Advent is time of prayerful preparation, but also a time of joyous anticipation of the birth of Our Lord in a manger. It is usually a time for peace, hope, love, and faith, often spent with family and friends.
This Advent however, might look a bit different. Please know that we are praying for you and your families in a special way during this not-so-normal Christmas.
To add some extra joy to the season, this year we are partnering up with some of the most wonderful Catholic brands to bring you 25 days of Advent giveaways.
In addition to supporting you and your families, we wanted to find a way to recognize these amazing Catholic companies who have worked tirelessly on their missions this year amidst all the challenges of 2020. Thank you to all of the brands who joined us in this effort, we are grateful for your support, partnership, and dedication to your ministry.
Each day, we will post a different giveaway on our Instagram @hallowapp. To enter that day’s giveaway, make sure you are following our account and the other brand of that giveaway’s account and tag a friend (or multiple) in the comments. For an additional entry, share as a post/story and tag us PLUS the account of the partner that is part of that day’s giveaway. We will message you to get your information for the prize if you are selected!
Here is some extra info on each of the brands participating in the giveaway. We encourage you to support these brands this Christmas and beyond. Their ministries are truly wonderful.
Verso melds the historical practice of pilgrimage with expertise in modern travel. When you journey with Verso, you’ll experience the fullness of life, Catholic faith, and everything a destination has to offer. See the holy sites, taste the food, and dive into the culture. For the end of our 25 Days of Advent giveaways, Verso is giving you a $4,000 voucher for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Verso giveaway is so special to us, and we are so grateful for what Verso is offering. The entry rules for Verso are a bit different, they are based on how many friends you refer to sign up for Hallow. Check out this article for more information on Verso and this giveaway. Also, learn about all their pilgrimages here www.versoministries.com.
Sock Religious aims to bring the faith to the workplace and to spice up your Sunday best. They are an amazing Catholic company with the most fun socks including Advent candle socks and socks of all your favorite Saints. Sock Religious will be giving away some awesome St. Joseph socks. You can check them out at www.sockreligious.com!
The mission of Catholic Match is to provide an online space for single Catholics to meet people they would not otherwise meet for Faith Focused Dating that leads to sacramental marriage. They also serve as a community of support, and provide education on living out the single state more fully, as well as dating more purposefully, in order to fulfill your vocation. They will be giving away 6-months of Catholic Match. Check them out at www.catholicmatch.com!
The Monk Manual is a quarterly planner inspired by monks and designed to help you live a fuller life. By combining best practices in psychology, productivity and spiritual growth, the Monk Manual provides a daily system upon which you can build an intentional daily life. To get your year started right, win a beautiful Monk Manual. Get one for someone you love at www.monkmanual.com.
We love the prints from Just Love Prints, especially their children’s alphabet flash cards and temporary tattoos! Your support of Just Love Prints supports a family of four who quit their jobs to build their dream in a beautiful vocation. Just Love Prints will be giving away one of their amazing Holy Family Prints, perfect for Christmas. Go look at all her amazing designs at www.justloveprints.com.
If you have not seen one of Emily Wilson’s new devotionals, Awaken My Heart, you are missing out! Emily is an incredible Catholic mom, speaker, and writer. She has other books including an amazing children’s book. Emily has so generously offered the winner her new Awaken My Heart devotional, which is bound to change your life next year. You can get all of Emily’s books at Ave Maria Press.
Shining Light Dolls’ award-winning Catholic books, toys and more are the fun and easy way to grow a strong, lifelong relationship with Jesus and His Saints. Premium toys designed to nurture the hearts and imaginations of children! Saints are an amazing part of the Catholic faith; they show us what it means to live the life of Christ no matter who you are, what time in history it is, or where in the world you live. Shining Light Dolls is a Catholic family owned small business. Shining Light Dolls is giving away a $150 gift card to their shop, which is so amazing! I personally love the plush dolls. Find all their wonderful toys and gifts at www.shininglightdolls.com.
Guadalupe Roastery is an amazing sustainable coffee company that focuses on the lives and wellbeing of their farmers and communities they live in. They also have delicious coffee that is sourced with the common good in mind. They are giving away an awesome gift pack, but check out their single sourced coffee at www.guadaluperoastery.com.
Shari at Catholic Paper Goods is an incredible designer and hand-lettering artist. Catholic Paper Goods has one-of-a-kind Catholic greeting cards, art prints, invitations, printables, downloadables and much more. Catholic Paper Goods is giving away a beautiful sticker of Mary and baby Jesus. You can find more of her beautiful designs at www.catholicpapergoods.com.
The Catholic Woodworker exists to equip men for battle in the modern world. They do this by creating beautiful and masculine spiritual weapons, like handmade wooden rosaries, that inspire a continuous conversion in the hearts of men. We are so grateful that the Catholic Woodworker is giving away a beautiful wooden home altar. You can check out all their beautiful carved wooden products at www.catholicwoodworker.com.
Mission to Launch is an experience that equips Catholic professionals to thrive in the workplace, with courses in dreaming, negotiation, interviewing, mindset, networking taught by instructors from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard, and IMD. Mission to Launch has alt-mentorship from the top 1% of leadership in the world, community, and internships. Mission to Launch is considered the premium version of MasterClass for Catholics who want to level up in their personal and professional lives. Mission to Launch will be giving a 30% discount to their course as well as 2 hours of coaching from Mission to Launch mentors. Get more info on the full program at www.mission2launch.com.
The Little Catholic Box is a wonderful subscription box for Catholic Women. They curate a new, unique selection of items each quarter that celebrate the beauty of our Catholic faith and support other small Catholic businesses. The Little Catholic Box has quarterly subscription options in addition to single box purchases. They will be giving away their Fourth Quarter Box, which includes the coolest travel coffee mug. You can find all their boxes at www.thelittlecatholicbox.com.
Jason Evert has so generously offered two pairs of his new men’s book and study, Forged. Forged is a 33-day exercise designed to purify, heal, and strengthen a man, gradually replacing old vices with new virtues. Each day offers a unique weapon that belongs in every man’s arsenal against the world, the flesh, and the devil. After completing the 33 days, a man will be well equipped for the battles ahead. Get your copy of Forged at https://shop.chastity.com/products/forged.
Amanda is a canon lawyer and spiritual director focusing on prayer, discernment, single life, purity, and chastity. Amanda is offering 3 free spiritual direction sessions as part of the giveaway. Check out her awesome blog and learn more about all her services at www.amandazurface.com.
Jen Olson is an incredible artist and illustrator. She has such beautiful paintings and prints, many of which are available in a digital download format for those looking for last minute gifts! She is giving away a beautifully illustrated portrait of the Holy Family. You can find her shop here on Etsy!
Carry Your Cross is a team of young Catholic trailblazers with a fire for spreading the faith. Their high quality apparel with fresh, “not your average christian brand” designs struck a chord with believers around the world. They don’t just create apparel. They create apparel with a message the world needs to hear. They are giving away an awesome long sleeve tee, but see all their clothes at www.carryyourcross.com.
The Augustine Institute exists to help you and your loved ones better understand, live and share your faith. They create innovative and engaging materials that help all Catholics deepen their relationship with God and His Church to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From FORMED.org (the Catholic media platform) to children’s content, books, curriculum, parish programs, bible studies, and graduate school they are there to support you at every level of your faith journey. Augustine Institute will be giving away a beautiful leather bound Bible for you to start your new year off in faith. Learn more about all their programs and ministries at www.augustineinstitute.org.
Marek Made has some of the most beautiful handmade dolls, which unfortunately are currently sold out, but definitely follow her on social media for updated releases. However, they are giving away awesome Saint Stickers and prints. Keep up to date on all the Marek Made items at www.marekmade.com.
Blessed is She is a sisterhood of women who want to grow together in their Catholic faith. They create beautiful and accessible resources, products, and experiences to foster community and deepen faith, both online and in person. We are so blessed that they are giving away two of their amazing planners this Advent. Blessed is She has amazing resources and articles, and beautiful products available on their site www.blessedisshe.net.
The Little Catholic empowers women through hand-crafted, meaningful pieces that cultivate deeper faith and evangelization through beauty. They believe in creating uniquely beautiful jewelry and rosaries that are ethically and lovingly made by hand. Their impact extends beyond jewelry and empowering women. They also empower and partner with non-profits around the globe, designing beautiful pieces unique to their cause and donating a portion of all proceeds back to their mission. Find more of their products at www.thelittlecatholic.com.
Hallow is the number 1 Catholic prayer and meditation app, here to guide you through this Advent season with amazing meditations on the Gospel of Matthew in our #Pray25 challenge. We want to thank all of our users for their support and generosity towards our mission. For our part of the giveaway, we are giving out our swag boxes featuring some super awesome Hallow gear and a free year of Hallow Plus.
Thank you for participating in our 25 Days of Advent giveaway and for supporting us and all these incredible Catholic brands. We hope you have a wonderful Advent and a joyous Christmas.
May Peace be with you!