Saturday, December 14, 2013

Just In Time For Christmas - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

My, oh my, how the month has flown. It is nearly halfway over, and Christmas is a mere 11 days away. I am entirely unprepared in the temporal matters (I still haven't hung up my 7 boxes of Christmas lights around the house or bought all of the gifts I intend to give to my children), but my heart is full and prepared in spiritual matters.

My children happily play with their nativity set as I reflect upon the glorious hope that Christ brings to our hearts during the Christmas season. His love brings warmth during the coldest time of year, and joy can be felt as we look at the snow falling (watching the Weather Channel counts if you don't have snow locally, haha), visit with family and friends, read the Biblical account of Christ's birth, and sing Christmas carols.

One of my favorite carols is, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." I love the way it reminds us of the glory of the Son of God. His birth was so important that a host of angels sang glory and praise to His name. Christ truly was born in Bethlehem.

May you have peace in your heart this Christmas season as you prepare your spiritual self for the wonder and awe of the birth of the Savior. And I'm sure most of you have decorated and done your visiting teaching...but if you haven''s a free printable that you can quickly print up and share or hang up!

Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Families Are Forever - Primary 2014 Theme

I'm sitting near my Christmas tree, sighing with happiness, but wondering why I haven't put up any Christmas printables on this blog this year...I guess Thanksgiving got the best of me! I was so blessed to be able to spend the holiday weekend with my family, especially my husband. He has been so overwhelmed with school and work this semester, so it was an amazing break for both of us and I soaked up every possible minute by his side. (You can check out last year's Christmas printables by clicking here.) I do hope to get at least one or two Christmas quotes up, but we'll have to see...time is running short!

Interestingly enough, I have gotten numerous requests for me to do a print of next year's Primary theme, so I thought I'd take a whack at it. I love the theme of "Families are Forever" because I love the testimony I have of my family being together for eternity. It is the only thing that keeps me going on the hard days and through the trials. I know my family will be my family forever, and it brings me immense peace.

During this Christmas season, I am especially grateful for my Savior and His plan of mercy that allows our families to be sealed in the temple and to remain a unit after this life. He is so kind and so loving and I feel blessed to worship Him and celebrate His birth.

There are 3 color versions available of this print, and one set has "Primary 2014" and the other set has a blank ribbon. Feel free to use whichever works best for your Primary or your family. I hope you like them!

Happy Holidays!

What experiences have you had that have strengthened your testimony of a forever family?

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I love to offer my LDS Printables free of charge, but I can only offer so much of my time for free. I try to put generic files up on my site so that most people can use them without needing modifications. Having said that, if you would like to have a print customized with a different temple, names, labels (ie. Primary President, Primary Secretary, etc.), or different colors, you can check out this listing here on my Etsy shop for details. I will only charge for the time I spend on your requests. Thank you for your understanding!

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*****BONUS PRINT*****
The Primary 2014 print is now available with the Provo, UT temple in the gray chevron version in both Spanish and English. This print is a 16x20 but would print fine as an 8x10, and should print at pretty much any other standard size you'd like. Thank you for all of your support! 

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