Sponsor Love:: Quarterly Update & Current Specials {scroll to the bottom for a giveaway!}

by | Nov 1, 2016 | Sponsors | 52 comments

Happy Feast of All Saints! We just got home from Mass and I finished filling Our November Book Basket along with another basket with more fall/Thanksgiving themed picture books. Later today we’ll fill out our November calendars with the names of all the departed souls we will pray for this month. (You can find the printable here: Ora Pro Nobis Candy Boxes.) Oh, and Advent is coming up at the end of this month! Have you ordered your Advent candles yet?

I have some awesome giveaways planned for the next four weekends, in preparation for Christmas next month, but first I want to share another quarterly update on all my sponsors here at Shower of Roses, along with quite a few coupon codes! Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a chance to win  one of two sets of beautiful and saintly coloring books from Peanut Butter & Grace and St. Augustine Academy Press!

Please welcome my new (and returning!) sponsors:

Naturally Catholic
Authentically Catholic…Naturally Beautiful
“This started out as a homeschooling project. I made some gifts for family and friends, took some pictures, and launched my shop. Then orders started pouring in!

Our whole family is involved. We all come up with the designs (usually during dinner conversations!). I do the sawing, painting, and woodburning, my brother helps sand, my sister sews the bags, my Mom is the artist, my little brother and sisters test the toys, and Dad is “quality control”!” Read more here

In addition to visiting the shop over at Etsy, you can also follow Naturally Catholic on Facebook for updates!

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Art Angel Gallery 
Art Angel jewelry designs are born of a love for art and faith. Owner and designer Raphael Fitzgerald holds an M.A. in Art History and specializes in vintage holy card jewelry.

Visit Art Angel Gallery at Etsy, Facebook and Instagram!

Right now you can save 10% off any purchase
 with coupon code: SAVE10

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Give Him 5 
“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.”

Use the code “Roses” to receive 10% off all orders. 
Larger discounts for DRE’s and bulk orders are available on the website. Check out the website for free prayer audios and other items to encourage prayer. 
In addition to visiting the website, you can also follow Give Him 5 over on Facebook and Instagram!

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WonderWe is the total package in the pro-life crowdfunding world. In addition to the campaign and donation features that are common on all sites, WonderWe has added a peer-to-peer feature, multiple administrators, a video share feature, a zero-fee pricing model and an organization portal. This combination of technology and life affirming values is something that WonderWe hopes will be the new way to promote the sanctity of life. Next time you are looking to raise some funds for the March for Life trip, sidewalk advocacy, support for a new mother, or another pro-life cause, choose WonderWe. You can create a free fundraising page in just a few minutes and be assured that the company’s values align with your own pro-life values.

WonderWe also wants moms to know they are not alone in their fundraising endeavors. Its uses are endless. Utilize WonderWe for classroom projects, mission trips, nonprofit organizations and churches, baby showers, or even to support a friend or family member in an emergency situation like the loss of a job or illness. Share WonderWe with your church, small group, children’s sports teams and more for all their fundraising needs as well. To start an online campaign, visit www.WonderWe.com and click on Start a fundraiser. Answer some questions about your cause, add videos, pictures and links. Then promote it through social media, email and print. It’s as easy as that. Next time, your school, church or organization is considering fundraising, don’t do it alone. Consider using WonderWe, the startup changing the future of fundraising, and embrace the power of “we.”

In as little as five minutes, a fundraising campaign can be launched. WonderWe showcases campaigns revolving around faith, family and friends. They don’t shy away from conservative issues such as pro-life efforts, church missions and Catholic values. And WonderWe, unlike other fundraising sites, doesn’t take a profit from the funds raised. That means more money for your cause. 

Free online fundraising!
#1 crowdfunding for faith, family, and friends

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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.

Don’t miss the brand new Circle of Friends designs!

Shipping is always FREE at Prayer Pillowcases!

Coupon Code Name4Free for free personalization on Prayer Pillowcases through November (a savings of $4.95 per pillowcase).
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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.”

Shower of Roses visitors can SAVE 15% through November with coupon code: CmasRoses (one time use)

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

We help parents and teachers weave the beauty of the pro-life message throughout all areas of study. Our program is comprehensive, easy to teach and brings the expertise of pro-life leaders from around the world right into your classroom. Covering a range of subjects that includes foreign language, religion, history, science and more, we have something to help your students embrace the dignity of all human beings from the moment of creation onward. This fall we released an engaging lesson for elementary students on the life and works of St. Teresa of Calcutta focused on her dedication to the preborn. For middle schoolers, we released a study on the beauty of the developing human person, and another on the fascinating life and pro-life contributions of Dr. Jerome Lejeune. High school students now have the opportunity to learn the truth about Margaret Sanger through our multimedia unit study uncovering the impact of her legacy on this generation and beyond. And just in time for the election, we released a lesson on pro-life citizenship which views the election process through a Catholic lens. Endorsed by Cardinal Burke, the Culture of Life Studies Program is helping parents, teachers and students build a culture of life.

We’re offering our Shower of Roses customers 20% off all products when they use the code 20ROSES from now through November 20, 2016. 

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Christmastime in New Orleans

A big band jazz orchestra composed of 18 of New Orleans finest jazz and classical musicians, The NOLA Players came together to honor their beloved city through this musical Christmas card, Christmastime in New Orleans. The latest offering from AimHigher Recordings/Verve and The NOLA Players’ first collaboration, this gorgeous and merry recording contains 14 tracks of brand new original arrangements of holiday favorites and is sure to be a Christmas classic for this season and many to come.

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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!

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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. What makes these clubs unique is that they are at their core faithfully Catholic. We don’t “tack on” Catholic identity as other clubs might, but begin and end with a Catholic world view. We also believe that local clubs best operate the way they see fit, so there is no national organization, policies, registration or dues. Groups can easily adjust the program to fit their local needs. Behold Publications also produce a line of historical fiction based on American history and American saints for ages 7-15.”

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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 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, and Instagram for sales and updates.

Save 50% OFF your entire order TODAY ONLY 
with promo code: ALLSAINTS
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“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 (think of 77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids), or to hand to their kids (think of the Illuminated Rosary prayer books). Our primary audience is “middle pew Catholics”—parents who attend Mass regularly and want to do more to integrate the faith into their family life, but don’t know where to begin. They might even say, “I can’t teach my children about the faith because I don’t know how.” These parents are probably both working to support their family, living the crazy-busy lifestyle of the typical working- and middle-class American family.”

Read more about Peanut Butter & Grace here, like them on Facebook, and subscribe to The Bread (their weekly printable family faith formation planner) here.

Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a set of two coloring books! 

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Shining Light Dolls

“Shining Light Dolls is dedicated to bringing high quality religious dolls to children of all ages! At Shining Light Dolls, we believe children deserve to have beautiful toys with a contemporary aesthetic and meaningful message.”

Enter the giveaway by Nov 6th for a chance to win Saints on the Go! plus three Shining Light Dolls featured in the book!
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Every order is a custom order! There are four vinyl colors and over 35 embroidery designs. Covers can be made to fit any size hard/softcover book and any wording can be added. Common books I make covers for are daily missals, bibles, Magnificats, breviaries and prayer books. Makes a wonderful gift for priests, seminarians, Godparents, children, family or friends; Christmas, Easter, birthdays, First Communions, Confirmations, graduations, weddings, or any other occasion!

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“Our shop provides families ornaments and tools to share the traditions of the different seasons of the church year, like the Jesse Tree, O Antiphons, Advent, Lent, Easter and other aspects inspired by Jesus. We create ornaments that would help others share their faith with their children and last for years to come.”

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Visit Catholic Folk Toys for beautiful hand painted wooden saint dolls and more! Custom orders are welcome! In addition to the hand painted wooden dolls and jewelry, Tammy is also making silver rosaries, rosary bracelets, and painting wedding and baptismal gowns. Custom paintings are available and also prints and cards of paintings. They make lovely “save the date” cards, thank you notes or invitations. Please contact for availability and details.

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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! 

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

on November 3-6, 2016
 for orders over $40 
with coupon code: FSJMJ 
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Robin Nest Lane 
Robin Nest Lane has recently released a new line of convertible head coverings! This collection of modest coverings, available in an array of colors, is well suited for those seeking an inconspicuous veiling option and is perfect for those who are newer to veiling!

Right now you can SAVE 20% off your order with coupon code: ADORATION2016

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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!

Until Dec 18th, if you say a Hail Mary for the conversion of sinners and type in FOUNT OF MERCY in the comments section of check out you will receive an extra patron saint block of your choice with your order.

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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.” 

Until Christmas you can save 15% off with coupon code: ROSES15

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So many darling little habits and accessories to choose from… Be sure to check out the new Missionaries of Charity habit. My girls love it!

FREE SHIPPING until November 13, 2016 
with coupon code: ROSESFREESHIP2

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Catholic Cuisine Aprons
As you are shopping for Christmas gifts this year, don’t forget the beautiful Catholic Aprons available over at Catholic Cuisine! 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. Designed with two large pockets and 1″ wide neck and waist ties, with adjustable neck strap, they measure 22”W by 30”L.

Visit the Catholic Cuisine Apron page to place an order! 

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Prize #1: 
Win a set of two coloring books from Peanut Butter & Grace:

Prize #2: 
Win a set of two coloring books from St. Augustine Academy Press:
A Feast of Saints Coloring Book and Feasts of Our Lord and Our Lady Coloring Book

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter Box below:

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If you are interested in advertising at Shower of Roses
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I have one small ad left for November through January!

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


  1. Mary

    Wonderful sponsors with lots of good ideas for Lent and Easter! Thank you for hosting a giveaway.

    2016-02-06 19:52:06

  2. Natalie

    I love reading your sponsor updates and learning about new Catholic products. Thanks for sharing!

    2016-02-06 20:19:09

  3. Jennifer

    Wonderful ideas! Thank you!

    2016-02-06 20:23:51

    • Jessica

      Congratulations, Jennifer! Your comment was chosen for the giveaway! 🙂 Please send me an email with your mailing address and I will send you your little St. Valentine's Day gift. God bless! jessica.showerofroses(at)gmail(dot)com

      2016-02-08 19:42:32

  4. Dawn

    You have a great list of sponsors and great ideas for nice wholesome Catholic gifts for my family. Thank you so much for finding and sharing them with us. God bless you.

    2016-02-06 20:25:22

  5. Abigail Burke

    Always love seeing your sponsors! Great ideas for gifts for the kids.

    2016-02-06 20:48:02

  6. Dawn

    This is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

    2016-02-06 20:59:13

  7. Jennifer

    What great sponsors. Those family dolls are so cute! What a nice idea. That is the best picture of your family, how sweet to have it made into toys for the kids to use with their saint dolls. Looking forward to more giveaways.

    2016-02-06 21:56:47

  8. Jessica

    More great ideas for those of us already preparing for Lent and Easter! Thanks Jessica.

    2016-02-06 23:02:40

  9. Laura G.

    I love the variety of gift ideas that you show from your wonderful sponsors. Thank you for this great website and sharing it with all of us.

    2016-02-06 23:09:24

  10. Kelsey

    Well, now I want something from all these great sponsors! Thanks for sharing.

    2016-02-06 23:48:27

  11. Therese

    Thank you for this website– God bless!

  12. Candice

    I always look forward to these posts for gift ideas! I would love to win!

    2016-02-07 00:11:20

  13. Maureen

    I love these sponsor posts! I've found so many great products this way!

    2016-02-07 00:31:04

  14. Aimee

    Keep up the good work Jessica, you are such a help to all of us! Thank you.

    2016-02-07 00:56:12

  15. Heidi

    Love these posts. Lots of great gift ideas!

    2016-02-07 02:26:42

  16. Marie

    I really enjoy your sponsor posts! Thank you for the giveaway!

    2016-02-07 02:37:25

  17. Lauralee

    Hi Jess,

    Your family of wooden blocks is adorable. I hope that etsy shop is up again soon. Love all your ideas. Grateful for your inspiration always.

    2016-02-07 03:03:46

  18. Yvonne Corey

    Thank you for all your wonderful posts. I enjoy getting ideas for my own family. I am currently overdue with baby #3 and reading your blog has helped me pass the time!

    2016-02-07 03:13:57

  19. Erin

    I love seeing all these different ideas for Catholic gifts! Thanks 🙂

    2016-02-07 03:18:18

  20. Sandy

    I enjoyed the Peanut Butter and Grace website and I am always delighted to read Audrey Eclectic blog:) Thank you for invaluable resources!

    2016-02-07 03:20:47

  21. Christine M.

    Thanks for introducing us to these wonderful companies. I hope all is going well for you! God bless!

    2016-02-07 03:22:32

  22. Denise

    Jessica, your blog has been a blessing to me and my family for years. May God reward you for your efforts in inspiring the true, noble and beautiful.

    2016-02-07 03:23:56

  23. Colleen

    Thank you for the great gift ideas and giveaway!!

    2016-02-07 05:21:56

  24. Laura D

    These are wonderful websites. Thank you for sharing.

    2016-02-07 12:08:14

  25. Lee Ann

    Thank you so much Jessica. I get so many ideas from you and really appreciate all that you share with us.

    2016-02-07 13:36:21

  26. Jennifer

    I wasn't raised Catholic and didn't fall in love with the Catholic Church until College. Your blog has directly impacted how I share my faith with our children. I have 2 boys about the age of your two oldest daughters. Then, I have an 8 year old boy, a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy. I know it takes courage to share your family with the world and I just wan to thank you for doing so.

    2016-02-07 13:46:34

  27. Tracy Bua Smith

    Jessica, these sponsor posts of yours fill me with awe because I'm amazed at all the wonderful Catholic companies and gifts that are available and I love how you promote them all! Thank you and so many great ideas!

    2016-02-07 13:48:58

  28. Susan

    What a wonderful list of Catholic sites! Thanks for sharing!

    2016-02-07 14:17:58

  29. Kate

    I love all your sponsors! Very excited for the St. Philomena prayer pillowcase!! God bless you!

    2016-02-07 15:34:20

  30. Maria

    Thank you for sharing!

    2016-02-07 16:06:01

  31. Giselle

    Thank you all for the amazing giveaway my husband and 4 daughters will love it. God bless you all! 🙂

    2016-02-07 17:47:00

  32. Jocelyn K

    So lovely, as always, dear Jessica. Thank-you very much.

    2016-02-07 17:53:38

  33. Shannon

    I love all the sponsors products!

    2016-02-07 19:01:44

  34. Laura B

    Thanks for all the gift ideas!

    2016-02-07 19:18:43

  35. Melanie

    Amazing sponsors, would never know about them if you didn't share. Thank you

    2016-02-07 19:49:00

  36. Karen

    I love your website!!

    2016-02-07 20:22:50

  37. Sue K

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    2016-02-07 20:43:43

  38. Lorie

    Love all of these,so nice to have a variety of faith products to purchase.

    2016-02-07 21:02:48

  39. Susan Peek

    I always look forward to your blog and love how you always arrange all these wonderful contests. I'm sure you make Saint Therese smile from Heaven. 🙂

    2016-02-07 21:09:56

  40. Heather

    I look forward to these sponsor posts to see great companies that I may never have heard of otherwise! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    2016-02-07 22:14:04

  41. Cathy Lange

    I love giveaways, but Catholic giveaways are the best!

    2016-02-07 22:36:23

  42. Mary

    Bless you and your family!

    2016-02-08 01:42:50

  43. Angie W

    Wow. You have some great advertising! Thanks for posting them all!

    2016-02-08 02:27:21

  44. Victoria

    Thank you, Jessica! You are my go-to for original and special gifts. I appreciate all you do. May God keep you during this busy time.

    2016-02-08 02:57:28

  45. Brenda

    Love browsing your sponsor pages! Such great gift ideas…I love using them for godchildren:) Have a blessed Lent!

    2016-02-08 03:02:47

  46. Erin

    Always so inspiring to see how our Faith informs everything you do. Trying to imitate that! God bless you and your family.

    2016-02-08 04:29:34

  47. Sherri

    Thank you for sharing! God bless you!

    2016-02-08 05:12:59

  48. Carolyn

    Thank you Jessica! I am so grateful for good whole Catholic bloggers like you, who help make my home more authentically Catholic. I love the ideas. I'm especially excited about Lent at Ephesus via Amazon Prime. God Bless you!

    2016-02-08 16:34:37

  49. Joanne

    Thanks for featuring the wonderful sponsors! I have some shopping to do now!

    2016-02-08 16:56:15

  50. Jessica

    Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment and participating in the giveaway! The random comment generator pulled up #3 of 49. Congratulations, Jennifer! I hope you all have a blessed week!

    2016-02-08 19:41:21

  51. Meagan

    PB&Grace! Yay!! That's my brother in law & sister in laws business. The Rosary books were my hubbies idea. The Therese book is hubbies sisters. My dream is to write a children's book about John the Beloved after searching long and hard for one for our oldest son. You know when I have time.

    2016-02-11 08:44:02


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