Happy Mother’s Day! (I’ve got goodies for you!)

Happy Mother’s Day!! 💐💐💐 I say this to all of you, even if you’re not moms, because everyone gets in on the celebration on Mother’s Day, don’t they?! At Mass this morning I saw so many older moms that I see every week by themselves or with their husbands, and maybe sometimes one of their children, but today it seemed like they had all their grown-up kids with them (many that I’ve seen grow up) — and I was so happy for them, what a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day. ❤

As I did last year, I really wanted to do something special for you all in honor of Our Lady during her month of May, and also in conjunction with Mother’s Day. I told you all recently about the priest who gave a mission at our church during Lent, and his story regarding the power of St. Gerard’s intercession for couples who are hoping to conceive. Then just recently, someone I know told me she’d encouraged her daughter-in-law (who’s not Catholic!) to ask St. Gerard for his intercession, and they just found out they’re having twins! So I really had it on my heart to do a novena to St. Gerard, specifically for all of you who are hoping for babies. Today was the last day of the novena, and I already said today’s prayers for it, so you’re all covered! I hope you’ll let me know when your St. Gerard babies are on the way! 😊 (I’ll also just die if any of you find out you’re having twins!👯)

Also, yesterday I attended a special celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima and the canonization of our new St. Francisco and St. Jacinta 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 at the Auriesville Shrine (I documented it on Instagram!), and remembered all of you and your intentions during the beautiful day. I’m so grateful for you all! 🌹❤🌹❤

Finally, I wanted to give you something tangible and God provided me the perfect thing! Kortnee is a reader who has an Etsy shop called Studio Senn (she also has a non-Etsy web site here, and she’s also on Instagram, where she sometimes posts promo codes), which is “a watercolor and hand lettering small business specializing in wedding paper, watercolor maps and Catholic goods for families and children.” Regarding its origin, she told me,

Studio Senn was born a couple years ago after working for a wedding florist/planner who asked me to do hand lettering and watercolor for some small projects she had. I started doing custom invitations and watercolor maps after that. This year I’ve decided to branch out and add more of my passions to the shop: Catholic goods for families and children, baby announcements, and hopefully soon original artwork.”

You guys! She has some ah-MAZ-ing things that I know you will all LOVE as much as I do! Like this ABC Saint Poster (she paints a little saint for each letter! So darling!):


She also has a boy version and a girl version. SO perfect for a nursery!

Then there’s this Narnia map (available in a bigger size too):


And this St. Therese quote:


There are so many sweet sweet things to choose from! But my very favorite is this Custom Saint, Letter, Color Square Print:


Which is why I’m giving one of them away to one of you!! 🎉🎉🎉 To enter, click here to go to the Rafflecopter page for this giveaway! It starts today and ends at midnight on Wednesday, and I’ll announce the winner on Thursday — the birthday of St. John Paul the Great! 👊💕

For the rest of you, Kortnee’s offering a special discount code for Sancta Nomina readers! Use SANCTANOMINA15 until June 1 for 15% off anything in the shop! And as a special bonus — she also shared about her sons’ names! They are:

Fulton Douglas
Becket Raymond


She explained,

Our son Fulton is obviously (or at least I would guess so for your readers) named after Venerable Fulton Sheen. My husband and I have been inspired by his words for years. His middle name, Douglas, is after my father-in-law. Becket is named after Saint Thomas Becket. We thought he would be a wonderful intercessor for religious reedom in this day and age and we have always loved the work the Becket Fund does for that same cause. His middle name, Raymond, is after my dad and grandpa. It happened to be a coincidence that they are both surnames. Not necessarily a trend we plan to keep but always fun to think of what would go well with them!

I hope you all found this post as fun to read as I had writing it!! Don’t forget to enter the raffle and check our Kortnee’s Etsy shop, web site, and Instagram, and I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful day!! 🌼🌺🌷🌸


94 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day! (I’ve got goodies for you!)

  1. I love the ABCs with saints. I want one! To only pick one letter/saint is almost too hard for me. I would probably go with E, the letter that starts our last name. That way it could be for any of our children, not just one or placed somewhere in the house. Besides, we call all our babies by our last name until they are born (cause we haven’t been able to pick a name beforehand and we know they will at least have that name for sure). Maybe in grey (for nursery – but we already have our last name on the wall in their, or green for the house – our wedding color, found often in our home and my fav) and I wouldn’t know how to pick a saint. My favorite is JPII.

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  2. I think I would choose a pink B with St. Beatrix da Silva for my 2 month old, Beatrix. She’s currently in a crib in my room, so this would be a perfect piece to start decorating her own room with.

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  3. These are absolutely adorable! I’d probably pick the L to go with our last name or wait to see what we name baby #3 in July and get them a print for their name!

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  4. So cute! Not really sure, but might choose the blue H for our third baby (due in August), Henry Augustine. He doesn’t have anything relating to either of his patrons yet!

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  5. With 5 kids and a 6th on the way, I’d have a hard time picking just one letter/saint. Maybe we would go with with J for St. Jerome, who is the patron of our homeschool. Such beautiful artwork!

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  6. To pick just one letter I would probably do M, maybe purple, with Mary and for my Miryam. The posters of the whole alphabet with saints are such a unique and lovely idea!

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  7. I would choose a purple or teal B with St. Brigid for our first child, only seven months old this month! Your blog was so interesting and helpful to read as we prepared for her arrival.

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  8. Such a cute shop! Thank you for sharing!! It’s perfect timing too– I have been looking for a baptism gift for my godson!
    I’d choose an H for our Hadley and St Theresa!

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  9. Oh I love these! I’d probably pick M and Immaculate Heart of Mary, for my older girl… but then I’d probably have to get Z and St Zelie for my younger one too 😊

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  10. I love these so much! I just texted my husband to see what he thinks about ordering both alphabet posters for our girl bedroom and boy bedroom. 🙂
    I’d do a letter B for a my Beatrice and St. Beatrice, since it’s hard to find depictions of her!

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    • Oops, I guess I would get a pink C, for our last name, with St. Josemaria Escriva–yes, his name doesn’t start with C, but he’s our family patron. My husband and I were married on his feast day!

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  11. I love the ABC poster! I have all boys so I’d get the male saint poster. Unless the baby I’m having in the fall is a girl. Then I’d get the male/female saint poster.

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