I’m teaching our Beehives this week and came up with this quick and easy handout to go with Young Women’s Manual 1, Lesson 23: Forgiveness. The handout is based on this talk, The Healing Power of Forgiveness by President James E. Faust. Since the process of forgiveness relates so well to the healing of a physical wound, I came up with a 5 1/2-by-4 1/4-inch card designed in the style of a Band-Aid box of bandages. Simply print the cards (four to a page), cut them apart and glue a bandage to each one and you’re ready to give your girls a memorable take-home message from this lesson.
To help the Young Women in our ward celebrate their birthdays this year, we’re giving them a handmade bracelet designed to fit with the Arise and Shine Forth Mutual theme. Each bracelet will be presented to the girls in a small gift bag with a custom-designed birthday card slipped inside. Our YW president asked me to make the cards using my 2012 Mutual theme logos and I thought I would share them with you.
The cards measure 3 3/4-by-2 1/2-inches when folded and have the chandelier logo on the front and the full 2012 Mutual theme scripture on the back. My .pdf file lets you print four cards per page.
You can add your own greeting or message on the inside of the cards after you print and cut them out, OR, you can print one of two messages I’ve included in the .pdf inside.
If you choose to use one of my greetings, you will need to print on the back of your printed sheet of cards.
Print out the page of the .pdf with the outsides of the cards on it (page 2). (Make sure you ONLY print page 2. Click on the printer icon in the Adobe Acrobat toolbar. Check the circle next to pages and enter the number 2 in the box under print range in the print dialog pop-up.)
Re-insert the printed pages back into your printer, making sure that the blank side will be printed on. (You may need to do a few test prints to figure out how to put the paper back in so that the inside messages are printed in the right places on the right side of the paper. I always do this using the lowest-quality setting so that I don’t waste ink.)
Once you’ve re-inserted the pages, print the page of the .pdf with your chosen message. (Page 3 has the “Keep on Shining!” message; Page 4 has the “We love you!” message.) Click on the printer icon in the Adobe Acrobat toolbar. Check the circle next to pages and enter the page number you want to print in the box under print range in the print dialog pop-up.
Cut and fold the cards.
What are you giving your Young Women this year for their birthdays? We all need ideas, so please leave a comment and/or link!
Here is another great Arise and Shine Forth download for you! This time, it is a candy bar wrapper. Simply print, trim and wrap this fun printable around a super-sized candy bar for a quick, easy and delicious birthday, Christmas or New Beginnings gift for your young women. It is designed to fit 6.8-ounce Symphony bars. I am also designing wrappers for the standard 1.55-ounce Hershey’s bar as well as for Hershey’s Miniatures. Watch for later posts with these designs. Enjoy!