Let’s face it. We live in a world that has commercialized almost everything, especially Christmas. We all know that the true meaning of Christmas is Christ, so we want to help all Christians Keep Christ in Christmas!
In 2005, we, the Knights of Columbus Council 11091 in Algonquin, Illinois, launched a humble campaign using car magnets in the shape of the nativity scene. After countless hours of prep work, discussion, and prayer, we found we barely had enough money to order an initial manufacturing run of our magnets. Thankfully, it turned out that the response to the magnets greatly exceeded our expectations! We sold out that first year, and received a letter of congratulations from none other than Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. Best of all, our council was ecstatic that we didn’t lose money.
Afterward, things were scaled up as we found several Knights of Columbus councils to distribute magnets to councils and other groups in their regions.
To advocate for the religious origins and symbolism of the Christmas season across all Christian denominations. Also to further evangelize silently and visually through those symbols.
Distribute Christian products nationwide and internationally to raise funds for charity, as well as evangelize.
In 2008, we introduced “Keep Christ in Christmas” decals. Each decal sheet has 3 sizes of decals to fit any vehicle or window. They stick to most glass and metal surfaces, and they are easily removed. These are great for vehicles with tinted windows, as they adhere on the outside. You don’t have to stop there—they can stick to glass and metal surfaces just about anywhere.
In 2009, the Knights of Columbus presented Cardinal Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston and Houston with the 1 Millionth Magnet distributed by the program.
In 2016, we added an Easter product. The "He Is Risen" magnets let Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ throughout the Lenten season.
In 2020, we added a Pro-Life magnet. The "God Made Me a Person Like You" magnet can be displayed all year.
These magnets are proudly displayed in all 50 states and Canada, as well as many countries around the world.
Our story continues to progress with over 2 million magnets and decals working as silent, yet powerful beacons of Christ.
We have been blessed with this program, and as its humble servants, will continue to support our distributors, councils, parishes, and all the Christian groups who benefit from the movement. We hope you decide to be part of this magnificent movement.