Cards help ‘keep Christ in Christmas’


By Celine Klosterman

A Christmas card available through the Knights of Columbus shows an image of shepherds adoring the baby Jesus.

Instead of Santa and evergreen trees, images of the nativity and Holy Family grace the covers of these Christmas cards. Rather than “season’s greetings,” there are Scripture verses.
With religious-themed greeting cards, the Knights of Columbus hope to help Catholics send a message to their family and friends this December: keep Christ in Christmas.
Knights of Columbus councils in the Davenport Diocese are continuing to take part in the greeting card campaign, launched in 1989 by a group of Knights in Virginia. Councils often sell them after Masses at their parish or through individual members. Proceeds benefit the Catholic men’s organization.
The effort isn’t about raising money, but reminding people what they celebrate on Dec. 25. “If it wasn’t for Christ, there wouldn’t be Christmas,” said Richard Craig, chair of the Keep Christ in Christmas campaign for the Iowa Knights of Columbus….

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