I design stuff for events in my church all the time and I figure, since I’ve already created the file, I might as well just share it for others to benefit from, eh? Hmm, basically one of the main why I created this entire website. Yep. These are FREE for you to go nuts and throw a lighthouse/nautical themed Evening in Excellence, Relief Society activity, and whatever have you. Here is what ours looks like with the text.
If you want to make a similar invite, I invite you to right click on the image and ‘save as’ to download onto your computer. Then open it on any image editing software like photoshop or any FREE online places like Pixlar or picmonkey to add your personalized text. Print as photos.
Here is one for activities that are not evening of excellence
Here is the program that is designed to be printed on an 8.5×11 and folded in half: font and back:
Below is the pdf download for the program. To edit use editing software like adobe illustrator or photoshop but of course if you don’t have any on your computer you can always use online editors such as this one: PDFescape and PDF Buddy.
When it comes to organizing an event, I think the most delightful difference between females and males is probably that a females feel compelled to theme, color coordinate and cutsie every aspect of the experience. A male on the other hand…well…lets just say I grew up with 3 brothers and I clearly remember invitations to activities were swiftly hand written notes that were photocopied. I was also quite shocked to walk in on one of their big camp planning meeting (with only 2 week prior to the camp, no less) to find out that they had NO THEME, crafts planned, OR decorations for their camp site!!! When I asked about it, I remember those males were in bigger shock that we actually brought things like that up to camp.
My question is–What is the point if it won’t be pretty or over the top creative??
Anyway. With this year’s Mutual theme being, “O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.”, we all went nautical nutty and decided on a cruise ship theme. With a surge of genius, though not without the help of pintrest (my, have planning meetings changed. Each girl, phone in hand swiping upward to get some insPINation…) here is what the ladies came up with. Continue reading “Cruise themed YW New Beginnings-Free Printables”