The Catholic All Year Liturgical Living Show wrapped season one with a December episode on our At Home Nativity Play that I never managed to share here on the blog, because . . . baby > blog 😆🤷♀️.
So, I figured I’d share it here, a little late. Because the best thing about the end of Christmas is that it will be back again next year, right?! And hey, while we’re at it, I’ll share all the videos in one place for easy reference later, and the appropriate booklets, AND the books I recommended from Ignatius Press for each month, because . . . without the support of a sponsor, my friend Elizabeth and I can’t make these videos happen!
It’s kind of a win win: You get the videos for free, PLUS the chance to get yourself some amazing Catholic books at 25% off of the list price. And because the folks at Ignatius are kind and understanding about things like babies decreasing one’s productivity for a bit, they’ve offered to reactivate ALL the discount codes, through the end of February 2020. They’ve also given me a brand new code for The Catholic All Year Compendium, if you don’t happen to have that, or want to pick up any as gifts. The code for the Compendium is CAYCP25. You can use multiple monthly codes on the same order. I’ve also discounted every monthly prayer book to 25% off on Amazon, and all the monthly booklet bundles on the blog.
If you’ll let me “get real” for a sec here: I promoted the Ignatius book codes before Barbara was born, and those videos paid for themselves with the proceeds from your purchases with the codes. But the videos after Barbara was born . . . not so much with the promoting. Oops.
So, if you like the videos and you’d like us to keep making them, here’s what you can do for me:
- Head to Ignatius.com and buy a recommended book or two for yourself or your kids or your grandkids or your godchildren. These are books we use and enjoy in our own home. If the video sponsorship breaks even for them, Ignatius is willing to continue it.
- Let me know what you’d like to see in future videos. More bringing to life liturgical living ideas from the Compendium? I really do want you guys to see that these things ARE doable, and DON’T have to be perfect. Or, Catholic living stuff like surviving Mass with babies and toddlers? sacraments? homeschooling? parenting? cooking? How can I help?
Okay, here are the videos and the book links.
The December book recommendation is actually a whole cool set of resources for teaching kids about Bible stories: The Jesse Box. It would be really fun for a classroom, religious education program, or for homeschool/co-op enrichment. The little figures are so cute, and I love how adaptable it is. Get 25% off any or all of it through the end of February 2020 at www.ignatius.com with the code CAY1219.
May is the month when Ignatius started sponsoring the videos! The code for 25% off is CAY519. A Missal for Toddlers is so cute, I really love it as a first birthday gift.
This month’s book recommendation is for grownups! Building the Benedict Option is all about mindfully creating Catholic community for yourself. It makes a great gift for college students, newlyweds, or anyone starting a new phase of life. The 25% off code is CAY619.
I am SUCH a fan of these books, and my grade school-aged kids really, really love them. CAY719 will give you 25% off all 4 volumes of the Loupio books, The Life of Jesus According to St. Luke, and Who is Jesus? His Life, His Land, His Time.
Use code CAY819 for 25% off this month’s recommended books . . . My First Pictures of Mary (ages 0-3), My Picture Book of the Catholic Faith (ages 3-8), Mary Stories from the Bible (ages 5-12). All really lovely additions to the family library.
Use code CAY919 for 25% off this month’s recommended books . . . The entire Vision Book Series of saint biographies! These books are perfect for classrooms, homeschools, or meaningful summer reading. See the books individually here, or here as a set.
Use code CAY1019 for 25% off this month’s recommended books, perfect for increasing understanding of and devotion to the Rosary in your home . . . Hail Mary board book by Maite Roche, and Let’s Pray the Rosary by Mauricette Vial-Andru.
Use code CAY1119 for 25% off this month’s recommended books . . . Mozart, Gift of God by Demi; Stories of the Blessed Sacrament; and Jesus Invites Me to Mass. Any of these beautifully illustrated books would make an excellent gift!
It has been a joy for me to share a peek into our family’s love for liturgical living and our Catholic faith with you, AND to watch baby Barbara go from a twinkle to a bump to a squish over the course of a year! So, please let me know if there’s else you’d like to see from the show in the future!