Today I wish to share with you 5 places that Seth and I see as great places to buy budget religious art. This list is in no particular order, but exists only to aid those who cannot afford to spend hundreds of dollars on statues and icons to aid in prayer in a sacred space in their homes. [Disclaimer: This article contains a paid sponsorship]
5: Catholic Gifts & More
Catholic Gifts & More has a vast online store with many different things at varying prices. Personally, I have 2 items from this store. First, I have a resin holy water font with a statue of St. Michael the Archangel on it. For only $10.99, it is an absolute deal. At 9 inches tall, the font sits just below my crucifix in above my prayer table and holds enough holy water to last 3-4 days. In my house is also a wooden plaque of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It stands near my back door and is a great reminder to keep your mind on Christ just before leaving the house. At just under $20, this is a great piece of art for a good price.
4: Catholic to the Max
Catholic to the Max is an a family owned religious goods store based out of Steubenville, Ohio. The family specializes is Catholic art and apparel. Their collection of religious art is quite extensive, with an enormous array of different media types, from framed prints, plaques, to mugs and pillowcases. The neat thing about Catholic to the Max is that for some of us who have a devotion to a not so well known saint, there is more than likely at least one piece of art in their store that includes them, if not you can always request art. Lastly, a feature on their website is "discount religious art", which is very neat. One could get a decent sized quality print already framed from around $11. I have several of their mugs, as it is a great and fun way to evangelize!
3: Full of Grace USA
Full of Grace USA specializes in bringing our favorite Catholic vintage images back to life on prayer cards, prints, and in a slew of other medias including, stickers and notebooks. They also at times carry several different styles of sacramentals. The really neat thing is that Full of Grace USA is giving Catholic the opportunity to return to the devotions of their ancestors with the beautiful prayers that they print on their prayer cards, timeless prayers that can greatly aid our spiritual life, especially now. Often when one purchases prayer cards online, they have to purchase a bulk number, however, Full of Grace USA doesn't have any number requirements, you can order as many or little as you would like.
2: Holy Trinity Store
Holy Trinity Store is an Eastern Orthodox store run by the Parish of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in New York. With hundreds of icons in many different sizes, there is something here for every budget. I have a wood panel icon of the Virgin of Kazan. At almost 9 inches tall and just over 7 inches wide, the icon is large enough to be a centerpiece in my icon corner. At $22, this gold and silver foiled icon is perfect for Christians on a budget looking for prayerful art. I also have what I like to call my “travel chapel.” This is a diptych, which is two icons on a hinge, of the Virgin of Vladamir and Christ the Teacher. This diptych is small enough that I can slip it in my bag when travelling and always have a prayer space with me. I did this recently on my trip to Washington D.C. for the March for Life and prayed with it on the bus ride. For only $24 you get 2 beautiful icons, which is a deal that can’t be found anywhere else.
1: Holy Art
When Holy Art reached out to sponsor us, I jumped at the chance to receive more religious art. With a myriad of statues in different materials, I found a beautiful Infant of Prague statue painted in plaster. While it may be only 8 inches tall, for only $30, you can’t really beat it. It fits perfectly on a small in-home prayer table and they have many Saints in similar styles. I also received a small icon of the Holy Family. As a print on a small wooden board, the icon keeps the full integrity of the original icon in a small form factor. This also makes it able to be less than $20, a great budget friendly addition to a sacred space.