Our Story


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We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.  -Romans 8:28

We are a small, family owned and operated jewelry company located in America's heartland. Our parents, Joan and Jack Minardi, wanted a big family and God answered their prayers with 8 bundles of joy, 6 girls and two boys. We six sisters and two sisters-in-law hung out our shingle in 2006 and haven't looked back. Actually, to be honest, occasionally we do look back and wonder, "What were we thinking?" Some of our 49 children help us with our jewelry making and eventually we may press our ever growing numbers of grandchildren into service. Presently, we have 12 grandkids...who knows maybe one of them will be running On This Day Designs in 30 years? In between our family duties, we design, handcraft and sell both retail and wholesale Catholic jewelry including hard to find men's designs, tenners and 'fun finds' we want to share with our customers. We create many unique items that may not be found on other Catholic sites. Please sit back and explore our website because we are very excited about our jewelry and the melding of our faith and fashion. Yes, we believe there is a fashionable way to express your faith and for those who want to display their faith with style, our jewelry is for you. We like to say: 'Wear your faith, share your faith' and we hope you will do this with our jewelry.

Mission Statement

We strive to follow God’s will in our lives and we place our business in His hands. We hope that the Catholic jewelry and products we design inspire thoughts of our Lord and His Blessed Mother, Mary. As we are all one in His body, we treat our customers as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Our Name

We chose the name On This Day Designs from the popular Catholic song, On This Day, O Beautiful Mother with this refrain:

On this day, O Beautiful Mother    

On this day, we give thee our love.

Near thee Madonna, fondly we hover    

Trusting thy gentle care to prove.

Our mother, Joan Ferris Minardi, sang this beautiful song at each our weddings. Although she passed away in 1997, she remains an important part of our lives and along with our Heavenly Mother, our Mom is encouraging and cheering us from above.

Mom, with the help of the Holy Spirit, wrote many praise and worship songs. Our dad compiled her songs into a songbook that some day soon we will share with you on this site.

Meet the Team

Carolyn, jewelry & graphic designer
Carolyn, jewelry & graphic designer
 Laurie, jewelry designer, writer and finance.

Laurie, jewelry designer, writer and finance.

Sue, marketing & photographer
Sue, marketing & photographer
Patty, graphic designer & marketing
Patty, graphic designer & marketing
Nancy, jewelry designer & president
Nancy, jewelry designer & president