I love visiting teaching! I don't think there has ever been a sister with whom I haven't loved and cherished as a result of time together. That being said, I'm not the kind of visiting teacher that does wonderful handouts and stuff. I would love to be, but I'm usually thrilled just to have showered and treats are in my purse for Loaf. I have very patient sisters who welcome Loaf as well.
Last month as I was listening to conference, Elder Ballard used the analogy of the honeybee and I practically squealed with delight (internally of course) because I remembered the stained glass bees I had down in my little gift box (I purchased them at Deseret Book : here is the link to the bee). I knew it was going to be the perfect gift for our November visit.
I love the way they turned out so much that I just ordered more bees to give as thank you/early Christmas gifts for the children's teachers who have added to their testimony of the Savior. So if one of you is reading this, act surprised!
The download today has a png file so you can run your tags through your printer. I used the large tags that measure about 4x8", this is what the text was designed for, but you could make it smaller. I have also included a pdf file with slightly smaller tags that you can just print on card stock and cutout if that is easier.
Here is a quote from Elder Ballard's talk that I included on the back.
"And remember, like the little honeybee’s one-twelfth teaspoon of honey provided to the hive, if we multiply our efforts by tens of thousands, even millions of prayerful efforts to share God’s love for His children through Christian service, there will be a compounding effect of good that will bring the Light of Christ to this ever-darkening world. Bound together, we will bring love and compassion to our own family and to the lonely, the poor, the broken, and to those of our Heavenly Father’s children who are searching for truth and peace." (Elder M. Russell Ballard, "Be Anxiously Engaged", October 2012 General Conference)
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