web site or contact them to see if they make greetings cards available for purchase. There are many ways to donate and sponsor a worthwhile charity. Add this one to your list!
This list was compiled while shopping for Christmas cards. Don’t worry if you’re having trouble deciding. This is one time where there is no wrong choice. It’s just another way for you to make a difference.
You may also be interested in Giving Gifts of Charity.