Top designers inspire for Daniel’s Heart Christmas cards

16 Nov


From a Pudgy Partridge to 12 Cheeky Drummers, top designers inspire for Daniel’s Heart 12 Days of Christmas card

Every cent raised goes to LauraLynn House, Ireland’s first children’s hospice

The traditional 12 Days of Christmas have been given a shake up by some of Ireland’s leading designers, who have created celebratory Christmas cards in memory of Daniel Farrell, a wonderful little boy who sadly died in 2007 aged just 15 months.

Every cent of these unique Christmas cards will go directly towards the chosen charity LauraLynn House, Ireland’s first Children’s Hospice, which recently opened on the grounds of the Children’s Sunshine Home in Leopardstown, Dublin 18.

 Christmas Cards for Charity

For the fifth year in a row, designers from the advertising and printing industry have generously given their time, talent and resources in memory of John and Fiona Farrell’s son Daniel. John came up with the idea of the cards in 2007 shortly after his son died from Hypertropic Cardiomyopathy (HOCM), a condition that causes heart failure. Without any prior warning or signs of ill-health, Daniel passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep.


“As Daniel’s parents we wanted to do something special to remember our little boy whilst also helping children and families affected by serious illness.  We came up with the idea of these cards as a way of raising money and chose the Children’s Sunshine Home as the beneficiary as we used to drive by it daily when Daniel was a baby. It’s comforting to think that Daniel’s memory is being kept alive through something so worthwhile,” commented John Farrell.


All the money raised from Daniel’s Heart Christmas cards will go towards providing respite and support at the new children’s hospice. Over the past four years, almost €200,000 has been generated directly from the sale of these cards and has gone towards the building of the house. LauraLynn House will require about €1.3 million to operate annually and 100% of the money raised from the sale of the 2011 collection of cards will go towards providing the services required. “We are very grateful to all the wonderfully talented people who have contributed and to everyone who continues to buy the cards,” added John.


The cards, in packs of 12, are available now from the Children’s Sunshine Home or online at, and at Applegreen and Game outlets nationwide at a cost of €10 and all funds raised will go towards LauraLynn House.

< Back to News

Get Involved!

Talk to us at LauraLynn