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With Easter just a few weeks away, I have started thinking about what I want to put into my niece's basket. Usually it is a toy and some candy, but Sis has asked that we skip the usual big chocolate bunny. I suggested a big chocolate cross instead, but I don't think that's what she had in mind. Too much sugar sends Sara bouncing off the walls.
- two -I think I found the solution to the Easter basket dilemma. I recently learned about a new-to-me website, Holyart, that sells all things Catholic, including books and videos appropriate to younger children.
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Based in Italy, this company started as Pulchra Point Snc religious shop. Due to the great success of its website, they decided to move exclusively to online sales of religious art and products.
- four -The selection of items that they sell is extensive. They have items needed for churches including vestments and altar linens, candles and chalices, furniture and, my favorite, bells. Things for your home or for gifts is almost unlimited: statues of saints, icons, rosaries, holy medals, books, videos, magnets and greeting cards. I can't tell you how long I spent going through all the beautiful rosary bracelets looks for just the right one, there were that many from which to choose.
- five -I was amazed at just how fast their shipping is. The package I received from Holyart arrived in just a few days. From Italy! I have ordered things from US based companies that have taken much longer than that.
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Holyart has graciously provided me with a bracelet that I will give to one winner. To enter, visit their website and leave a comment here on what piqued your interest. Also indicate if you would prefer an adult or child sized bracelet. I will draw a name next Friday, April 5th.
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"Charity means pardoning what is unpardonable, or it is no virtue at all. Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all. And faith means believing the incredible, or it is no virtue at all."
- G.K. Chesterton (“Paganism and Mr. Lowes-Dickinson,” Heretics)
Have a great weekend!