The festive season is fast approaching and if you are anything like me you are probably frantically all rushing to get everything wrapped up and finished before the end of the year.
Well why not take a little well-earned break and check out a mini roundup of some of this year’s eyecatching festive campaigns to help you get through the day. Here’s hoping they cheer your spirits and give you some warm and fuzzy feelings ready for the holidays….
Action for Children’s Secret Santa pop-up shop
Have you paid a visit to our Secret Santa pop-up store yet? It feels like a winter wonderland with crafts set up and our lovely volunteers there to greet you with mulled apple juice and mince pies. You could help a vulnerable child in the UK have a safe and happy Christmas. pic.twitter.com/tazJlO4cYu
— Action for Children (@actnforchildren) December 10, 2019
A short but sweet real-life appearance of the charity’s secret santa shop, just thinking about this pop up in Covent Garden makes us feel festive. Described as ‘part winter wonderland, part immersive experience’ the store allows shoppers to make donations in the form of buying things like warm clothes, a hot meal or a safe place to sleep and in so doing become a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child.
BHF’s advent calendar of thanks
Behind door 11 is Glenn and his puppy pal, Archie, who completed the Liverpool Santa Dash and raised money for the BHF! Well done – you sleigh-ed it 🎅 pic.twitter.com/qD67bLQDMB
— BHF (@TheBHF) December 11, 2019
What a wonderful way to celebrate the run up to the festive season…This year the British Heart Foundation have been running an online advent calendar on their Twitter page where each day a door is opened to reveal someone they want to say thanks to. It has been an emotional rollercoaster of thank you’s to volunteers, supporters et al and it’s been ace.
Clic Sargent’s ‘When cancer cancels Christmas’ video
In a departure from the usual festive ads Clic Sargent has delivered a hard-hitting and poignant video that throws a spotlight on the reality of what it means to have a child with cancer at Christmas. ‘When cancer cancels Christmas – Gabby’s story’ is the heartfelt story of one family who just wanted to spend Christmas together and were able to thanks to the charity. You might want to have tissues at the ready for this one.
Dog’s Trust’s ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ video
When an advert comes along that fills you with joy, then utter sadness, then relief all in the space of just a minute you know it’s also going to stay with you for a long time to come. Drawing on the slogan ‘ a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ which they came up with over 40 years ago this year’s Dogs Trust offering is going to make you feel all the emotions at once.
WWF’s ‘Adopt a better future’ video
A great example of how animation can really have an impact. The adopt a better future video from WWF is a thing of creative beauty and delivers quite a punch as we see animated youngsters joining together to save the world for future generations before the charity makes its ask for viewers to adopt a jaguar. Clever, empowering and oh so topical this is an amazing bit of campaigning.