{Visiting Teaching} January 2017: The Purpose of Relief Society

I am so excited to share my January 2017 Visiting Teaching Printables and Idea with you today. I have been thinking about this month’s message, but didn’t have an idea of what to do. Today I read over the message again, and finally had the perfect idea.

LDS Ministering Cinnamon Roll Handout

We have a huge snowstorm going on in Idaho right now, so big that they have cancelled church for us tomorrow. Before the snow showed up, I decided I’d better run to the grocery store and pick up some necessities. As I was making my list, I remembered that I needed to think of something for this month’s Visiting Teaching idea.

I read through the message once again, and when I got to the ‘Consider This’ question at the bottom, there was a word that stood out to me: roles. I love reading the ‘Consider This’ question each month, it’s such a great way to apply the message to your life. I thought about the word ‘roles’ and immediately thought of Tootsie Rolls, but I’m not a huge fan of Tootsie Rolls, so that’s when I thought of Cinnamon Rolls!

What better treat to take to your sisters than a warm cinnamon roll, especially on a cold snowy day. I added cinnamon rolls to my list, and ran to the grocery store.


The Purpose of Relief Society

As I was walking through the grocery store, I was thinking of how I was going to package the cinnamon rolls. I remembered a cute package idea using flimsy paper plates. It just requires 4 cuts into the plate, some tape, and cute ribbon. That’s it!

January 2017 Relief Society Message

Let’s get started! Grab your cinnamon rolls (store-bought or homemade…no judgement here whatever you choose to use) and your paper plates. Go ahead and grab scissors, tape, string/ribbon, and my January 2017 Visiting Teaching printables (link below).

Place your cinnamon roll on the center of the plate, and grab some scissors. You will then make 4 cuts on the plate, here’s a picture to show where to cut.


The cuts don’t have to be perfect by any means. I tried to cut up to each corner of the cinnamon roll, I didn’t measure or look to see if the cuts were the same length, and it turned out great.

Once you have your 4 cuts, you will begin to fold to create your box. Starting on one side, fold in the small flap.

LDS Visiting Teaching Ideas


Holding the flap up, wrap the other two flaps around and tape to secure. You could use some cute Washi tape, unfortunately, I have a little girl that is obsessed with taping things, so mine was all gone.january-2017-purpose-of-relief-society

Repeat with the other side of the plate. Finally, grab your string/ribbon and tie it around the box/plate. Tie a knot, and then attach the tag and tie another knot to secure.

Relief Society Cinnamon Roll Handout

And you’re done! You have a cute, and delicious, Visiting Teaching gift to deliver to your sisters.

I created another great printable that you could print and give to each of your sisters. They would be great to hang on your refrigerator, keep in your journal, or scriptures. The color of the printable is more of a mint color, but my ink has been low for the last month, and I think it’s actually low now, so my color didn’t turn out quite right.


January 2017 Visiting Teaching Printables

Would you like to use my January 2017 Visiting Teaching Printable and cinnamon roll idea? If so, just click the link below to print out the printables.


Click HERE to print out my January 2017 Visiting Teaching Printables!


I hope you enjoy this month’s message and idea, and use it for the sisters you visit teach. I would love to hear if you do, so leave me a comment letting me know. If you snap a picture, share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me so I can see.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!



Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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  1. Shari Rademacher


    1. irene kelsey

      thank you!!! for makeing this idea so friendly to copy.

  2. Leano Seuea

    Love the idea…thank you

    1. Thank you Leano. Glad to hear that you like the idea. I hope your sisters like it as well. 🙂

  3. Di Shirley Owings

    I am grateful to you for your willingness to share your talent and sweet printouts for my visiting teaching use.

    1. You are so very welcome, Di. I hope your sister enjoy the printables. ?

  4. Lynette

    Thank you so much! I love your original ideas! I use them lots!

    1. Thank you so much, Lynette. I am so glad you enjoy the ideas that I share. I love being able to share my creations and ideas with others. ?

  5. Klyn

    You made my day! Thank you for sharing your cute ideas. You are very inspired and talented. Thanks again for making my life easier 🙂

    1. You are so sweet, Klyn. So glad to hear that you like the idea. 🙂

  6. Erin Ostler

    I am so using this tonight! Thank you! 🙂

    1. Glad to hear that you like the idea. Hope your sisters enjoy it as well. ?

  7. CourtDial

    Thanks Sheena for the cute visiting teaching idea! Enjoy that snow!

    1. Courtney! I was just thinking about your sweet family the other day. I hope you’re doing well. Thank you for taking the time to say ‘Hi’. Miss you! ?

  8. Vicki Houseman

    This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas!

  9. Rachel

    Just love your idea….Just made my dad’s homemade cinnamon rolls for the first time…. Brought back so many memories he passed away lat year at thanksgiving….. Thank you for the awesome idea

  10. Julie Dixon

    Thank you for adding me to your wonderful blog!

    1. Thank you, Julie! Glad you found me and stopped by. 🙂

  11. Bonnie

    So cute, love it! I’m doing this today, Thank you!

  12. Debi Adams

    I was wondering if you have an idea for February 2017? I am a Visiting Teacher Coordinator and I would like to hand out an idea at the end of each month for the sisters to use the following month. Thanks Debi

    1. Hi Debi! Sorry, I usually try to have my VT ideas posted before the month, but this last week has been crazy. I will try to come up with my idea and post it very soon. 🙂

  13. Jessica Griffiths

    THANK YOU!!! What a great idea with the cinnamon rolls. Thanks for making it easy with the printable too..

    1. You are so very welcome, Jessica! Glad you like the cinnamon rolls. ?