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Christmas E-cards with a Difference

 What’s The Difference?

Many people give to charity instead of sending paper Christmas cards. We do it too.

What if we could find a very special charity? One that:

  • treats the causes of poverty, not the symptoms
  • has transparent overheads, not taken from donations
  • has none of its money trousered by warlords or corrupt politicians
  • helps people work their way out of hardship
  • uses your donation over, and over, again

mmalemna-ayamThis charity is a crowd-funded bank that lends money to African entrepreneurs. Ten people donate £10 each and the charity lends £100 to start a business. £100 goes a long way in Africa.

This is Mmalemna Ayam. She wants a loan to grow and sell more onions to help feed her family.

When she repays our loan, we can lend it again to someone else.

Deki is Our Charity at Christmas 2016

deki logoRead all about it on their website. Tap “Play Video” and take just one minute to find out how it works. Then tap “Make a Loan” or “Donate” and help change somebody’s life :o)

And you can buy gift vouchers, so your family, friends, and important acquaintances can help more entrepreneurs work their way out of poverty.

SEO Tip

When you’ve visited Deki’s site and made your investment (or even if you haven’t), come back and leave a comment on this page. Comments increase the authority of a page like this. The more comments, the greater the authority.

That increases the value of our link to Deki.

Make an E-Christmas Card

E-Christmas Card Reasoning

E-cards seem like a cop-out to traditionalists, fine for a later generation. This can be true if you send the same card to everyone on your mailing list.

However, by sending a personal message with each card, you find a little time in your busy life to keep in touch with people you like and respect.  It’s the same as sending a physical card by post, except that:

  • it’s kinder to the environment, using less paper and fuel;
  • it saves you money, in cards and postage;
  • it saves time and fuel, as you don’t need to go buy and post them.

Now you can donate the money you’ve saved to your favourite charity!

BlueTree E-card

Our e-Christmas card is personal, one for each recipient. We send individual emails, with a link to a single page containing a general message for all recipients. We personalise it using a “to=” parameter. If you click this link, you’ll see an example.

We can change some of the text on the web page using our Content Management System, or CMS, but it changes for everyone. The individual message is in the email and the parameter.

Make Your Own

The “to=” parameter is too complex for the CMS. However, you can easily make an on-line e-card of your own, and keep the personal message for the email.

We’ll post more on how to do this later.