Category Archives: CHRISTMAS STORIES

Christmas, Designed by Good People.

5050Christmas card

It’s taken us a bit longer than anticipated, but our 50/50 Project is now up and running. We’ve produced a series of poster and prints. Half of the profits will go to The Passage, to help them end homelessness.

If you want to check what we’ve done please feel free to check our Etsy shop:


50/50 Christmas


7 years ago (before we started Designed By Good People), Lee and I were getting married just a few days before Christmas in Suchitoto, El Salvador. During the wedding service it is traditional (in El Salvador) for the man to give the woman 25 coins (arras) and say something along the lines of ‘these arras represent that I’ll care for you and will make sure I provide our family with everything we’ll need’. Traditionally the woman would receive them and say she’ll look after them and make sure to administrate them carefully. The tradition has changed, during our wedding I also gave Lee the arras and said to him the same words he said to me. We were told a good marriage should be 50/50, equally sharing responsibilities, chores and laughter. Making sure we were equals in the relationship. We liked this. And this has been the inspiration for our next project. Continue reading

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A VERY, VERY, MERRY CHRISTMAS, Designed By Good People 2012


We don’t give out Christmas cards. But every year we have a Christmas story.

This is our third year. In the first year we bought gifts through Oxfam, buying mosquito nets, medicine, livestock and school books etc based on the 12 days of Christmas. Last year we bought 70 Children’s books for our local library that we helped the local community save from closure.

This year we are investing $1600 (£1000) in Kiva, helping:

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A MERRY CHRISTMAS, Designed By Good People 2010

We would like to wish all our friends, supporters, mentors and clients, past, present and future a very Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year. Rather than printing a card, we thought we would use the money to make a difference. So no gold rings, no Partridges in a pear tree or 12 maids a milking, but definitely the spirit of Christmas.


It’s been a wonderful year.

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