Folens Christmas Annuals are back to spread the festive cheer

Folens Publishers has been a household name for more than 60 years, with children and parents alike enjoying the puzzles and quizzes and hints of nostalgia throughout the decades.

This year though, Folens are celebrating 50 years of Annuals with the four Christmas Annuals of Súgradh, Spraoi, Siamsa and Sonas, keeping the tradition alive. 

Each annual is targeted at a different age group, ranging from Junior Infants all the way to Sixth Class, and comes with a free pen or pencil, depending on the age group.

Not only do they provide hours of entertainment for the kids, but they also evoke the feeling of nostalgia amongst their parents too, who will remember back to their own primary school days throughout the past 50 years.

Folens are also proud to announce that they’re continuing to roll out their Christmas Annual Charity Campaign, by committing to donate one annual to charity for every ten annuals sold. 

This commitment to charity is emphasised in their almost decade-long partnership with Childrens Hospital Ireland, who are coincidentally celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year.

Children in Hospital Ireland (CHI) is a voluntary organisation working directly with children helping them cope with illness and hospitalisation, through the provision of play sessions and providing family support. 

“This year more than ever the arrival of these annuals will bring so much joy and delight to children who may have to spend time in hospital over the Christmas period. It means so much to these child patients and indeed their families,” Anna Gunning, CEO of Children in Hospital Ireland commented.

With the help of CHI, Folens Christmas Annuals are distributed to childrens wards across Ireland to bring some Christmas cheer.

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