Did you know the sale of charity Christmas cards in the UK last year raised over £50 million for good causes?
Pollyanna’s artwork has been featured on hundreds of Christmas cards published by every major animal welfare charity in the UK over the past several decades. She was first commissioned to paint designs for Christmas cards by Oxfam back in 1970 – and since then her work has been published by Guide Dogs for the Blind, the RSPB, the WWF and countless others.
Pollyanna’s daughter and business partner Anna-Louise is also an award winning photographer, and this year for the first time one of her images will also be published as a charity Christmas Card. The World Society for the Protection of Animals selected ‘Year of the Tiger’ (above) for inclusion in their 2010 range of fundraising cards. Anna-Louise caught this striking image of an Amur Tiger while working with Pollyanna in the extreme North East of China at the beginning of this year.
WSPA’s vision is of a world where animal welfare matters, and animal cruelty ends. They have been promoting animal welfare for more than 25 years. Their work is concentrated in regions of the world where few, if any, measures exist to protect animals.
Pollyanna’s paintings will of course once again appear on many Christmas cards this year – including a new polar bear design published exclusively by the Born Free Foundation. A wide selection of the latest charity cards will be available at Pollyanna’s Christmas Exhibition in November – including cards for Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Blue Cross, Cats Protection League, the Wildlife Trusts, and many others.