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The Official 2014 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

It’s ALMOST the most wonderful time of the year – even though Christmas trees are up and Christmas music is playing everywhere, we still have 11 days before Advent begins! And Christmas shopping is on the brain. Last year we did a 2013 Handy Dandy Guide to Catholic Christmas Shopping; since “Jesus is the Reason”, we decided to focus on Catholic-themed gifts that are fun to give and receive, and found 60 of our absolute favorite Catholic items to give for Christmas. This year, we’ve done one better – we found some new favorites, PLUS, we thought a little Christmas gift giveaway might be fun! A “little” giveaway spiraled into 29 prizes from our favorite Catholic companies and authors, including TAN, Ignatius Press, Holy Heroes, CCC, Wee Believers and more. We are SO excited about this! Below are our gift picks, and the giveaway items are listed directly beneath that. Enter through the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom. ๐Ÿ™‚

(The companies and authors who have donated these prizes are not sponsors of Catholic Sistas, since we do not take sponsorships at this time, nor are we sponsors of them. They have simply teamed up with us to offer their goods in the giveaway we are hosting!)

We bring you… The Official 2014 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide.

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Something for your Home
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1. Our Lady Undoer of Knots (or 1 of 500 other religious art prints to choose from) – Portraits of Saints

2. Clever Wooden Plaque – Soul Supply & Hardware

3. St. John Paul II Art Print – Tree of Heaven

4. “A Child is Born” Candle – Catholic Company

5. Nativity Set – Catholic Company

6. Feast!: Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year

 


Something for the Bibliophile

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1. Catholic Literary Giants: A Field Guide to the Catholic Literary Landscape

2. Treason: A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan England

3. The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home

4. Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections

5. Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms

6. Our Lady of Kibeho: Mary Speaks to the World from the Heart of Africa

7. Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves

8. Journal of a Soul: The Autobiography of Pope John XXIII

9.Yes, God!: What Ordinary Families Can Learn about Parenting from Today’s Vocation Stories

10. Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus

11. Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It

 

Something for the Littles

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1. Joseph’s Helper Tool Set & Work Apron

2. St. Therese of Lisieux Charm Clip – Shining Light Dolls

3. Can You Find Saints?: Introducing Your Child to Holy Men and Women

4. Lolek – The Boy Who Became Pope John Paul II

5. Advent Adventure Activity Book – Holy Heroes*

6. Carmelite Habit for 18″ doll – The Little Habit

7. My Mass Kit by Wee Believers

8. Mother Mary Pray For Us Baby Rattle Plush Toy with FREE Children’s Rosaryยฎ Glorious Mysteries CD and FREE SHIPPING

*HOLY HEROES IS OFFERING A ONE-TIME USE 10% COUPON FOR PURCHASES THROUGH THE END OF NOVEMBER. COUPON CODE IS  g1ftgu1d3

Check out last year’s guide for many more ideas, including apparel, CDs/DVDs, and Catholic food items – a treasure trove of great items!

 

And NOW – for our Christmas Gift Giveaway!!

 

We have 29 FABULOUS prizes that Catholic companies and authors have donated for this giveaway. We are proud to recommend each of these items as fabulous Christmas gifts, as well.

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1 Catholic Through the Year Planner

 

giveaway03- $30 gift cards to CCC of America

 

giveaway4Trust: In Saint Faustina’s Footsteps

This is a story about Saint Faustina – the greatest Christian mystic of the twentieth century – and her devotion to the Divine Mercy, which has become the fastest spreading religious devotion in the world.
This lavishly illustrated book is essentially a love story about God’s immense love for his people and the reciprocation of this love by the humble Polish nun declared a saint by Pope John Paul II.

 

giveaway5Iota: A Novel

Iota is a poignant drama about what men believe and how they might act accordingly. The story takes place during a two-month period immediately following World War II, in a temporary Soviet detention facility near a devastated Berlin. It is a mystery-suspense story about what it means to be human and whether it is possible to retain one’s humanity in the face of evil.


giveaway1 1 Lil Prayer Buddy – Louie the Christmas Lamb plush (limited edition) (10″)

giveaway21 Lil’ Prayer Buddy – Liam the Lion from Wee Believers

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1 Bearing the Bear Temporary Tattoo Kit
from Wee Believers

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1 St. Francis of Assisi Prayer Pillowcase
from Prayer Pillowcases

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1 St. Joan of Arc Prayer Pillowcase
from Prayer Pillowcases

giveaway71 St. Michael Prayer Pillowcase
from Prayer Pillowcases

giveaway81 St. Kateri Prayer Pillowcase from Prayer Pillowcases

giveaway61 Infant Jesus in Manger from Catholic Child

giveawayveil1 $50 Gift Certificate to Veils by Lily

 

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2 sets Treasure Box Book Sets from TAN

giveaway141 Love With All My Might
by Jenny Ryan
A children’s book that communicates the beauty and culture of the Catholic faith to your children, Love With All My Might tells the story of a growing family through the eyes of a little girl and her evening prayers. Through beautiful illustrations and gentle rhythmic words, a Catholic culture of love and prayer is communicated to the readers. From adoring our Lord in the Eucharist to being tucked in at night, your child will recognize these familiar moments and will want to read this book again and again.

giveaway163 Glory Stories + Life of Jesus Coloring Book Bundle from Holy Heroes

giveawayangela2 Angela’s Song
by AnnMarie Creedon
Angela โ€˜Jelโ€™ Cooke is a widow and mother of three who stays busy so as not to have to face the fact that her marriage was damaged and her husband, Devin, died before it could be repaired. Her good friends realize that no amount of home made lasagna, volunteering at church or late night games of Yahtzee can heal Angela from past regrets. When she meets Jack, the teacher of a class she is taking, he challenges her to face her demons. What follows is the poignant, yet often hilarious saga of how Angela overcomes her guilt and learns to love herself and others.

giveawaysubtle1 A Subtle Grace (O’Donovan Family)
by Ellen Gable
1896, Philadelphia In this sequel to “In Name Only” (2009, FQP), “A Subtle Grace” continues the story of the wealthy and unconventional Oโ€™Donovan Family as they approach the dawn of a new century.

giveawayjenny1 Stealing Jenny
by Ellen Gable
After three heartbreaking miscarriages, Tom and Jenny Callahan are happily anticipating the birth of their sixth child. A neighbor, however, is secretly hatching a sinister plot which will find Jenny and her unborn baby fighting for their lives.

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1 Set of Your Holy Family T-Shirts for EVERYONE in Your (Immediate) Family – Your Holy Family Ministries
A matching set of T-shirts from Your Holy Family Ministries that will help you show family unity and spread the good news about God’s plan for family life without saying a word.

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1 Advent Journey with Mary and Joseph
by Christi Gareis
The book is supported by a website where coloring pages are available for children to enjoy as well as instructions about how to create your own advent journey with Mary and Joseph. The whimsical illustrations found within the book, along with the colouring pages, are the creation of the young artist Teresa Tomas. This book is a great resource that can be used during the Advent season and has been written in a manner that a family can spread reading the book out through all of Advent, or read it in just the last week or two before Christmas.

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1 $40 Gift Certificate for Catholic Printables PDF Downloads from Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families

 

book9Yes, God!: What Ordinary Families Can Learn about Parenting from Today’s Vocation Stories
– Susie Lloyd
In a culture that is often dark and discouraging, where can parents look for help in raising their children? Here are the heartwarming stories of five priests, five nuns, and the parents who raised them to be open to Godโ€™s call. In Yes, God! What Ordinary Families Can Learn About Parenting from Today’s Vocation Stories, Lloyd relates some of their joys and setbacks, reveals their guiding principles and rallying cries, and passes along tips from the โ€œmasterโ€ parents. The mother of seven, Lloyd also shares some of her own (often-humorous) parenting tales, and helps readers understand the various dynamics of Catholic family life and the diverse factors that influence a childโ€™s decision to say โ€œyesโ€ to God.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Winners will be drawn randomly using Rafflecopter. CS will email the winners. Once they confirm they will be publicly announced on the blog. 
Winner is responsible for contacting the sponsor of the prize they won in order to work out details of delivery.
Eligibility: Prizes are available to residents of the U.S.A. only.
Catholic Sistas reserves the right to alter the giveaway terms or items at any time.
This giveaway is not associated with Facebook.
Catholic Sistas does not take sponsorships at this time; the companies who have donated these items are NOT sponsors of CS. They have generously agreed to include their items in a giveaway that CS is hosting, and occasionally provides CS with items to review; that is the only affiliation between the companies and the blog.

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About Colleen

Colleen is wife to her wonderful husband and mama to three boys and three girls. She spends her days reading stories, practicing skip counting, and sweeping Cheerios with a baby in her arms. She enjoys sharing her Catholic Faith with others, and trying her best to live out her vocation generously, graciously, fully. She loves the Traditional Mass. She also appreciates anything crafty or chocolatey, and is blessed to reside in the great state of Kansas, which actually is not all black-and-white โ€“ she has the red shoes to prove it.

  • NoeyL - Love This! I see a couple of things I am already writing down for my list. Thank you for sharing!November 18, 2014 – 11:06 pmReplyCancel

  • laura - I’d like the veils gift card so I could get some veils. And maybe some for my family/friends!November 18, 2014 – 11:07 pmReplyCancel

  • luisa b. - so many cute ideas for the kids! hoping the grandparents will get them spiritual gifts this year for christmas!November 18, 2014 – 11:09 pmReplyCancel

  • luisa b - i LOVE the little mass kit!November 18, 2014 – 11:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Angie - There are so many great prizes in this give away. I love following Catholic Sistas on Facebook!November 18, 2014 – 11:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Cindy - My favorite Advent tradition is hanging the Jesse tree ornaments + readings every day. I’m hoping this year we will stay on track ALL of Advent!!November 18, 2014 – 11:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Katrina. Smith - Thanks for this great list!November 18, 2014 – 11:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Katrina smith - I admit…I’m a last minute shopper, I usually don’t finish until the 23rd!November 18, 2014 – 11:26 pmReplyCancel

  • Vicki Ellis - I HOPE to finish all my shopping before Advent begins, but I’ll probably be scrambling to get something for my husband at the last minute as he’s hard to buy for!

    Our favorite Advent tradition is singing “O Come O Come Emmanuel” each night before lighting the candle at dinnertime.

    The item I have my eye on is the Catholic Day Planner. This type-A Mom loves all things organizational!

    Thanks for the chance to win!November 18, 2014 – 11:39 pmReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Ramponi - My Advent tradition is our Jesse Tree! We love it!November 18, 2014 – 11:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Christy Blair - This year I have to wait until December to shop, since we had extra expenses in November (but usually I try to finish shopping before Advent)November 18, 2014 – 11:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Kathy C. - My goal is to have my Christmas shopping done before Advent begins – almost there! ๐Ÿ™‚November 18, 2014 – 11:47 pmReplyCancel

  • Joan - Advent wreath is a family favorite!November 18, 2014 – 11:49 pmReplyCancel

  • Debra Mericle - These prizes all look so wonderful & fun! Thank you Catholic Sistas for the ideas and the fun contest! These all would make wonderful gifts. I can’t choose!November 19, 2014 – 12:01 amReplyCancel

  • Trisha - This is wonderful! Love all the wonderful gifts ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 12:04 amReplyCancel

  • Kris - Thanks for offering the giveaway!November 19, 2014 – 12:30 amReplyCancel

  • Tonia Tamayo - I buy gifts throughout the year and hide them in my closetNovember 19, 2014 – 12:30 amReplyCancel

  • Carol - My favorite Advent tradition is the advent wreath and candles.
    I have my eye on those Tan Treasure Box book set and the Glory Stories because….homeschool and children and dreaming with no money.November 19, 2014 – 12:53 amReplyCancel

  • Jill - I always seem to be a last minute shopper!November 19, 2014 – 1:11 amReplyCancel

  • Jassica - Our favorite Advent Tradition is our magnetic Advent calendar. The kids take turns opening a door and adding a piece of the nativity scene,then we read appropriate verses and pray.November 19, 2014 – 2:47 amReplyCancel

  • Jessica S. - Wonderful giveaway & Christmas list! ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 2:48 amReplyCancel

  • Jessica S. - I would keep some prizes for my family, and share some with friends. ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 2:51 amReplyCancel

  • rachael - I’m a last minute shopper that’s for sure!
    also I would keep or pass on the prize depending on what it is ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 3:33 amReplyCancel

  • Shirley Brown - My favorite advent tradition is lighting the wreath on Sunday evenings at dinner with my family and doing our devotion. My favorite times of the year are Advent and Lent! This advent, we are expecting our 7th child so it makes it a little extra special. ๐Ÿ˜‰November 19, 2014 – 5:00 amReplyCancel

  • Natalie - I would love the Prayer Pillowcase, Jesus figurine, Catholic Sistas planner, and the CCC of America gift certificate!! Great prizes and ideas for gifts! Also, I will most likely still be buying gifts well into Advent, but I’m trying to at least get started now.November 19, 2014 – 5:01 amReplyCancel

  • Natalie - I would prob give my winning as a gift.November 19, 2014 – 5:06 amReplyCancel

  • Mary - I am usually done everything before Thanksgiving but lack of finances this year is forcing me to wait. The good news is that it already has me planning ahead on how to NOT let this happen again next year!November 19, 2014 – 5:37 amReplyCancel

  • Charity - Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! I have my eye on the $30 gift card to CCC of America. I would use it to buy my boys movies ๐Ÿ˜€November 19, 2014 – 5:59 amReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Our family’s favorite Advent tradition is one we started last year (okay, it’s our only one so far, but it worked REALLY well). I took a small plastic storage box – one that would fit one of the baby dolls we have. Then I cut strips of brown paper and drew swirls on them to make them look sort of like wood, and taped them to the sides of the box – making it resemble a manger. Next to the box, I had a basket of cotton balls. Our children are pretty little (6 and under), so doing hay or yarn seemed like it wouldn’t show the effect of their good works fast enough, so we did cotton balls. It worked out so perfectly! The kids LOVED it! They understood what it was for, got excited to throw cotton balls in for baby Jesus, would ask me what they could do to give Jesus another one, etc….so they were working at being nice, helping each other, and praying for others. Even I got in on it ๐Ÿ™‚ My Protestant husband really liked it too, and on Christmas Eve, we sang “Away in a Manger” as we processed in to the manger to put Jesus in it under the Christmas tree. It was awesome. I am soooo not crafty or creative; this was a gift from God for our family. ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 6:29 amReplyCancel

  • Linda Deslauriers - I shop online, for the most part, so I’d say I shop before, during and after. Much less stressNovember 19, 2014 – 6:51 amReplyCancel

  • Rachel M - My favorite Advent tradition is lighting the candles with my kiddos.November 19, 2014 – 6:58 amReplyCancel

  • Angela - My advent tradition is to decorate the door, the house, even the tree (when the time comes) with advent colors. I have a purple and pink ornament wreath I made and I use my advent candies that i purchased from a benedictine abbey for my advent table candles.November 19, 2014 – 7:00 amReplyCancel

  • heidi - These are great ideas!November 19, 2014 – 7:05 amReplyCancel

  • Kristin - I love the build your own nativity set we use with our kids. Every day of Advent we put out a different piece. Santa puts out baby Jesus on Christmas eve.November 19, 2014 – 7:36 amReplyCancel

  • Alethea - We decorate our christmas tree with white and purple lights (ypu can get discounted purple lights after haloween) and put up a purple ball ornament each day of advent along with the appropriate jesse tree ornament. Then, on Christmas Eve we take it all down and redecorate for christmas and leave it up until epiphany. We also do Advent candles at dinner on sundays and use the wreath as a centerpiece on a purple table cloth.November 19, 2014 – 7:39 amReplyCancel

  • maureen - Trying to get all the shopping done early for a quiet and reflective Advent. I’m not sure a quiet Advent is possible with four littles — but that’s the goal! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for such a fantastic giveaway!November 19, 2014 – 7:47 amReplyCancel

  • Sharon - My children are mostly grown. I hope I win one of the books (paper….I don’t own a kindle)November 19, 2014 – 7:55 amReplyCancel

  • Veronica cummings - I would love to win the time shirts, what a way to share our faith without saying a word.November 19, 2014 – 7:58 amReplyCancel

  • Jeremy cummings - I would love to win the gift card to CCC.November 19, 2014 – 8:00 amReplyCancel

  • LuCinda Miller - I love all of the gift ideas! My kids are definitely getting some of these! How cute is that Mass kit?
    and to answer one of the questions, I think my baby would love one of the little toys, either the lamb or the lion, but I would be happy to win any of these awesome giveaways!November 19, 2014 – 8:01 amReplyCancel

  • Bridget - Incredible giveaway! โ™กNovember 19, 2014 – 8:14 amReplyCancel

  • kira wray - I usually do not start shopping until the beginning of advent. We also do not put our tree up until sometime during a decent and keep it up through the 12 days of christmas.November 19, 2014 – 8:17 amReplyCancel

  • Jessica R - I am so glad that you started this contest because I had no idea of some of these companies that sell great Catholic items! Great items being sold for Christmas! So happy to be able to offer my children toys that are religious also!!!!November 19, 2014 – 8:22 amReplyCancel

  • Debbie Gaudino - I am a book – nut so I would most love to win the books! My favorite Advent tradition is lighting the Advent wreath and for the first time, this year I will have finished my Christmas shopping before Advent. As for wrapping, well that’s another story…. Loving the giveaway!November 19, 2014 – 8:28 amReplyCancel

  • Jenny Panico - Wow!! These are all so amazing! What a generous gift!! I have had my eye on that Mass kit for years! It is just so pricey! All of these children’s items would be great for my kids but I would also gift a handful of items as well!! Thank you for the giveaway!November 19, 2014 – 8:29 amReplyCancel

  • Cindy - So many great ideas and gifts! Thanks for sharing them and for the offer to try and win in this giveaway!!!November 19, 2014 – 8:29 amReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Thanks for sharing these great gift ideas and for the opportunity to win some of them!November 19, 2014 – 8:30 amReplyCancel

  • gillian - I wish adults could write
    wish lists for Christmas! I see
    so many things I would love
    to have for our family!November 19, 2014 – 8:31 amReplyCancel

  • Lisa Graham - What a great list & contest! Thank you!!November 19, 2014 – 8:32 amReplyCancel

  • Angie W - Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway!! Our favorite tradition is the Jesse Tree.November 19, 2014 – 8:34 amReplyCancel

  • Beth - Which prize do you have YOUR eye on and why?…I’m especially fond of the manger with Jesus. We have a “larger” style nativity that we put under our Christmas tree, butNovember 19, 2014 – 8:42 amReplyCancel

  • Beth - (continued from above) I’d love to have a manger like this that can be placed under the tree on Christmas.November 19, 2014 – 8:43 amReplyCancel

  • Tara - I have my eye on the $50 to veils by Lily – I’ve been thinking about veiling and this sure would make it easier!November 19, 2014 – 8:49 amReplyCancel

  • Janet - What an exciting giveaway!November 19, 2014 – 8:54 amReplyCancel

  • Janet - An advent wreath!November 19, 2014 – 8:55 amReplyCancel

  • Maxine Oberle - What is your favorite Advent tradition?
    We do many different things for Advent but we do have ONE tradition that goes every year. A Jesse Tree. We learn something new every year.November 19, 2014 – 8:56 amReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Those prayer pillowcases are really cute!November 19, 2014 – 8:58 amReplyCancel

  • Laurel - I’m attempting to finish my Christmas shopping before Advent begins this year. I think I’ll have the majority of it done so I can skip out on the crazy mall shopping and have more time to spend with JESUS this Advent! ๐Ÿ˜‰November 19, 2014 – 8:58 amReplyCancel

  • Megan - I love the Mass Kit and the Veils. ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 9:01 amReplyCancel

  • Ashley - If I win, I’m going to keep a few and then give the rest to families at my church. I don’t have any children yet, (although they should, God willing, be coming SOON) so I would much rather give a family something I will just end up having to throw into a box for a few years.November 19, 2014 – 9:02 amReplyCancel

  • Maureen - If I were to win I would share with other members of my family because some pertains more to them.November 19, 2014 – 9:11 amReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Such an amazing giveaway! Thank yiu so much for being so generous! Everything is so great!November 19, 2014 – 9:18 amReplyCancel

  • Danielle - Love this list and just in time for some shopping!November 19, 2014 – 9:19 amReplyCancel

  • Margaret - I’d love the little Christmas lamb for my kiddos!November 19, 2014 – 9:19 amReplyCancel

  • Victoria - I would love to win the planner and the Catholic Children’s Treasure Box set. We are just starting homeschool with our oldest and would love to use these for religion class.November 19, 2014 – 9:21 amReplyCancel

  • Stephanie N. - This year, I am sincerely trying to get all of our shopping done before Advent. So far I have a bunch of ideas but I have yet to place any orders! Thanks for the ideas!November 19, 2014 – 9:22 amReplyCancel

  • Shannon - What is your favorite advent activity? – I love singing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” while we light our advent wreath at dinner. Mostly because it makes my son so happy that he wants to keep singing all through dinner! ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 9:23 amReplyCancel

  • Kilty - Thanks Catholic Sistas! This is awesome!November 19, 2014 – 9:30 amReplyCancel

  • Kilty - Haha- didn’t see the prompts- I think doing a Jesse tree is a great tradition to recall salvation history, so we’re going to try and do that this year!November 19, 2014 – 9:33 amReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - Our favorite advent tradition is the Jesse tree . I made one of felt similar to the one on shower of roses. We wait to decorate and get a tree until Christmas eve and then spend the day in full on Christmas spirit.. having waited all of advent! We have a tree trimming day and listen to the Blind Boys of Alabama christmas music. It is a tradition Im so happy to have started for my kids!November 19, 2014 – 9:33 amReplyCancel

  • Veronica - Which prize do you have YOUR eye on and why?

    I love love love the Treasure Box series. I grew up reading them and would love to raise my children with them too!November 19, 2014 – 9:44 amReplyCancel

  • Laine - What a great gift list! I see things that my own children already love, and things that they would love to love, lol!

    I have had my eye on the saint pillowcases for a while – I know my oldest would be over the moon for St Michael!November 19, 2014 – 9:45 amReplyCancel

  • Kim - I love the Advent wreaths. And my kids are fascinated by fire so it works out well for us.November 19, 2014 – 9:54 amReplyCancel

  • MAYEN - We follow Holy Heroes during Advent! We make crafts and light our advent candles! Such and exciting time of year!November 19, 2014 – 9:55 amReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Beautiful giveaways! I would share many of these with our beautiful Homeschool Coop! Thank you for doing this!November 19, 2014 – 10:00 amReplyCancel

  • Jessica Wright - I’m trying to complete all shopping before Advent this year. And depending on what I won, I may share with my kids and family. The planner would definitely be for me though!November 19, 2014 – 10:00 amReplyCancel

  • Melanie - Love all of these!November 19, 2014 – 10:06 amReplyCancel

  • Andrea - I would love the Holy Heroes pack! We just listened to our first Glory Story CD and my kids are hooked!November 19, 2014 – 10:08 amReplyCancel

  • Lara - I NEED to win because my friend wants someone she knows to WIN!November 19, 2014 – 10:14 amReplyCancel

  • Theresa - Love!!!!November 19, 2014 – 10:31 amReplyCancel

  • Mary Josephina - After looking at all these great gifts I can’t just choose one to want more than then another. You guys have really out done yourselves this year. God Bless you all <3November 19, 2014 – 10:32 amReplyCancel

  • Christine - What is your favorite Advent tradition?

    The Fontanini nativity set my husband and I bought together before we were married. Because, unlike all those ornaments I had been collecting over the years, it’s unbreakable. ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 10:32 amReplyCancel

  • Jae - I love the pillowcases! I think our favorite Advent devotion is the Jesse Tree. It really helps the kiddos understand the whole purpose of Jesus and it takes them that much deeper into appreciating our Catholic heritage. <3November 19, 2014 – 10:35 amReplyCancel

  • Mary - I seriously love the mass kit for my little boys!November 19, 2014 – 10:37 amReplyCancel

  • erin mckain - thanks for making this possibleNovember 19, 2014 – 10:41 amReplyCancel

  • Shaunacey - I hope to have my shopping done before Advent but this time of year is busier with 2 birthdays too.November 19, 2014 – 10:41 amReplyCancel

  • allison - great giveaway!!November 19, 2014 – 10:50 amReplyCancel

  • Leslie - Great ideas, love all of the kids stuff.November 19, 2014 – 10:53 amReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - I’d give some of these as gifts to my children or husband! Thanks for the awesome list!November 19, 2014 – 11:04 amReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Amireault - This is great!! Thank you for taking care of my shopping lists! ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 11:08 amReplyCancel

  • Jaclyn - My favorite advent tradition is making Christmas cookies. Not very adventy U guess- but sometimes we use purple icing ๐Ÿ™‚ Is it ok to ask St. Jude to pray that I will win? ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 11:11 amReplyCancel

  • Maxine Nunez - Wow! Great gifts on the gift guides and great prizes! There are several of the prizes that I’d be super happy to win. (And I wish I could buy just about everything on the gift guide.)
    I try to finish Christmas shopping before Advent. Makes it easier to focus on Advent during Advent.November 19, 2014 – 11:13 amReplyCancel

  • Jenny - one of our favorite advent traditions is to read the story “Destination: Bethlehem”.

    I am always looking for new ways to bring the faith to our children, so I would love win something for them.November 19, 2014 – 11:14 amReplyCancel

  • Ashley B. - I’d love to have all my shopping done by Advent, but that never happens for me. Would love to win anything from this giveaway. All are wonderful gifts!November 19, 2014 – 11:17 amReplyCancel

  • Lynn Baker-Hack - What a great gift list! I especially love the Infant Jesus in Manger from Catholic Child.November 19, 2014 – 11:21 amReplyCancel

  • Kim Hartlove - What a great guide! I hope to have all my shopping done before Advent. I love to not at all have to focus on that aspect during the season.November 19, 2014 – 11:27 amReplyCancel

  • Cecilia Gonzalez - Wonderful gifts! Book section is the most tempting part.November 19, 2014 – 11:29 amReplyCancel

  • Rosemarie - I love lighting an Advent wreath before dinner with my family — it brings a sense of peace.November 19, 2014 – 11:29 amReplyCancel

  • Liz - I try to plan much of my shopping in November and make all my purchases over Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend when the deals are best. That leaves Advent open for other things!November 19, 2014 – 11:39 amReplyCancel

  • Sarah Reinhard - Well, the IDEA is to get my shopping done before Advent, but this year I’m not even quite sure who I’m buying for…so it may be all a theory.

    My favorite Advent tradition is the Advent wreath.

    And whether I keep the prize or give it away depends on whether I win and what I win. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!!!November 19, 2014 – 11:53 amReplyCancel

  • Meme - I’ve had my eye on Catholic Through the Year for sometime now ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 12:03 pmReplyCancel

  • BG - Totally would love a veil from Veils by Lily!November 19, 2014 – 12:06 pmReplyCancel

  • H - Let’s see: eye on Veils by Lilly prize, for sure– although they all look amazing!!November 19, 2014 – 12:06 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ Two Os Plus More - So many great items to win! Our favorite Advent traditions include the nightly lighting of the Advent wreath with prayers and singing O Come O Come Emmanuel.November 19, 2014 – 12:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Jamie - What a great giveaway!November 19, 2014 – 12:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Shawn M - We traditionally make an Advent wreath out of greenery every year. Last year we had a scare when it caught fire. This year, we’re going to get a bare-bones store bought one and start a new tradition. Usually, I’m ahead of the game and have my shopping done by November, but I’m behind this year and will probably not finish until after Advent starts.November 19, 2014 – 12:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Mary L - I love Advent! We enjoy the Advent Wreath and evening prayers the most. We love our Advent Calendar, Jesse Tree, and filling up a manger with good deeds-hay too I have children of all ages and the giveaway looks amazing! Happy and Holy Advent everyone!November 19, 2014 – 12:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Monique G. - Wonderful gift ideas and a fantastic giveaway!November 19, 2014 – 12:21 pmReplyCancel

  • Shannon - This year, shopping is done before Advent because I have a 2-week-old babe. Thank God for the Internet!November 19, 2014 – 12:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Kim - Since we are still kind of newbies to the Catholic faith, our favorite is the Advent wreath.
    I try to have my shopping done before Advent, but do not always make it. I do shop all year putting things away.
    I have my eye on the Holy Heros CD’s or the gift cards for CCC.
    Depending on the winnings it would probably be for our children. ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 12:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Shannon - I try to have all shopping done before Advent, however there are always a few little things I forget and have to get after.November 19, 2014 – 12:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Angela - These are all such great ideas! Thank you for sharing.November 19, 2014 – 12:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristy - Awesome ideas!!November 19, 2014 – 12:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Laura - Love this! Thanks for such a great giveaway.November 19, 2014 – 1:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Laura - I try to not finish my shopping before Advent, but I might this year! There’s so much snow here in MN I feel like everyone has gotten into the mood a little earlier than expected.November 19, 2014 – 1:06 pmReplyCancel

  • Angela - This is the ultimate catholic gift guide! Thank you!November 19, 2014 – 1:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Amy - I’d love to win the Veils by Lily gc for myself. If I won the Treasure Box books or Child Jesus, I already have a family in mind to give them to.November 19, 2014 – 1:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Malia - I have my eye on that planner!!November 19, 2014 – 1:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah M - Love the Joseph’s helper costume and tools. My 3 y.o. would love it!November 19, 2014 – 2:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Cari Redden - I have my eye on the little lamb for my goddaughter! ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 2:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Erin Hartsell - these are all FABULOUS!!!! Thank you!November 19, 2014 – 2:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Caroline - Thanks so much for the recommendations. My kids, esp those who have nightmares, would LOVE the St. Michael pillowcase!November 19, 2014 – 2:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - What a incredible giveaway! I believe that you have covered every Catholic here- from the young..to the young at heart! As an Altar server trainer and catechist- I love the mass kit! ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 2:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Blair - My favorite Advent tradition is decorating!
    I love putting out the Advent wreath, Nativities, the tree,
    the Jesse Tree, and reading dozens of books!November 19, 2014 – 2:27 pmReplyCancel

  • Carol - If I win, I’ll be giving it to the most devoted Catholic family I know in Ankeny,Iowa that are also big supporters of most of these merchants. So exciting!November 19, 2014 – 2:32 pmReplyCancel

  • Margo - Thanks for everything.November 19, 2014 – 2:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Natalie H - Great list! ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 2:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Amy - Sad! I wish it were open to CanadiansNovember 19, 2014 – 2:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Michelle - So many great items! The Veils by Lily certificate would be great! My daughters and I would love veils for Mass. The TAN books would definitely be a blessing for our entire family.November 19, 2014 – 2:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Angie - I like Advent! My favorite things are the wreath and celebrating the little feasts leading up to Christmas. I am hoping to win a gift as our baby #4 is due Christmas Eve!November 19, 2014 – 3:18 pmReplyCancel

    • Martina Kreitzer - Angie, something tells me you will be winning something WAY better than we could offer you! ๐Ÿ˜‰November 19, 2014 – 3:21 pmReplyCancel

  • Amanda - we enjoy doing our Jesse tree and advent calendar/nativity. This year we are going to do the Holy Heroes advent adventure. I try to get most of my shopping done before advent, but this year that is definitely not going to happen unfortunately!November 19, 2014 – 3:27 pmReplyCancel

  • Charlene - My favorite Advent tradition has always been having an Advent wreath in our home. Every day we would light the appropriate candles, read a meditation, and sing O Come O Come Emmanuel. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!!November 19, 2014 – 3:38 pmReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - Gosh, there are like 20 things I’d appreciate, starting with the “Catholic All Year” thing and heading on down the list. Keeping it or giving it away, however, totally depends on what the prize is. ๐Ÿ™‚November 19, 2014 – 3:41 pmReplyCancel

  • Barb - Family Advent Tradition: When my kids were small I would keep the Christmas picture books away in a box until the first Sunday of Advent. Then I would bring out those books and put them in a basket. They could be read during the Advent and Christmas seasons only. This kept the stories fresh.November 19, 2014 – 4:07 pmReplyCancel

  • val duffy - ooh! love ALL of these prizes! i would be most excited about anything from Wee Believers to give as gifts!November 19, 2014 – 4:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Tracy - What an amazing giveaway! So many things here I would love to win.November 19, 2014 – 4:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Kim m - I would love to win the 3 glory stories because I know my kids would to hear the audio stories of some of the saints. Thanks so much for the giveaway.November 19, 2014 – 4:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Alicia yarborough - Thanks for these wonderful gift suggestions!

    My favorite Advent tradition? lighting the advent candle(s) each Sunday as a family, laying out the nativity and participating in Posadas.

    Which prize do you have YOUR eye on and why? The infant Jesus in the Manger or the St. Michael pillowcase

    If I win I plan to give it to my son.

    Do you finish your shopping before or after Advent? Before advent so as to be able to enjoy the coming of Christmas without the stress of gift shopping.November 19, 2014 – 4:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Lisa Cernik - Would love to win the gift certificate to CCC. Haven’t bought new movies from them since I watched VHS tapes! They would be for my daughter.November 19, 2014 – 4:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Tracy R - I’d love to win the Joan of Arc Pillowcase cover, Holy Heroes CD , Treasure Box Books, Adventure of Mary and Joseph book. 18 inch Doll Habit , Infant Jesus Manger. Actually all these gifts are great. Crossing my fingers.November 19, 2014 – 4:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Ana L. - WOW!!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!! i hope I win! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ll answer both questions, i love the Advent wreath meditations, we do it every year, I want to start the Jesse Tree.
    And regarding the prizes… oh boy.. there are sooo many wonderful ones, it is hard to pick! But the top ones at my lists are $50 gift card for Veils by Lily, $30 GF for CCC videos, the children’s treasure box set, the 8″ infant Jesus and the Holy Heroes set. ๐Ÿ˜€November 19, 2014 – 4:31 pmReplyCancel

  • ann-Marie - i do try to get all my shopping done before advent. And I love the advent wreath best of all.November 19, 2014 – 4:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Tara Markus - Love all the goodies!! Thanks for the opportunity!November 19, 2014 – 4:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Amelia W. - I would love to win the CCC movies. I was going to get them for my kids for Christmas.November 19, 2014 – 5:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Jody Shine - What an incredible giveaway! I would definitely keep some and give some away!!!November 19, 2014 – 5:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Dena - Awesome giveaway! I would love to win the Catholic Child’s Treasure Box books. I have been wanting them for a long time!November 19, 2014 – 5:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Tammy - I love lighting the candles and reading the prayers and meditations with the family every night of Advent. As for the prizes, it depends on what I win whether I give or keep it. ๐Ÿ˜‰November 19, 2014 – 5:21 pmReplyCancel

  • Mary - What an awesome list of Catholic gifts.November 19, 2014 – 5:39 pmReplyCancel

  • Mary - Love so many. I collect lambs, so I’d love the lamb, or the baby Jesus in the manger.November 19, 2014 – 5:41 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I enjoy all the anticipation and celebrating the special feasts during Advent.November 19, 2014 – 5:49 pmReplyCancel

  • robin - I would really like the veils by lily gift card b/c I “need” a new veil!November 19, 2014 – 5:51 pmReplyCancel

  • Martianne Stanger - We enjoy Advent chains a la http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-countdown-is-on-making-paper-advent.html

    All the prizes look great. The Catholic printables would probably be the most particle for us right now, but all would be welcome!

    I finish shopping just before ChristmasNovember 19, 2014 – 5:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Amy Ferguson - So many great ideas listed here! Thank you for that!November 19, 2014 – 6:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Amy Ferguson - Oh, and all of the prizes are amazing, but the gift cards for saints dvds and the St. Francis Prayer Pillowcases would make my kiddos and I especially happy. Thanks!November 19, 2014 – 6:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - I would love the planner for myself, but I think I’d love for my children to have the Glory Stories.November 19, 2014 – 6:38 pmReplyCancel

  • Moya - This is amazing and I thank you for the FB links I am really excited about all of this and Happy (coming) Advent!November 19, 2014 – 6:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Lisa Andrews - Normally I finish shopping well before Advent, however we just PCS’d (military move), and money is very short and I haven’t gotten much of anything for my little ones yet. Praying the moving money comes in soon, so we can finish up, normally I am a lot more organized and prepared.November 19, 2014 – 7:23 pmReplyCancel

  • heidi - Depending on what i would win, I migt just keep it for myself!! But they look like great gifts, so who knows!November 19, 2014 – 7:27 pmReplyCancel

  • Laura H. - I would love St. Nick to deliver some of these to my child and to use others as Christmas gifts. Kateri’s pillowcase might be myfavorite since my daughter chose her as her saint!! The Thanks for this bit of fun!November 19, 2014 – 7:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Carrie McDowell - JMJ

    Lots of nice stuff here to win! Thanks for the opportunity!November 19, 2014 – 7:35 pmReplyCancel

  • Megan C - What a bunch of amazing giveaways, and what great gift ideas!!November 19, 2014 – 7:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Carolyn A - Whew! That’s a lot of giveaways!November 19, 2014 – 7:49 pmReplyCancel

  • Lisa Marie D. - Great gift ideas! I am going to use some of them for dad’s grandparents and my mil.November 19, 2014 – 7:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Shelby - Thank you for this giveaway and all the daily inspiration you and this site provides!November 19, 2014 – 8:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Maria - Wonderful items!November 19, 2014 – 8:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Maria - We enjoy the Jesse Tree, but our four boys like the advent wreath the best. Fire, you know…November 19, 2014 – 8:49 pmReplyCancel

  • Janet - My favorite Advent thing is to read my little purple/blue book published on a daily basis.November 19, 2014 – 8:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Mary - I try to finish my shopping before Advent.November 19, 2014 – 9:08 pmReplyCancel

  • otsparkle - Excited about this!November 19, 2014 – 9:08 pmReplyCancel

  • otsparkle - Jesse Tree and advent wreathNovember 19, 2014 – 9:10 pmReplyCancel

  • liz - my eye is on the veil there’s a sweet girl I know that feels she has a calling to veil but needs just a little encouragement I would give the gift card to herNovember 19, 2014 – 9:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Maureen - I would most likely give anything I won away as a gift (especially the children’s items since I don’t have kids) There are a few items I’m adding to my Christmas list though!November 19, 2014 – 9:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Amber - I would love the Veils gift card – I would save it to order my second daughter’s first communion veil!November 19, 2014 – 9:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Grace Derksen - My favourite tradition is the Advent wreath, though unfortunately we probably won’t have one this year. And I like to get my Christmas shopping done early. ๐Ÿ™‚ Best giveaway ever!November 19, 2014 – 9:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Thanks for the great ideas! It’s fun reading everyone’s posts!November 19, 2014 – 9:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I’d love to win the CCC gift card or Catholic Treasure Box set!November 19, 2014 – 9:30 pmReplyCancel

  • Michelle - EVERY year I think “I’m going to plan ahead and get most of my shopping done” and then every year, I’m out shopping the week before Christmas! Ahhhhh! LOL So many nice gift choices, where to begin? If I win any of the little children’s toys/books, I’ll give those as gifts.November 19, 2014 – 9:41 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Symank - I love this! Although I am a “crib Catholic”, I am beginning to truly get involved in my church and learning more! I would love to win this!November 19, 2014 – 9:48 pmReplyCancel

  • Kathy Forst - Truly a quality list of Catholic companies and products. I like everything! Every year, I try to get my shopping done before Advent starts. I am getting closer to my goal, bit by bit.November 19, 2014 – 9:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Brandi Vidrine - If I win I will be sharing the prizes with my homeschool co-op.November 19, 2014 – 9:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I think my favorite gift idea on here was the saint clothing for a 10 inch doll. My daughter would love to have a little religious to run around the house with.November 19, 2014 – 10:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Maria - My favorite part of Advent is the Advent wreath!November 19, 2014 – 10:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - My favorite Advent tradition is the Advent Calendar! Been doing it since I was a little girl…and still make sure I do it every year!November 19, 2014 – 10:37 pmReplyCancel

  • Allison Gingras - Great prizes from so many Great Catholic vendors – can do all our shopping right here!!November 19, 2014 – 10:38 pmReplyCancel

  • AnnMarie - I always try to get my shopping done before Advent begins, so I can relax and enjoy the liturgical season. Some years I accomplish my goal, some years I don’t ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for doing this give away. What fun!November 19, 2014 – 10:50 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily - Great giveaway!November 19, 2014 – 11:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily - Wanting to win the Veils by Lily gift card, or any prize.November 19, 2014 – 11:04 pmReplyCancel

  • Leah - My favorite is probably the Advent wreath.November 19, 2014 – 11:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline - So many things I’d love to win! Very nice!November 19, 2014 – 11:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Edna Grimsley - I would love to win the Veils By Lily gift card.November 19, 2014 – 11:21 pmReplyCancel

  • bobbi @ revolution of love - Ohmygoodness, I am geeking out over all this! If I win I’d keep half and gift the other half. ๐Ÿ™‚November 20, 2014 – 12:24 amReplyCancel

  • angela bonzani - Favorite tradition is adding hay to Jesus manger when we make a sacrifice to get it ready for baby Jesus. Would love the baby Jesus in the manger. Or veils by lily to get my girls their confirmation veils.November 20, 2014 – 12:41 amReplyCancel

  • Julie - We love celebrating St. Nick on his Feast Day with chocolate gold coins, one toy, and one religious item in our stockings that morning.November 20, 2014 – 5:49 amReplyCancel

  • Lisa White - A favorite Advent tradition at our house…the first day we set up a tree. The next night we put white lights around it; the night following it is decked with purple ribbon. After that, on each successive evening each child is able to put one purple ornament ( or pink after the third week begins) on the tree. It really reinforces the waiting and anticipation!November 20, 2014 – 6:07 amReplyCancel

  • Clarisa Gonzalez - my favorite advent tradition was always singing at the church for Christmas. They do a HUGE posada play downtown on the riverwalk every year on the river barges and it is absolutely stunning! People come from all over the world to watch it, and many churches come and sing on the river as well.November 20, 2014 – 7:02 amReplyCancel

  • Jen - It’s always my goal to have shopping done before Advent!November 20, 2014 – 7:35 amReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Last year we began a new Advent tradition of the three wise men looking for baby Jesus. We used the Playmobil toys and every morning they would be somewhere new. The kids loved it and it feels true to the season.November 20, 2014 – 7:40 amReplyCancel

  • Hannah - I would love to win the Veils by Lily gift card.
    I would love to by my sister (who is in college and dicerning religious life) a nice veil for Christmas. I couldn’t afford a quality veil for her birthday, so I am hoping that I could get her one now!November 20, 2014 – 7:53 amReplyCancel

  • Erin - What is your favorite Advent tradition? we will be doing a Jesse Tree this year, and I also like the O Antiphons tradition

    Which prize do you have YOUR eye on and why? Naturally I have my eye on the Veils by Lily prize, but I’d be happy with anything, because I rarely win anything ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad to “meet” and support some interesting Catholic companies

    If you win, will you keep the prize for yourself or give it as a gift? My kids might be too old for a few of the toys, but we have a few friends and family babies coming, so they’d find a good home!

    Do you finish your shopping before or after Advent? I AIM to get done by the first week of Advent, but sometimes it works out that I’m out and about facing the crazies prayerfully.November 20, 2014 – 7:53 amReplyCancel

  • Kaitlynn S - We have an advent calendar and we say a prayer for every day of advent. We only started last year, but my daughter seemed to like it.November 20, 2014 – 7:55 amReplyCancel

  • Kamaya mayor - I think the thing I would want the most is the veil from veils by lily. If I win something else, I would probably give some away and give it to my kids (which is kind of like keeping it anyway. …ha ha ha )November 20, 2014 – 7:57 amReplyCancel

  • Celeste - What an amazing list. Wonderful ideas for Christmas gifts!
    I love Advent and the prep that my little family does leading up to Christmas. Advent Calendar, the Jesse Tree, the daily reflection–I need to find a way to do similar things during Ordinary time as well!November 20, 2014 – 8:39 amReplyCancel

  • pam e - During Advent we do either the Jesse Tree or a Giving?RAK Advent Calender.November 20, 2014 – 8:45 amReplyCancel

  • Katie - Every year I say I’ll get my shopping done before Advent starts. And every year I’m still shopping on the 23rd!! I’ll do it this year….if I hurry up!!November 20, 2014 – 8:53 amReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Johnson - Probably the Prayer Pillowcases for my kids! Cute idea!November 20, 2014 – 9:48 amReplyCancel

  • Britta - Advent wreath is my current favorite traditionNovember 20, 2014 – 10:11 amReplyCancel

  • Anna Gould - Our favorite Advent tradition is the Advent Wreath.
    I have my eye on Louie the Christmas Lamb and I would give it as a gift to our beautiful grandchildren!
    Thank you for this wonderful give away and the opportunity to win! Good luck to all!November 20, 2014 – 10:28 amReplyCancel

  • Sarah Morin - I enjoyed looking through all the prizes..what a great blessing to so many people who will be able to enjoy. I hope I am able to share too ๐Ÿ™‚ If not, that’s ok, plenty of great items to go around.November 20, 2014 – 10:34 amReplyCancel

  • Anita - Would LOVE to win ANY of these wonderful gifts!!! We all need more Faith in our daily living!!November 20, 2014 – 11:01 amReplyCancel

  • Juli Smith - Our favorite Advent tradition are using a playforms style book called “30 Days with Mary & Joseph” by Jo Glen, and baking LOTS of Christmas treats and delivering plates of them to family and friends throughout December.

    Thanks for supporting Catholic culture, and for the great giveaway!

    God Bless!November 20, 2014 – 11:06 amReplyCancel

  • Angela - Just want to say that I think “The Little Oratory” is a great book, and would make a great gift for fellow mom friends!November 20, 2014 – 12:48 pmReplyCancel

  • Joanne B. - Our favorite Advent tradition is the Jesse tree. We’ve been doing it for the last 15 years and it’s one that the older and younger kids enjoy.November 20, 2014 – 1:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Ashley S. - I love the JPII painting. He’s my favorite saint and I’ve been looking for more religious art to hang in our house.November 20, 2014 – 3:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Taylor Wiester - Which prize do you have YOUR eye on and why?
    The Veils by Lily gift card. I have been eyeing a mantilla for a year or so & have felt called to veil for a while now, and this would allow me to respond to that call.November 20, 2014 – 3:48 pmReplyCancel

  • Amy - My favorite Advent tradition is the Advent wreath and I try to have all my shopping done before Advent (fingers crossed for this year).November 20, 2014 – 4:44 pmReplyCancel

  • Alethea - thank you for hosting this givaway. It also gives me some great ideas for Christmas gifts and baptism anniversary gifts for godchildren.
    Usually I have to search around but this puts several ideas all in one place.

    I love being able to give gifts that help teach the faith.November 20, 2014 – 5:04 pmReplyCancel

  • Cecilia H - I try to finish shopping before Advent, but I usually end up getting a few things within! Thanks for opportunity with this giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚November 20, 2014 – 5:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - What a wonderful giveaway! I really would like the Veils by Lily gift card. There is one veil in particular I have been wanting, but there is Christmas to buy for the family.November 20, 2014 – 5:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer M - What a great guide!! I would love to win any of these awesome prizes!!November 20, 2014 – 5:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I really like the prayer pillowcases. They would make great gifts for my Godchildren. For me I would like to win the gift certificate to veils by lily because I could use a new veil.November 20, 2014 – 6:21 pmReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I really like the prayer pillowcases! They would make great gifts for my Godchildren. For me I would like to win the gift certificate to veils by lily because I could use a new veil.November 20, 2014 – 6:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Mallory - Would love to win something as
    A Christmas gift for a family
    Member!!November 20, 2014 – 8:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Samantha - I love Veils by Lily! I would use the giftcard to get myself my second veil, and to buy my friend her very first veil.November 20, 2014 – 8:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Amy - I would love the prayer buddies. I think my little one would carry it everywhere.November 20, 2014 – 10:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Andrews - Which prize do you have YOUR eye on and why?
    Hard to choose – probably some CCC videos or the Treasure Box Book Sets for my children and godchildren.November 20, 2014 – 10:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Sonja Campbell - “If you win, will you keep the prize for yourself or give it as a gift?”

    I think if I actually win this, I would die! Seriously, there are many things on this giveaway that I have been wanting to give to my children, but couldn’t afford to. Just one example would be the Mass Kit by Wee Believers. Most of them would be Christmas gifts. I would be so happy giving these kinds of gifts to fill and friends because they focus on the Catholic Christmas perspective. Thanks to all of the amazing companies that are donating these items for one lucky winner! And thanks to Catholic Sistas for hosting, you gals rock! God Bless!!November 20, 2014 – 10:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie L - I would love to win anything on here. It all looks great!November 20, 2014 – 10:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Tina - I am desperately trying to finish the bulk of my Christmas shopping before the start of Advent this year. Almost done! I just want a calmer, more spiritual advent focused on waiting for our Savior. This is the first year we’ll be doing a Jesse Tree. We always do an advent wreath, celebrate Saint Nicholas Day and do charitable activities as a family. Thank you for the chance to win!November 20, 2014 – 10:47 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie L - We always do the advent wreath.November 20, 2014 – 10:47 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily - This is the first year I have all of my shopping done (except for one gift card that I cannot purchase right now)before Advent. I am looking forward to enjoying the season without the stress of last minute shoppingNovember 20, 2014 – 10:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Carol B - I will finish up shopping (and making) gifts after advent. Thanks for the chance to win. ๐Ÿ™‚November 21, 2014 – 8:41 amReplyCancel

  • Julie Anne Curristan - Woo Hoo ! These are some cool prizes. The kiddie Mass kit would be a nice addition to our Religious Education program. The veils are stunning and I’d be honored to receive that. I’d like any of the books, too, but it’s the time I need to read them.November 21, 2014 – 12:04 pmReplyCancel

  • amy - I TRY to finish shopping before Advent…doesn’t always work, but it’s a good goal.

    Would love to win the catholic planner (for me!), CCC g.c. (to share)or Arma Dei g.c. (to share)November 21, 2014 – 2:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Natalie - My favorite Advent tradition is having my children place a piece of straw in the manger for Baby Jesus every time they make a sacrifice. Thanks for the great giveaway!November 21, 2014 – 2:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Candy Hartmann - I would love the gift certificate for Veils by Lily orthe pillowcases!November 21, 2014 – 4:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Megan B - I would love the infant Jesus in the manger!November 21, 2014 – 5:04 pmReplyCancel

  • Abbey Noelle - I have my eye on a veil! I’ve been wanting one of Lily’s veils for a long time..they are so gorgeous!November 21, 2014 – 6:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Abbey Noelle - I have my eye on a veil, Lily has such gorgeous veils! I also see a lot of wonderful things that would be perfect for gifts.November 21, 2014 – 6:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Jinger - There are so many great gifts in this list! I would love to win anything.November 21, 2014 – 7:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Lenetta - My daughter and I LOVE lighting the advent candles (we also sing a song) and we have a Jesse Tree, too. My personal favorite is the St. Andrew novena (my Eli Andrew just turned two. <3)November 21, 2014 – 8:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Amy Caroline - This is an amazing giveway! Thank you and God bless!November 22, 2014 – 8:47 amReplyCancel

  • Celia - We light a lot of candles during Advent. That’s one of my favorite traditions.November 22, 2014 – 3:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Katherine M. - My favorite Advent tradition is attending Advent Lessons and Carols! ๐Ÿ™‚November 22, 2014 – 4:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Ahiabu Ruben Sedudzi - I will love to win any of the Advent gifts. Thanks for the Jesuits. A.M.D.GNovember 23, 2014 – 1:07 amReplyCancel

  • Susan - So many great prizes, it’s hard to choose a favorite! Would love to give one of the pillowcases to one of the littles in our family.November 23, 2014 – 6:13 amReplyCancel

  • Ruth Anne - Our favorite family tradition is an advent wreath.November 23, 2014 – 12:27 pmReplyCancel

  • Jean - I’d love to win any of the gifts. Some of them I would keep for my family. Several of them I would share with my church family and friends. ๐Ÿ™‚November 23, 2014 – 2:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Anne Muirhead - For Many years I worked fulltime while in night school. So I got all my shopping done in August. I continue that practice. This way I can focus on Advent.November 23, 2014 – 5:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Krista - We never finish Christmas shopping before Advent. We don’t do lists from the kids until St. Nicholas Day, so we work from then on.November 23, 2014 – 6:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - Great gifts to share with family and friends!November 24, 2014 – 7:40 amReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - My Favorite Advent Tradition is the Jesse Tree.November 24, 2014 – 11:04 amReplyCancel

  • Debbie - Favorite Advent tradition is the Advent wreath and our Advent chain. My daughters make a pink and purple chain for each day of Advent and each day remove a link and we do something as a family–read a story, sing carols, bake cookies, do a craft, etc. This year we are going to do the Jesse tree.November 24, 2014 – 11:33 amReplyCancel

  • Trista - Thank you for the amazing list!November 24, 2014 – 3:04 pmReplyCancel

  • Marilou - I loved so many of the gifts. I am proud to say that I just ordered something for my new grandbaby due in May….grandbaby #5….the other grandchildren are going to be just as excited. I am ordering them the pillow cases, they just told me last week they could say Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory be, Guardian Angel, keep in mind they are all under 6, my daughter and son in law is doing a wonderful job. So when I saw the St. Micheal pillow case the one they were having trouble with I had to buy that one too.
    So sweet thanks for sharing this!November 24, 2014 – 8:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Francine - No need to go out shopping on Thanksgiving or Black Friday, here is where I hope to be!November 25, 2014 – 9:59 amReplyCancel

  • Francine - Any prize is fine, and depending upon what it is I will decided if it is something I really want or if I know of someone else who would really want it!November 25, 2014 – 10:01 amReplyCancel

  • Marta Gunn - Great gift ideas for any time of year.November 25, 2014 – 10:31 amReplyCancel

  • Madalena - If you win, will you keep the prize for yourself or give it as a gift?
    Depending on the prizeNovember 25, 2014 – 10:46 amReplyCancel

  • Michelle Rogers - I would love any/all of these prizes. I co-lead a Mothers of Young Children Bible study and Church group as well as have so many Catholic friends and family members that I know I would have LOTS of people who I could gift any of these items to. Plus several of the options would be perfect for me as a new homeschooling mom (Especially Holy Heroes, CCC of America, Treasure Box among others)!November 25, 2014 – 11:18 amReplyCancel

  • Heather Q - I am esp excited about the veils by Lily gift card. They make the most beautiful veils!November 25, 2014 – 2:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily Davis - What is your favorite Advent tradition? The Advent Cards we put in our Advent Calendar. We do things for others. It’s awesome…

    Which prize do you have YOUR eye on and why? There are so many things… the Nativity, and a few of the books.

    If you win, will you keep the prize for yourself or give it as a gift? Not sure. I’ve been known to do both.

    Do you finish your shopping before or after Advent? Used to be before. Now, during or after. lolNovember 25, 2014 – 3:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Love this gift guide! Know of many of these businesses, but learned about some great new Catholic businesses!November 25, 2014 – 10:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Rebecca F - i would love the Veils gift card to buy a beautiful veil for my daughter’s First Communion this year!November 25, 2014 – 10:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Joni - I just learned of this giveaway, and it’s already closed??? :o(November 30, 2014 – 10:43 amReplyCancel

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