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Greeting Card Company Unveils “Atheist Christmas Cards” for 2008 Holiday Season

Greeting card publisher Order of St. Nick has released a new line of funny Christmas cards for atheists.

Iowa City, IA, November 15, 2008 --( Do atheists celebrate Christmas? Famous atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris do, and greeting card publisher Order of St. Nick is betting that millions more do as well.

“Nearly 15% of Americans identify themselves as ‘non-religious,’ but surveys have consistently shown that 95% of Americans celebrate Christmas,” says Andrew Shaffer, Order of St. Nick’s owner and creative designer. “Order of St. Nick seeks to bridge the gap between belief and observation.

“Christmas is a national holiday in the United States. Everyone, regardless of religious beliefs, should be able to celebrate with family and friends at this time of year,” says Shaffer.

Marketing industry maven Brandweek Magazine agrees. “In these new times, everyone should be accommodated in their beliefs and traditions, so there might well be a place for the Order of St. Nick [atheist Christmas] cards,” they stated in a December 2007 review of the greeting cards on their online Short Takes column.

The cards feature traditional evolutionary iconography such as Charles Darwin and monkeys along with cheeky sayings such as “Evolve Your Beliefs”. “We’ve tried to keep things light-hearted,” says Shaffer. “It’s not our intent to offend anyone. At the same time, we don’t recommend sending atheist Christmas cards to your church-going grandparents unless you want to be demoted to the ‘kiddie-table’ for Christmas day dinner.”

Three atheist designs were introduced as part of Order of St. Nick’s Winter Solstice greeting card line in 2007, and they proved to be so popular that Shaffer expanded the cards into their own line for this holiday season. Eight different designs in all are available exclusively online at Consumers can buy the cards individually for $3.99 or in boxed sets of 10 for $18.99.

About Order of St. Nick

Order of St. Nick is a greeting card publisher specializing in funny and alternative holiday greeting cards. All online orders are fulfilled by Order of St. Nick is a privately-owned small business headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa.

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