Friday, October 26, 2007

Holy Childhood Association Christmas Cards Feature Childrens' Artwork

For the third consecutive year, the Holy Childhood Association (HCA), a Pontifical Mission Society, is featuring the artwork of young Catholics on its Christmas cards. Proceeds from the sale of these cards supports the Church's outreach to children in the Missions.

“The artwork of these young missionaries is a great testament to their faith — and to their commitment to sharing the 'Good News' of Jesus’ birth with all the world," said Monsignor Kozar, national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States.

This year’s 24 winning designs were selected from among some 10,000 entries submitted by elementary school age children in Catholic schools, religious education and home school programs throughout the United States. Ten children received honorable mention.

The original artwork, featuring various representations of the Nativity story, will be displayed at the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., during Advent and Christmas 2007.

Each box of 24 cards is $10. The cards can be ordered online with a major credit card: click here or by calling the national office of the Pontifical Mission Societies at 1-800-431-2222. Also in November, winning designs will be featured as e-greetings at the HCA web site for kids – Also available online is an entry form for next year's contest.


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