Many of you are thinking about what Christmas card to send out this year. As you start planning, consider sending one of these cards with a mission.
Roanoke Rescue Mission:
William Kohler started printing Roanoke-themed cards more than a decade ago and doesn't plan on doing another round. There are eight different scenes from around Roanoke showing landmarks like the star and trains.
The cards cost $12 for a pack of eight, and 40 percent of the sales helps the Roanoke Rescue Mission Fralin Free Clinic, providing more than $2.7 million in services like dental and healthcare to thousands of patients last year.
"It's really neat," Kohler said. "The Rescue Mission, of course, is a great opportunity for those that are less fortunate."
"It's a gift to you because it's a wonderful feeling," said Kelli Brown, general manager of Roanoke Rescue Mission's 2nd Helpings. "It's a gift to your father or your mother or your friend, but you're also giving to the Roanoke Rescue Mission and those in need, which is above and beyond."
You can pick the cards up at 2nd Helpings in Roanoke.
Ronald McDonald House:
This year's annual card is by local artist Marie Campbell and features a sledding scene. The inside message reads, "Warmest wishes for peace and joy during this Holiday Season and the coming year!"
The cards cost $18 for a pack of 25 and can be purchased at the House, by calling (540) 857-0770, or online at www.rmhc-swva.org.
All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia.
Feeding America Southwest Virginia:
Feeding America Southwest Virginia's new holiday card features a 1927 tractor in the snow.
They are made by local watercolor artist Carol Nelms.
The cards cost $20 for a pack of 20.