I hope that the new year is off to a great start and that today as we celebrate our Mother, you are feeling refreshed in your role as mother.
From the Saintly Silver Etsy site
Have you seen Saintly Silver's softies? These dolls are so cute! I was actually introduced to the dolls in our pew at our last church when some wonderful people, who would become great friends, sat down next to us. Their daughter had this same Mary doll. On the back is the Hail Mary prayer. And since then, St. Anne, St. Clare, and St. Isabel of Portugal have arrived in our house (via shoes on St. Nicholas day if I remember correctly). And I have a strong suspicion that St. Victoria may arrive via Easter basket this year. There are tons of saints to choose from on the site, but if they don't have the particular saint you are looking for, you can work with them to create a new doll. I happen to know that St. Nicholas had to go through this process with our St. Isabel doll and he told me that it was such a pleasure to do work with Saintly Silver. Because all of these dolls are custom made, you do need to allow some time for delivery, but Easter is still a few months away. So, today, in honor of Our Lady, I am giving away one Mary softie! Just leave a comment between now and Jan. 6th, letting me know what your favorite title/image of Mary is. We are big fans of Our Lady of Guadalupe in our house. I'll announce winners for this, and all of the giveaways, on Jan. 8th.
Prayers for a blessed 2012!