How it Works

Choose a gift, send a card, fight poverty!

Every item in Tearfund's Gift Catalogue represents a contribution to a long-term poverty-fighting project run by one of Tearfund's Christian partners. Each project is tailored to that community's needs, helping people gain the skills and resources they need to address local problems and come up with sustainable solutions.

What you receive

For each gift you purchase, you can select either:

  • a traditional printed greeting card,
  • a card to download and print (pdf), or
  • an E-card, or
  • no card (just a tax-deductible receipt).

Traditional cards

Our printed cards feature the photo and name of the gift plus space inside for you to write a personal message. On the back of the card is a short description of Tearfund's work, a description of the item you've purchased as it appears on-line (except for the price) and a caption for the photo. All cards are produced according to the ISO 14001 standard - a formal international certification of environmental management systems, covering planning, environmental performance evaluation and auditing.

Print your own cards

If you want a traditional printed card but you're in a hurry, you can choose to print your own. This option provides you with a pdf designed for printing on A4 paper. The inside of the card is blank for you to hand-write your message.


In a hurry? Write a message and send an E-card. E-cards are sent the same day or on the day you specify. The recipient will receive an email with a link to their card. You will receive a copy of the email.