I was so amazed at the awesomeness of your entries in the Catholic Costume Contest, that I decided to post, not just the winner, not just a handful of favorites, but almost 200 awesome Catholic costumes, made by real parents and kids just like you and yours.
It seems important somehow to let everyone know that, yes, there are Overachieving Pinterest Mom All-Saints costumes, hand-sewn and with special effects. But there are also Crafty Mom no-sew costumes. And Last Minute Mom stuff-that-was-laying-around-the-house costumes. There are as many ways to make an All Saints costume as there are paths to heaven. Which is to say . . . plenty.
But first: I was supposed to pick one winner, but they were WAY too good. I just couldn’t. I still only have one grand prize to give away. So, I’ve picked my favorites for ten categories. Each winner gets a custom-made-by-me free printable prayer of the prayer or quote of their choice. And one of those ten will be randomly selected to be the grand prize winner and receive the three month subscription to Saint Mail.
You can click on any photo to see it bigger.
Here are some categories I just made up . . .
Hey, let’s start with something awesomely adorable, shall we? Babies. Dressed up as saints.
2. MOMS WITH SKILLS
Okay moms with skills, you know who you are. You look forward to All Saints Day. You plan ahead. You can sew, and wield a glue gun. You’ve got production value. Check you out.
Each one of these costumes is truly stunning. Seriously. How lucky are your kids? But I’m pretty sure Our Lady of the Assumption has LIGHTS in her CLOUDS. She wins the Printable Prayer in the category of Moms With Skills.
All the St. Lucy eyes are really great, obviously. And, if we’re being fair, Bl. Fra Angelico’s painting is clearly UH-mazing. But it’s my blog and the St. Juan Diego picture is pretty much the best thing I’ve seen all week. I can’t stop looking at it. It’s perfect. He wins the printable prayer in the category of Props.
Not a crafty mom? Maybe your kids will make their OWN costumes. These kids did. VERY impressive.
Kid-made St. Kateri wins the printable prayer!
8. MOMS IN COSTUME
Hey, who says the kids get to have all the fun?
Hey! That bottom one is me. And it isn’t even a SAINT! I don’t win. The Virgen de Guadalupe wins the Printable Prayer in this category.
9. FAMILY GROUPS
The more, the merrier.
Okay, seriously. This St. George. And the little red dragon? I die. They win the Printable Prayer for the category of Family Groups.
10. THE BEST OF THE REST
I’ve run out of clever categories. But you should see these, too.
Yes, that’s my little St. Francis with tonsure. He needed a haircut anyway! It was pretty great. But the win goes to St. Therese for the printable prayer.
They are all so great!
And NOW, for the GRAND PRIZE! The winner of the Three Month Subscription to Saint Mail is . . . Our Lady of the Assumption! If you won a custom-designed printable prayer or the Saint Mail subscription, please email me at catholicallyear @ gmail . com to claim your prize. And congratulations!
Pats on backs all around people. Nicely done.
Now, if you didn’t win the Saint Mail subscription, click here to subscribe for yourself! I did.
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If you’d like to keep track of ALL the feasts of the Catholic liturgical year, I’ve created a wall calendar to help you do it!
It features the all the feasts and fasts of the Universal Calendar and then some, illustrated with images featuring the traditional Catholic monthly devotions. It’s an easy visual way to bring liturgical living into your home. You can keep track of the feasts and fasts and seasons of the Catholic year, and be reminded to focus your prayer on a different aspect of our faith each month.
As the Church year begins with December, so does this calendar. You get December 2018 through December 2019, thirteen months. Available for purchase here. Thanks!
Coupon codes are available from the publisher here.