Christmas cards for Xavier Project - Blog | Letter Press

September 9, 2014

An update from Xavier Project!

For the last two years Xavier Project have been very kindly supported by the Letter Press of Cirencester. 10% of all their Christmas card sales are donated directly to us and this has been a vital source of income to our young charity.

Xavier Project aims to provide opportunities to refugees living in urban areas in Kenya and Uganda who are otherwise excluded from the means to live a fulfilled and dignified existence. We hope that with our help they will be able to take back control of their lives and make a positive change whether to their new communities or to their country of origin.

Xavier Project

Our main area of focus is towards education. We now sponsor over 100 children through primary and secondary education and this number is growing each year. Besides just sending them to school we have created a range of services that aid the entire school rather than just our students. Our mobile library is a perfect example of this and it is a service that the kids are crazy about as they very rarely get to have their own reading books.

Our media program Tamuka has also been a fantastic success and is an area we are really hoping to grow further over the coming years. Tamuka aims to get refugees online so they can connect with each other, continue their education and get access to unbiased information. After the huge triumphs of our Tamuka Hub in Uganda we are currently in the process of starting our next in Nairobi. Here we offer a range of computer training courses and provide free internet access to the refugees. 


These programmes have already helped many but there are still thousands in Kenya and Uganda who still need our help. That is why we are so grateful to companies like the Letter Press who share our ethos and passion for helping others around the world. Please support us and those we work for by buying some of the beautiful Christmas cards being sold by the Letter Press. If you would like to learn more about Xavier Project then please visit our website at

Back to blog home

Other Blog Posts

Luxury Printed Stationery - a guide to the different types of printing May 26, 2017

Over the last few months we’ve been highlighting the art of letter writing and why it’s not a dying art. Hopefully giving you confidence, inspiration and most of all the tools with which to ensure your letter writing skills grow. But… it can be confusing when buying – what do you buy, how many do you buy and what do all those print types mean. So we thought we’d put together a guide to show you what the choices are, then you can get your very own luxury stationery personalised just for you.

How to write a great letter April 5, 2017

In this modern age of emails, text and direct messaging, even Snapchat, you would think that writing a letter is becoming a lost art and one that many people simply don’t know how to do. But actually it’s not. As digital technologies take over, well almost everything, we can see that trends are moving back towards more traditional values. Music, once it was vinyl, then tape, then CD, then MP3 players, and now streaming, such as Spotify, but what’s growing exponentially? It's vinyl again. The same with jigsaws and colouring books away from computer games. The pleasure and sense of achievement of creating something yourself is becoming hugely popular and letter writing is once again seen as an emerging trend.

2017 Top 10 Wedding Blogs March 6, 2017

Engaged couples have a number of sources to be inspired to create their own perfect yet truly personal wedding day that says so much about them both. Luxury personalised wedding stationery and invitations obviously forms part of their big day and we’re obviously biased as we know wedding day stationery can add so much more than you would ordinarily consider.

Planning a Wedding Proposal to Remember January 30, 2017

How, where and when to propose is very special and one that often needs careful consideration. If you want to make your proposal one to be remembered and one to talk about for years to come we’ve got a few suggestions. Some are more traditional and then there are some which are quite adventurous!

Wedding Invitations - A History January 9, 2017

With the emergence of modern mass printing techniques, even at home there has been a turn around in the popularity of traditional printing techniques. This is seen as a sign of higher quality and more attention to detail. Therefore Letter press printing techniques have made strong resurgence.