The answer is Small Saint for Little Hands.
My friend Mary (who I actually know in real life since we went to the same college at the same time, and who is good friends with my little sister) recently started a website called Small Saints for Little Hands where she sells the most adorable, AFFORDABLE hand painted saint dolls and they are just perfect.
When Mary asked me if I wanted to review some dolls and do a giveaway, I could not respond with a resounding YES fast enough. I was IN either way, but I was even more thrilled after I checked out her site-- her work is beautiful and her prices beat any other saint peg doll prices I have ever seen (you know you're Catholic when you type that sentence.)
The girls were ecstatic when the box arrived and spent the rest of the afternoon playing "Mass" with their little Saints and making up hymns which were somewhat heretical to go with their play.
C'est la vie.
Then we had an off Sunday and I had to take the 3 younger kids to Mass solo and started to freak just a little at the thought, but then spotted the stack of saint peg dolls, threw them into my purse and they saved the whole Mass experience.
They are so intricately painted and she has a great selection on her website. She sent us coordinating dolls for each of my kids' names and then some. The list of the ones pictured is as follows:
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Pope Saint John Paul II
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Blessed Mother Therese of Calcutta
Next on my list of must-haves would be Saint Gianna, Saint Cecilia, and Saint Faustina
If you are looking for a good gift for a birthday, Christmas, any holy day, feast day, sacramental celebration, of just any time at all these would be perfect.
They really encourage growth in knowledge about the saints and creativity in play all at the same time, and while it may some times be at the price of our small ones spouting heresy, it keeps us on our Catholic-mom toes. Or something like that.
If you like what you see and you'd like to win some of your own, you are in luck! Sweet, generous Mary has offered to give one lucky reader 4 saint dolls of your choosing!! (!!!)
And if you don't score your own, hit up her site and stock up for all the above listed occasions, you will not regret it one bit!
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