- Give your sisters a new calendar - the small
ones that fit in your purse are nice.
- Make a resolutions/goals for the year booklet (make it yourself out of paper,
add a cute cover and staple it together.)
- Tie a ribbon around a pretty, scented candle, matches and a note that says:
"This year - Let your light shine before men."
- For inactive or homebound sisters, give them the current Sunday School manual
with a nice bookmark. Usually the manuals are passed out in church at the
end of the year, but don't usually make it to all the sisters.
- Cookie Lollipops -
Make cookies and put a sucker stick in each one. Decorate and place them
into small plastic bags (you could use sandwich baggies). Tie with ribbon.
(You could also do this with popcorn balls instead of cookies).
- Red carnations tied with ribbon
- Give your sisters
a copy of the
day walk with Christ to choose the Savior as their Valentine.
- Crepe Purses - Make crepes
and set them aside to cool. Once they are completely cooled, put various
valentine goodies (chocolate kisses, truffles, or even whole strawberries) in
the center of the crepe. Using a thin, pretty, ribbon tie the crepe closed
and gather like a package. You could even use raffia.
Paper sleeves for Valentine Cookies - FUN idea! (You could use this idea
with any time of year or for their birthdays.
- Heart fruit pizza or large heart sugar cookie with white frosting topped with
red candies or fruit (raspberries, strawberries, etc.)
- Candy Kiss Lei - Give your sister a candy lei with a story or scripture about
love wishing them a Happy Valentines.
Click here for a picture
of a candy lei...just use Valentine candy.
- Box of heart candies tied with raffia and scripture about love
- Shamrock Cookies are tasty
- Cut a 5" circle of green material and place several broken cinnamon sticks in
the middle, tie with yarn or ribbon
- Bring over a basket of "Irish" potatoes or a bowl of potato salad with some
green parsley for garnish.
- Give her an April Fool's gift (something out of
- Easter Basket filled with goodies
Easter Story Cookies with a recipe card how to make them
S'Mores in a Jar
- We did little
Easter Baskets for
the Visiting Teachers with a Hollow Plastic Egg and explained the symbolism of
the empty egg and the tomb and had the scripture
attached. I have diabetic sisters so no food treats! (Idea by
Stephanie Thomas / ga03312007)
- Basket of fruit or flowers from your garden
- Stationery and a pretty pen to write letters to their mother or friends
Brownies in a
- A box of Lucky charms with a card that says, "Your family is so 'lucky' to
have you as their mom! Happy Mother's Day". Attach a recipe card for
- Yellow cake mix, strawberries and whipping
cream to make their own shortcake
- Family Group Sheet with a heart in the middle that says: "The hearts of the
children shall turn to their fathers."
- S'mores Emergency Kit - I have two different versions:
Kit 1 - In a snack size Ziploc baggie, put in
light candle, toothpick, some mini marshmallows, teddy grahams and some
chocolate chips. They can make their own mini s'mores!
Kit 2 - In a snack size Ziploc baggie, put in a tea light
candle, toothpick, marshmallow, graham
crackers and chocolate bar.
- Cake decorated like a flag
- Invite your Visiting Teaching sisters (with or without their families) over to
your house for a BBQ one evening along with your companion. I you are up
for a party, you could have your husband invite his home teaching families along
and have a fiesta!
Apple Flag Pin
- Homemade Berry Jam and a note that says: "When
you are in a Jam--call your Visiting Teachers. (Your names and phone numbers)"
I heard it
through the grapevine
Oreo Pops: "Just 'poppin' in to check on how things are going this
- Pitcher full of whole lemons and recipe for pink lemonade--
1 (6 oz can) frozen lemonade
3 cans water
2 cups cranberry juice
- Corn husk doll and dresses from
- Share a bottle of fruit or vegetables you are canning
- Magazine to read now that the kids are in school
- Tootsie Pop Ghost (place a Kleenex over tootsie
roll sucker, and tie with a white ribbon. Draw eyes using black marker)
- Take a holiday tin, spray cooking oil
inside the washed tin. Pour banana bread batter, brownies, whatever, in
and bake it right in the tin. Then put on the lid on them and hand them
out in the tins. You could easily frost brownies in the tin if you didn't put
too much batter in. (LeNore Merritt)
- Pumpkin Bread
Indian Corn on a stick
- Pumpkin Pie
- Box of Christmas cards and some stamps
- A list of all the things that make you thankful you know this sister and how
she has touched your life
- Cute pilgrim hats can be made with Fudge
Stripe Cookies. Turn cookie over to use the flat bottom chocolate covered
side. Use a dob of frosting in the middle to attach an un-wrapped chocolate
Kiss. Use purchased brown or white frosting tube to squeeze and create a bow at
bottom rim of Kiss. (Idea shared by Kathee Merkley /
A spiritual countdown to Christmas by Lynda Whitlock
- Make into a nice booklet
Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies
Hot Cocoa Bags
Sundae Bath Salts
- Homemade Christmas ornament - Click
Applesauce Cinnamon Dough
- Offer to baby-sit so she can go Christmas shopping or off for an hour alone!