Posted: Sun 12th Nov 2023

Nadolig Llawen: RSPB’s Sustainable Welsh Cards

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Nov 12th, 2023

Charity Christmas Cards in Welsh: Nadolig Llawen from the RSPB

Christmas — it’s a time of joy, and togetherness; twinkling fairy lights, rich, belly-expanding banquets, and extreme cosiness. However, while we firmly reject any Grinch-like sentiments towards the holidays, it’s essential to acknowledge that Christmas can also be a time of wasteful excess.

To make your holiday season a little more eco-friendly, the RSPB Shop has curated a guide of fully recyclable and sustainably-sourced Christmas cards which helps support the RSPB’s vital conservation work across the UK.

Plus, for those looking to say “Nadolig Llawen”, the RSPB offers three beautiful Welsh language Christmas cards.

Welsh Christmas Cards

Dazzling dozen Welsh Christmas cards, pack of 10 — £5

A favourite design from artist Emily Rose Dixon, the Dazzling Dozen design returns, featuring the Welsh phrase for Merry Christmas; “Nadolig llawen”. The 12 birds of Christmas feature family favourites including the robin, blue tit and green finch. Each pack contains 10 cards, and costs just £5.

12 o Adar y Nadolig Welsh Christmas cards – pack of 10 — £4

Fully recyclable and eco-friendly, this pack of 10 cards features a tasteful depiction of 12 of the UK’s most cherished species — including the plucky blue tit, the majestic goldfinch, and the ‘gardener’s friend’, the red-breasted robin. Grab a pack of your own for only £4.

Wintry wings Welsh Christmas cards, pack of 10 — £5

Featuring a series of four expertly-captured photographs from Richard Bowler, Richards Brooks, Alex Barnett and Mark Hamblin, the RSPB’s Wintry Wings set celebrates the understated beauty of some of Britain’s best-loved bird species. Fully recyclable and manufactured sustainably, they’re an ideal pick this festive season and allow you to say “Nadolig Llawen” in style.

More Charity Christmas Cards

Aurora puffins Christmas cards, pack of 10 — £5

Awkward and adorable in equal measures, the humble puffin is a British wildlife icon. If you’re seeking the perfect Christmas card this festive season, you won’t go wrong with this beautiful bird’s trademark checkerboard charm!  Designed and printed in the UK, these sustainable cards are uniquely illustrated by Kirsty Walker and printed with planet-friendly vegetable-based inks — and at just 50p per card, they’re wallet-friendly, too!

Christmas birds robin, sparrow and blue tit Christmas cards, pack of 10 (2 designs) — £6

Festive foliage and feathered friends adorn the 2 designs in this pack of 10 cards illustrated by Claire Tuxworth. Ideal for the seasoned twitcher in your family, the pack comes wrapped in home-compostable packaging, too.

Cold moon flight Christmas cards, pack of 10 — £5

A gaggle of graceful geese swoops over a frigid lake, backlit by the celestial spotlight of the moon — dramatic stuff! If you’re looking for a card that perfectly captures the beauty of winter walks, this pack is for you. Inside, you’ll find 10 cards, and you can grab them for a pocket-friendly £5 — lovely stuff.

Festive wander Christmas cards, pack of 10 — £5

We all love a walk on Christmas day. The crisp, winter air, the crunch of frosted grass, and of course; an opportunity to digest after all of your festive indulgence! This pack of 10 cards features a charming depiction of this great Christmas tradition, is crafted from sustainably sourced paper and card, and packaged in a home-compostable bag.

Merry wren Christmas cards, pack of 10 — £5

Standing at just a few inches in length, the British wren is a bundle of energy, constantly in motion as it flits through the festive undergrowth. Its plumage, a rich blend of russet-brown and intricate markings, is as understated as it is exquisite. Surviving the harshest of winters and displaying remarkable adaptability, it shares a lot in common with us Brits, making it the ideal subject for this adorable, sustainable Christmas card set.

Winter birds goldfinch and long-tailed tit Christmas cards, pack of 10 (2 designs) — £6

Both resplendent with their vibrant plumages, the goldfinch and long-tailed tit are living gems in the avian world. These cheerful birds are sure to banish the winter blues, and they’re beautifully depicted in this stunning set of 10 cards from RSPB artist Rachel Hudson. Grab your pack today and spread a little bit of feathered festivity this Christmas season.

Peace and joy dove Christmas cards, pack of 10 — £5

The dove, a universal symbol of peace, brings a sense of calm and hope, its pristine white feathers symbolising purity and renewal. Often seen in nativity scenes, doves remind us of the peaceful message of Christmas, so what better way to wish friends and family all the best this holiday season than with this 10 pack of cards from artist Andrew Thornton?

Three Kings Christmas cards, pack of 10 — £5

This set of 10 cards, beautifully illustrated by Sue Waddicor, captures a pivotal moment in the timeless Christmas story: the journey of the three wise men. It’s a scene that’s not only familiar but may also evoke fond memories of days gone by when many of you may have participated in nativity plays. So, why not celebrate Christmas with the ultimate throwback—a scene from the beloved Christmas nativity?

Amongst the foliage Christmas cards – pack of 10 — £4

Featuring a variety of Britain’s best-loved bird species nestled cosily among festive foliage, this card set is the perfect way to wish your loved ones the very best this Christmas. Tastefully portrayed by artist Caroline Armstrong, and packaged in a home-compostable bag, these cards are eco-friendly and sensibly-priced, at only £4 for 10.

Choir practice cartoon Christmas cards – pack of 10 — £4

Perfect for any choir-singing recipient, this set of 10 cards playfully portrays some of nature’s most gifted songbirds as they join together to perfect their Christmas carols. As with all the other sets in this list, these cards are printed with vegetable ink on sustainably sourced paper and cards, and they’re as friendly to your pockets as they are to the planet, at just £4 a pop!

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