Happy Solemnity of the Annunciation! 👼📣 For what we’ll be doing to celebrate, see this post. tl:dr 🧇🙏
Strange times these are, my friends! It’s been a very Lenty Lent don’t you think? But Easter will come! For many of us it will come like an Easter version of the Grinch: without public Masses, without the Sacraments, without egg hunts, without brunches, and without Amazon Prime for (nonessential) Easter basket goodies . . .
but EASTER WILL COME and we will celebrate!
Many of you have asked exactly how to celebrate Easter at home when churches are closed down. I am working on some resources to help with that. They’ll be finished by next week, I hope. In the meantime, I figure you might be scrambling for good stuff for Easter baskets. Fortunately, I’ve checked with my favorite Catholic small businesses and they are still shipping!
Here are some favorite Catholic gifts from my favorite Catholic makers!
Shining Light Dolls
Shining Light Dolls offers sturdy vinyl saint dolls, soft plush dolls, stickers, key chain/purse/backpack charms, super cool square foil prayer cards, Easter egg wraps, and more!
The vinyl dolls are perfect for babies and toddlers and stand up to hard use! And the egg wraps are an awesome way to decorate hard boiled eggs for Easter or wooden eggs to play with. Get wooden eggs here. Watch the tutorial here on how to get the wraps on the eggs.
20% off everything in the shop through March 31. No code needed.
Be a Heart
Be a Heart offers fabulous Catholic party goods, decor, baby blankets, bandanas, enamel pins, and so much more!
The Easter paper goods are the perfect way to set a beautiful , festive table without spending half the night washing up! And the headbands, scrunchies, and bandanas make super cute matching gifts for sisters and their mama!
Use code ALLYEAR for 15% off, good through Easter Sunday.
Corda Candles offers amazing handcrafted candles and tealights in unique and beautiful scents. Battle Cry is scented with spices, sandalwood, and incense, and makes a great compliment to Sunday prayer at home.
Get 10% off all candles with code CORDA10CAY through April 30, 2020.
Rose Harrington offers beautiful watercolor botanical prints featuring flowers traditionally associated with the mysteries of the Rosary, a darling Come Holy Spirit banner, prayerful mugs, and amazing yet subtle Catholic print sets sure to make a statement in a living room.
The husband has these Divine Mercy canvases (also available as prints) up in his office. I love the feeling you get of really being enveloped in Jesus’ mercy.
Use code LENTANDEASTER for 20% off the Lent and Easter Collection (which includes both botanical watercolor art and hand lettered prints).
Sock Religious is a Mom & Pop company making whimsical saint socks for men, women, and children.
The husband has these Saint Joseph ones. The saint quote on the bottom of the socks is: ” ” Get it?!
Studio Senn offers beautiful watercolor art, prayer window clings, fabric, enamel pins, princess saints and soldier saints printable paper puppets, and fun saint posters perfect for kids’ rooms.
These saint printable puppets are a perfect last minute Easter gift or stuck at home project. You’ll need cardstock, little brads to put them together, and glue and dowels if you want them on sticks.
I’m a big fan of the Pelican in piety, a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice. This pin lives on my coat.
Use code EASTER20 for 20% off your entire order through April!
Chews Life offers the best teething rosaries for babies, soft rosaries for kids, beautiful gemstone rosary bracelets for moms, and much more!
Use code EASTER10 for 10% off your order.
Brightly Hude offers lovely sacred art in the form of stickers, prints, bookmarks and holy cards for only $1, plus a fun saint book and coloring book!
The entire site is on sale, no code needed!
Give Love + Blessings
Give Love + Blessings offers sweet two decade kids’ rosaries and high fashion gemstone rosary bracelets and bangle bracelets with amazing vintage-y medals.
You might recognize Providential Co.’s Tricia Dugat as the artist who did the cover of my book, The Catholic All Year Compendium! She’s also got the cutest felt pennants in two sizes, plus stickers, greeting cards, and prints.
Faith and Fabric
If you’re looking for something to keep you occupied, Faith and Fabric has you covered. They offer simple DIY sew-a-saint dolls, plus quilt patterns, and saint-themed fabrics.
Use code BENOTAFRAID for 20% off all patterns and LEARNTOSEW for 10% off all Sewing Project Kits and Sew-a-Saint Dolls. Coupons good through Easter (April 12).
The Catholic Woodworker
For the men in your life, The Catholic Woodworker is a purveyor of quality crucifixes, home/travel altars, and manly rosaries.
Catholic All Year
And last and least, I’ve got a few things that might come in handy! I said Amazon-free didn’t I? But so far my kids’ prayer books are still showing a reasonable shipping date, so maybe you could grab one?
I’ve also got printable Guardian Angel prayers in a variety of themes requested by my kids: Superhero, Fairy Tale, Princess, Star Wars, Sports, and Harry Potter.
Thank you for considering patronizing all these Catholic small businesses in a difficult time!
Thank you so much for this list! I can’t wait to get shopping!
I have also thought that this Easter might be very “Grinch-like” and just like the Grinch, our hearts are growing stronger and hungrier for God and what Easter is all about!
Thanks for all you do Kendra to keep us going with sanity!
Thank you Kendra for taking the time to share these wonderful resources and ways to help.
God Bless you and your home
Good thing I got books from ignatius when you had codes 🙂 hopefully Kroger has chocolate!
Thank you so much. It’s so convenient to have all of these ideas in one place. Even for future Easters!
I have been on the lookout for a banner to put on our mantle bearing our favorite “A” word to say in the Easter season (that we do not say during Lent if you’re catching what I’m pitching 🙂 ). Do you have a suggestion? I can make one if needed, just wondering if any good sources out there first.
Be a Heart has a free printable He is Risen banner! https://beaheart.com/blogs/blog/he-is-risen-easter-banner-1?_pos=1&_sid=5ddb34eaa&_ss=r
And I’ve seen Alleluia ones on Etsy.
A website called Illustrated Ministry is making lots of free religious coloring resources available and I believe they have such a banner : )
Thanks for your suggestions on other sites to buy items. I especially appreciate your shout-out to SockReligious…that is a company local to where I live, and they had just taken on a new staff member as the coronavirus crisis came to a head, so I know they would appreciate all of the orders they can get. Their newest sock is Padre Pio!
However, Amazon can still get some items prior to Easter, depending on what they are. I just looked at a book to order my dad for his birthday next Tuesday, and Amazon says it would arrive between April 1-8 if I order today. So if there is something you desperately need from Amazon prior to Easter, I would recommend getting your order in in the next few days!
Thanks fo all these great resources! Hoping to patronize some of these businesses in the next week or so as I’m sure they can use it. Happy Easter to you and your family. We are looking forward to our waffles tonight!
Thank You Kendra for this list. Stay safe and well.
Kendra, this list is amazing. It is filled with lots of goodies for Easter. Thank You for sharing. Stay well and safe. God Bless.
Can you please, pretty please put your spiritual communion print on your digital shop soon?
Yes! It’s on my to do list!
This is so great! I had a hard time purchasing the dowel rods from the link. I found them here: https://www.craftparts.com/product-category/dowels-dowel-rods/12-hardwood-dowel-rods/
I think that this is the same place that sells the eggs that you linked to. They must have added to the collection: https://www.craftparts.com/product-category/eggs-fruits/wooden-eggs/
I would never have found these items or had the creativity to think about these great ideas on my own! -haha
Thank you for this update!
I have a question about the eggs. I hope this doesn’t sound dumb but if you put the wooden eggs in water will they mold? I ordered those and the wraps for the kids but started thinking about it. Thanks for this post Kendra! I really appreciate you taking the time to put it together. Our Easter baskets will no longer be sad 😉
No, you just dunk them in boiling water for a couple seconds, so they don’t get soaked through. Ours turned out really well.
Great! Thank you