Alternative (Gift) Christmas Card for 2018

Inside Text:
 
As they offered gifts most rare
At that manger rude and bare;
So may we with holy joy
Pure, and free from sin’s alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King.

Honor Your Family and Friends While Feeding the Hungry
While you and your family celebrate the joyous Christmas season, many Americans will experience the reality of hunger and poverty. America is still the richest nation on earth, but more than 40 million of its citizens suffer in poverty. This Christmas you can give them hope by the simple act of honoring your loved ones with a gift donation to feed the hungry.

The Gift
Each $15 (minimum) gift donation to the Society of St. Andrew provides about 500 servings of fresh, nutritious food to America’s hungry families. It’s a sincere and loving way to feed the hungry and honor special people in your life. When you do, each person you honor will receive our exclusive Alternative Christmas Card announcing your generous gift in their name.

The Card
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. This card announces your generous gift to feed the hungry in the name of your chosen honoree(s). You will also receive the same card with our thanks and confirmation of the number of people you honored. The text inside the card is excerpted from “Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning” by Reginald Heber. This work is in the public domain.

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 four paintings, that will be 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

In this portrayal of the Magi presenting their gifts, I wanted to convey their individual identities, each coming from a different land “in the East”. We celebrate their gifts, and their united effort reminds us that when we join our gifts with the gifts of others who desire to help the Society of St. Andrew in their gleaning and food distribution efforts, each gift, large or small, is vital. I also wanted to convey the irony of the “three kings” worshiping the King of Kings, and to remind us this King came to bring peace on earth. There are three camels in the shadows trying to see the Christ child, sensing his importance. I am honored to share my God-given gift to help “End Hunger”.

No other gift can do so much, for so many, with so little.
Just go to our order page. 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. For your convenience, you can use your VISA, MasterCard, or American Express on our secure website.

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

Order Your Cards Here

You have a choice of two ways to order and send cards:

 

1.  YOU SEND YOUR CARDS

We’ll ship the cards to you so you can sign them and send them out. For this option, go to our

Direct-to-You Form

 

2.  WE SEND YOUR CARDS

Provide your list of recipients and we will send the cards directly to them. For this option, go to our

Form with Recipient List

 

The minimum donation per card is $15.