Alternative (Gift) Christmas Cards
(available annually October-December)
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 a little bit of hope and good food! You can also honor your loved ones when you make your donation to SoSA.
Every $15.00 donation you give will send an Alternative Christmas Card to one recipient and share 500 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.
Our Alternative Christmas Card was designed exclusively for, and donated to, the Society of St. Andrew by Virginia artist James Harris. The full-color, 5×7″ card features original art on the front; announces your generous gift to feed the hungry 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.
Jim Harris, an artist and pastor from Staunton, Virginia, shares his faith-filled talent with the Society of St. Andrew, through a series of four 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: https://jim-harris.pixels.com.
The Artist’s Inspiration
“This painting was inspired, in part, by these wonderful lyrics, ‘Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.’* I imagined that with the census requiring people from all over to return to their ancestral home there might be people of different skin colors in Bethlehem at the time when Jesus was born in a stable. Children are naturally curious and they, like most of us, love to see a baby. They love baby Jesus, and Jesus loves them, as he does all of us.”
“We have been charged with loving others as we love ourselves, and feeding the hungry is a great way to do that. I admire the work of The Society of St. Andrew and I know they show the love of Christ to all who need a meal. When we give to support their work we share in the blessing of loving and helping others in Jesus’ name.” — Jim Harris, Artist
*“Everything is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens
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 the hungry, 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 4, 2020).
(This allows enough time to write and mail your cards during a busy time of year for postal deliveries.)