For more than 50 years, the Folens Christmas Annuals have been entertaining primary schoolchildren across Ireland with interactive puzzles and games, clever quizzes and crafts, and informative articles and stories, making it an essential festive tradition for generations.
As families put preparations in place for a season of magical celebrations, there is one traditional staple on every child’s wish list – the Folens Christmas Annuals.
The four editions – Súgradh, Spraoi, Siamsa and Sonas – have officially landed, with a host of exciting treats in store for primary school kids of all ages. Each annual is targeted at a different age group, ranging from Junior Infants to Sixth Class – and are jam-packed this year with engaging features and activities to keep inquisitive young readers busy in the lead-up to, and right the way through the Christmas holidays.
Plus, every Annual comes with a special gift to help them complete all those puzzles, quizzes, and games – a festive pencil with rubber for Súgradh and Spraoi readers and a cool new pen for Siamsa and Sonas audiences. That’s not all… Keep an eye out for competitions inside for a chance to win some covetable prizes!
Parents and teachers alike will remember reading through these Christmas Annuals back when they were at primary school, having heaps of fun while learning all sorts of fascinating facts and picking up the odd clever joke or riddle, and even a couple of words as gaeilge!. Now, they can share this wonderful custom with the children in their lives, reliving all those memories and watching the next generation carry on the tradition.
Speaking about the launch of the 2022 annuals, Elizabeth Ivory, Head of Marketing & Communications at Folens, said “We are delighted that our Christmas Annuals are marking the countdown to Christmas with all their fun-filled activities for children across the country, and continue on the tradition of the generations before.”
A publisher that strives to bring smiles to children all over Ireland, Folens is proud to continue its Christmas Annual Charity Campaign for the 11th year by donating Annuals to its charity partner, Children in Hospital Ireland, whose dedicated volunteers visit children’s hospitals and wards across the country to chat to sick children and help take their minds off their illness or injury for a moment of playtime.
Anna Gunning, CEO of Children in Hospital Ireland says: “We are thrilled to again partner with Folens on this Christmas Annual initiative and we know how much this means to the children who may have to spend time in hospital over the Christmas period. The CIH volunteers across the children’s hospitals and units always look forward to delivering them to the young patients who so eagerly receive them. The annuals bring a little joy and a smile on the faces of both the children and their families during a hospital stay.”
Printed in Ireland, and 100% recyclable, the 2022 Folens Christmas Annuals are a joyful gift you can really feel good about sharing with the little ones in your life.
Folens Christmas Annuals are available for purchase through primary schools across Ireland, or alternatively, at www.folens.ie (RRP €4.50)
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