Thursday, June 25, 2015

Small Saints for Little Hands Giveaway!

Every time I ever see those adorable saint peg dolls floating around on the internets or at friends' homes, I immediately asked where they are from in the hopes that I would find an answer that was A) not going to necessitate any painting whatsoever on my part and/or B) was affordable. I never got that answer, until now.

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:

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Saint Bernadette
Saint Joseph
Pope Saint John Paul II
Saint Lucy
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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38 comments :

  1. Our Lady Queen of Grace or St. Faustine

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  2. Is it cheating to say all of them? I do love that she has the Sacred Heart of Jesus!

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  3. St. JPII...St. Gianna..OLG...all of them? (definitely my kid's namesakes.)

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  4. I NEVER enter giveaways, but I could have written that bit in the beginning: "in the hopes that I would find an answer that was A) not going to necessitate any painting whatsoever on my part and/or B) was affordable." Yay!!

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  5. St. Joseph for my Joey-bear :) Adorable - hope we win!

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  6. My Lucy would love a St Lucy

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  7. I love the Mother Teresa! But I think any of them would make a great addition to the Mass bag

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  8. Love the St Catherine of Siena!

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  9. I really love them all! The St. Francis is sweet. I'm going to order the St. Peter for my son's upcoming feast day! Thanks for leading us to her shop!

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  10. My favorite is St Francis of Assisi.

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  11. These are so cute! I love the details on St. Peter.

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  12. Love them all, but I'd go with St. Joseph.

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  13. St Catherine, for my little Catherine coming in July!

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  14. So cute. Our Lady of Guadalupe is beautiful!

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  15. I love St. Maximillion Kolbe!!

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  16. This is an awesome giveaway. Im eyeing St. Lucy and St. Therese for my 4 day old :)

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  17. I know Mary in real life too! It is hard to pick one favorite but I think Our Lady of Guadalupe is so beautiful.

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  18. I love St. Therese and St. Patrick.

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  19. I didn't follow directions in my last comment. Oops! St Francis or St Dominic

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