In 2008 at our parish’s Labor Day festival, I was thrilled to see a Catholic vendor there for a change. There was a canopy over a table filled with beautiful rosaries. One crucifix that was there I had never seen before. Not only was the cross with Jesus, but Mary and John at the foot. Then there was another rosary that had a picture of the Holy Family on it. Pretty pink or blue beads would be just the right touch. It was a hard choice, but pink won. She did not have exactly what I wanted in stock, but she assured me that she could make one very quickly and mail it out within a few days. It arrived that week and I was just delighted. By the way, her name is Paula Geist and her company is Rosaries Made With Care. You can e-mail her at rosariesmadewithcare at comcast dot net for more information.
When Steven died, I thought the perfect gift for his parents would be a birthstone rosary. I asked Paula if she could do the job and she said she could. I asked for a traditional cross, a miraculous medal, his Mom’s birthstones for the first 3 Hail Mary beads, his Dad’s birthstones for the Our Father beads and his birthstones for the rest. The rosary came quickly, and once again, I was not disappointed. I only wish I had taken a picture of it before I gave it to Steven’s parents who were blown away by the gift.
Each rosary from Paula comes in it’s own rosary case and she encloses a pamphlet on how to say the rosary. She also encloses a holy card (or a few holy cards.) I have been so pleased with the quality of the rosaries, the quick service, and the price. So, if you need a rosary made, you might consider Paula. (I don’t get any commission or anything for this post. I am just a truly satisfied customer.) Oh, here is a picture of my Holy Family rosary: