The Christmas Wreath Collection for Centrepoint

by Creating Eleanor in London, England, United Kingdom

The Christmas Wreath Collection for Centrepoint
We did it
On 7th December 2019 we successfully raised £1,077 with 55 supporters in 21 days

Buy Christmas Wreath inspired cards, prints and gift tags to raise money for Centrepoint, helping to give homeless young people a future.

by Creating Eleanor in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

For any additional finances raised above the minimum £300 I need to put this project into production, I will be able to give more money to directly to Centrepoint to help a young person in need. 


The Christmas Wreath Collection for Centrepoint

The Christmas wreath; the beautiful floral feature we add to our front doors, or as centrepieces to our dining tables in the festive season. We buy them, spend our evenings with friends at classes crafting them, and admire them as we stroll casually by other peoples’ decorated doorways, eyeing them.

However, what if you didn't have a home this holiday? What if you didn’t have a front door or a dining table? What if the idea of your next meal or warm bed was a far flung dream? 

In the winter there is a rising number of homeless young people; freezing, cold and wet, exposed to the increasingly hostile elements that we hide in our homes from. In fact, it was estimated that in 2018 between October and December, over 22,000 under-25s had to go to their council for support because they were homeless or at risk of losing a home.

What Can I do to Help? 

Throughout the year, and especially in the winter, I always try to find a local coffee shop to buy a hot panini and cup of tea for someone sleeping on the street, but this never really feels like enough. 

Now, as a fairly newish freelancer, my precious pennies are carefully counted each month, and I find I cannot currently do as much as I would like to aid homeless people I see sleeping on the street. So, I have been considering how I can help, and I have decided to use my creativity by putting paint to paper and designing a series of Christmas wreath inspired cards, prints and gift tags, in three different designs. Hand finished with calligraphy, I want to use them to help raise awareness and money for the homeless charity Centrepoint, to sponsor beds for as many young people as possible without a home this holiday. 

To get this project off the ground I need to raise £300 to £500 for production fees alone, and I would like to ask your help to cover these initial costs. However, I wouldn’t ask without giving you something in return!                                                                                        For each 'reward' pledged, you will receive a selection of hand finished Christmas cards, prints or gift tags at a reduced rate to the retail price including postage! I will also be able to give up to 50% after tax and costs of all profits to this fantastic charity.

There are several levels of pledge and what you get in return for each one, detailed to the right. You are also welcome to leave an additional or separate donation without a reward which means I will be able to give more generously to Centrepoint this Christmas.                                                                                            

I really hope that I can make this project work, to help spread a little joy this Christmas season, and I hope you will join me too!








About Centre Point

Centrepoint is the leading national charity working to give homeless young people a future. We work with 15,000 young people every year providing accommodation, raising aspirations and equipping them with the skills they need to thrive independently. Our work supporting vulnerable young people wouldn’t be possible without support from people like yourselves, so thank you very much.

https://centrepoint.org.uk/


About Creating Eleanor 

Eleanor has worked and studied as an artist and designer in the UK and South Korea for over a decade. 

Now based across her studios in London and Yorkshire, she works as a lettering artist, illustrator and creative workshop teacher for children and adults.

With a passion for beautifully imperfect forms, painted surfaces and stylistic stationary for all occasions, she is always busy with a range of commissions for private and commercial clients designing invitations to personalising corporate gifts.

www.creatingeleanor.com

Please note: These are handmade items. As every card is finished by hand there may some very slight variations between each item. 

Suggested additional donation - £2 for post and packaging costs. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

2 of 20 claimed

One Christmas Card!

One original illustration wreath Christmas Card with 'Merry Christmas' written by hand in modern Calligraphy script in the centre of the wreath. Each design is printed onto a beautifully textured 300gsm card stock, left blank on the inside for your own message and comes with a complimentary kraft envelope. Donation includes Postage within the UK.

£10 or more

13 of 20 claimed

Four Christmas Cards!

Four original illustrated wreath Christmas Card with 'Merry Christmas' written by hand in modern Calligraphy script in the centre of wreath. Two designs to choose from. Each design is printed onto a beautifully textured 300gsm card stock, left blank on the inside for your own message and comes with a complimentary kraft envelope. Donation includes Postage within the UK.

£12 or more

5 of 20 claimed

Gift Tags!

15 original illustrated wreath Christmas Gift Tags with ribbon. Each design is printed onto a beautiful 350gsm silk card stock, left blank on the back for your own message. Donation includes Postage within the UK. Please note that these do not come with any calligraphy. If you would like personalisation, please contact Eleanor after donation to discuss.

£15 or more

3 of 30 claimed

A5 Print!

An A5 original print of one of the illustrated wreath Christmas Cards designs with a bespoke message of your choice written by hand in modern Calligraphy script in the centre of the wreath. Each design is printed onto a beautifully textured 300gsm card stock. Donation includes Postage within the UK.

£20 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Eight Christmas Cards!

Eight original illustrated wreath Christmas Cards with 'Merry Christmas' written by hand in modern Calligraphy script in the centre of wreath. Two designs to choose from. Each design is printed onto a beautifully textured 300gsm card stock, left blank on the inside for your own message and comes with a complimentary kraft envelope.. Donation includes Postage within the UK.

£25 or more

2 of 30 claimed

A4 Print!

An A4 original print of one of the illustrated wreath Christmas Cards designs with a bespoke message of your choice written by hand in modern Calligraphy script in the centre of the wreath. Each design is printed onto a beautifully textured 300gsm card stock. Donation includes Postage within the UK.

£30 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Twelve Christmas Cards!

Twelve original illustrated wreath Christmas Cards with 'Merry Christmas' written by hand in modern Calligraphy script in the centre of the wreath. Four of each design per pack. Each design is printed onto a beautifully textured 300gsm card stock, left blank on the inside for your own message and comes with a complimentary kraft envelope.. Donation includes Postage within the UK.


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