Lucky & Blessed! 4×6 Postcard
(NOTE: This was designed in March 2010 but can be reused this month in 2012 to let the sisters know that when we “learn how to live as disciples of Jesus Christ” we will be blessed, not to be confused as “lucky.”)
Today’s Treat is a 4×6 Lucky & Blessed Postcard. Goes with March 2010‘s message of course, because we’re blessed when we read them, and it was obviously inspired by St. Patrick’s Day. Have you ever heard people say “I’m so lucky” and then either publicly corrected, or silently corrected, them to help them realize it’s called a blessing? I have to correct myself sometimes when I say, “I am so lucky” and realize that actually I’m being blessed. Well, that had me thinking a lot and I’m blessed with a lot, but I also think I’m lucky in a lot of ways. Lucky that i didn’t die in a car accident when I was 18, no, that was for sure a blessing. Didn’t even get a scratch on me. Or lucky to have the gospel in my life, no, that is a huge blessing. Blessed that I didn’t bite my nails, maybe but one can consider that lucky because now I’ll be able to paint them and make my hands look nice, but blessed that I even have hands and nails to paint. Get it?
Think about this: When you say you’re “blessed” instead of “lucky” you’re actually giving credit where credit is due. You are recognizing your blessings from the Lord and therefore publicly thanking Him for it, when we say it out loud. I think that society and time has actually blended those 2 words/meanings together, to keep us from acknowledging Him or trying to make it “politically correct.” How many times do you say you’re “lucky” for something when you really meant “blessed” but don’t really want to say blessed because it sounds more “churchy?” I’ll admit I have sometimes, or maybe because I didn’t want someone else to think they are less blessed. In reality we’re all blessed, but in different ways and for different reasons. Just stop and think about it next time.
Anyways…that’s why I came up with this Visiting Teaching Postcard, cause I thought that we are lucky and blessed to have the scriptures but for different reasons.
Postcard reads: “Lucky to have the scriptures handy! & Blessed when we read and study them daily!”
I also included a quote found in the Ensign, May 2005 titled “The Tender Mercies of the Lord” by Elder David A. Bednar. he talks about how even the smallest things are blessings from the Lord. I loved it and so I thought it would be great to put it on a postcard because we are blessed even more when we read and study the scriptures every day. I testify that this is true!
Download VT Printable Sheet:
Download this month’s Lucky & Blessed Postcard for Visiting Teachers by clicking either the link or image below.
- Click on image & download it.
- Print it 4×6 (you might need to adjust your printer settings because if printed at 100% it might be too big), in color on thick cardstock. (Update: 03-17-2010 @noonish: I uploaded an even larger version because a sister let me know that it didn’t print right. :-( so this should work great. I also increased the font size from 9pt to 10pt so it could be read more easily. Just in case, I usually use Walmart and have had no problems in the past.)
- Optional: take the image (jpg file) to your local print shop and have them print it 4×6 on regular photo paper like you would regular pictures. Costco, Walmart, Target…
- Mail it! Just address it and put a postcard stamp (cheaper than regular stamps) on the back for a quick pick-me-up for your sisters.
March 2011 Visiting Teaching & Home Teaching Gifts
Visiting Teaching Gifts & Kits! March 2010
Becca from JustBeccuz has already added the April Visiting Teaching Kit. She’s more than on the ball, she’s a wonder woman! Wow, I haven’t even gone yet. I need to get on that, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t talked to them. I know there are a lot of you wonder women out there who go on the very 1st day, so get your kits from Becca over at JustBeccuz so you’ll be ready on April fools day. :) She’s giving one of them away for free. Just post a comment on her blog and you’ll be entered to win but do it before the 1st.
Jennifer from HandPickedDaisy works tirelessly to create the most useful and uniquely handmade Visiting Teaching Gifts I’ve ever seen. Pick one up today for the sisters you Visit Teach.
Emily from Pioneer Party & Copy has a bunch of creative people working to help come up with the most fun filled Visiting Teaching & even Home Teaching packets you’ve ever seen. They always have some kind of fun quote they’ve come up with along with the messages from the Ensign.
I used the following St. Patrick’s Day alphabet graphics from LetteringDelights.com.