The Catholic Gift Shop: Three Medals to be Given Away

Have you heard the news over at The Catholic Gift Shop?

Tomorrow, Friday December 16th, The Catholic Gift Shop will be giving away three of their best selling medals.  All they ask is you visit their page on Facebook and “like” button, and become a fan of The Catholic Gift Shop. There will be three drawings: 10 am, 2 pm and 6pm ET.  The winners will be selected from the shop’s fan base on Facebook.

Right here, by clicking this link, you can become a fan of The Catholic Gift Shop.

All the medals will be shipped Friday night and will arrive in time for Christmas!

Here is the first medal to be be given away on Friday.

St. Christopher @ The Catholic Gift Shop

St. Christopher @ The Catholic Gift Shop

The Saint Christopher medal in particular has been one of the biggest sellers at The Catholic Gift Shop all year (these medals are all new in 2011).

Later, at 2pm ET on December 16th, The Catholic Gift Shop will be announcing the winner of the second medal give-away. The second medal to be given away, is a beautiful Sterling Silver Miraculous Medal. Each of the medals will arrive in time for Christmas, and will be shipped with an 18″ chain and arrive in a smart-looking gift box. Take a look:

These are terrific medals — which are on sale at The Catholic Gift Shop. The two sterling silver medals are being sold for $54.95 and the gold-filled Miraculous medal sells for $64.95. The Shop is giving them away for free.

Finally, at 6pm, The Catholic Gift Shop will be announcing the winner of the third medal, a gold-filled Sterling Miraculous Medal. And this medal arrives in a gift box along with a beautiful gold plated chain as well. Take a look at the third medal:

All they ask is you visit their page on Facebook and “like” button, and become a fan of The Catholic Gift Shop. There will be three drawings: 10 am, 2 pm and 6pm ET.  The winners will be selected from the shop’s fan base on Facebook. You can find their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/TheCatholicGiftShop

Put the troops on your Christmas shopping list!

Generosity is a major component of Christmas, and though it comes in many forms (mostly in gift-form), giving back to the community is a rather productive way to show just how generous you are.

With that in mind, this year I am planning on giving back to the troops.  There are plenty of ways to donate to the military, with some sites simply asking for enough money to cover postage for letters!  You can write letters, sponsor care packages, or even make your own.  And if you choose this latter option, you’ll also have the opportunity to be a bit creative.

Oh sure, the basics are important in creating a care package: soap, blankets, etc.,  but what about something special in there as well?  A letter showing your appreciation, a St. Michael or St. Christopher medal to keep them safe, even maybe a game!

Sending off a care package or donating online to the troops definitely raises a bit of suspicion at times: how can you be assured your gift actually reached the troops?  Well, mycatholicblog suggests sticking to well-established organizations, like the USO or soldiersangels.org.  And yes, your donations are often received anonymously, but that’s sort of the point of generosity, really: to give without expecting anything in return.

The troops do it for us all year round.  The very least we can do is give back during the holiday season.