Winner announced for Christmas card design competition

published on 18 Jan 2024

Hadrian Yeung’s card design won the hearts of judges with his thoughtful drawing of our planet, entitled, “May there be peace in the world and a joyful Christmas”.

Hadrian’s card design was chosen from 785 entries to The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas card design competition, with the five-year-old winning vouchers worth £100. Children aged under seven up to 16 years old were invited to take part. 

Hadrian’s card was available to people who preferred to help the environment and send an e-card at Christmas, through the Don’t Send Me a Card campaign, raising an incredible £356 in donations to The Salvation Army. Hadrian and his design also featured on the front page of The Salvation Army’s Kids Alive! magazine. 

On hearing that he had won, Hadrian, from Sutton, south London, said: “I hope people, especially the children under war and have no food and toys, will feel happy after seeing my drawing.” He also hoped all the children over the world would have a happy Christmas.

Card comp

Kind-hearted Hadrian also donated some of his Entertainer toy store vouchers to his local Salvation Army in Sutton because he wanted to share his toys with children who were less fortunate. 

Each year, The Salvation Army calls on budding artists from throughout the UK to design festive, colourful and heart-warming Christmas cards for inclusion in the church and charity’s Don’t Send Me a Card Christmas campaign.

The Salvation Army’s Don’t Send Me A Card Christmas campaign asks people to send an e-card to their friends and family, and at the same time make a donation to enable the church and charity bring some comfort and joy to the most vulnerable people in our communities.

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