This holiday season your friends, family, clients, work colleagues, and major donors will likely be deluged with hundreds of tweets, status updates, and emails wishing them “Happy Holidays!” That’s the Web we all now live and work by, but this year a good old-fashioned holiday greeting with a hand-written note sent via snail mail would likely make a very strong impression – especially if the proceeds benefit a nonprofit. CardsThatGive.org aggregates some of the best holiday card programs offered by nonprofits, but some of my favorites and th0se most-recommended by the fans of the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page are listed below:

1. American Humane Association :: View Collection

Celebrate the season by sending cards that show your support of American Humane Association’s mission – to create a more humane and compassionate world by ending abuse and neglect of children and animals.

2. British Heart Foundation :: View Collection

Buy your holiday cards from the British Heart Foundation and 100% of the profit goes towards helping beat heart disease.

3. The Humane Society of the United States :: View Collection

The HSUS has a wide selection of beautiful Christmas and Holiday Cards, all showcasing those furry creatures we love so dear.

4. The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ::  View Collection

This holiday season, show you care with cards that conquer cancer. There are several themes to choose from, but one underlying message: hope.

5. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project :: View Collection

The Children’s Art Project began focuses on providing cheer and comfort for young cancer patients and helps fund college scholarships and educational programs that prepare patients for successful lives after cancer.

6. Museum of Modern Art :: View Collection

The MoMA offers a wide selection of colorful, innovative, award-winning holiday cards.

7. National Wildlife Federation :: View Collection

Featuring winter scenes America’s wildlife, your purchase helps fund vital conservation and education programs.

8. Operation Smile :: View Collection

You can help bring smiles to the faces of children around the world while at the same time spreading happiness to friends and loved-ones.

9. UNICEF :: View Collection

When you send UNICEF Christmas and holiday cards, you help bring hope, health and happiness to children around the world.

If your favorite nonprofit offers a holiday card program, please add a link to their online store in a comment below. Also, next week I’ll be posting a blog that feature some of the best holiday gift programs that also benefit nonprofits. Stay tuned!

Nine Holiday Card Programs That Benefit Nonprofits