Tag Archive | Prayer and Spirituality

Christmas Gifts and Stocking Fillers

Christmas BookWe thought we’d compile a little list of the most popular and unique Christmas stocking filler gifts and decorations for you this year! Have you found some cute little stocking fillers for your beautiful family and friends? How about The Story of Christmas paperback book.  It’s a lovely idea to introduce someone to the origins of the Christmas Nativity Crib and how it all began with Saint Francis of Assisi, a collection of Christmas Carols to sing throughout the day and a few readings from the Gospel.

8904lgThe Christmas Glitter Pocket Token is also another favourite this year, along with the other glitter tokens – Daughter and Son, Guardian Angel and Footprints. They make a lovely stocking filler and are a constant reminder to the recipient that their loved one cares for them very much. The Miniature Nativity Set is also very popular….. because it’s just so cute! A pocket Nativity with it’s own Christmas Tree case – and a hanger too, so it can be placed on the Christmas Tree! An absolute joy to give and receive!

Our Christmas gifts and stocking fillers can all be found on this web page: http://simpleblessings.co.uk/christmas_gifts/index.html13452

If there’s anything you would like to ask or need advice on anything at our web site, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help! Until next time, may all your prayers and thoughts be filled with God’s everlasting love, light and wonder. Have a wonderful week – with much love from Simple Blessings

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Christmas Candles and Stocking Gifts

Christmas BookWe thought we’d compile a little list of the most popular and unique Christmas stocking filler gifts and decorations for you this year! Have you found some cute little stocking fillers for your beautiful family and friends? How about The Story of Christmas paperback book.  It’s a lovely idea to introduce someone to the origins of the Christmas Nativity Crib and how it all began with Saint Francis of Assisi, a collection of Christmas Carols to sing throughout the day and a few readings from the Gospel.

The Christmas Glitter Pocket Token is also another favourite this year, along with the other glitter tokens – Daughter and Son, Guardian Angel and Footprints. They make a lovely stocking filler and are a constant reminder to the recipient that their loved one cares for them very much. The Miniature Nativity Set is also very popular….. because it’s just so cute! A pocket Nativity with it’s own Christmas Tree casChristmas Tokene – and a hanger too, so it can be placed on the Christmas Tree! An absolute joy to give and receive!

You can never have too many candles at Christmas and our Holy Family Devotional Candles are popular this year, along with the Tealight Holder depicting the Saints and the Holy Family. Our candles and Christmas gifts and stocking fillers can all be found on this web page: http://simpleblessings.co.uk/christmas_gifts/index.html

Holy Family Candle
The candles burn for up to 68 hours and cast a warm cozy glow in your home, perfect for this Christmas season. If there’s anything you would like to ask or need advice on anything at our web site, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help! Until next time, may all your prayers and thoughts be filled with God’s everlasting love, light and wonder. Have a wonderful week – with much love from Simple Blessings

Saint Medals

medalDo you feel particularly close to one Saint rather than another? Did you know at Simple Blessings we have a large selection of little Saint Medals that can easily slip inside your purse, wallet, pocket, handbag or work bag to remind you of the connection you have to the Saints! You can view them here: http://simpleblessings.co.uk/saint_medals/index.html

Do you travel to work? How about St. ChristopherPatron Saint of Travellers to guide you on your journey. Or, are you always losing things, sometimes forgetful – then maybe St. Anthony can help! He is the Patron Saint for lost things.

Do you love animals and the environment, then holding a St. Francis of Assisi medal will bring you comfort and remind you of the beautiful, gentle soul of Saint Francis – whose famous verse was “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love”. medal

Are you expecting a baby? Or trying for your first child – St. Gerard is the Patron Saint of Mothers, Motherhood and Expecting Mothers. So, he would be a lovely Saint to carry with you and pray to whilst you’re pregnant.
Maybe you’re trying for a new job or want a more rewarding career – St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of Workers and can bring advice and wisdom into your heart. He can even sell your house for you! Just bury a statue of Saint Joseph upside down (yes, upside down!) in your garden and he will help to sell your house – customers have told us this is true!!

Until next time, may all your prayers and thoughts be filled with God’s everlasting love, light and wonder. Have a wonderful week – with much love from Simple Blessings

Novena Prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes

novenaAre you, or someone you dearly love trying to cope with an illness? Have you often said prayers on behalf of your friend or relative to ask the Saints, Angels, God, Jesus or the Holy Mother to intercede and help heal the patient? It’s hard to live with any kind of illness, but having to see a loved one suffering is also very harrowing. Have you tried saying a Novena over nine days for someone who’s in pain or ill? It may bring them strength and much comfort…..

What is a Novena?

In the Roman Catholic tradition, a novena is a series of prayers which are said over the course of nine days. The goal of going through a novena is to ask for grace, and to deepen one’s spiritual connection with God. Although the practice of the novena originated in the Catholic community, similar prayers are also said in other Christian sects.

A novena may be said for oneself, usually as a request for assistance of some form or another, or on behalf of someone else. A classic example of a novena is a prayer asking for a sick relative to be healed. In devout communities, people may say novenas for strangers, or say “I’ll make a novena for you” upon hearing of someone else’s troubles.

We believe that saying a Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes is a lovely way to connect to the Holy Mother who is the Patron Saint of bodily ills, and it will help to bring comfort and solace to the patient. We have a wide selection of Novena prayer booklets on our web site here: http://simpleblessings.co.uk/novena_booklets/index.html

Please feel free to ask us any questions about prayers and novenas, and we’ll be more than happy to help! May all your prayers and thoughts be filled with God’s everlasting love, light and wonder. Until next time, have a wonderful week – with much love from Simple Blessings

Nativity Tealight Figurines

nativityAre you stuck for an idea on what to use as a table ornament or focal point this Christmas dinner? Why not try a Nativity Set with Tealights in the Figurines! Cast a warm glow over the table with these beautiful Nativity figurines, such a lovely idea rather than a floral table center. Do something different this year and get the conversation flowing around the table. The figurines can be found on our web site here: http://simpleblessings.co.uk/nativity_sets/index.html

Or, why not use our horizontal Nativity scene nativitywith the tealights behind, so they too, cast a warm glow over the dining table this Christmas! A beautiful Nativity scene including the Guardian Angel watching over the manger. A novel way to add lights and elegance to your beautiful Christmas table this festive season!

May all your prayers and thoughts be filled with God’s everlasting love, light and wonder. Until next time, have a wonderful week – with much love from Simple Blessings

One Decade Rosary Keyrings

rosary key ringSometimes having a full 5 decade rosary in your pocket can seem a little heavy and bulky can’t it? Have you ever tried our pocket one decade rosary keyrings? They are so cute and practical! You can attach them to your handbag, briefcase, shoulder bag or car keys for instant access to your rosary. Makes a lovely addition to your collection of rosaries and can be a great comfort when you need to recite a few prayers but want to count them on something other than your hands. Our full range can be found here: http://simpleblessings.co.uk/rosary_keyrings/index.html

We hope you find something you like! May all your prayers and thoughts be filled with God’s everlasting love, light and wonder. Until next time, have a wonderful week – with much love from Simple Blessings

Handmade Rosaries – Top Seller

Thank you to ALL our beautiful customers for their kind comments regarding our ‘Exclusive’ handmade rosary beads at Simple Blessings. Goodness! We have received so many kind words about the rosaries that our local artisan Emma Jane Brown creates. We are so pleased you are enjoying the new designs as much as we are, within days of adding them to our web site…they have become our top seller! We are honored to be a part of your prayers and delighted that the rosary designs are bringing you closer to God and filling your heart with His love.

We have just listed some brand new designs and already, the Swarovski Pearl and Antique Agate rosary is becoming a firm favourite with everyone! If you want to check out our handmade rosaries page, just click here: http://simpleblessings.co.uk/handmade_rosary_beads/index.html

rosaryIf you have any special requests then please don’t hesitate to email us with your thoughts and we will do our utmost to create your unique design.

Handmade rosaries are a wonderful way to feel closer to God. Each individual rosary has been made with love and care, and to pray on something so unique can bring comfort, strength and love from the very heart of God. May all your prayers and thoughts be filled with His ever loving light and wonder.

Until next time, have a wonderful week – with much love from Simple Blessings