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Give the Gift of Reading this Christmas

As book-lovers across the country settle down with a new novel this festive season, too many children will miss out on unwrapping a story to enjoy at Christmas. National Literacy Trust research shows that nearly one child in eight in the UK has never been given a book as a present.

You can give these children the Gift of Reading this Christmas. By donating to the National Literacy Trust, you could give a disadvantaged child a book of their own for the very first time.

We work with children and their families in disadvantaged areas, inspiring them to develop a love of reading and giving them the chance to own a book of their own. By helping these children to develop vital literacy skills we are increasing their chances of being happy and successful in adult life.

  • £7 could help us show a child how much fun reading is and let them choose a book to keep.
  • £20 could give a child a place on our reading project and three books of their very own.
  • £60 could let us work with three children, giving them a selection of books - often the first they will have ever owned.

As a thank you, we will send one of our exclusive Christmas cards to a loved one of your choice.

Choose from two Christmas card designs:

jack in box booksAn exclusive design from Banx, the award-winning cartoonist whose gags frequently appear in the Financial Times and Private Eye. 

© 2015 Banx.




Christmas Eve TreeA beautiful illustration from The Christmas Eve Tree, a heart-warming Christmas story by Delia Huddy with charming artwork by Emily Sutton.

Illustration © 2015 Emily Sutton. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London, SE11 5HJ


Next steps

To give the Gift of Reading this Christmas:

  1. Create your personalised card 
  2. Using the donation code “GIFT” add your donation details here

Corporates and companies

If you're interested in personalised business Christmas cards for your company find out more about this year's corporate offer.

With grateful thanks to Jeremy Banx, Emily Sutton and Walker Books.


The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.