I was slightly overwhelmed by the number of UK companies announcing Black Friday deals yesterday. It's always been a big thing in America, where the day after Thanksgiving heralds the start of Christmas shopping fever, but it doesn't seem to make much sense in the UK where we don't celebrate Thanksgiving ! I must say, we are heading off to do our shopping today in a huge shopping centre though - wish us luck ! If you're heading out to stock up on Christmas supplies, you might like to know that Hallmark have announced the winner of their Sketch Santa charity Christmas card competition and the cards went on sale yesterday.
The limited edition pack, modelled by Little Mix, contains six cards in total, five featuring festive group shots of Little Mix and the winning Sketch Santa design. They cost £1.99, and for every pack sold, 50p will go to the charities supported by Text Santa.
Capturing the spirit of Christmas with a modern twist, the Little Mix card pack includes all four band members (Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall) in the following traditional Christmas scenes:
Carol singing in the crisp winter outdoors.
Unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning.
A modern-day Christmas feast packed full of delicious treats.
Hanging stockings for Santa’s arrival by a roaring fireplace.
Decorating the tree.
Little Mix holding Hayley’s winning design.
If you have a Little Mix fan amongst you, they're sure to go down well and it's a great way to help charity too. If they featured One Direction, I know Sophie would be dragging us straight to Hallmark today to buy up the whole shop !
The Text Santa appeal works on behalf of six specifically chosen charities offering life-changing services to those less fortunate than others throughout the UK. For 2013, the six charities, who will each receive an equal share of the funds raised will be Age UK, Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices. Text Santa will conclude in an ultimate entertainment spectacular on 20th December on ITV1.
For further information about Text Santa or the Sketch Santa cards please, visit www.itv.com/textsanta or www.hallmark.co.uk
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