Christmas is a testimony of our Lord's endless love for humanity. It's a special time when we're expecting our dreams to come true, miracles to happen, and striving for love and compassion. Therefore, during this period, we try our hardest to become better and kinder, sharing the warmth of our souls with our loved ones and those around us. That's why Christmas is the best time for seeing friends and family members, giving presents, and contributing to charity on behalf of those who need it.
During the holy Christmas season, Saint Elisabeth Convent organizes an annual charity event called "Secret Angel". It allows everyone to buy items from a special category in the Catalog and send them to those in need.
If you want your gift to be sent to children with special needs or women in rehabilitation centers, simply indicate your wish in the comments when placing the order. Gifts will be collected through January 19, 2023. Our blog will share a report of the giving charity Christmas presents.
In addition, you can donate a desirable sum of money, and the funds will be used to purchase toys, books and coloring books, crafting materials, and sweet gifts for children in need. Please add a comment "Secret Angel" with your donation.
God teaches us to be kind and merciful. So let's bring joy not only to our nearest and dearest but also to those who are in need. We can easily do real miracles at this time of the year, so let's spread love and happiness this Christmas!
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We wholeheartedly want to make our family members and friends happy during Christmas. But choosing the perfect gifts, as we all know, is quite a challenging thing to do.
We have picked up 5 handmade Christmas presents ideas for the winter holidays for you. All items can be purchased online at St Elisabeth Convent Catalogue online New Year's Eve Fair. Here you will find many heart-melting items handmade by the artisans of the Convent. That means that a piece of their soul, heart warmth, and love is enclosed in every gift.
1. Hand-Knitted Woolen Shawl
This incredible gorgeous shawl is a versatile and valuable winter gift. It will keep your mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, or friend warm on the coldest evenings and provide a cozy and comforting feeling. A lovely hand-knitted woolen shawl is the best gift to show your care for your loved one!
And in addition to the shawl, you can purchase marvelous woolen mittens and socks.
2. Handpainted Wooden Rocking Horse Toy
It’s necessary to choose gifts for the kids to put under the Christmas tree with special care. Indeed, there’re many vital nuances, from the toy's material to its design.
Our rocking horse is made of natural wood, which is entirely safe for the child's health. The bright, hand-drawn patterns will excite a kid's attention, so this authentic toy will keep them delighted for a long time.
Our Catalog has many more options for the New Year and Christmas gifts that can also become wonderful children's charity Christmas presents. You’ll easily find something to surprise every little one!
3. Festive Glass Wall Clock
A unique handmade clock is a genuinely versatile gift. Anyone will be happy to decorate their home with such beautiful items.
You can also check out plenty of other Christmas decoration items made of glass: Christmas tree pendants, candle holders, magnets, and wall panels.
4. Winter Ceramic Tea Set
Handmade ceramic tea set with winter patterns will help to keep warm not only the body but also the soul. You’ll undoubtedly be remembered with a kind word on winter evenings when your loved one will enjoy delicious tea!
In addition to Christmas-themed dishes, ceramic cups, teapots and tea sets, our Сatalog features ceramic candle holders, bottles for keeping holy water, and vases.
The Christmas carols sung by the Monastic Choir of St. Elisabeth Convent can help create a festive atmosphere and put everyone in a gracious state of mind. This charity Сhristmas present will be especially appreciated by religious people and will surely please anyone.
No doubt gifts made with love and prayer in the workshops of Saint Elisabeth Convent Christmas will be an excellent choice for your special ones! When you purchase charity Christmas presents online from our Catalog, you also contribute to a great deed by donating money to charity. This means that you will make even more hearts happy this Christmas by helping us bring joy to those who need help.
With so many nice things about Christmas, its joy is easy to recognize. Yet it is much harder nowadays to see Christmas as a miracle. In our rational world, we have become too accustomed to putting everything to the test of reason.
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