I am so excited to show you my idea for the February Visiting Teaching Message. When I read the message, Elder Bednar’s quote to be exact, I knew I wanted to do something with a triangle. I LOVED his quote and how he compared marriage to a triangle. After thinking about it for a little while, this is what I came up with!
I decided to create a triangle treat box, cute, huh? This treat box is super simple to make, promise! To go along with the treat box, I created a triangle quote tag (Elder Bender’s quote) that you can glue to the front of your treat box, and I also created 2 tags that you can tie onto the treat box.
One tag has a great quote from Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson. And the other tag has the scriptures listed in the message and the ‘Consider This’ question found at the bottom of the message:
“How am I individually and steadily striving to ‘come unto Christ’?”
Here’s a closer look at the tags.
But what should I fill the box with??? I’ll tell you! Hershey Kisses! They’re triangular shaped, BUT there’s another reason to use them…’Kiss Notes’!
I created small circle tags to glue to the bottom of the Hershey Kisses. I created some with scripture references, great scriptures that will help us individually come unto Christ.
I also included some that have ideas that you can do for your spouse to strengthen your marriage. I needed a little help coming up with cute ideas for these, luckily I knew just the right person to help me out! I have a fellow ‘blogger friend‘ that has an amazing site that focuses on strengthening your marriage. When I had my idea of what I was going to do for the February Visiting Teaching message, I visited Amberly’s blog, A Prioritized Marriage, for some ideas for my ‘Kisses’. Seriously, she has some great ideas for strengthening your marriage, be sure to stop by her blog and see her great ideas.
Here’s a look at the inside of my triangle treat box, and a look at my Kiss Notes! Some of the notes include: Pray Together This Week, Plan & Go On a Date, Leave a Note For Your Spouse, Plan a Temple Date, etc.
These are all just simple little acts of love, but how often do we remember to do these things? My husband and I have been leaving notes for each other for the last few months. It is amazing how a simple thing like writing a note can strengthen your marriage, but it does!
I also included some blank ‘Kiss Notes’ to write your own. I printed mine on plain white paper, and then cut them out, but you could also print them on sticker paper. AND if you happen to have a small enough circle punch, go that route, it will save some time. 🙂
I love the ‘Kiss notes’ and what better month to do these ‘Kiss’ notes than February!?!
What do you think of my February Visiting Teaching Message? Would you like to create your own? Here’s what you’ll need!
-Scrapbook paper: cut into strips 4″ wide X 11 long” (mine was a little shorter, maybe 10 1/2″)
-String, ribbon, and/or twine
-Triange Quote (link below)
-Quote Tags (link below)
-Kiss Tags (link below)
-Glue Stick or Sticker Paper
-Cutter (optional, but is really nice to use)
First, you’ll need to create your triangle treat box. I could’ve shared a step by step tutorial, but instead I’m going to direct you to the video that helped me out. 🙂
Now that you have your treat box made you can get started on your Quotes and the ‘Kiss Notes’ Grab a bag of Kisses and print out my ‘Kiss Notes’. Cut or punch out each of the notes or choose a few. Glue or apply the circle to the bottom of the kisses.
Next, cut out the triangle quote, and the 2 quote tags. Punch a hole into one of the corners of both of the quote tags (not the triangle tag). You’ve got everything ready, so now we can assemble the treat boxes!
Grab your glue stick and glue the triangle quote onto the front of the treat box. Once it’s dry you can add the Kisses! Place some Kisses inside of the treat box and close it up. Grab your ribbon (feel free to use several different kinds) and thread it through the hole you punched at the top of the box. Once the ribbon is threaded through, thread the quote tags onto the ribbon. Then tie the ribbon into a knot or bow…and you’re done!
What a perfect triangle treat! I am so excited to make these and take them to the wonderful sisters we visit.
Behind the Blog!
Be sure to securely knot the ribbon….especially if you have little people that like Kisses. 😉 I had some little helpers helping me with my treat boxes and during the ‘photo shoot’.
I hope you enjoy my February Visiting Teaching message idea that I shared, and are able to use it for those special sisters you visit teach. I would love to hear what you think AND if you use the triangle treat boxes. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!