The September Visiting Teaching Message is about our responsibility to nurture the rising generation. One of the suggestions in the message is to share a copy of the “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” with our sisters.
I thought it would be fun to make a 4×6″ photo book with the words from the proclamation printed on transparencies, then placed on top of corresponding family photos. I bought a 36-photo album from Wal-Mart for $1.00.
You can, however, still see the text on a little dark or slightly busy photos. My transparencies seem to be staying put without adhesive, but I may experiment with some paper glaze (made by Aleene’s) to see if it adheres invisibly.
I love breaking up the proclamation into small bites like this, to really think about each part and what it means. My children love seeing it alongside our photos. It’s much more meaningful.
Make sure you buy the transparencies that are meant for your printer – whether inkjet, laser or copy machine – and follow printing directions on the package. You could also print on cardstock and make a little paper album. Please leave a comment and let us know how you use this download!
Click here for the pdf file.
One last thing – I made a duplicate of this quote: “Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.” It is printed all together in one place, and then printed as separate words on the last page, in case you want to use a separate photo for each principle mentioned.
Click here to see how I presented the book and transparencies.
Hope this is a fun project for you and your families!