The Economist’s Matthew Batstone sent out this email internally Monday:
From: “Matthew Batstone”
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 05:00:00 -0500
Subject: Seasonal message from the Group
Once again, we’ve decided to forego the traditional holiday season cards and instead have created html e-mail signatures so that you can send e-mail greetings directly to your contacts.
We will be donating the money usually spent on cards to three charities:
SOS ChildrenÂ¹s Villages, Greenfields, in India, which cares for 200 children in 20 family homes the Darfur Diaries Education project in Africa, supporting the establishment of schools in destroyed villages the Hope Program in the US, which helps those whose lives have been shattered by poverty by providing services such as job readiness instruction.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy festive season and the very best for 2008.
The cards, along with the instructions for sending a seasons greetings e-mail, are here on the intranet: