You may recall that I have a particular devotion to St Peter of Verona, a/k/a Peter Martyr, as well as to holy cards in general; last week, I bid on and obtained (at a very reasonable price) a holy card in my favorite style depicting Peter Martyr.
What has this got to do with giving? Well, look at the knife in St. Peter's back. Unless we honor the holy martyrs our young people will have less reason to imitate them. Plus, giving involves sacrifice as taught to us by the martyrs. Plus, holy cards make a good mission aligned investment for a church foundation, if done prudently, in line with the foundation's investment policy. I am not sure what a St Peter Martyr in good condition goes for, but as the Boomers approach their twilight years and begin to think about the after life, I would expect prices to rise. (This is not investment advice. Consult your own investment professional to determine if Holy Cards are right for you.)