October 09, 2009 08:55 ET

Drawings From Three Children From Virginia to Be Featured on Holiday Greeting Card to Benefit Toys for Tots

Vistaprint Selected the Design From Over 100 Entries

TRIANGLE, VA and VENLO, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - October 9, 2009) - Following up on a joint announcement made earlier this year, today Vistaprint N.V. (NASDAQ: VPRT) and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation announced that they have picked one design to be featured during their 2009 holiday greeting card campaign. Picked from a group of over 100 impressive submissions, Amanda and Carson, age 7, and Amber, age 11, of the Clinch Valley Community Action Program in Tazewell, VA, came up with drawings of their favorite toys -- a guitar, an iPod, and a stuffed puppy dog.

A number of organizations participated in the national coloring project, with the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home in Atlanta, GA, the Wade Center in Bluefield, WV, and Clinch Valley Community Action in Tazewell, VA, all taking part. Children were given an opportunity to draw a picture of their favorite toy and provide a short description of why. Some of the submissions included stuffed animals, video game consoles, and portable music players, to name a few. The children's drawing will be featured on one holiday card that will be jointly offered between Vistaprint and Toys for Tots this upcoming holiday season.

"When we got the submissions it was really heartwarming and we were impressed by a lot of the work that the kids had done," said Vistaprint Chief Marketing Officer for North America, Trynka Shineman. "It was obvious that the kids really took their time and put a lot of effort into their drawings. Some kids had a favorite doll, others had electronics, and of course some even had a holiday theme, which was great. We look forward to unveiling the children's drawings as part of our 2009 holiday card collection."

Toys for Tots and Vistaprint have partnered again in 2009 to offer uniquely designed holiday cards for those consumers looking to spread holiday cheer while making a difference to one of the most dedicated, long-standing charities in the United States. The children's card will be just one of a number of cards that will be sold via the Vistaprint website, with 50% of the proceeds going directly to Toys for Tots. Customers interested in ordering Marine Toys for Tots Foundation holiday cards can do so by visiting: www.vistaprint.com/toysfortots.

"Getting the kids involved in the process was something that we were very interested in doing this year. The number of submissions we got shows us that they were up to the task and we're excited to roll out all the cards to the public during the holiday season," said Major Bill Grein, USMC (Ret.), vice president of marketing for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "Hopefully we'll be able to raise even more money than we did last year, thanks to all the generous people who purchased the cards and spread holiday cheer with them in 2008."

Vistaprint offers small businesses peace of mind by providing everything they need to market their business. Products include high-quality and low-cost printed products such as business cards, personalized calendars, holiday cards, and pre-inked stamps; promotional apparel including hats and T-shirts; and marketing services such as websites, copywriting, email marketing, design and postcard mailing. Customers looking for deals can also follow and interact with Vistaprint on social networking sites like Vistaprint Facebook and Vistaprint Twitter.

About The Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to provide fundraising and other necessary support for their annual Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 62nd year, Toys for Tots provides hope and happiness to economically disadvantaged children through the gift of a shiny new toy during the Christmas holiday season. Our gifts offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the gifts we provide, such as books, games and sports equipment, make a significant contribution to the educational, social and recreational interests of these children. In 2008, Marines distributed gifts to 7.6 million children in over 650 communities nationwide. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public and is supported by corporate sponsorships. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.

About Vistaprint

Vistaprint N.V. (NASDAQ: VPRT) provides more than eight million small businesses and consumers per year with the easiest way to make an impression at the best price. With a unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise, Vistaprint offers a wide variety of products for both small businesses and the home. Options range from business cards, brochures and websites to invitations, thank you notes, calendars and more. A global company, Vistaprint employs more than 1,700 people, operates 20 localized websites and ships to more than 120 countries around the world. Vistaprint's broad range of products and services are easy to access online, 24 hours a day, at www.vistaprint.com, and are satisfaction guaranteed.

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    Misti Dragano
    Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
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