Alternative (Gift) Christmas Cards

(Deadline to Order: Friday, Dec. 1st)

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Write your own cards or let your friends at SoSA handwrite them for you.

Click the “Order Blank Cards” button above to order your cards online. We’ll ship the cards to you so you can sign them and send them out.

Click the “Let SoSA Write Your Cards” button above to order your cards and provide your list of recipients, along with any personal messages. We will handwrite and mail your cards to your loved ones for you. 

Honor Your Family and Friends While Sharing Good Food with Families in Need
While you and your family celebrate the joyous Christmas season, many Americans will experience the reality of hunger and poverty. America is one of the wealthiest nations on earth, but still more than 40 million of its citizens suffer in poverty. 

With this Christmas Card, you can give those families in need of a little hope and good food! You can also honor your loved ones when you donate to SoSA.

The Inside Text Reads:
And whether it be in your world today
Or in a crowded Bethlehem inn,
Find a way. Make Him room. Let Him in.
Let the hope and joy begin.
Let the peace on earth begin.
Let Him in.

[The Innkeeper (Let Him In), from The Forgotten Carols (2013-2020). Words & Music by Michael McLean.]

The Impact
Every $15.00 donation you give sends an Alternative Christmas Card to one recipient and shares more than 300 servings of nourishing food with neighbors in need. It’s a sincere and loving way to share good food with families in great need and to honor the special people in your life. When you do, each person you honor will receive an exclusive Alternative Christmas Card announcing your generous gift in their name.

The Card
This Alternative Christmas Card, The Innkeeper’s Visit, was designed exclusively for and donated to The Society of St. Andrew by Virginian artist James Harris. The full-color, vertically oriented, 5×7″ card features original art on the front, announces your generous gift to feed hungry people in the name of your chosen honoree(s), and sends you an identical card that includes SoSA’s gratitude and a confirmation of the number of people you honored.

The Artist
Jim Harris, an artist and pastor from Staunton, Virginia, shares his faith-filled talent with the Society of St. Andrew, through a series of paintings that began being featured on SoSA’s Alternative Christmas Cards, beginning in 2018. 

Jim combines a love for biblical narrative, for color, texture, and mystery into his work, delighting the eye and nourishing the soul. More of Jim’s work can be seen at:

Would you like to add something new to your Christmas Card order this year? Check out the Alternative Christmas 11” x 14” prints here.

These large prints feature 8” x 10” artwork and your gift will provide 700 servings of food for families in need this Christmas season.

The Artist’s Inspiration

What about the innkeeper’s role in the Christmas story? He is usually portrayed as selfish or mean, the man who turned away Mary and Joseph. Isn’t that unfair? What was he to do? The inn was full of people required by the census to return to their ancestral home. There were likely far more people in Bethlehem than available rooms. At that time, stables were often located under houses, with the heat from the animals helping warm the living quarters. In my painting, the innkeeper and his wife have brought food for the young family and a treat for their donkey. They are prosperous but caring. I do these Christmas cards for The Society of St. Andrew because I am blessed beyond measure, and I love being able to help feed hungry people. Thank you for purchasing this card; together, we are making a difference in the fight against hunger. – Artist, Jim Harris

Order Cards (Send to Me)          Let SoSA Write Your Cards (Write for Me)

No other gift can do so much, for so many, with so little.
Click the button at the top of this page to go to the order form. We’ll send you the cards and envelopes to personalize and mail or if you prefer, we will send them on your behalf in time for Christmas. 

As we fulfill God’s command to share His love and peace and feed hungry people, may you experience the joy of sharing His abundance with those in need and be blessed with God’s peace.

For your convenience, you can use your VISA, MasterCard, or American Express on our secure website.

The minimum gift donation for EACH card is $15
All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Please note that the deadline to order is always the first Friday in December (December 1, 2023)

(This allows enough time to write and mail your cards during a busy time of year for postal deliveries.)