It's here! I'm so excited to finally share this New Beginnings theme! I truly believe it was a spark of revelation, since I've seen and heard how excited so many people are about it. I've been getting emails almost every day this month about when I'll have these resources available, and now their here!
I don't have an entire program written, since there are so many ways to interpret this theme. I do offer a couple of ideas for different talks based on quotes, plus hopefully the resources I do have are more than enough to inspire leaders and young women to create their own unique program!
And so I have a request! Anybody using this theme--regardless of whether you use the materials--share how YOUR program went. Different talks, decorations, refreshments, musical numbers--I would love to hear (and see) it all. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment!
The first thing you need for a great program is great invitations, right?
This fun invitation introduces the theme to the young women with an irresistibly fun design! Order these invitations on Etsy and I'll happily customize all the details for your program!
I have tons of posters for this program (because I really like posters!) I've got three different posters with the theme "Personal Progress Helps You to Become Practically Perfect," and a set of six posters each with a song quote on it. These could be used as decoration, or even as a reference for talks. All of these posters come as 8x10 JPG files.
Included in a download package which includes the invitation and all the posters mentioned above, I also have an exclusively personalized design to be used as the cover for your program.
I have eight simple posters which include each Young Women Value Theme and coordinate with the designs of the other materials. And to tie them all together is a poster with the Young Women Theme.
These are all FREE and come as 8x10 JPG files.
These adorable posters use lines from the song "A Spoonful of Sugar" to describe the different Young Women classes. They include illustrations what the line of song describes and uses the symbol for each Young Women class. They would be perfect to use as each class president describes the purpose of their Class and to also emphasize work ethic behind Personal Progress. These are FREE and come as 8x10 JPG files.
No program is really complete without refreshments. There are so many ideas out there for Mary Poppins refreshments that I'm not even going to mention any. These signs for either a "Spoonful of Sugar Cafe" or "Jolly Holiday Cafe" are perfect to set up at any refreshment table, and along with them comes a blank sign to label refreshments with. These all come FREE as a PDF.
To finish off this huge set of downloads, I have three quotes which I can see as serving as the framework of multiple talks, depending on the emphasis of your program.
First off I have a quote from the Proclamation about successful families. The story of Mary Poppins is really about building family relationships, which is shown during the finale of the film in "Let's Go Fly a Kite" and so I have a playful design with kites in the background to go along with this quote.
Next is a quote from President Uchtdorf about how the height of our testimony doesn't matter as long as we are all seeking to come unto Christ and be perfected in Him, which ties in perfectly with the idea of measuring up to be "practically perfect in every way." It could also lead into how Personal Progress is a process of growing better a little at a time and going at our own pace.
The final quote is one that I love from Sister Burton. She focuses on how covenants are the key to helping us become perfect. The focus of the entire Young Women program is to help us each prepare to make covenants in the temple and honor the covenants we've already made, so this quote is a perfect way to bring things full circle.
Each of these is available for FREE as a 4x6 JPG.
And now that you've reached the end of this incredibly long post, HERE IS THE DOWNLOAD LINK
for all of the free files mentioned (which, for an overview, includes an 8x10 theme poster, YW value posters, class symbol posters, refreshment signs, and quote prints!) For anything else, or customizations of any of these files, head on over to Etsy! If anyone has questions or would like additional resources, comment or email.
Labels: 2016 Theme, New Beginnings