9 November 2022

Design a Christmas card and win an Entertainer voucher

Amy Buddle

A copy of the winning card design from 2021: A child's drawing of a Christmas tree, bunting that spells 'kindness rocks', snow falling, a diverse group of people with festive hats on surrounded by icons depicting Christmas and kind acts such as the nativity and shaking hands
Last year's winning design by Lottie, age 8

Amy Buddle explains how you can enter this year’s Christmas card competition.

Last year, we teamed up with Kids Alive! to run our first ever Christmas card competition. We asked readers to design a Christmas card that would be used on our e-card platform, Don’t Send Me a Card, as well as being featured as the front cover on the magazine’s Christmas issue.

The Entertainer kindly donated gift vouchers, which we gave out to the top three card designers and to the best entry in each age category. We were overwhelmed by the response and received more than 100 superb entries!

Our overall winner was Lottie, aged 8, who sent in a gorgeous design with a message we can all get behind (see image above).

Upon hearing the news, Lottie’s mum told us she started crying with joy! We were then able to send Lottie and her family the Christmas issue of Kids Alive!, which she read with her mum and grandma on Christmas Eve. It doesn’t get much more festive than that!

A photo of Lottie sitting on the floor of The Entertainer toy shop surrounded by toys
Lottie deciding how to spend her voucher

Lottie told us: ‘I bought a Rainbow High doll, a Batman Batcave and some slime with my voucher. I felt really happy to win and see my picture online! The Batcave was a big toy and I made it myself with the instructions.’

Do you know a young artist who would love to follow in her footsteps and be the designer of this year’s Salvation Army e-card?

How to get involved:

  • Design an A4 drawing/creation of something Christmassy
  • Send in your design along with your name, age, address, a parent/carers’ email address to Freepost RTLT-UCTS-ZAKJ, Donor Services, 3rd Floor, The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters, 101 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BN
  • The deadline for entries is Monday 28 November

What you can win:

  • Winners will receive a gift voucher to spend in The Entertainer toy shop
  • Prizes will be awarded to the best overall card and two runners up, plus winners in each age category: under 7; 7 to 9; 10 to 12, and 12+
  • First place will receive a £100 voucher, runners up will receive a £50 voucher, and the winners in each age category will receive a £20 voucher

For more information, visit salvationarmy.org.uk or pick up a copy of Kids Alive! magazine.

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Amy Buddle

Digital Officer, Community and Events Fundraising Unit

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