We have a winner!!

Yesterday’s giveaway was so much fun — I loved reading about all your favorite cards in the Annunciation Designs shop! I just had Rafflecopter pick a winner and the lucky lady is …


Congratulations Lynda!! And I hope the rest of you are able to take advantage of the 20% off coupon code until the end of August (Nomina20) and get all the beautiful cards you love!

Annunciation Designs giveaway!!

[UPDATE: I forgot some key details!! The giveaway runs until midnight tonight and I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!]

It’s here! 😍🎉😍🎉

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What a great way to continue yesterday’s celebration of the Feast of the Assumption! Mother Mary for the win!!! 🙌💐💕

Elayne from the Etsy shop Annunciation Designs is a Sancta Nomina reader and mama to the incredibly handsomely named … B3n3d!ct K0lb3! (Alt characters used for privacy.) I’ve often said that a B first name can be hard to pair a middle name with because of the possibility of problematic initials, but K0lb3’s an awesome middle name to pair with B3n3d!ct — I love it! And what powerful patrons that little boy has!! He is set!!

Elayne brings the same faith-y finesse and sensibility she used in naming her little boy to her shop, which features her beautifully hand-lettered and painted Catholic greeting cards — and I mean Catholic! Like her Vocation Card! And Priest Ordination card! 😍 I mean, come on. If anyone’s going to need cards like those, it’s all of us! And her other cards are equally meaningful and so loving — birthday and baptism cards, wedding cards, thank you cards, encouragement cards, even a miscarriage sympathy card, which is just so perfect for when you want to say the right thing and just don’t know what the right thing to say is. ❤

I’ve never seen cards like Elayne’s — certainly not in any store that I might run into to pick up a card for an occasion — they’re just so exactly right! So I’m beyond thrilled to run today’s giveaway for a $30 credit to her shop!

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In order to enter, click this link for the Sancta Nomina+Annuncation Designs Rafflecopter giveaway! You’ll be asked to leave a comment saying which of Elayne’s cards you like the best — I’m excited to see lots of love for this mama’s beautiful work!

And I don’t know if any of you have taken advantage of the discount I told you about last week that Elayne’s offering Sancta Nomina readers, but if you don’t win the giveaway today don’t forget that you can get 20% off anything and everything in the shop until the end of August with the coupon code Nomina20! Time to stock up y’all!! 😉 Happy entering!!


Get ready for a fun giveaway from Annunciation Designs!

You guys. It’s sooooo hooooottttt here, and humid, and awful, and my kids and I and the air conditioners are all tired and cranky! 😓😭

I’m looking for ways to remain cheerful, and doing this little teaser post about a giveaway I’ll be doing on Tuesday is just the thing! 🎉🎉🎉

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Annunciation Designs has gooorgeous hand-lettered and painted Catholic greeting cards (I myself am a happy customer!), and the lady behind the art — one of you wonderful readers, with an amazingly named little one 😍 — has generously offered to give away a $30 store credit!

I’ll tell you more details — and her little guy’s awesome name!! — on Tuesday, and in the meantime go ahead and browse her shop and whet your appetite, and if you just can’t wait until next week, she’s offering the Sancta Nomina readers 20% off anything/everything in the shop until the end of August with the coupon code Nomina20!

There. I’m feeling cooler already. 😎 Thank you all, too, for all the great comments about Olympic names and adoption naming practices — they’ll be so helpful for upcoming posts. Have Friday y’all!!