Help Your Family Connect with Their Scriptures with Easy Scripture StickersPosted by MeckMom on Nov 23, 2007 in Popular Posts: LDS | 8 comments
Two years ago my husband and I decided to purchase scriptures for each of our kids. Although they were pretty excited to have them at first, the scriptures quickly lost their luster for my young, non-reading kids. I needed a way to show them that the familiar stories they’d heard about in Primary and Family Home Evening were actually in their scriptures. I struggled to find an inexpensive solution when it suddenly hit me. Why not put the pictures we use in Family Home Evening and Primary right onto the pages of their scriptures?
I spent the next several weeks downloading and adapting the free Gospel Art Kit images from the LDS website. With the help of some powerful graphic design software, fabulous specialty sticker paper, and a lot of trial and error I was finally able to create the perfect set of scripture stickers. They were vivid, transparent, durable, and ultra-thin. Best of all, they were inexpensive and incredibly functional!
My kids loved having them in their scriptures. All of a sudden they were able to “chase” each other to find familiar scripture stories scattered throughout their scriptures. In fact, most of the time, they could find them faster than I could. Not one to be outdone by my 3 year-old, I decided to make an adult version as well. I didn’t want large stickers in my scriptures, so I resized the images and moved them down into the footnotes area. They worked beautifully.
Over the course of the next two years, I created loads of other incredibly useful scripture stickers for our family. I made custom book plates for my kids and my young women class, replaced my old flimsy bookmarks with full-page reference stickers, and made my scripture mastery scriptures more searchable with margin tags.
Overall, I can honestly say that these simple, inexpensive scripture stickers have drastically improved the way my family enjoys and uses our scriptures. Naturally, when I find a solution that works this well for my family, I’m more than happy to pass it on to you. After all, it seems a shame for you to waste your time creating all these files when I’ve got them sitting on my laptop. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be posting the files I used for my stickers as well as easy, do-it-yourself instructions. The custom book plates will not be available for download, but the finished stickers will be available for purchase.
I’ve created the new MeckMom Store to give you an opportunity to buy all the supplies you’ll need at big cost savings. So why not put something special under the tree this year? In addition to great family Christmas gifts, they’re also the perfect choice for Primary birthdays, Baptisms, Young Women/Men gifts, Seminary class awards, and Missionary milestones. I offer all the paper and packaging materials in the store as well as bulk pricing and gift packaging for large group orders like the one shown here.
I’ll be posting the various files and the instructions over the course of the next few days, so pay a visit to the MeckMom Store and stock up on your sticker supplies today! Trust me, this is a MeckMom solution you don’t want to miss. Just thought I’d pass it on.
This post is the 1st in a series of 4 scripture sticker posts. To view the others, click the links below:
Part 2: Gospel Art Kit Sticker Tutorial