Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Birthday Parties

Got a great email today from Catholic Mom Mrene in NY.  Love this idea!

Today I ran into a school mom from my daughter's kindergarten class.  About a month ago, my daughter went to her son's birthday party, and we bought The Greatest Miracle DVD from the Catholic Store as a gift for him.  I used to dread these birthday parties, buying yet another made-in-China present for the kid who already has everything and was about to receive a ton more simply because he was another year older.  But no more!  Now I don't mind these parties at all because it's an opportunity to buy them something that just might bring them closer to Our Lord, and I don't feel guilty about spending money because it supports our Catholic store.  

So this woman stops me and says, "Excuse me, you bought that Greatest Miracle DVD for my son."  I was worried she was about to let me have it for not warning her about the scary demons scene.  Instead she says, "I just want you to know, it used to be such a fight to get my son to mass.  Ever since he's watched that movie, he wants to go, and he asks me questions about what's going on during mass."  Can you believe it?!?  Just from this movie!  So I just wanted to put a plug in for it!

God bless,

Movie Trailer Below:

Get your copy of this DVD at St. Gregory the Great Bookstore or through Ignatius Press.

Other gift ideas:

Facing the Giant, Soul Surfer, Mighty Macs. Animated Saint movies are good as well.

Music for girls: Britt Nicole, Jamie Grace, Group 1 Crew are good ones. 
Music for boys: Toby Mac, Thousand Foot Krutch, KJ52, Group 1 Crew.

For younger kids: Meet Kids 4 Jesus (Music), CatChat (Music and Stories) and Glory Story (Stories of Blessed Pier Giorgio, etc.) for kids age 3-11 CLICK HERE

For girls 2nd through 6th grade, the Olivia and the Little Way series, by Nancy Belanger 
A modern day story of a girl who moves to a new town, based on the spirituality of St. Therese.

Have other ideas for birthday gifts for kids? Let us know.  Leave a comment below.

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