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Student sells Christmas cards to bring a smile to people’s faces and to support a worthy cause

A Loughborough student has recently released a range of illustrated Christmas cards which she hopes will bring a smile to people’s faces and raise money for charity.

Year in Enterprise student Alana Collett – who studies Graphic Communication and Illustration – has designed a selection of COVID-19 themed Christmas cards, which take a tongue-in-cheek approach to what has been a strange year for us all.

There were two aspects of this project that were important to Alana: making the range sustainably sourced, as well as donating 10% the profits to charity.

Recognising the huge impact coronavirus has had on our mental health, she felt Mind was the right charity to donate to this Christmas. Having been part of Loughborough RAG during her time as a student, it has become tradition for Alana to donate to a charity each year.

Speaking about this in more detail, Alana commented: “The pandemic has affected how people can cope, socialise and deal with loss. Charities like Mind work to combat these issues, but they have been incredibly stretched this year so they need as much support as possible.

“The illustrations for the cards were intended to spread some smiles despite the situation, and I hope by taking a humorous approach I can make a few of your friends and family chuckle this festive season.”

The cards are available to purchase online now through Alana’s creative business KIWI & ROSE.