Over 260 charities have signed up to DontSendMeACard.com, a charity e-card initiative that encourages people to pledge money to charity instead of sending physical Christmas cards.
The site allows charities to create an account and upload their own e-card artwork and then share a unique donation page for donors to give in lieu of Christmas cards.
After donating what they would have spent on sending cards, the donor then receives a link to a page where they can send e-cards with personalised messages to their friends and family.
Charities gain access to their own account dashboard where they can manage their campaigns and access fundraising resources built by the initiative.
The number of charity resignations to the platform has more than doubled in the past year after charities received sizable donations last Christmas.
Commenting, founder Alex Furness said: “It works for charities to offer this as a solution for Christmas cards as not everyone wants to perform the chore of sending physical cards. Also many prefer to give the cost of cards and stamps – but also want to mark the occasion – which can be done in a few clicks using our system.”
Charities planning what to offer their supporters in the run up to Christmas 2018 can find out more at DontSendMeACard.com