This year HomeMove Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire teamed up with two local schools to complete the design of our 2023 Christmas Cards – and what a fantastic response both offices received!
HomeMove Northamptonshire enlisted the help of pupils from Wilby Primary School, which is based only a few minutes away from our head office in Sywell, Northampton. Whilst HomeMove Lincolnshire worked with Chapel St Leonards Primary School, which has a personal connection to Carl Smith who runs the Skegness area.
Wilby Primary School received colouring competition sheets for every pupil in the school, featuring an outlined festive scene of our head office building with a Christmas tree, Santa and his reindeer and obviously our Opawrations manager, Max the Labrador (which the pupils loved).
Carl at HomeMove Lincolnshire also supplied the pupils at Chapel St Leonards Primary with A4 colouring sheets and opted for a festive house scene which included a gingerbread man, plenty of snow, Christmas decorations and a ‘for sale’ board.
It was clear all pupils understood the assignment and submitted some amazing entries – using felts, crayons, glitter pens, pencils and paints with some pupils even adding shading, depth and their own additions to the designs – some serious artistic talent within both schools!
HomeMove Northampton received almost 90 submissions from Wilby Primary, which made the decision extremely hard! To make the decision easier, 1 x winner from each year group was chosen (4 in total), we then took to a Facebook vote for customers and friends/family of the pupil’s to vote for the overall winner.
We received more than 160 votes across our social media platforms with the final votes being very close. But with more than 30% of the votes, the winner was Finalist 4 – Maja L, Age 10.
Lianne and Ryan visited Wilby Primary school and held an assembly to thank pupils for their entries and to hand out a selection box for every pupil alongside the winners prizes – Maja received 25 x professionally printed copies of her Christmas Card design, a Crayola colouring set and a Cadbury selection box.
Carl visited Chapel St Leonards primary after receiving lot of entries, which gave him the difficult job of picking the overall winner but the decision was made on creativity and colouring skills alone – Carl’s winner added Christmas decorations to the windows, detailed shading to the roof and a few personal touches that stood out from the competition! The winner of HomeMove Lincolnshire’s colouring competition was Alfie T, who also received a Crayola colouring set, 25 copies of his card design and some chocolates.
Wilby Primary School Finalists with Lianne and Ryan – Keira, Leilani, Maja and Abigail with a copy of the printed Christmas card.
A big thank you to the pupils and staff at Wilby and Chapel St Leonards Primary and a big congratulations to our finalists and winners of this years Christmas card colouring competition. We really appreciate all of the hard work and fantastic entries.
Chapel St Leonards Primary School and a copy of the final printed Christmas card.
We have sent the winners Christmas card design out to 100’s of our customers, suppliers, local business, family and friends to spread a little festive cheer.
Merry Christmas everyone!