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Scope opens its Christmas Shop

Kate Boyce's Winter Forest Christmas Card
Kate Boyce's Winter Forest Christmas Card Image credit: scope.org.uk

It’s that time of year again when Chiristmas gifts start stacking the shelves in the high street and virtual stores.

If you fancy buying some festive greetings and supporting a good cause take a wander over to Scope’s online shop where you find some incredible presents, such as the 2023 wall calendar (pictured above) by designer Kate Boyce.

The artist from Hebden Bridge created the winter scene specifically for the charity, which also provides the backdrop for Scope’s Christmas card, all profits go towards supporting disabled people and their families as well as backing a campaign asking for a fairer society.

Boyce said: “The work that Scope does to raise awareness of disabilities is particularly important to me, as I live with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), which is a disabling and often misunderstood chronic illness.

“I love to use vibrant colours in my work which also acts as a kind of art therapy giving me a feeling of joy and I hope that transfers to people who see my work.

“It’s very exciting to have this platform that’s taking my work in a new direction and giving me the chance to use my skills to help a brilliant charity. Scope’s online shop is a great idea, not everyone can afford art, especially original canvas, and the Artist Collection makes it affordable and accessible.”

There’s a wide range of festive goodies available from the charity’s website including a variety of Christmas cards, books, toys and calendars…And it beats having to brace the high street!

The first Christmas card was invented by John Callcott Horsley for Henry Cole in 1843.