2022 LDS Youth Theme Posters: Trust in the Lord [Free Printable Handouts]

The new 2022 LDS Youth Theme has been announced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5–6).

This scripture was selected to encourage our youth to trust in God, even when things get hard.

To help you inspire the Young Women you serve, I’ve created some fun posters and other coordinating printables featuring the 2022 Youth Theme and made a special free download just for you. (Scroll all the way to the end of this post for the link to your free download.)

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15 Social Distancing Young Women & Relief Society Activity Ideas, Big Etsy Sale + One in a Melon Free Download

Today’s post is packed with content just for you! Here’s the rundown:

  • Don’t miss my huge 50% OFF sale in my Etsy shop. I’ve never had a sale this big! Hurry! Sale ends July 6, 2020!
  • Looking for ways to connect with those you serve during the current social-distancing environment? Check out this FREE download of my 15 Social Distancing Activity Ideas PDF.
  • New in the Shop: One in a Melon printables. Free sample download, including the Social Distancing Activity Ideas PDF, at the end of this post!

(Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the download link to the free sample pack.)

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When Life Gives You Lemons Relief Society or Young Women Activity with Social Distancing Options [Free Sample Download]

“When life gives you lemons,” the old saying goes, “make lemonade.”

If you’re human, life’s given you a lemon or two, or, maybe a bushel or an orchard. From momentary problems to life-long challenges, the sourness of hurt, disappointment, despair, and pain are inevitable parts of living.

And during this time of social distancing and economic upheaval, many of our fellow members may be struggling. That’s the idea behind my newest printables. Inspire and uplift your Relief Society sisters, Young Women or ministering assignments with these new designs. (Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the download link to a free sample pack.)

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2012 LDS Young Women’s Personal Progress Calendar

You can find the 2016 Personal Progress Calendar here.

Here is a great project to do for a YW activity that will inspire your Beehives, Mia Maids and Laurels the whole year through:  a 2012 Personal Progress calendar!  We made these at a recent Young Women’s Personal Progress activity and I thought I would share this inexpensive project with you.

Encourage your Young Women to work on their Personal Progress every month of the year.  This six-by-six-inch calendar fits perfectly in a locker, on a desk or dressor or hanging next to a mirror.

It can easily stand up on its own and be placed on a nightstand, desk or dresser to be in full view every day.

Designed to resemble social media, the calendar features interactive elements including a plan-for-the-year journaling page, Personal Progress goal suggestions, favorite scripture page, monthly personal goal areas and a year-in-review evaluation page plus a testimony page. Every month includes a value suggestion, an inspiring quote, suggested Personal Progress goal and a scripture.  If you want to add your own values, quotes, Personal Progress goals and scriptures on the monthly goal pages, check out this post.

Personalize each calendar with optional scrapbooking embellishments, ribbons and buttons and use your choice of papers and cardstock for further customization.

I’ve included step-by-step instructions as well as printable calendar pages in a .pdf file, which you can download by clicking here. It will need to be unzipped before you can use it.

If you want to customize the monthly goal pages, read this post.

NOTE:  The instructions are at the beginning of the .pdf file, the printable pages are at the end. It is a large file and may take a little while to download.

I used one of my favorite new tools, a Zutter Bind-It-All, to put together my calendars, but you can bind yours with a Cerlox, staples, rings or any other binding method.  Or, you can print the calendar pages and hand them out each month to your girls.

Remember, this project is for noncommercial, personal or Church use only.  Don’t share my file with others in any way, simply send them here to download their own copy.

Thank you!

And keep an eye out here for more great projects–the next one I have for you is amazing!  Your girls will love it!

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Arise and Shine Forth 16×20-inch Posters: Blank and in YW Value Colors

Another wonderful reader asked if I could make her some 16-by-20-inch posters in the YW Value colors.  She is going to add her own text to them and use them throughout the year.  What a great idea!  I want to share these posters with you, too!  I’ve created eight high-quality 16-by-20-inch posters in each of the following colors:  gray (Faith), blue (Divine Nature), red (Individual Worth), green (Knowledge), orange (Choice and Accountability), yellow (Good Works), purple (Integrity) and gold (Virtue).  Each poster has the chandelier and black bottom border as well as a unique damask background.  Besides using these for YW Personal Progress/Values, they would be perfect for creating large posters for adding Girls Camp photos, featuring your YW Recognition Award-earning girls for Young Women in Excellence, making signs for women’s conference workshops or announcing Relief Society activities and other Church-related events.  Use them for birthday parties, bridal showers or baby showers, too!

To customize these posters, you will need a photo-editing program like Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro or Gimp or other similar software.  Simply open the .jpeg file you want to use and add text, photos and graphics as you desire.  Be sure to save your changes as a high-quality .jpeg file for best printing results.  I love uploading my 16-by-20-inch posters to Costco.com for printing! Be sure to use their high-resolution upload option, not their fast upload.

Because of the large file size of each posters, I’ve zipped them into two separate downloads.

To get the full eight-poster set, you will need to download BOTH files. 

Also, these are huge files and they may take some time to download, depending on your internet connection speed.

Download Part 1 here.

Download Part 2 here.

Remember, please do not share these files! 

Send your friends here to download their own copies. 

These files are for non-commercial, personal and Church use only!

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Thanks so much for all your support and for visiting Hang a Ribbon on the Moon!

Chandelier Invites: Blank and with 2012 Mutual Theme–All in Four Colors

I received a comment from Heather asking if I could do my New Beginnings Invite in Portuguese or create one without the logo in English so she could do her invites in own in her language.  I was thrilled to do the invite in Portuguese for Heather AND to offer you some variations on the original.

I’ve redesigned my invites with additional backgrounds to the original blue:  pink, green and yellow, which compliment my 2012 Mutual Theme calendars.  Plus, I’ve provided you with a download of my invite in all four colors without the 2012 theme–they are totally without text! Now, you can use these invitations for a whole lot of other occasions:  Young Women in Excellence, Activity Days, Relief Society activities, wedding showers, birthday parties–any occasion you want to create a four-by-six-inch photo-print invite!

Here’s how to customize my blank invitations:

  1. Open the .jpeg file in photo-editing software (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, Gimp, etc.)
  2. Add your text.  Note:  If you want to put something on the black area of the invite, be sure you change your text color to white.
  3. Save your file as a high-quality .jpeg file.
  4. Upload your file to your favorite online photo processor.  I prefer Costco.com or Shutterfly.com.  If you use Costco, DO NOT use their quick uploader.  Go with the high-resolution upload, which will take longer, for best printing results.
  5. Order your invitations as four-by-six-inch photo prints.  (So inexpensive!)

You will love the quality of a photo-print invitation and your guests will be impressed, too!

Remember, all of my downloads are for non-commerical personal or Church use, only!

Please, don’t share my files with others.  Simply send them here to download their own.

Thanks so much for visiting Hang a Ribbon on the Moon!

Download my 4-by-6-inch invites WITH 2012 Mutual Theme here.

Download my 4-by-6-inch BLANK invites here.

Download my 4-by-6-inch New Beginnings invite in Portuguese here.

(Please let me know if I misspelled something.)

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As You Wish: Arise and Shine Forth Mini Candy Bar Wrappers

One of my wonderful blog visitors requested some candy bar wrappers to fit Hershey’s Miniatures.  What a great idea!  And so, here you go:

The download includes a .jpeg of an individual miniature candy bar wrapper as well as a .pdf of a full page of miniature candy bar wrappers, fifteen in all.

You can download the files here.

(Don’t forget, you will need to unzip the download before you can use it.)

And, as always, please don’t share my files with others. 

Simply send them here to download their own copies.

All files are for non-commercial, personal and Church use only.

Thanks for visiting Hang a Ribbon on the Moon and enjoy!

Arise and Shine Forth: 2012 Calendars Part 1 (January, February, March and April)

I am so excited to post the first four months of my 2012 Arise and Shine Forth mutual theme calendars.  I promise to get the rest done soon, so check back here! Each month of my calendars has a unique background featuring a chandelier and damask-patterned calendar grid, and an inspiring scripture that reinforces this year’s theme. Just in case you missed my explanation of the chandelier and how it relates to the theme, check out this postI’ve saved the files in both .jpeg and .pdf format.  You will need to unzip the files after you download them.

These would be great for your Young Women class presidencies and leaders or to pass out to your girls each month–simply add activities, birthdays and other important information to my calendar pages and print, scan and/or copy.  Or, use them as a way to inspire girls to set goals for Personal Progress.  You might even want to create a calendar as a Christmas gift or New Beginnings favor for each girl!  You can slip them into page protectors and put them into inexpensive binders, bind them together using a Cerlox machine (at a copy store) or Zutter Bind-It-All.  Or, just copy and staple.  They print out beautifully in both black and white and color!  Whatever you use these calendars for, I hope they inspire you each month to “Arise and shine forth!”

***Note: I forgot t add an extra day in February for leap year.  I have fixed the error–so sorry–and the downloads are updated. ***

I have two downloads of these calendar pages for you.  One has full-page calendars, the other has an extra one-inch margin at the top of each page to allow for binding.  NOTE:  You can find download links to my Arise and Shine Forth Calendars Part 2 (May, June, July and August) and Part 3 (September, October, November and December) here.

You can download my 2012 Arise and Shine Forth January, February, March and April full-page calendar pages here.

Download the calendars with binding border here.

Please:  Don’t share my files with others.  Simply send them to this blog to download their own.

My calendar pages are for non-commercial personal, home or Church use.

Leave a comment here letting me know how you plan to use this calendar.  I’d love to hear your ideas!

Watch for the remaining months to appear here soon!

In the Beginning….YW We Believe Candy Bar Wrapper Printable

Welcome to my new blog, Hang a Ribbon on the Moon!  I’m thrilled to finally have my own place for sharing my designs, printables and ideas with you.  And although the construction on this site is not complete, I couldn’t wait to share a free printable with you!

My first project is something I made for our ward YW presidency as a birthday gift for our girls.  It is a We Believe candy bar wrapper designed around the 2011 theme and sized to fit the large, king-sized Symphony bars.  It might be too late for you to use it as a birthday gift for the girls you teach, however, it would make a perfect Christmas gift!

Note:  I had a spelling error on this candy bar wrapper.  It has been fixed in the download now.

The front features the words We Believe with a background of keywords from the Thirteenth Article of Faith in subway-art style.  The back is my favorite part!  Take a look:

In addition to the text of the Thirteenth Article of Faith, the back of the wrapper features an ingredients list with scriptures about the worth of a young woman.  The YW Nutrition Facts is full of Personal Progress values and the bar code says “Stand as a Witness 24 7 365.”

I hope you enjoy this free printable project!  Download both .jpeg and .pdf files here.  Note: Before you can use the files, you will need to unzip the download.

P.S.  If you want to share this project with your friends, please send them here to my blog to download their own personal copy and don’t just give them copies of the files.  Thanks!

I have some more great projects for the upcoming 2012 YW/YM theme coming soon, so check back!  You’re going to love them!