Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Netherlands Christmas Card (2015)

Today, I received a Christmas Card for the Netherlands!

I wasn't sure what to expect since I hadn't written to the Dutch Royal Family for Christmas before. Although, I have written to them once before.

The envelope looks almost exactly like before. Except the price of postage has gone up of few cents.

The message under the Blue Crown reads "Dienst Van Het Koninklijk Huis" (Bureau of the Royal Household)

Inside was a card, with a lovely winter scene, and typed message on the inside.

The Message is in Dutch and reads:

"His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen thank you, on behalf of the entire royal family, for your heartfelt Christmas greeting. 

They wish you all the best for the New Year!

Noordeinde Palace
The Hague"

It is a very lovely message and card. But my favorite part was the back. This card was produced by Belarto in the Netherlands to raise money for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund). It's really great to see them using their Christmas Card to support such a great cause.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima have been long supporters of UNICEF and the United Nations. Both of them have sat on advisory boards for the United Nations.

Queen Máxima is currently a United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate. She is working with their Inclusive Finance for Development program, which helps and encourages countries to create financial programs, such as savings accounts, insurance, loans.

This is definitely one of my top Christmas Cards this year.

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2015 Christmas Cards
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