Christmas is just around the corner, and as such, many people are now scrambling to buy gifts for their loved ones and friends. This is the wonderful time of the year when we load up the pantries and kitchens of our friends and loved ones with the usual staple of gifts: cookies, brownies, pastries, and many other diet-busting, one-thousand-calorie-a-day treats.
Lost often in the hustle and bustle of the busy Christmas gift-giving season, however, is the real reason for the season: the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Isn’t it ironic that the real birthday recipient - our baby Jesus - isn’t usually a part of our Christmas gift lists?
Instead of the usual goodies, why not try a meaningful alternative this Christmas: gifts that highlight and promote the Christian Faith! After all, isn’t our Faith the best gift we can give to our loved ones? Give Jesus the ultimate gift this Christmas on His birthday: help spread the Faith to your friends and loved ones!
Here are four (4) Faith-based gift ideas that will make Christmas truly more meaningful for your friends and loved ones:
Personalized St. Benedict Door Hanger
The St. Benedict Door Hanger features the St. Benedict Medal, recognized a sacramental of great power in the Catholic Church. The medal itself does not have power, and to believe so would be an un-Christian act of superstition. Rather, the medal is a visible sign of the inner devotion and faith of the believer in Jesus Christ and in his servant, St. Benedict.
The medal contains a powerful prayer of exorcism against Satan. As such, it is usually used to call down God’s blessing and protection upon us, through the intercession of the great saint. It is also a reminder of our baptismal rejection of all that is evil.
There is a plenary indulgence granted to anyone who, at the hour of death, uses, kisses or hold the blessed medal between the hands with veneration. The indulgence is also granted if the person entrusts his soul to God, makes a good confession and receive Holy Communion.
The recommendation is to adorn every single door in your house with the St. Benedict Door Hanger - particularly the main entrance door, as well as the doors of the rooms where the children of the family stay.
Laudate Mariam’s St. Benedict Door Hanger can also be personalized with the name of the recipient of your gift - making it the perfect, memorable Faith-based gift to family friends.
Personalized St. Michael Bracelet
The battle against evil spirits is a daily struggle that every family needs to face. It may not be immediately obvious that a struggle is taking place, but whenever there is discord, fighting, anger, lust, jealousy, you can be sure that Satan is at work!
In our daily battle against evil spirits, we should frequently invoke the aid of St. Michael the Archangel, whose name means, “one who is like God.” St. Michael the Archangel led the army of angels who cast Satan and the rebellious angels into Hell. He is known as the Prince of the Angels, the most powerful amongst all the angels.
Laudate Mariam’s Personalized St. Michael Bracelet is the first and only one of its kind in the Philippines. It features our exclusive St. Michael medal, in honour of the most powerful of the angels. It can also be personalized with the name of the recipients of the gift.
Ave Maria Rosary Bracelet
Women absolutely love fashion accessories, such as bracelets! Take a casual look at your women friends, and chances are that she usually wears a bracelet as a fashion accessory.
But wouldn’t be great if a bracelet can likewise be used as a rosary? The Ave Maria Rosary Bracelet is a perfect gift for your friends who would love to have a handy rosary bracelet that allows them to pray the rosary anytime, anywhere. And hey, it doesn’t hurt that it looks beautiful and fashionable too! Faith-based bracelets shouldn’t look ugly and unfashionable, after all!
The added bonus: you can personalize the bracelet with the name of your friend!
St. Benedict Car Rosary
Men absolutely love their cars! Next to their wives and kids perhaps, men will caress and take care of no other thing in their lives as much as their cars.
Want to give the perfect, Faith-based gift to your male friends? Try the St. Benedict Car Rosary - a one decade rosary that you can hang in the rear view mirror of the car. Laudate Mariam’s Car Rosary features the St. Benedict Medal, a Catholic sacramental that protects people of Faith from misfortunes and evil spirits.
As with all products of Laudate Mariam, you can personalize the Car Rosary with the name of your friend!