Monday, May 1, 2017

Sponsor Love :: Quarterly Update & Current Specials

I am so excited that it is finally May! I'm really looking forward to celebrating sacraments, finishing up our school year, and preparing to welcome our new baby next month!

It's time for another quarterly update on all my amazing sponsors here at Shower of Roses. I also have some great coupon codes to share with you as well!

Please welcome my new sponsors:

Our Catholic faith is an incredible gift. It sustains us and guides us, yet at times during these years of babies and housework, it can be a struggle to FULLY ENGAGE with our faith. What is more, as Catholic Mothers we not only crave a closeness with our God, but we are charged with raising faith-filled children and creating a holy home. We take this work of living and teaching the faith very seriously, but we often forget one very important ingredient: Creativity. I believe that creativity is one of the most powerful ways we can engage with and teach our Catholic Faith. I believe that crafting can be a prayer. I believe that children learn best when given the opportunity to create–and that we should use their creativity to help them fall in love with God and his church. And finally, I believe that anyone, young or old, can create meaningful, beautiful things. Even you. On this site you will find countless ways to live out your faith by engaging your creativity.

This year we have Confirmation cards with the 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost in English and Spanish and we have also added Divine Mercy image First Holy Communion cards!


I'm actually in the process of working with Carrie to create Holy Cards for our children's past sacraments as well! They will be so excited to have sets of cards to share with their siblings to easily recall the anniversaries of their Baptisms, First Holy Communions, etc, along with the days some of their siblings were born into heaven.

In addition to the Etsy Shop, you can also visit follow Keepsakes by Carrie on Facebook and Instagram for updates

SAVE 15% on orders of $20+ with coupon code: SHOWEROFROSES2017
(Coupon expires on Our Lady's birthday, September 8, 2017.)


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The products are great for building up your faith and evangelizing to your family through the tshirts and sacramentals that are included in each month's box. Each month we send a brand new, exclusive Soft Style Premium Catholic Tshirt, Sacramentals of different sorts (rosaries, scapulars, and more), Holy Cards, and Holy Medals to our subscribers. The shirts are a surprise and will be revealed when you open your box each month. Each month is a new design that we create, so you are sure to receive the latest and best Catholic gear every month!


Our older boys received their first box {an early Confirmation gift!} last month. 

Sign up for the Catholic T-Shirt Club today! You can also follow Catholic T-Shirt Club on Facebook and Instagram

Right now you can save 20% OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH with coupon code: MAMAMARY (Expires 5/14/17)

Also, be sure to check out the brand new Catholic T-shirt Club for kids, aka the Catholic Kids Club!


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SaongJai

Never been such devoted sisters... Ever since we were little we liked to do creative things together and we've always loved to bead and make jewelry. I also wanted to help my sister who has Chronic Lyme Disease. So, making and selling rosaries, Catholic jewelry, & things, will hopefully be a way to help with the cost of her treatments that are not covered by insurance. We take custom orders for rosaries, jewelry, crucifixes, and other Catholic things. Read more here...

You can find all sorts of great products in Aleesa's shop including Cute & Catholic Preschool Printables and Holy Card Printables. I have always especially loved her hand painted candles!

In addition to Aleesa's Etsy Shop, you can also visit her over at Life, Love, & Sacred Art and follow on Facebook and Instagram for updates and new designs!



Aleesa actually met me at my doctor's appointment today and surprised me with this beautiful and thoughtful gift for our new little one. I haven't done much to prepare yet, but we now have diapers and a gorgeous new baptismal candle! She even included a little pillow, scapular, three of her saint holy cards - all of which just so happen to be on our list as possible middle names! - and a St. Gerard medal/necklace for me! As soon as we decide on a name she will add it to the candle. ❤


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A special THANK YOU 
to all my continuing sponsors! 


Prayer Pillowcases
... more than just a pretty place to lay your head! They're a unique way to bring Catholic art and prayer into your home. And a practical way to share the Faith with your family and friends. Our distinctive line combines original art and favorite Catholic prayers that appeal to all ages and transform pillows from the ordinary to the divine! Honor a special occasion or make any occasion special with the gift of a joyful, lasting (and personalizable) Prayer Pillowcase. We're always working on new designs and hope you'll visit again soon to see even more ways to help your loved ones begin and each day with a prayerful heart.

Be sure to check out the First Holy Communion and Confirmation designs. They can all be personalized! 

SAVE 10% off Prayer Pillowcases with coupon code: Roses10 Shipping is always FREE!

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Catholic Child

"Our goal is to help you find the finest resources to help you nurture the faith of your Catholic child and strengthen him or her for the challenges of the journey ahead. Each one of the hundreds of items you find here has been chosen by us with care, reviewed for faith and quality, and has been child and parent approved. When you buy from Catholic Child Catalog you are supporting an independently owned, personally run business that remains committed to searching out products to guide, inspire and delight the young Catholics in your life."


SAVE 15% off storewide at at Catholic Child for the entire month with coupon code: MaryMay15

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American Life League's Culture of Life Studies Program (CLSP) 

The Culture of Life Studies Program has several new one-class lessons on saints, including St. Damien of Molokai whose feast day is May 10. We also have a wonderful lesson on our Blessed Mother, who is honored and revered throughout the month of May. Check out our latest offerings today!


As always, Shower of Roses patrons can get 20% off their entire purchase by entering the code: ROSES20


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An international community of young priests known as The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, or "The Fraternity" as they have lovingly been referred to, includes some of today's most skilled and committed singers of Gregorian chant. The community has been preparing to present ancient melodies anew, on the album Requiem, to be released on May 12, 2017 through their new international collaboration with De Montfort Music/Sony Classical...



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Gail's Designs

Gail's Designs has been creating unique, elegant jewelry and cherished rosaries since 2009. Gail has been an artist for most of her life and is grateful for her faith and being able to make elegant jewelry and cherished rosaries for people of the Catholic faith.

In addition to the website, you can also follow Gail's Designs on Facebook and Instagram for updates and new designs!

My favorite Miraculous Medal Earrings from Gail's Designs

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Behold Publications, LLC

"Behold Publications, LLC is more than just a publisher! Family owned and operated since its founding in 1999, we have developed great Catholic clubs like the Little Flowers Girls' Club and Blue Knights Catholic Boys' Clubs for Catholic girls and boys ages 5 and up."

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Regina Martyrum Productions
"Regina Martyrum Productions produces the finest works of Catholic audio theatre. With emphasis on the lives of the Saints, these products are edifying, and entertaining." 

Be sure to subscribe for emails or follow on FacebookTwitterYouTube,  Google+, and Instagram for sales and updates.

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Peanut Butter & Grace
The mission of Peanut Butter & Grace is to help Catholic parents raise children who know and love Christ and his Church. We do this by providing digital and print resources that assist parents in forming their children in the faith within the daily life of their family. All of our products are made for Catholic parents—either to use themselves, or to hand to their kids.


Brand New Release: In the Realm of Mist and Mercy with Lesson Plans

Not only do they offer free shipping on orders of $10 or more, 
a 45-day return policy, and secure payment via Amazon, 
credit card, Paypal, or check...

Right now you can save 25% off your Peanut Butter & Grace order of $20 or more with coupon code: ROSES

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Kolbe Academy 
"Kolbe Academy was founded in 1980 by three families who experienced first-hand the rapid decline of the public school system and who were looking for a wholesome, academically challenging educational environment. The founders anticipated the need to form young Catholic citizens who could effectively defend their Faith through a thorough understanding of doctrine and regular reception of the Sacraments. They also foresaw the growing need for better, more individualized and intensive instruction in basic education. Kolbe Academy Home School became an outgrowth of the day school in 1993 when parents who lived too far away to commute asked for our help with home schooling their children. Recently Kolbe Academy merged with Trinity Grammar and Prep to become Kolbe Academy/Trinity Prep, which educates students from Pre K through high school. With a focus on providing an education that is Ignatian in MethodClassical in Content and Loyal to the Magisterium in a small-class size environment or at home, Kolbe Academy continues to thrive."

In addition to visiting Kolbe Academy's website, you can also check out their online courses and follow them over at Facebook or Twitter for updates and specials! 

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"Give Him 5 Ministries is about falling in love with Jesus! Just as Jesus Christ is the center of our Catholic faith, He is also meant to be the center of our daily lives. Give Him 5 provides people with the encouragement and tools they need to ignite their prayer life and to fall deeply in love with the Lord. Give Him 5 Prayer bags make wonderful gifts."

In addition to visiting the website, you can also follow Give Him 5 over on Facebook and Instagram!

Give Him 5 Mug or Gift Set

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Specializing in high quality veils and mantillas for ladies and girls. Robin is a Catholic mother of 15 ( 7 with Our Lord ) who spends her days serving, loving, praying, and sewing. Robin started making veils for her daughters and wanted to share with others. She truly loves creating veils to serve Our Lord!

Right now you can SAVE 15% off your order with coupon code: IVEIL2017

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Offering Catholic books, 
gifts, homeschool curriculum 
at discount prices!


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Almond Rod Toys

Almond Rod Toys makes Saint Blocks that are just the right size for little hands and can be used for imaginative play, building, stacking or collecting. The front has a print of original watercolor artwork. The back has a quote or a prayer chosen to inspire little ones and the one that cleans up behind them. The saint's name, feast day and patronage are also listed; just enough to be a reminder and an inspiration for further learning.


Visit Almond Roy Toys at Etsy and follow the Facebook page!

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"Et Corde means "open heart". I create rosaries, bracelets and necklaces using the hand wire wrap technique with beautiful antique reproduction medals. I hope that my pieces can be an heirloom that can be passed down in your family." 

SAVE 10% off with coupon code: ROSES10

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Catholic Cuisine Aprons
All of our aprons are embroidered, not screen printed, giving them a rich, elegant, look! Our durable 100% cotton-twill aprons, with soil-release finish for added stain protection, provide ultimate full length cover and comfort.

Visit the Catholic Cuisine Apron page to order! 

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Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all of my sponsors and visitors for your support! May God bless you all!