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Cards for Good Causes will be appearing on a High Street near you this month. Run by teams of local volunteers, the pop-up shops in Devon are part of a network of more than 300 shops run by Cards for Good Causes. They raise funds for over 250 charities including Cancer Research UK, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s Society and RNLI, as well as a number of local charities Shoppers will be able to choose from hundreds of different Christmas card designs - including some designed by local artists. In the past ten years, charities have received more than £40 million from Cards for Good Causes.
There’s something rather nice about choosing gifts from makers and creators rather than the usual round of high street chainstores.
And top of the Christmas Shopping list is MAKE 2018, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s Christmas selling exhibition.
MAKE 2018 features textiles, mixed media, paper, glass, ceramics, automata, printmaking, jewellery and metal by the very best makers. Support UK talent and this popular gallery which is the hub of the local creative community of Dartmoor.
It really is filled to the brim with seasonal contemporary craft with work by designer-makers from across the UK. With a variety of materials and prices this is a great opportunity to find an individual gift for someone special (and treat yourself for all your hard work). Whatever your budget you will discover something to love.
There’s also cards, wrapping, decorations and gifts.
If you want to get into the creative spirit, there is a Christmas Celebration Day on 1 December (10am-4pm) with free festivities, promotions, mulled wine and food tastings. And there will be a free craft demonstration by Jenny Amon on Saturday 15 December when she will be demonstrate the coiling technique used to create her ceramic candle sticks in the MAKE exhibition. Saturday 17 November - Sunday 6 January Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF