An Excellent Saint Juan Diego Movie (Plus a Movie Collection Giveaway and Free Shipping!)

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by CCC of America, but all opinions are my own and it's for a product that I have already told you before that I really love! A wonderful thing that you can do during Advent is to spend time celebrating the feast days of Advent Saints.  This is a great way to keep your mind focused on Advent as a time of prayerfulness and joyful anticipation.  Two of those … [Read more...]

Printable Peg Dolls- Just Paint The Head And Decoupage The Rest!

I have wanted a set of Catholic peg Saints pretty much since I first saw them somewhere around 5 years ago. However, there were 2 really big deterrents that stood in my way: Buying hand-painted peg dolls is really expensive. Painting wooden peg dolls myself is extremely time consuming. But now, I invented a secret option number 3 for you guys... Printable Saint peg … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Feast of St. Juan Diego And Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Celebrating the feast days of Advent Saints is a great way to keep your holiday season religious, and keep Advent a time of joyful anticipation. It's a win win! I usually combine the feasts of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe because they're only a few days apart (St. Juan diego's feast day being on December 9, and Our Lady of Guadalupe's on December 12.) These printable … [Read more...]

Advent Saints Craft- Printable Ornaments For Catholic Kids

I'm always trying to figure out how to add more Saint feast day celebrations to our Advent season, and I'm so excited to be releasing these little guys today! These are Advent Saint ornaments that you can download, print, and assemble yourself! The download includes all the Saints in both black and white (so you can color them yourself) or already in full color with watercolor paints (so … [Read more...]

All Saints’ Day Costume Share; Vote For Your Favorite!

I thought it would be really fun to share pictures of our kids in their All Saints' day costumes and have a little contest! The winner will receive a free Mass book. I'm hosting the first annual All Saints' day contest on the Catholic Icing facebook page from now through the end of Monday. How to enter the costume contest: Share your photos in the comments of this facebook post. To post … [Read more...]

Group Costumes Ideas for All Saints’ Day- Saints Who Go Together

I think it's so cute when siblings (or friends) dress up as Saints who go together in groups or pairs! It's adorable, right? I know I've dressed my kids up as saints who go together, and I've seen my friends do it, so I wanted to make a list to help you brainstorm some ideas. So here it is- a list of Saints who were friends, family, or otherwise "go together". Saint Groups The Holy Family! … [Read more...]

All Saints’ Day Costume Ideas for Girls

All Saints Day costumes don't have to be complicated, and they can be fun and easy to put together! After your child decides what saint she'd like to dress up as, you should spend some time researching the saint together and looking up pictures online to get a feel for the costume you need. Here's a list of All Saints' Day costume ideas for girls to get you started: Nuns and Sisters- This is a … [Read more...]

How to Make a San Juan Diego Costume

When it was time to pick saints for All Saints' Day costumes, there was no doubt who my 3 year old wanted to be- Saint Juan Diego! He absolutely adores the movie Juan Diego, Messenger of Guadalupe. I don't love all of the CCC movies, but this is one of my favorites! It's so sweet, I like the animator they used for this movie, and it actually made me cry the first time I watched it. You can buy … [Read more...]

Grotto Craft for Our Lady of Lourdes

Have you guys seen these Catholic grotto craft kits yet? You can get them for Our Lady of Lourdes, Fatima, and Guadalupe. I personally feel like they make most since for Our Lady of Lourdes because the grotto from that apparition is very famous! The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is coming up on February 11. Here are the grotto craft kits Lydia and I made: This craft would be a great pair … [Read more...]

Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe Crafts and Feast Day Ideas

The feast of San Juan Diego is December 9, and the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is December 12. Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to San Juan Diego many times. She gave him roses as a miracle when there were none in bloom and he carried them in his tilma. When he opened his tilma, Our Lady of Guadalupe's image was left behind! Such a great story for kids! Now here are some ways you can celebrate … [Read more...]