One of the pieces of best advice I have heard from a friend was one they received during marriage prep. The priest encouraged she and her now husband to decorate with the faith. He said, “I want to walk into your home and know that you are Catholic!” This bit of advice has resonated with me while creating and making home decor that brings faith into everyday life, especially in my own home.
One of the easiest ways to decorate and bring faith into the home is by setting up a prayer space. I have seen this accomplished in corners, closets, mantles, and even dining room tables that are transformed into gorgeous spaces that lift minds and hearts to the Lord.
Grab a crucifix, statue of Mary, your favorite prayer card, and a couple of candles, and boom! You have a prayer space for yourself and for your family members to visit at any time of the day. If you are like me and have gorgeous prayer cards that you collected over the years hiding in cars, purses, kids’ dressers (IYKYK) or… under the couch, place them in this gorgeous prayer card box holder that I designed really to keep my family’s prayer cards all together in one spot. Change out the prayer card for the liturgical season, feast day, or for a novena you are keeping.
Small steps in showing our faith but also making it more accessible to all in our home are beautiful ways to strengthen and encourage a healthy and robust prayer life.