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. 🙂
(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.
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
Something for the Bibliophile
Something for the Littles
2. St. Therese of Lisieux Charm Clip – Shining Light Dolls
5. Advent Adventure Activity Book – Holy Heroes*
6. Carmelite Habit for 18″ doll – The Little Habit
*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.
3- $30 gift cards to CCC of America
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.
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.
1 Lil’ Prayer Buddy – Liam the Lion from Wee Believers
1 Bearing the Bear Temporary Tattoo Kit
from Wee Believers
1 St. Francis of Assisi Prayer Pillowcase
from Prayer Pillowcases
1 St. Joan of Arc Prayer Pillowcase
from Prayer Pillowcases
1 St. Michael Prayer Pillowcase
from Prayer Pillowcases
1 St. Kateri Prayer Pillowcase from Prayer Pillowcases
1 Infant Jesus in Manger from Catholic Child
1 $50 Gift Certificate to Veils by Lily
2 sets Treasure Box Book Sets from TAN
1 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.
2 Angela’s Song
by AnnMarie Creedon
Angela ‘Jel’ 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.
1 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 O’Donovan Family as they approach the dawn of a new century.
1 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.
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.
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.
1 $40 Gift Certificate for Catholic Printables PDF Downloads from Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families
1 Yes, 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 God’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 “master” 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 child’s decision to say “yes” 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.
Thank you so much for reading; this blog wouldn’t exist without YOU! Good luck!