The Army Benevolent Fund has launched its collection of high-quality Christmas cards for 2007. 11 Christmas card designs are available, including military-themed paintings and photographs. The card Thoughts of Home is particularly poignant, showing an Air Letter sent home from a soldier in Iraq at Christmas, 1943. The spectacular title image of Trooping the Colour, taken at the Queens Birthday Parade, is also available blank and flat-packed, enabling supporters to overprint their own message inside. Also available from 1 November this year is the new book Home for Christmas by Jeremy Archer, at the special price of £10. This moving, heartfelt anthology of letters sent at Christmas time during periods of conflict makes a perfect seasonal gift. Other exclusive ABF items include a set of Guards Parade notelets in a smart presentation box. The traditional ABF silk tie is also available, as is the indispensable ABF diary 2008 containing useful welfare information, with details of all Corps and Regimental Associations. Gifts in ABF colours are available from Smart Turnout, which will make a donation to the Fund for every order quoting ABF. Please visit www.smartturnout.com The proceeds from every purchase will go directly to the ABF, to support soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need. Dependent on voluntary donations, the Fund must currently raise around £5.5 million each year to continue its vital work with members of the Army Family. To purchase ABF Christmas cards or gifts, visit our website at www.armybenfund.org or call 01372 844670, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.