I know, I know, it's not even Lent yet (one more day of feasting!) and I'm already talking about Easter! But you know how some people like to get their Christmas shopping finished before Advent? Why not get your Easter shopping done before Lent? That should totally be a thing, right?!? So I've rounded up some of my favorite Catholic items to create the ULTIMATE Easter Basket for one lucky winner. Please make sure you visit these beautiful shops, all of the owners were so wonderful to work with and so generous to provide me with an item for this giveaway! I couldn't recommend them any more whole-heartedly!
Ok, here's what you can win...TEN items in all!
G.K. Chesterton shirt from MONKROCK. It reads "In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe, and the cross can all fit together". We gave one of these to Phil's Dad a few years ago, and he loves it! (You get to pick the size)
A Holy Family necklace from Jaspern Jade. This necklace is such a wonderful reminder of what our families should strive to imitate even though there are so many difficult crosses thrown our way. What better example of family life than Mary, Joseph, and Jesus? Right?!
A beautiful print from Hatch Prints with a quote from St. Catherine of Sienna "Be who God made you to be and you will set the world on fire." I thought this would be perfect for a child's bedroom (or any room, really!) as a reminder that they will only be happy if they follow God's Will. We have this one hanging in Maggie's room :)
A felt saint softie of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Saintly Silver. These softies are so adorable, we have St. Margaret Mary, St. Alexander, and St. Declan! Erin has so many options available in her store, even those harder to find saints.
A set of Rosary Roses from Annery's Handmade. These pretty roses are perfect for a busy toddler (or older adult whose fingers can't quite grasp small beads anymore) to hold during the family rosary. They come in a cute pouch with the mysteries of the rosary cards to help older kids along. These are definitely going to help make our family rosaries a little more peaceful!
A onesie that reads "Cradle Catholic" from Marilyn's Diaper Castle. I saw this onesie and knew I wanted, no, needed it for Martin Baby #7. How adorably witty! (You can choose the size)
A Benedictine bracelet for kids from Special Creation 4 U. We bought these for my older boys to wear (and had them blessed) to help keep them protected through St. Benedict's intercession. These bracelets are hand woven in Medjugorje and fit children ages 3-13.
A lego rosary from Memento Moose. How cool is this? These legos can snap together, and as each prayer is said, you can snap off that lego brick and slide it along the cord to keep your place. The perfect busy boy rosary. Alexander loves his, but allllll the boys want one now!
Your choice of a mug:
from Printable Prayers with the following morning offering prayer printed on it:
O God, I offer you this day,
all I do, and think, and say,
in union with what once was done,
on earth by Jesus Christ, your son.
What a great way to start each day!
And finally! From Custom Crayons by Sara, a set of 8 cross crayons (each in their own Easter egg) with an Easter poem explaining the significance of each color. Great for the toddler set, and such a nice alternative to all the candy kids usually get inside their Easter eggs :)
OK, now you've seen alllll the amazing prizes, so how do you enter to win?
Easy Peasy! Use the Rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK! One winner will be chosen on February 25, 2016 :)
Most of my excitement for Easter traditions is about the food that we abstained from them during Lent. I do love seeing my kids as we focus all day on Family and celebration. Our kids are still pretty young, so we haven't braved the Saturday vigil mass with all of them yet, but I can't wait to bring them along to that! Right now my husband and I take turns each year .ReplyDelete
This is awesome! My favorite Easter tradition is probably that it's one of the few times we take a real family picture, and I always really love having that every year :)ReplyDelete
Making cream puffs for dessert. Empty tombs with sweet whipped creamReplyDelete
Ooh were just starting our family traditions but I love new Easterndresses and hats for our little girls!ReplyDelete
I love hiding eggs and the basket for my daughter and husband, she has so much fun with it!ReplyDelete
Salubong and Easter vigil mass.ReplyDelete
Salubong -- procession when Mama mary meet the Risen Christ. The women of the parish follow the statue of the Virgin. The men follow Christ and we all meet at the Church.
Thank you for this wonderful Easter giveaway!
We just had our first baby, so we'll be thinking about starting traditions this year! As a child, I loved choosing a new Easter dress, Easter music at church, and waking up to a chocolate bunny!ReplyDelete
Listening to Sandy Patti - Morning Like This! Great giveaway -thank you :)ReplyDelete
My favorite tradition is probably...singing the Alleluia and Gloria again :) Thanks for the giveaway, Colleen!ReplyDelete
My favorite Easter tradition is having an Easter Egg hunt for the kids int he backyard.ReplyDelete
I love my family's Easter tradition of poppy seed bundt cake. The circular cake symbolizes the rock from in front of the tomb. I can't remember what the poppy seeds symbolize.ReplyDelete
My favorite Easter tradition is one that came from my husbands family. It's an egg-cracking competition and it's fun to see who wins every year. We usually play it as we eat our Easter breakfast. :)ReplyDelete
I love Pascha Matins before Liturgy and then the HUGE feast after!ReplyDelete
Our Easter Tradition is pretty basic... Mass, egg hunt, and usually lunch with the extended family. I LOVE those Saint Softies. Thanks for the introduction to them. St Sebastian will definitely be coming our way and I need to choose one for our oldest as well. He is named for family and doesn't have his own saint. :( We named him Riley to honor his Irish (O'Reilly) heritage, so maybe St Patrick will work. Or St Raymond for his middle name of Ray.ReplyDelete
Probably the food I've missed eating all Lent! :) I also love the family pictures that happen around Easter.ReplyDelete
Great group of prizes! My favorite Easter tradition is the Easter Vigil Mass, so awesome!ReplyDelete
We don't really have an Easter tradition. I mean, Mass and baskets but something special and great? Not really. Now I need to come up with a great Easter tradition!ReplyDelete
I love Easter, it's always been my favorite holiday, even when I was a kid. The choir my family was in when I grew up always sang for the Easter Vigil and I was always awed by the beauty of that particular mass. It always left me filled with hope and joy.....entering the church in darkness, and leaving in the light with a joyful spirit was so powerful to me. And the music moved me so much...I still sing one of the songs to my kids on a regular basis.ReplyDelete
Ahh! So many fabulous things! Thanks for the opportunity, Colleen!ReplyDelete
My favorite Easter tradition is the orange sugar rolls and mimosas I make for brunch :) :)
My more "holy" tradition is singing the hymn "Hail Thee Festival Day!" Best. Easter. Hymn. Ever.
My favorite tradition is all the music at church and the Easter egg hunt (typically in the snow!).ReplyDelete
Going to Sunday service and then egg hunt and then a wonderful dinnerReplyDelete
I love me some dressing up and going to Mass. and the Blessing of the basketsReplyDelete
What a great giveaway! My favorite tradition at Easter is getting together with all of the extended family for a big Easter Egg hunt and to share a meal.ReplyDelete
My favorite tradition is welcoming the Triduum choir to my home for Easter dinner.ReplyDelete
My favorite tradition is the Polish tradition of taking a basket of special foods to be blessed on Holy Saturday at our local church and then eating the foods on Easter Sunday. I have fond memories of doing that while growing up and hearing the blessings recited in the Polish language. My children now bring their own little baskets of candy or special toys they would like blessed as well.ReplyDelete
these are so great! i hope I win! I love eating carrot cake on Easter with a double thick layer of cream cheese frosting!ReplyDelete
I love going to the Easter Vigil.ReplyDelete
I love having my whole family over to celebrate the day and how excited my children get over Easter mass and the relatives all coming over.ReplyDelete
I like having our kids go on an Easter Egg hunt.ReplyDelete
What an amazing Easter giveaway! My entire family would love this!ReplyDelete
I love walking through the Paschal Mystery by attending as many services as I can during the Triduum- Easter Vigil is my favorite Mass all year! :)ReplyDelete
My fave Easter traditions are painting eggs with the kids, having an Easter egg hunt, getting all dressed up for Mass, and watching the kids see what is in their Easter baskets. It is so fun with little ones! -JessicaReplyDelete
I was baptized at the Easter Vigil and participating in the triduum never gets old.ReplyDelete
The children love the Easter egg hunt after the children's mass.ReplyDelete
Such a great giveaway! My favorite tradition would be togetherness. Being with family is always my Fave! Annnd Cascarones! Confetti filled eggs to celebrate Our risen Lord!ReplyDelete
We have a party with delicious food and drink after the Vigil and then it really feels like Easter!ReplyDelete
These prizes are wonderful! My favorite Easter tradition has to be Mass. After all the penance and desolation of lent the joy of Easter Mass just makes your heart sing!ReplyDelete
My favorite Easter traditions are holding an egg hunt outside and making a coconut-covered lamb cake for dessert! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Is it bad if I say something totally non religious like sweet bread for breakfast on Easter morningReplyDelete
Dying Easter Eggs is my favorite tradition. I love all the colors & how happy my children are when they do it!ReplyDelete
I love packing our food baskets to bring to our parish church for a blessing on Holy Saturday - a special way to celebrate my Polish heritage with our children. Thank you for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
As our kids have gotten older we all look forward to the Easter Vigil Mass! Then we (try to) slew in a bit before looking for baskets and hidden eggs before breakfast. Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes! I got my husband that shirt at a conference a couple summers ago and he LOVES it. :)ReplyDelete
So fun! I love experiencing the Triduum with my family-I love seeing what each of my kids learns and realizes every year.ReplyDelete
Making Resurrection rolls with the kidsReplyDelete
I love a good Easter egg hunt with cousins on Easter morning. I remember doing this as a kid (and we even have fun 80's vidoes of us with our fun hats and stuff looking for eggs) and now my kids and their cousins hunt for eggs!ReplyDelete
My favorite Easter tradition is getting together with my family and all the good food.ReplyDelete
Easter Sunday breakfast with my fam. We always have kielbasa with the eggs and breads/ sweets from a favorite German bakery. It's one of those "once a year" times we all look forward to!ReplyDelete
I love all the Masses during Holy Week!ReplyDelete
Cadbury Eggs! Also this year we are going to make Hot Cross Buns for the first time -- our families are of Cuban and Colombian descent and these are new to us.ReplyDelete
I've ordered so many of Erin's saint softies- the BEST baptism gift.ReplyDelete
That Lego rosary is super cool.
Mass on Easter morning, such a joyful day!ReplyDelete
Loving that Lego rosary. And all the other things. Favorite tradition, visiting multiple churches on holy Thursday night during the special adoration times.ReplyDelete
Favorite easter tradition is when all the lights are turned off at the beginning of the easter vigil and then everyone lights their little candles from the easter candle. So beautiful.ReplyDelete
I like an early morning Mass - once I went to a sunrise service in a cemetery. Very moving. And chocolate eggs are awesome!ReplyDelete
Lovely giveaway, wow! Our favorite Easter tradition is our sons serving Easter Mass. It's wonderful to see them on the altar on the Church's most joyful day.ReplyDelete
Easter Vigil mass, the choir, the music
wow, what an awesome giveaway! i would be so happy to win!ReplyDelete
Our favorite Easter tradition are church, spending the day with my family and then doing a fun egg hunt!ReplyDelete
My favorite Easter tradition is having dinner with my family.ReplyDelete
Going to Easter Services, then spending time with the family during Easter Brunch.ReplyDelete
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My favorite Easter tradition is the egg hunt and yummy family dinnerReplyDelete
Easter vigil, new Easter clothes and egg hunt! And it's a tradition for me to always curl my hair for massReplyDelete
Not sure if this counts, but I love the Triduum services leading up to Easter. And I love watching my kids hunt for (and find!) their Easter baskets and Easter eggs. Close second is a yummy family dinner! :)ReplyDelete
I love getting together with family and having a great meal and catching up. It's also a refreshing time because spring is coming.ReplyDelete
5 am Resurrection Mass in traditional Polish folk outfits, processing around the outside of the church blaring trumpets, singing our Alleluias and waking up the neighborhood :) then coming home and eating lots of kielbasa and ham with the whole extended family! And then celebrating all day :)ReplyDelete
My favorite tradition is brunch - not a very pious answer, I'm afraid... ;)ReplyDelete
Making colored eggs with the kids..ReplyDelete
Blasting Matt Maher's "Christ is Risen" early in the morning before Mass while we bust into the basket (not individual baskets, but one beautiful basket that Mommy gets to keep because she picked it out. So like a $30 Target beauty of the Nate Berkus variety, for example) and dig out the cadbury eggs, expensive alcohol, peeps, and snickers.ReplyDelete
I like to watch the kids do an egg hunt. I set it up the same way we played when I was a child.ReplyDelete
Pick me :)ReplyDelete
We love dressing up and going to the earliest mass with our family of seven soon to be eight, not brave enough for the vigil yet, then feasting on an incredible brunch severed on our China and fanciest table setting. Enjoying time with each other and really making a Hugh deal about our finest for our Lord. Our children love it and will happily visit for over an hour.ReplyDelete
My favorite Easter tradition is Easter dinner. I love sitting down with the family after Mass, still dressed up and feasting. Everyone is always in a great mood and it always seems like we have better conversations at Easter dinner than we do at Christmas because everyone is so wound up from the gifts and so tired from waking up early.ReplyDelete
I don't know how to comment as myself from my phone so not sure if this will just be "annonymous"! Our favorite family tradition for Easter is hiding a little drawing of Jesus in a can (covered in rocks) and then "finding the can/tomb empty Easter morning. We use the same drawing every year - a sweet little Jesus from when my eldest was 3yo. Jennifer Hakes at Lavish_photo_llcReplyDelete
Oh I just bought some felt saints from Saintly Silver! Like 3 hours ago! The rest of this wouuld be so good for their baskets :) I love the Easter vigil, but with two little ones its not on the agenda this year :(ReplyDelete
KathyHoule (also commenting as anomynous since Google Account never logs in for me on blogspot!)
My favorite Easter tradition has changed recently. My husband's church (he's Methodist) sings the Hallelujah Chorus at the end of their service. It's the wrong season, I know (since its from the Messiah), but its nice to hear that bombastic and joyful Hallelujah after its absence for Lent. (Especially now that my 2 year old doesn't understand why we don't sing the Alleluia at mass right now....)ReplyDelete
My favorite Easter tradition is taking my whole family to the Easter vigil because we sing in the choir.ReplyDelete
what a great bundle!! thanks for the opportunity!ReplyDelete
My favorite Easter tradition is watching the kids find the Alleluia that we hid during Lent.ReplyDelete
my favorite is that on palm sunday, we make egg carton caterpillars and on good friday put them in coffee filter cocoons and on easter sunday, they've turned into butterflies ;)ReplyDelete
I love coloring Easter eggs each year.ReplyDelete
Favorite Easter tradition is coloring eggs together.ReplyDelete
Going to Mass, Easter Egg hunt for all the kids, dinner with familyReplyDelete
I love making Easter baskets for my nieces & nephews AND the ALLELUIAS!ReplyDelete
Last year, I shape butter in form of the lamb and chocolate. It is a wonderful to also get to the end of Lent with the children: beans become candies, and hopefully this year we are trying the Easter garden.ReplyDelete