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Give to Give

Christmas can be lonely

Every year, over 500,000 over 60s spend the festive season alone (stats: AgeUK), and a shocking 370,000 over 75s feel lonely every day of the year. It’s predicted that by 2030, 40% of all elderly people will feel lonely on a daily basis, so at Caroline Gardner, we’ve decided to take a stand - and you can help.

What’s give to give?

Everyone loves receiving a thoughtful Christmas card. They show that someone’s thinking of you, and that you’re not alone. Give to Give is a collaboration between you, Caroline Gardner and AgeUK Westminster that’s sending good wishes and festive cheer to the people who need it the most. As a company who creates a lot of cards, we thought this would be a meaningful way to give back.

Partnering with AgeUK Westminster and local school St Paul's on their long standing Christmas lunch delivery scheme. Last year Caroline Gardner gathered over 400 Christmas messages in the run up to the festive period, turning them in to a personal Christmas card. Each recipient receives a Christmas lunch and Christmas card delivered by the school pupils and volunteers who generously give their time to share part of Christmas Day with those who might otherwise see nobody. This year, Covid 19 restrictions ill mean that the cards are delivered slightly differently, so that everyone is kept safe, but we will still be distributing your messages safely, however we can!

Give a message and we'll give a card.

How can I get involved?

With every order, we're offering the chance to send a free card with your message to an elderly person who might be a bit lonely this Christmas. Simply add this card to your basket, with a kind Christmas message in the text box provided, and we’ll do the rest. It only takes a few minutes, and you’ll make someone’s day. We'll turn your message in to a personalised Christmas card and deliver it in time for Christmas.

Not sure what to write?

A simple ‘Season’s Greetings!’ will usually do the trick, along with some festive well-wishing; the kinds of things you’d put in any other Christmas card. Show them you’re thinking of them. Add something personal with an anecdote, a joke, or a poem.

And remember to sign off with your name and where you're from. If you’d like, include your return address, who knows someone might want to say thank or keep on chatting into the New Year.

Whatever you write, know that you’re doing your bit to help someone feel a little less lonely this Christmas!