Beautiful, Handmade, Catholic Mother's Day Gifts for Current and Aspiring Mothers {a giveaway}

Last year, I shared some Mother's Day gift ideas for mothers of many.

This year, I have been fortunate enough to meet some very talented Catholic artists, at the Behold Conference, through the blog, and by just walking right up to them on Etsy and asking them to give me some free stuff to give you guys.

Oh yes I did.

And most of them said yes!

So this year, I'm featuring some lovely Catholic Mother's Day gifts, as well as something really beautiful for someone who is hoping to have a Mother's Day someday soon. (St. Gerard, pray for us!)

There are giveaways for six of the seven artists I'm featuring today! To enter a giveaway, click over to the artist's store and look around, then come back here and leave a comment telling me what you like best. If you want to enter two giveaways, tell me which of the two shops you went to, and what you liked. If you want to enter all six, tell me what you liked at all six shops.

Then I will randomly choose all the winners at 10pm on Tuesday May 6th!

Laura uses antique, vintage, and reproduction medals to make stunning one of a kind statement jewelry pieces. The Basket of Flowers necklace, pictured above, (and below upper right) is available on her website. My mother-in-law gave me a really stunning vintage crucifixion scene necklace she just couldn't resist at the Behold Conference. I love it.

She's offering this "Vintage Miraculous Medal" necklace to a lucky winner. It is priced at $42.00. Click over to her site and look around, then come back and leave a comment to enter.

Sheila has a really extraordinary collection of medals and charms that she uses to create bracelets, necklaces, and pendants. I love this Mother's Bracelet featuring St. Anne, the Holy Family and many, many more. She has pieces for nurses, members of the military, people struggling with depression, and many others.

She also has really lovely bracelets and necklaces specially designed for women struggling with infertility.

She is offering one reader a $30 gift certificate to her Etsy store. Click over and look around, then come back and leave a comment to enter.

You know Jenna. You know her blog. You know her adorable teeny tiny embroidery hoop necklaces. Wee Sacred Heart! Squee!

But I'm just going to remind you about them one more time because look. how. cute!

Perhaps you know a mom who has a thing for Flannery O'Connor? Or a mom who sang What Does the Fox Say? throughout her labor and delivery, except for that crazy part right at the end when there was no singing? Or who . . . likes flowers? That's fine, regular, flower-liking moms are good too.

Jenna is going to give one of y'all a necklace worth $15 and ALL of y'all a coupon for 20% off anything in the shop good through May 12th (code: CALLHERMAMA). Click over and look around, then come back and leave a comment to enter.

Kelly at AlwaysRosary is a mother of five who makes very pretty beaded bracelets, earrings, and absolutely stunning rosaries.

She's offering one of her beautiful handmade rosaries, valued at $38 to a lucky winner. Click over to her etsy shop and look around, then come back and leave a comment to enter.

Grace makes really great pendants. Really great. I've never seen anything like them. And they're very affordable.

Quick! Someone buy that bottom right one for Colleen!

She is giving away TWO $10 gift certificates to use towards anything in her Etsy store. So go, look around, come back, leave a comment, win.

If you like Answer Me This, you have Tammie and her blog to thank for it! She's the one who gave me the Liebster Award that started it all, and she's also a very talented artist who works in all sorts of different media.

If I ever have baby number eight, I'm going to insist upon getting this bracelet as a baby gift. For me. Not for the baby. In case that wasn't clear.

She also makes some awesome steampunky pendants, leather cuff bracelets, and "BEER-rings."

But this was supposed to be a Catholic Mother's Day giveaway, so Tammie is offering a custom-made wall cross in your choice of colors, or metallic silver, worth $20. Click over and look around, then come back and leave a comment to enter.

Sue is another artist I met at Behold and her little paintings are just darling. I love the mix of charms on this Mother's Bracelet. Just look at Mary and Elizabeth in the little Visitation!

Her pieces are available at her Etsy shop.

So, that's that! A whole passel of giveaway awesomeness and a bunch of great Catholic businesses for you to, um, do business with.

Remember to visit the shop for each giveaway you'd like to enter. Only enter once per artist. But you're welcome to enter all six giveaways. Winners will be selected at 10pm on Tuesday May 6th!

Good luck and Happy Mother's Day to all!

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