Yes, that’s right – every single one of Phoenix Trading’s Christmas cards are charity cards.
You may not know this but most wholesalers don’t give a percentage of their profits from the Christmas cards they make to charities. Phoenix Trading are different. For every Christmas card sold the Phoenix International Charity donates 1p to charity and have so far donated over £1.8m to good causes.
Just to clarify – this is the donation from the wholesaler, not the donation from the retailer. When you look at the back of Christmas card packs you’ll usually see the donation made by the retailer. In the case of the cards I sell, I am the retailer!
So do I make a donation to charity?
Yes! Nearly every event I attend is run by a charity and whether it’s the stall fee or a raffle prize there is nearly always a charitable donation made (this is for any event, not just Christmas ones). I also do loads of fundraising events for local charities, for example a gift wrapping evening for a local church women’s group – at an event like this I donate 15% of all sales (not just Christmas cards) to their charity of choice.
I’ve recently decided that for any events or orders that I have where there isn’t already a charity element, I will by default donate 10% of any Christmas card sales to local charity Hebrides Project Alpha.
Businesses who wish to buy cards for sending corporately this Christmas can choose which charity they would like their 10% to go to. I can do this through justgiving.com so I can link your company to the donation.
Individuals who wish to hold an individual event, like a coffee and cards, can also choose either to donate 15% of the entire total sales to a charity of their choice or to have the standard 10% of sales in free products and I’ll additionally donate 10% of Christmas card sales to either local charity Hebrides Project Alpha or their chosen charity.
Hopefully this helps to explain a little how Phoenix Christmas cards don’t just look good, but do good!
If you are from the Western Isles you will be interested to know that the wholesale charity donation from all UK sales of Phoenix’s Christmas cards this year will benefit local charity Hebrides Project Alpha as I successfully nominated them to be one of the chosen charities for Christmas 2016.