Monday, February 1, 2016

Zelie & Co: Giving Back

A few months ago, a group of Catholic women artisans got together to do a pre-Christmas giveaway to build awareness for our shops, and give one lucky winner a very Merry Christmas.

From that little bit of working together, our group meshed so well, we couldn't break the connection lightly. After all, in this disconnected world, how often do you find a group of women who share in a love of creating, a love of the Catholic faith, and that can laugh thousands of miles apart about kids and potty humor, but also support you with business advice?

It was kismet. As our mutual repoire grew, we knew we should work together, and so, Zelie & Co was born. 

Our patroness is St Zelie, mother of St Therese (and other wonderful children) and lacemaker. St Zelie knew what it was like to balance crafting and housework, and we could think of no one to better intercede for us, helping us to balance our families and our work as we strive to emulate her and grow closer to God. 

Every Tuesday, our group of artisans offer sets on Instagram (@ZelieandCo) at a discounted rate from our individual stores (bonus - free shipping!) 

However, something very special is happening on Tuesday, February 9th. 

We're not just selling sets from our shop - we're working on sets worth over $100 and partnering with bloggers to auction them off for charity.  I'm so excited to be partnering my shop (Annery's Handmade) with Rosie from A Blog for my Mom.  I'll be donating all my work and craft, along with paying shipping to the winning bidder, the funds will all be sent to the charity Rosie has chosen.

Make sure you stay tuned with Rosie for pictures of my set, but I'll give you a little sneak peak here. 

Patron saint of lace makers and mother of the Little Flower, this set is straight up their alley, I'm sure of it. It's a beautiful thing to be able to give back, and I am can't wait to see who wins my set at auction and how much we're able to raise for Rosie's charity. 

Make sure to follow along at #ZelieCharityAuction - and stop by @ZelieandCo tomorrow morning for the last traditional sale before Lent begins. 


  1. So excited about this. What a wonderful group of women!!

  2. So excited! You all are making such beautiful things, and this is such an awesome idea :)

  3. Congratulations on this new adventure! It sounds like you are having lots of fun and supporting a worthy cause all at once. :)


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