Holiday Gram Fundraiser!

The time of year for holiday cheer is nearly here; why not send a holiday gram to those you hold dear?

Stuck in Japan for the holidays? Unable to see your friends in Japan because COVID is in the air? Sending letters too much of a hassle? The post office staff run away in fear when you approach the counter?

No worries! We, the HEC executive team, got you covered. With the purchase of a *Holiday Gram*, you can send one of your friends here in Japan a heartfelt message with some winter treats. Making your holidays a little more connected this year. Plus we’ll do all the work, and you’ll sleep tight knowing it’s for a good cause!


  1. Purchase a Holiday Gram through our BigCartel website. You can send them to anyone in Japan!
  2. We will package and deliver the heart-warming Holiday Gram so that it arrives by the holidays.


  • Peppermint Candy cane – a rarity in Japan!
  • Packet of Hot Chocolate – to warm up even the coldest nights!
  • Personalized Hand-lettered Postcard – with a message from you!


We will be accepting orders until Friday, December 11th, at 11:59 PM.


If you have any questions, regarding mail addresses, dietary restrictions, payment, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach us at

Message from the new HEC Director

Hello everyone! My name is Queena and I am very excited to be the new HEC Director for 2020-2021.

With the unfortunate cancellation of last year’s Hokkaido English Challenge due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are still hopeful in having a successful HEC year for 2021. We have a brand new team working hard to host events, fundraise for the camp, and challenge students to give HEC a try. We thank you for your continuous support and patience as we tackle various barriers. Please look forward to all the amazing new things we are excited to share with you this upcoming year!

Thank you very much! よろしくお願いします!