The December visiting teaching message can be found here.
I’ve finished handouts for my ward:
If you want to make your own Christmas tag, download the file here and then:
1. Print the jpegs as 4 x 6 pictures at Costco or your favorite photo processing place.
2. Glue to a 4 x 6 piece of white cardstock to reinforce the photo.
3. Cut the photo in half to give you two 2 x 3 tags from each photo.
4. Then, punch a hole at the top (insert an eyelet if you’d like), insert ribbon, and add to a plate of cookies or a gift for your visiting teachees.
I also made a Christmas card with the message. I was originally going to do these for my ward, but then thought of doing a tag.
2. Cut 2.5 inches off the bottom of the page. (You will be left with a 6 inch by 11 inch piece of paper.
3. Score the document 4 inches from the left edge and 3 inches from the right edge.
4. Fold the card.
5. Glue the 4 x 6 card front to the front of the card. You can download the photo front here.
6. Mail or deliver your finished card to your visiting teachees.
For my visiting teachees, I will be doing the Christmas snowball that Inkablinka posted. Go to her site to find a free printable and directions. I did change it up a little bit, so I thought I’d post my changes.
For the center of the snowball, Inkablinka used a box with candies inside. I didn’t have any small boxes on hand, but I did have balloons:
It’s hard to tell scale in this picture, but I just barely blew the balloon up.
Also, I couldn’t find the gift-wrapped chocolates she used, but I did find some Hershey’s miniatures that were wrapped like presents. Then I printed up a sheet of labels to stick on the back of each one:
Inkablinka included a marking pencil but commented she wished she’d found something smaller. I found these scripture highlighters at Deseret Book for $2.39 a piece. They are shorter than the marking pencils.
Another idea I had to go with studying the scriptures daily was scripture ribbons. You could make your own (directions here).
For strengthening families and homes, Inkablinka used a Hershey’s candy bar for a foundation. I found some Ghiradelli’s chocolates on sale and used those.
For the yeast (represents magnifying callings), I found individual packets – they came in a 3 pack, I cut them apart and I found them in the baking section at Walmart.
For seeds (like faith), I used these dark chocolate pomegranate seeds from Costco. Love these!
I still need to make my white-chocolate covered pretzels (prayer) and my world ornaments (I found some old maps at DI), and then I will post a fully assembled picture.
Thanks to Inkablinka for such a great visiting teaching idea! Be sure to go get her free printable and directions here.