Spread sporting festive cheer with Christmas cards that have proper country credentials and support a cracking cause, too. Take your pick from The Field's best country Christmas cards for 2022
Festive missives are best sent on cards with proper credentials, even better, and in support of a cracking countryside cause. Take your pick from The Field’s round-up of the best country Christmas cards for 2023. You might also be interested to take a peak at the best Christmas crackers, best hampers and luxury advent calendars, and anyone in need of some Christmas shopping inspiration should look no further than our present guides. There’s The Field’s Christmas gift guide for women, The Field’s Christmas gift guide for men, The Field’s Christmas gift guide for children and many more.
THE BEST COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CARDS
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
The GWCT has several designs for 2023 including cards painted by leading wildlife artists and cartoonist Loon (pictured). All proceeds will go towards supporting the Trust’s vital scientific research programmes for game and wildlife conservation.
Price: prices start at £5.95for a pack for 10
To buy: call 01425 652381 or visit GWCT
The Quorn Hunt Supporters Association
The Quorn Hunt Supporter’s Association offers a selection of Christmas cards by local artists. Funds raised go to providing support for the Hunt. The cards are sure to be a hit with festive hunters.
Price: £6 for 10 cards plus postage.
To buy: contact email@example.com
The Countryside Alliance Christmas has a well-stocked online shop with a wide arrange of cards to choose from. This design – a Charles Church oil Winter Exercise, South Dorset – comes in packs of 10. All proceeds will support the Alliance’s campaigning work for the rural way of life.
Price: £6.99 for pack of 10
To buy: call 0370 270 9011 or visit The Countryside Alliance
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
Every year sales of the Christmas cards help support the crucial work of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, farming’s oldest and largest welfare charity. RABI provides financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages. There are five designs available this year in packs of 10.
Price: from £5 for a pack of 10 cards
To buy: RABI or phone 01268 888217
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust always has a wonderful selection of Christmas cards available. They are printed on FSC certified card and arrive plastic-free in cardboard boxes. Sales of the cards help support our leading woodland conservation charity, who work to increase native woodland cover, restore ancient woods and protect all of our existing woodland.
Price: £4.99 for a pack of eight
To buy: visit The Woodland Trust
The Ashmolen Museum shop has a rich array of festive cards, many with a countryside theme. This is one particularly beautiful example: Fox in a snowy landscape by artist Ian Stephens.
Price: £6.50 for a pack of 10
To buy: visit The Ashmolean Museum
The Air Ambulance Service
The Air Ambulance Service is a charity very close to the hearts of sporting sorts. There is a wide variety of Christmas cards available this year. Profits will go towards their vital, life-saving work, reacting quickly and efficiently to emergencies.
Price: prices start at £2.95 for a pack of 10
To buy: visit Air Ambulance Service or telephone 0300 3045 999
Thelwell Christmas Card
Who can resist the charm of Thelwell for a countryside Christmas card, especially in the centenary of this much-loved cartoonist’s birth? This card ‘The Christmas Present’ depicts every country-dwelling child’s dream gift and perhaps their parents’ worst nightmare.
To buy: visit Countryside Greetings
The Injured Jockeys Fund
The Injured Jockeys Fund Christmas cards are now, incredibly, in their 59th year of production. ‘Heading Home’ has been painted by renowned artist Jessica Hills painted specifically for the Injured Jockeys Fund. The artwork depicts her Uncle, Charlie Hills’ string heading back home on the Lambourn gallops. All proceeds will go towards the fund’s important work providing support to jockeys past or present who are injured, unable to ride or generally in need.
Price: £8.50 for a pack of 10 cards
To buy: visit The Injured Jockeys Fund
The Life Guards Association Charitable Trust
Support members and former members of The Life Guards (Household Cavalry) and their dependents.
Price: £10 for 10
To buy: Visit Household Calvalry
The Blues and Royals Association
Proceeds support members and former members of The Blues and Royals (Household Cavalry) and their dependents.
Price: £10 for pack of 10
To buy: Visit Household Calvalry
The British Sporting Art Trust
All proceeds will support the Trust’s promotion of British sporting art. The 2023 card is ‘Duke of Buccleuch’s Hunt in fully cry’.
Price: £7.50 for pack of 10
To buy: Visit British Sporting Art Trust
This article was originally published in 2016 and has been updated every year since.