The temple prints will be hitting the shop very shortly (check out this post with the details) and today I’m going to give you a couple ideas on how you can use them as gifts once you’ve printed your very own temples!
Print as a postcard to send in the mail.
When you order your digital temple files, you will get two sizes of prints; 8×10 and 6×8. To send a postcard gift, you’ll use the 6×8.
To print as a postcards, follow these steps:
- In your print set up, select the option to print 2 on one sheet
- Select the shrink to fit option (it will reduce the size slightly)
- Print on cardstock
- Cut paper in half
- On the back side of your postcard, draw a physical or imaginary line down the middle. Your message goes on the lefthand side, the address and stamp goes on the right.
I love getting something personal in the mail! It’s so much better than all the ads and junk, amiright? Sending a postcard can be a really simple way to brighten someone’s day. And these temple prints make a great gift to mail to a lot of different groups. Here’s a few ideas:
- Missionaries out from your ward or family
- A primary class
- A Young Men or Young Women class
- Seminary students
- Families you to whom you minister
Just think of a primary class getting a special postcard in the mail with their temple on it. They. Will. Love. It! And they can hang the picture up on their wall or fridge!
Frame it and gift it
Another simple idea for gifting temple prints is to simply frame it and gift it! Adding that special touch of a frame takes an art print to the next level. It will be a gift that is sure to be cherished.
You can gift it to someone who just got baptized, or a youth after their first temple visit! And think of the cute little couple that was just sealed in the temple.
Framing a print is quick and easy. When you’re in a bind for one of those last minute gifts – like for the baptism Sunday evening they announced in church, you can quickly create a gift that is meaningful without it feeling like a “last minute” gift.
And if you serve in any church leadership or teacher callings, you can give a meaningful gift to your class, quorum or group.
Don’t forget a gift for yourself.
Hang a print up in your home to help you remember the peaceful, wonderful moments in the temple and to help your children understand the love that you have for these beautiful places.