Alternative (Gift) Christmas Card for 2019
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.
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.
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 “As with Gladness Men of Old” by Chatterton Dix. This work is in the public domain.
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
Among the very first witnesses to the birth of Jesus were the animals in the stable. I considered that, since this is the stable of the innkeeper, it might have a few more residents than usual, thus the camel, the likely steed of a distant visitor, long before the Magi, curiously stooping in to see the miracle. All the stable “guests,” were just as curious, as were some “residents” – mice, doves, rooster, cat, and dog. The good news they witnessed is still good news to all! Christ’s birth was not intended to be a spectator event, but rather good news to be shared. When we share our gifts with the Society of St. Andrew and work to end hunger we witness that good news in action in real ways with those in need. I cannot fully
express how excited I am to share my God-given gift to 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. Cards will be available in October.
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
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
The minimum donation per card is $15.