DESPITE lockdown and Covid restrictions people can continue the tradition of buying Christmas cards from and supporting charities.

The shop has been in Ludlow for over 25 years and over that period of time has raised well over £650,000 in support of charities.

This year though has been a challenge.

As lockdown ends, Cards for Good Causes is re-opening its doors.

Now based at a new location, 1a Old Street, it’s in a lovely historic building with 500 year-old beams, and is right next-door to Worldwide Carpets. Strict social distancing and all Covid-19 precautions will be in place to keep everyone safe.

The shop will be open six days a week, Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm until Christmas.

Cards for Good Causes supports more than 250 national and local charities, selling the widest choice of Christmas cards. This is normally through over 300 seasonal pop-up shops. In addition to cards, there are advent calendars, Christmas wrapping paper, gift tags and decorations, as well as gifts and toys. However, many of the shops were unable to safely open this year, making a huge dent in charities’ valued funds.

In the last 10 years alone, more than £40 million has been raised by Cards for Good Causes for UK charities. Details can be found at