New charity Christmas card depicts well-loved Derbyshire landmark in the snow

An award-winning artist’s beautiful winter depiction of a famous Derbyshire landmark is set to spread festive cheer to homes across the region.
The card depicts children making a snowman in front of Chatsworth House.The card depicts children making a snowman in front of Chatsworth House.
The card depicts children making a snowman in front of Chatsworth House.

For the sixth year in a row, Margaret Ellis has lovingly crafted the watercolour design for one of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice’s exclusive Christmas cards to raise much-needed funds.

More than 10,000 of the cards depicting iconic local landmarks have been sold since she began working her magic for Bluebell Wood in 2014.

This year’s yuletide original shows Chatsworth House from afar, covered in a blanket of snow as a group of children put the finishing touches to a snowman.

Margaret said: “It really is a lovely thought to know people across the region will have a piece of my work on display at Christmas.

“As an artist it’s about finding a home for your work in the hope that people will enjoy what you have spent so much time creating.

“It really is a great pleasure working with such an incredible local charity and the fact that my work is helping to raise funds to support local families makes it all the more satisfying.”

The artist’s latest effort is just one of Bluebell Wood’s many Christmas cards now on sale, with all the profits going towards the charity’s life-changing work.

Terri Hanson, head of retail at Bluebell Wood, said: “We sell thousands of Christmas cards every year to our wonderful supporters and each and every penny helps us be there for local families through the festive period and beyond.

“The brilliant Margaret’s stunning designs are always firm favourites so it’s no surprise they’re in high demand.

“It’s been fantastic to start this festive period with record numbers of our cards being sold so if you want to buy a pack or two, we’d recommend getting in fast.”

The cards are on sale at £3 per pack of ten cards, and can be bought at any Bluebell Wood charity shop or online at www.bluebellwood.org/our-christmas-cards-and-gifts.