Looking for an alternative Christmas card this year? Pray the St. Andrew Christmas Novena for the intentions of your loved ones and then let them know of your gift of prayer through this St. Andrew Christmas Novena card!
Consider including a prayer card with each novena card and pass this beautiful St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer tradition on to your loved ones! Prayer cards can be found here.
About the Design:
The watercolor print on this card was inspired by Bambinelli Sunday, a beloved tradition started by St. John Paul II when he asked the children of Rome to bring their "little statues" of the Infant Jesus to be blessed prior to being laid into their Nativity crib. With their blessed statues in hand, he asked them to invite their families "to gather round the Crib in these days of the Christmas Novena, to recite together the prayers learned on your mother's lap, to sing sweet carols, so charged with human and Christian sentiment". Traditional prayers said in anticipation of the coming of the Infant Jesus include the St. Andrew Christmas Novena prayer. This prayer is typically prayed 15 times daily throughout Advent, from November 30, St. Andrew's feast day, until Christmas.
About the Card:
- Front of Card: Bambinelli design
- Inside left of card: St. John Paul II quote about the Infant Jesus
- Inside right of card: "Sending the gift of prayer through this St. Andrew novena for your intentions this Christmas!"
- Back of card: information about the Bambinelli tradition and novenas
- 5.5" x 4.25" folded card
- Thick cardstock paper
- Includes premium white envelope
- NOTE: The gold displayed on this card is printed as gold color, it is not gold foil