This year there are two Christmas card designs available, both of course with a dog theme.
The “12 Dogs of Christmas” has made a comeback, as it sold out last year and it is joined by “The Howling Dogs of Christmas” – a new design featuring my watercolour drawings of howling dogs.
The Howling Dogs of Christmas Card
It’s printed on thick, textured card and comes with a festive metallic silver envelope.
Half the profits go to Hearing Dogs (for deaf people) and The Cinnamon Trust (who help the elderly and terminally ill keep their pets with them, when they may otherwise have to give them up).
Watercolour drawing detail of Howling Dogs Christmas Card
I’m not sure what the Hearing Dogs did with their share last year, but I got a lovely letter from The Cinnamon Trust who used their donation to help buy memory foam beds for 2 large, arthritic dogs.
Watercolour dog detail of Howling Dogs Christmas Card
Here’s a reminder of last year’s “12 Dogs of Christmas” card, which is also available again this year.
12 Dogs of Christmas Card
Cards are sold in packs of 10 for £10 from The Enlightened Hound’s website
I have been meaning to do a Christmas card for ages and then I usually leave it too late… but this year I’ve managed to get organised and have been busy illustrating and lettering to create ‘The 12 Dogs of Christmas”
It is a doggy twist on the cumulative song ‘The 12 days of Christmas’, dating from 1780!
I have been reading lots of heart breaking stories on social media recently about unwanted and neglected dogs and the wonderful work so many people do to help them – from the large well known charities to devoted people who work many hours on a shoestring to rescue these poor animals.
So I am donating half the profits from the sale of these cards to a worthy doggy cause. I have asked my newsletter subscribers and Facebook followers for any recommendations of people or companies who make an outstanding contribution to dog rescue… please feel free to comment with any suggestions on this post too. I will post an update after Christmas on where the donation has gone.
The Christmas cards are printed in the UK on thick textured card and come with a festive red envelope.
They can be purchased in packs of 10 for £10, plus P&P from The Enlightened Hound