Charities Give Holiday Cards a Local Flavor
Tribune-Review, The, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
If you're sending out Christmas cards this year, there's a way to make your cards keep on giving.
Every year, area nonprofits do a large portion of their fundraising through the sale of holiday cards. Many feature designs or artwork by talented local artists like Linda Barnicott and Mary Lois Verrilla, and many feature local themes.
Here again is our annual collection of groups offering cards for the holiday season. Prices do not include shipping.
American Cancer Society: Artist Linda Barnicott has provided city scenes for 10 consecutive years. This year's card, "A Snowy Night at the Benedum," is available in boxes of 25 cards for $24 each for one to three boxes; $22 each for four to nine boxes; $20 each for 10 or more boxes. James M. Sulkowski offers "It's a Wonderful Life," depicting the 1940's in Canonsburg, for sale by the American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit. Cards are $20 for a box of 25. Card imprinting is available. Details: 888-227-5445 or American Cancer Society Western Region office, 320 Billmar Drive, Kennedy Township.
American Diabetes Association: A new catalog for the 2007 holiday season is available online. Items available from a new Gift of Hope catalog include holiday and all-occasion cards, gift items and ornaments. Card prices range from $9.99-$26.99 per box. Details: 800- 232-6733.
Easter Seals Western Pennsylvania: Presents a new ornament for 2007, a three-dimensional brass representation of the Cathedral of Learning dipped in 24-karat gold. It costs $18. Ornaments from previous years are also available. Details: 412-281-7244, ext. 221.
Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania: Two new cards this year feature depictions of the Seventh Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, and the Walnut Street Bridge in Harrisburg. There are also blank notecard versions available, and cards from previous years. A box of 20 is $15. Details: 800-361-5885.
Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association: Boxed holiday cards in sets of 25 including nine designs are available. Prices are $37.50 for a set of 25. Personalized cards also are available at the Web site for an additional cost. Photo cards and cards for the Jewish New Year also are available. Einvite.com will make a donation of 40 percent of the cost of the cards to the Alzheimer's Association. …