St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment. It is customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing pets on his feast day October 4th. Hugs to your furry and feathered friends! (But I wouldn't recommend kissing the cat.)
St. Francis of Assisi 1182-1226 came from a wealthy textile family and is known for denouncing his father to take up a life of poverty and thus beginning the Franciscan Orders.
Now to test your saint trivia, did you know he is accredited to the display of plastic blow mold yard Mangers seen all over the world at Christmastime due to his creation of the Nativity Scene? (Yes, you may keep that one in your back pocket for use at this year's office party.)
It is also recorded that St. Francis was the first saint to receive the stigmata of Christ's wounds on his hands and feet.
My original illustration, drawn first in pen and digitally colored, printed on 80 lb. stock and finished with a nice heavy lamination. All cards are trimmed by hand (typically mine or one of my two dogs) making them truly a non mass produced item that is unique and created with care.
Card size is 2.5 x 4.5 inches.
Prayer cards are nice little reminders to take small moments out of our hectic days for reflection. Perfect to use as a bookmark, stick in a mirror, or anywhere eyes will happen upon it, and a great little thoughtful item to tuck into a card for a wee gift to mail.
All cards can be personalized on the reverse to celebrate confirmations, baptisms, first communions, church groups, weddings or anniversaries. Minimum order of 12. There is a $20 design fee and will need a 2 or 3 week turnaround time. Please inquire for more information.
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~Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest things right, and doing all for love.~ St. Therese of Lisieux
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Items will be shipped out within 3 days of receipt of payment.
All prayer cards and inexpensive items are sent through USPS First Class Mail. For items such as rosaries or jewelry over $20 in cost, I will send via Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. Orders outside of the United States ship First Class Mail. An email will be sent when the item is shipped.
Speaking of shipping orders outside the United States, please expect possibly a number of weeks to pass before delivery occurs. International buyers are responsible for any taxes, duties, tariffs, or any other type of costs that my be incurred at time of delivery.
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Speaking of gifts, if the item is a gift please notify me at the time of purchase in which case I will include a card. Gift-wrapping is also available on request, because who doesn't get a bit excited when when the word "gift" is mentioned. Well, I do anyway.
Need it fast? Please tell me when you make your purchase and I will be happy to FedEx. An additional PayPal invoice will be sent to you with the upgraded shipping expense.
If the item is lost or stolen in shipping, we'll certainly figure out how to right the situation.
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Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
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Unhappy? Goodness, we certainly can't have that. I will do my best to correct any problems, on a case by case basis. In the unfortunate event that something goes awry email or convo me right away. I want you to be truly happy with your purchase and will work with you to try to resolve any problem. Please note that any problems need to be brought to my attention within 7 days of receipt of item, after that time no refunds will be given.
Common Sense Disclaimer - Please, please remember when buying a rosary that they are not intended to be handled by children. Due to the small parts used in construction, never give to a baby or small child. In addition, I always do my best to try to use lead free materials. However, in using vintage beads and findings there is a possibility that they could contain trace amounts of lead. In purchasing any of my items you are acknowledging this disclaimer.
Feb 21, 2020
Nov 29, 2019
Beautiful prayer card - love the artwork - detail and quality are wonderful. Will purchase from shop again. Thanks so much
Sep 8, 2019
Beautifully unique, beautifully done. I send one of these to every friend or family member who has lost a beloved pet, and it brings them so much comfort and peace. Thank you for your good work.
Aug 24, 2019
Beautifully created and just as described! Love it!
Aug 13, 2019
Beautiful card with the perfect wording for a Prayer For Our Pets. As someone who very recently lost a beloved cat, I wish everyone who loves their pets to purchase one of these cards. It is a true gift for any pet lover.