Pack of 10 Christmas cards designed by Jan Pieńkowski (IBBY UK's featured Christmas card for 2015). This is a new design by Jan Pieńkowski with something to say about today’s refugee crisis. Entitled I Saw Three Ships
, his illustration marries the traditional carol with Jan’s own experience as a refugee coming to the UK after the Second World War. Commissioned earlier in the year, it is sadly prescient of this summer’s refugee crisis.
Jan writes: “I sailed to Britain in the Winter of ’46, having come from Poland via Vienna, Rome and finally Calais, where we herded in a storm onto a beat-up old channel ferry.”
Our first IBBY UK Christmas Card featured an image from Jan’s Christmas, and has been our most popular card. We are pleased and proud that he has now specially designed a card for us that, while being very personal, expresses the Christmas message so eloquently and connects it to IBBY’s commitment to human rights and internationalism.