Kerry Hospice in need of artists for Christmas card fundraiser

While it may seem an unusual request for the time of year, the cause is one that impacts positively on people’s lives every day of the year.

he Kerry Hospice Foundation is already planning for its popular – and very much in demand – creative Christmas cards, and they need your help to design the cards for Christmas 2022.

The Hospice Christmas Card Committee wants artists of all abilities and ages to create some nativity scenes to embrace the message of Christmas, including playful festive scenes from children depicting the magic of Christmas for families.

Ursula O’Connell of the Kerry Hospice Foundation said they are looking forward to receiving ideas from artists around the county, which can be submitted as paintings of Christmas – open to your interpretation of what Christmas means to you.

The cards will measure 19x14cms and can be landscape or portrait.

“As a guideline, we might suggest something on the lines of winter country scenes, busy street scenes, famous landmarks from around the county, all with a Christmas theme,” she said.

“The Christmas cards are very popular with our supporters and a huge part of our fundraising campaign each year,” said Ursula.

This offers artists an opportunity to showcase their creative work for what is a great cause that touches the lives of so many people.

Kerry Group continues to be a great supporter of the Christmas cards through its generous sponsorship. This enables Kerry Hospice to produce excellent-quality cards that are sent all over the world.

Kerry Hospice Foundation is asking artists and the public to submit their work by June 24.

Paintings can be dropped into or posted to the Suaimhneas Centre at the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry, Tralee.

All work will be returned. Contact Ursula O’Connell, Christmas Card Committee, at 087 745 0126. – News