Since 1954, the Braille Holiday Card sale has been a tradition that has helped to support Hadley’s mission.
— Angela Connor, Woman’s Board Member, 2016

Hadley Braille Holiday Card

2018 braille holiday card featuring a mixed-media collage in hues of green, cream, red and cocoa depict a winter pine tree composed of vintage-patterned papers, as snowflakes fall from the sky.
2018 Braille Holiday Card

Notecards featuring a bench scene and floral planter inspired by the Hadley Sensory Garden

Braille Holiday Cards

Since the late 1950s, the Woman's Board of Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired has been offering a braille holiday card, making this sale one of the longest running fundraisers of its kind. Braille holiday cards make unique gifts and support Hadley's mission to create personalized learning opportunities that empower people to thrive at home, at work and in their communities.

In the Hadley tradition, the 2018 Braille Holiday Card carries the interior greeting "Wishing you peace, happiness and the spirit of the season" in both print and braille. An original watercolor, this quiet winter scene features a pair of ice skates hanging over a snow-topped wooden fence. Just beyond, a frozen lake reflects the brilliant winter sunset in hues of blue, purple, orange and plum above a tree line of pines in the distance. Snowflakes fall quietly from the sky and, for a tactile effect, one skate has been embossed.

This year’s artwork was created by Hadley learner and professional artist Terri B. Webb, who began to gradually lose her sight in 2004. Today, she continues to paint with her residual sight, and has developed assistive techniques to guide her through her artistic process. See more of her work at

Braille holiday cards are packaged 25 per set, envelopes included, for $35.

Sensory Garden Notecards

This 4x6" set of 12 cards (6 each of 2 designs) depicts a scene from the Mary Lou Hayford Sensory Garden at Hadley. The notecards provide beautiful stationery for correspondence, or simply a thoughtful gift that supports Hadley's mission all year long. 12 notecards wrapped in cellophane and tied with raffia ribbon, shipping included, $20.

How to Order:

To ship outside the U.S. and Canada, please call 800.323.4238 for assistance.

Please allow 10 business days after the date your order is placed to receive your cards.

Braille holiday cards, gift tags and notecards are produced by the Woman's Board of Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired.