UPDATE: I now have my VT printable in Portuguese and Spanish! Click the appropriate link to download!
I am so excited to share this month’s Visiting Teaching idea and printables with you. When I read this month’s message I knew exactly what I wanted to share. I just had to figure out which quotes, and what I wanted to the printables to look like. I got to work, and finished with a couple days to spare. 😉 I hope you enjoy this month’s idea as much as I do.
I LOVE this month’s message! And it’s something that we can all work on…being just a little kinder to other, especially those in our own homes. Life can get pretty hectic, so hectic that we might forget to let those special people in our lives know how much we care, or we might get so overwhelmed at times that we can get a little grumpy and take it out on the people we love most (raising my hand…guilty of this one!)
For this month’s idea I thought it would be a lot of fun to make a chapstick label to remind ourselves to ‘speak’ kindly. I came across a quote that was re-worded from a scripture, and I knew it would work perfect for my chapstick label!
The scripture is Proverbs 16:24, but the quote says:
“Kind words are like ‘honey,’ sweet to the soul and healthy for the body!”
Isn’t that the greatest quote! And it went along great with my ‘Burt’s Bees chapstick that I absolutely LOVE! Now, if you’re not feeling the chapstick idea then attach my ‘Honey’ tag to a bottle of honey or some ‘Bit o Honey’ candies or anything that has to do with ‘honey’. This would work especially well for older gals that can’t see as well. The chapstick labels are kind of tiny, but I tried to make the font as big and as clear as possible. 🙂
Family Love Notes
Along with my chapstick/honey idea, I wanted to incorporate some ‘Family Love Notes’. Grab a pack of Sticky Notes and encourage your sisters or your own family to leave random notes for everyone in their home or even leave notes for others (mailman, friends, teachers, etc.). Wouldn’t it just brighten your day to find a little sticky note with a fun and uplifting message? Even just a ‘HI’ with a cute little smiley face would brighten my day!
I created two quote cards to go along with the pack of Sticky Notes. One of the quotes is:
“One of the best ways to invite love and harmony into our homes is by speaking kindly to our family members.” (From the August 2016 Visiting Teaching Message)
The other card has the question:
“How often do we intentionally ‘speak kind words to each other’?” This question was asked by Sister Linda K Burton during her talk titled, “We’ll Ascend Together”. In that same talk, Sister Burton also shared 5 questions and asked us to personally ponder each question. I loved the questions and wanted to include them with this month’s idea.
August 2016 Visiting Teaching Idea
There’s a quick peek at my printables for this month, but now let’s talk about putting them together to make a cute little gift! I am going to show you how I put together a cute little gift using the sticky notes and the chapstick. Here is what you’ll need:
Sticky Notes, Chapstick, String/twine, and my Printables (link at bottom of post). First you’ll need to print out my printables and cut them out. To create a label for the chapstick, print on sticker or label paper. I usually buy the full sheet labels (8.5X11) and then cut accordingly. For the other quote cards feel free to print on paper or cardstock.
Once you’ve got it cut, grab your chapstick and place it on. Try to get it even as possible, so the label is smooth and straight.
Now that you’ve got your chapstick label on, let’s put it all together!
Grab your sticky notes and the Sticky Note quote cards. I simply laid the quote cards on top of my sticky notes (no gluing or taping). Once I had those on, I placed the chapstick on top. Then, using some cute string/twine, I wrapped it around a few times and then tied a knot.
Now all you have to do, is schedule a visit with those wonderful ladies! You can tell them that the chapstick is to remind them to speak kindly, and the sticky notes are to make an effort to speak kindly to those around them by leaving fun notes of appreciation, support, or just a simple fun note.
VISITING TEACHING LINKS
I have teamed up with 2 amazing ladies to translate my Visiting Teaching printables into Spanish and Portuguese. I am so thankful for their time and hard work.
Brenda Soares will be translating my printables into Portuguese. Brenda blogs over at My LDS Groves, and has some great printables on there, so be sure to visit her there. She even offers her printables in English, HERE!
Delay Pino is the wonderful lady behind the Spanish translations. Delmy contacted me a few weeks ago offering to translate for me. I am so excited to work with her and offer more of my printables in Spanish!
Let us know if there are any printables you would like to see in Portuguese or Spanish, and we will get busy working on it.
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I hope you enjoy this months Visiting Teaching idea and printables, and are able to use them for the sisters you visit. I would love to hear if you do, and what you decide to create, so leave me a comment.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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