10 Fair Trade Goodies for Your Catholic Gift List & Your Chance to Win

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Editor’s note: Today, we’re happy to point you to some truly terrific gift ideas from our friends at Serrv,  a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. We’re also giving away one FREE $20 gift certificate for Serrv! To enter to win, leave a comment below by midnight Pacific time on Monday, November 30th. Lisa Hendey

ndonesian Folk Nativity, $42 Hand carved from Alstonia, a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia, this contemporary nativity features eight figures, simply ornamented and painted in muted tones. A SERRV exclusive. tallest figure: 7in Fair Trade Fund photo: photo credit: Courtesy of SERRV.

Indonesian Folk Nativity, $42 Hand carved from Alstonia, a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia, this contemporary nativity features eight figures, simply ornamented and painted in muted tones. A SERRV exclusive. tallest figure: 7in. Fair Trade Fund photo: photo credit: Courtesy of SERRV.

Wishing Stars Ornament

Star light, star bright! Your fair trade purchase is a wish come true for the artisans who create these stars from handmade silk paper with silver cord wrapping. Set of 6, $12.

First Noel Nativity

Cuddly-soft nativity inspires happy memories of Christmas past. Set of 8 figures is hand crocheted and includes a gift box, $38.

Nesting Nativity

In the style of the traditional Peruvian mountain nativity, this three-piece ceramic set is hand painted, with each piece designed to nest to the piece next to it. Dimensions reflect size when pieces are nested together, $32.

 

Mini Retablo Box Nativity

Small wooden retablo nativity is hand painted in the traditional style, with a flower on the outside, and small figures made of flour and gypsum on the inside, $16.

 

Black & White Sheep Ornaments

Set of 2 hand-knit acrylic sheep ornaments. One is black, the other is cream. Stuffed with acrylic fibers, $9.

Traditional Peruvian Nativity

Six-piece hollow form ceramic nativity depicts richly colored figures in traditional Peruvian dress, with traditional designs engraved in the clay, $42.

 

Indonesian Folk Nativity

Hand carved from Alstonia, a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia, this contemporary nativity features eight figures, simply ornamented and painted in muted tones, $42.

Whitewash Albizia Nativity

Albizia wood is carved, whitewashed, and hand painted to create 7 modern nativity figures, dramatically framed by a star-accented arch, $85.

Toona Batik Holy Family

Tall and sculptural, these holy figures are beautifully carved from dark Toona wood, then meticulously painted by hand to create the colorful patterning, $110.

Andean Nativity Retablo

Retablos were originally created for portable use on the altars of travelers, but today depict a range of sacred and secular scenes. Hand-painted wood box opens to reveal nativity on top and celebrating musicians below, $50.

 

Animal (Lion) Ornament

Hand-knit alpaca-blend animals are arrayed with tiny colorful pom-poms, $10-15.

Find more great free trade gifts at Serrv

 

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

10 Comments

  1. My friend Stephanie started bringing Serrv items to our Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference and I have been delighted to learn more about Fair Trade and the people they help. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Servv headquarters is in New Windsor, MD, not far from me. Every summer we take our youth group there to help price and package the goods. Please support them!

  3. I really appreciate learning more about all of the opportunities to support organizations that help the poor all throughout the year and especially during this time of year when it is difficult to avoid the buying of “stuff” that we don’t truly need even in the name of giving to others. It is important to keep in mind what Jesus would truly ask us to do, help others less fortunate. It is especially nice if we can give gifts to others while still providing support to worthy organizations like Serrv. Thank you for providing this opportunity.

  4. I am very delighted to learn about Serrv and even more heartened to read about the efforts of such generous and selfless people. God bless

  5. I love to give gifts that serve a dual purpose–not only make the recipient happy, but also help another individual or organization reach their goals as well.
    A wonderful cause and beautiful art.

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