Appreciating the History and Heritage of Relief Society

The Visiting Teaching message for January is about the history and heritage of Relief Society. I made a paper doll chain that is meant to represent the connection we have to the sisters throughout history with whom we share membership in this amazing organization.

You can download the template here, which has with it some quotes and questions from the January 2011 message. Just accordion fold your doll, and cut out while keeping the edges of the hands intact, and you will have a darling set of 4 Relief Society sisters holding hands and hearts.

Here is a little video of me cutting my dolls – I thought it might be helpful if you’ve never cut paper dolls before:

Please leave a comment when you download the Visiting Teaching file, so I know if you love it! Thanks, and have a great 2011!

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26 Responses to Appreciating the History and Heritage of Relief Society

  1. Kathy says:

    Kristin, thanks so much for your cute and simple ideas. I am the worst kind of procrastinator, but when I have something to give my ladies, I'm not quite so prone to put it off! Thanks again.

  2. Jessie says:

    I so love it! You make me excited to get to go visiting teaching each month. Thank you for all you do and share!

  3. Patty Ann says:

    Love it!! It is cute and perfect. I think that I will cut it in white and mount on a colored (dark) cardstock. Inside, I am going to put one of the quotes about sisterhood. not sure which one yet, but that will come to me.

  4. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Henckel House says:

    That is awesome! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks so much

  6. kakau cavalcanti says:

    Kristin amei sua idéia! Coloquei no meu blog,vai lá e diga o que achou!Sou do Brasil e membro da igreja também.

  7. Stephanie says:

    So cute! Thanks!Steph

  8. Danna says:

    Just taught w/ the dolls today and our VT'ee loved it (also thought it would make a great Valentine's decoration for next month)! Thanks for sharing your creative genius!

  9. Camille says:

    Kristin, I came across your site by accident a few days ago. I have been a terrible Visiting Teacher but made it my goal to get out every month this year. Then I found your blog and I love it. I made the paper dolls – thanks for including the video and template. I had never cut out paper dolls before so they were a great help. Thank you so much!

  10. Marielle says:

    I'm using this activity when I go VT on Thursday. Thank you!

  11. alaskanfamily says:

    thank you for the craft and the lesson you included with it!! what a great idea… needless to say mine did not look like yours but i am sure my sisters will enjoy them none the less!!!

  12. nat says:

    Love it ! it's so cute !!!!
    thank you

  13. Erica says:

    Thanks for sharing your cute ideas! I love leaving my sisters a little handout and the paper doll chain is such a great "visual" for this month's lesson.

  14. J.J. says:

    Thank you so much for your great ideas. Love the paper doll chain!

  15. Moody says:

    I made purple dolls and put them on green paper with the message. Very cool! Thanks!

  16. S. Tallman says:

    As always, your ideas inspire me and help me spiritually prepare to go out and visit the sisters I am responsible for. As I put together your handouts, I am thinking of my sisters and how the lesson can apply to them personally. When I present the handouts to them, it helps us discuss the lesson in a fun way. Thank you so very much!

  17. Kristin says:

    S. Tallman – you are welcome. That is exactly what I hope for when I work on these teaching ideas. I'm so glad they have been helpful for you!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I Love SeeMeVT-favorite handouts and ideas month after month. You are so creative…thank you for helping and inspiring us ladies to reach out to our sisters in new and fun ways!!
    LOVE IT!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents! Love it! =)

  20. Nicole says:

    I love this idea! It is so cute and simple. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and talent.

  21. Georgina Close says:

    Well I actually don't know how I found your blog but I LOVE it had to definitely use the tutorial cause I didn't know how to cut out the little dolls. Thank you so much for putting effort in to that!
    Off to cut some cute pink dolls! Thank you
    Georgina x

  22. Mutti says:

    Thank you! I really enjoyed this one and so did the sisters I visited.

  23. Kim L. says:

    Oh my gosh! I just came across your website and I am blown away at your amazingness! You are the most talented, creative person I have ever met! I LOVE all your ideas. I am definitely going to be frequenting your site more often so I can share in your awesomeness. THANK YOU!!!!

  24. Emlyn says:

    Googled “paper doll template” for my 4 year old daughter. This was adorable! Also, I love your ideas… will definitely be using them for YW and Visiting Teaching!

  25. Myriam Espinosa says:

    For a capacitation I recive the inspiration of paper doll pattern, and you can imagine how greatful I am of seen them exactly how I picture them in my mind. Thank You.
    Sister Espinosa from Puerto Rico, serving a mission in st kitts.

  26. elizabeth says:

    me encanto me servirá para una clase,gracias por compartir

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