Happy New Year! As we begin 2022, I can’t help but think back on the past year.
Though the past year will remain as one of the hardest years I have ever faced personally, losing my mother, I can’t help but think of how much joy we were able to share through our products and mission.
We launched several new products in 2021: saint temporary tattoos and saint vinyl stickers featuring saints from around the world, saint inspired sensory poppers, pen pal letters featuring saint facts, saint inspired infant teethers, the Pray and Play ABC Puzzle and booklet, and the Nativity Playset.
We featured our items at four different in-person Catholic events across the U.S. — a first for us! We enjoyed connecting with so many new people and sharing our mission to make homes a little more playful and a little more holy.
We collaborated with over 40 Catholic instagram accounts (Catholic businesses, prayer ministries, and influencers), widening our audience in an attempt to introduce the saints to even more people!
I went outside my comfort zone this year, feeling called to explore new ways to share our mission, ministry, and toys. More recently I was featured on a Catholic T.V. program and Catholic podcast, can you even believe it? And we strengthened our Instagram presence with more reels and stories in an attempt to bring Christ and His saints to the digital world where so many find themselves today.
If you would have asked me last January what my plans for Saintly Heart were, I would have listed one or two things. But our God has a way of taking our small offerings and multiplying them into great things, and I believe that is what He is doing with Saintly Heart.
Every new year I begin by asking the Holy Spirit to guide me to a new saint friend. Someone who can intercede for me as I learn more about him/her. Someone whose life and example can teach me the lessons I need for this upcoming year. I invite you to do the same! Not sure where to start? Head over to our Instagram account (CLICK HERE), say a little prayer to the Holy Spirit, and find out who your saint of the year is!
Thank you for walking with us this past year in 2021. May you have a blessed 2022!
Mary, Mother of God and Mother to us all, lead us to the heart of your Most Holy Son this year. Amen.
P.S. We have some new saint products coming in this new year! We will be announcing a new one for babies later this month and a very special one for kids in February!