In 2000 whilst William was ill, his Grandmother Elizabeth painted her annual Christmas card for family & friends, with William in mind the picture took shape as William flying a kite…one of his favourite things! However, with artistic licence this kite became an angel … No one knew we would lose William on Dec 12th that year. A friend had the idea to print 100,000 cards at a local printer to sell for Williams Fund, Angie organised it all and was fantastic in taking delivery (that’s a lot of boxes, especially when you add the envelopes!) and gathering friends to sit counting the cards and envelopes into packs … a lot of coffee was drunk! The cards sold out… and the legacy from Elizabeth began…
The cards are still counted and packed by friends at the annual ‘card packing’ sessions and we still use the same local printer (TPC) who look after us very well & deal with all the overprinting direct! The bags are kindly donated byWeldbank Plastics…Oh and we still drink a fair amount of coffee & herbal tea!! We still donate all the profit to the research … so it’s a bit like giving a donation and getting some wonderful Christmas cards as a thank you!
We do believe in keeping in touch with friends & family at Christmas, so sending a card with news and maybe a photo is a great way to keep connected…in a more personal way!
We will be continuing Elizabeth’s legacy with future Christmas cards, please sign up to our newsletter to hear when cards are ready along with other news.
For 2017… If you would like to be a stockist please contact us, we’d love that!
The Artists manager! Old Basing 01256 322221 In stock .. (please call at sociable hours)! Newlyns Farm Shop, Lodge Farm, North Warnborough, Hook, RG29 1HA…lovely produce!
Gerrards Cross – Bucks
Jack & Alice… A real treat in the heart of GX, coffee, light lunch (rotisserie chicken yum), cake, but mostly the Wine and Cheese! Gallery… Pop in for some pampering and pick up your cards!
Savannah Family Butchers… Order a turkey & all the trimmings too!
Chalfont St Peter – Bucks
Activity Chest… Sells the most cards every year, brilliant shop for children’s gifts and artwork, paintings & sketches!
Thorpe House School Office .. Geraldine Eaton… 6 The Drive SL9 0BD …In stock … your local chiropodist/podiatrist…feet done, cards collected!