Tuesday, 10 November 2009

This site has moved

After a few years of great service, the Sri Lanka Card project is moving to www.srilankacards.com.

Come join us there.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Christmas 2008 - project in it's 4th year!

Cards making activities and started and below are some saamples of the new cards! Last year we raised over £1200 - can you help us to raise even more this year?

To place an order - go here
To see the project in action - go here
To join the facebook group - go here

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

How did it all start?

A little story about how the Sri Lanka Card project started

In 2005 after the Tsunami many camps were set up and orphanages to take in families who had been displaced or children who had lost their parents. A group of volunteers realized that life for the kids in the camps must be pretty boring, so they started running art and activity workshops. Some also taught sport, some sang, some juggled; each one found whatever skill they had and they brought it to share and entertain the displaced families and their children.

The volunteers started running these workshops not only for tsunami affected people but for children in deprived areas and orphanages also. What they soon realized is that, as a result of these fun activity workshops, they could raise money for the comunity for food supplies, clothes, medicine, and whatever else was needed. So they started colouring shapes and pictures that could then be made into seasonal greeting cards and sold them to the friends and families of the volunteers and also to local businesses.

100% of the proceeds from the sales went to benefit the children. They used the money to buy important supplies such as bed sheets, insect repellent systems, water purifiers, light bulbs, shoes, clothes, sports equipment and then spent the money they had left on taking the children to the local adventure park and zoo on Christmas day.

What we do

We run art and activity workshops in orphanages and poor schools and villages in Colombo and southern Sri Lanka.

Around Christmas time as part of the activity workshops, we colour and draw with the children Christmas themed shapes and patterns that can then be turned into greeting cards by the nimble hands of other hardworking volunteers, some of them parents or young adults in the community.

The project is in its 3rd year running and previously we have sold the cards in America, U.K, Australia and Sri Lanka. If you would like to find out more about the communities we are working with this year please follow the link Sri Jinananda orphanage, wellawatta

We are working in conjunction with the charity manacare, for more details on their mission please take a look at their website.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Buy Cards / Online Shop

Buy 3 Handmade Christmas Cards £5

Buy 6 Handmade Christmas Cards £10

Buy 12 Handmade Christmas Cards £20

Buy 20 Handmade Christmas Cards £30

Buy 50 Handmade Christmas Cards £75

Buy 100 Handmade Christmas Cards £120

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Ordering from outside the UK

International Orders

Thankyou to everybody outside the UK who has expressed an interest in this project! We realise that exchange rates being what they are, some users outside the UK may feel that the cards are prohibitively expensive to buy through our current shopping cart system. Therefore we ask that you place orders with us via email and let us know how many cards you would like and what you would like to donate.

If you would like to order cards from outside the UK please email us at srilankacards@googlemail.com

We will send you a special link so that you can pay via credit/debit card or cheque in your own currency at a price that suits you.

Please state:
How many cards you would like
Where you would like the cards sent
What currency you would like to donate in

International Shopping cart coming soon! Please bear with us whilst we make the necessary updates.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Card Prices & Delivery in-time for Xmas


£2 per card
12 cards for £20
50 cards for £75
100 cards for £120

Prices include postage and packing. Every card is unique. Designs vary. Have a look at the photo gallery below for some examples.We have setup a paypal account to take orders.

Paying by Debit / Credit Card

Please email us via our FB profiles or at the address below stating how many cards you'd like. We will then send you a payment request email via paypal, which you can complete in the normal way.

You can also buy cards directly from this website via our shopping cart to the right of this page.


Please get your orders in by December 1st to be guaranteed delivery before December 7th. (but you can place orders later if you don't mind them arriving later).

Also if you are a corporate customer or would like to place a very large order we can handle the process of delivering them directly to your addressees (hopefully saving you some time?). Please email us at srilankacards@googlemail.com