Today I am starting a new blog post series that will feature one of our vendors or organizations that are present at the Columbus Catholic Women’s conference. We are blessed to have over 75 vendors and organizations share their beautiful and faithful ministries each year, but I never have time to visit all of them! Through these blog posts I hope to explore a little more about each vendor/organization and to share them with all of you!
I’d like to kick off this featured series with Full of Grace Gift Shop, an on-line, family-owned Catholic gift shop. I have had the opportunity to get to know owner Brealie Caridi through the years since she first served as a volunteer at our conference and then became a vendor. I know I have shared this before, but my favorite thing about volunteering for this conference is the AMAZING people I meet, and Braelie is one of those women.
I am also highlighting Full of Grace Gift Shop today because I needed a special Confirmation gift for this weekend. I was asked to be a confirmation sponsor for a friend’s daughter who is in eighth grade. I wanted something that would be a remembrance of the day and was delighted to find out that Brealie creates custom-designed, unbreakable, made-to-order rosaries! As you can see in the the beautiful rosary pictured above, she used a medal of St. Cecelia for the centerpiece since my confirmandi’s Confirmation name is Cecilia and Braelie was able to incorporate her favorite colors in the beads. I’m a little sad to give it away its so perfect!
Full of Grace Gift Shop has much more than rosaries, Braelie also carries a wide variety of Catholic gifts, from art, statues, books, jewelry and sacramental items. As a a busy mom, I especially appreciate that I can order everything online and SHIPPING IS FREE!!! I also love Full of Grace Gift Shop because it is a family affair, as Braelie’s husband Jaime and their 6 kids help with the business. In today’s “big box store” mentality, it always gives me such personal satisfaction to shop and support a store that not only provides beautiful and faithful Catholic products, but that the owners’ exemplify their faith in their business practices. If you are looking for Catholic gifts, I would highly recommend checking out Full of Grace Gift Shop!