Happy Solemnity of the Annunciation! 👼📣 For what we'll be doing to celebrate, see this post. tl:dr 🧇🙏
Strange times these are, my friends! It's been a very Lenty Lent don't you think? But Easter will come! For many of us it will come like an Easter version of the Grinch: without public Masses, without the Sacraments, without egg hunts, without brunches, and without Amazon Prime for (nonessential) Easter basket goodies . . .
but EASTER WILL COME and we will celebrate!
Many of you have asked exactly how to celebrate Easter at home when churches are closed down. I am working on some resources to help with that. They'll be finished by next week, I hope. In the meantime, I figure you might be scrambling for good stuff for Easter baskets. Fortunately, I've checked with my favorite Catholic small businesses and they are still shipping!
Here are some favorite Catholic gifts from my favorite Catholic makers!
The vinyl dolls are perfect for babies and toddlers and stand up to hard use! And the egg wraps are an awesome way to decorate hard boiled eggs for Easter or wooden eggs to play with. Get wooden eggs here. Watch the tutorial here on how to get the wraps on the eggs.
20% off everything in the shop through March 31. No code needed.
The Easter paper goods are the perfect way to set a beautiful , festive table without spending half the night washing up! And the headbands, scrunchies, and bandanas make super cute matching gifts for sisters and their mama!
Use code ALLYEAR for 15% off, good through Easter Sunday.
Corda Candles offers amazing handcrafted candles and tealights in unique and beautiful scents. Battle Cry is scented with spices, sandalwood, and incense, and makes a great compliment to Sunday prayer at home.
Get 10% off all candles with code CORDA10CAY through April 30, 2020.
Rose Harrington offers beautiful watercolor botanical prints featuring flowers traditionally associated with the mysteries of the Rosary, a darling Come Holy Spirit banner, prayerful mugs, and amazing yet subtle Catholic print sets sure to make a statement in a living room.
The husband has these Divine Mercy canvases (also available as prints) up in his office. I love the feeling you get of really being enveloped in Jesus' mercy.
Use code LENTANDEASTER for 20% off the Lent and Easter Collection (which includes both botanical watercolor art and hand lettered prints).
Sock Religious is a Mom & Pop company making whimsical saint socks for men, women, and children.
The husband has these Saint Joseph ones. The saint quote on the bottom of the socks is: " " Get it?!
Studio Senn offers beautiful watercolor art, prayer window clings, fabric, enamel pins, princess saints and soldier saints printable paper puppets, and fun saint posters perfect for kids' rooms.
I'm a big fan of the Pelican in piety, a symbol of Christ's sacrifice. This pin lives on my coat.
Use code EASTER20 for 20% off your entire order through April!
Use code EASTER10 for 10% off your order.
The entire site is on sale, no code needed!
Give Love + Blessings offers sweet two decade kids' rosaries and high fashion gemstone rosary bracelets and bangle bracelets with amazing vintage-y medals.
You might recognize Providential Co.'s Tricia Dugat as the artist who did the cover of my book, The Catholic All Year Compendium! She's also got the cutest felt pennants in two sizes, plus stickers, greeting cards, and prints.
Use code BENOTAFRAID for 20% off all patterns and LEARNTOSEW for 10% off all Sewing Project Kits and Sew-a-Saint Dolls. Coupons good through Easter (April 12).
And last and least, I've got a few things that might come in handy! I said Amazon-free didn't I? But so far my kids' prayer books are still showing a reasonable shipping date, so maybe you could grab one?
Thank you for considering patronizing all these Catholic small businesses in a difficult time!