I have to start this post by saying, I don't like to read.
But weirdly enough, I love books.
Seems odd, but I really do. I like the way they look. Especially old books.
So when I was planning this RS activity, I was hoping either one: my RS sisters felt the same as me about books and would be intrigued to come. Or two, they really did like to read.
(either way you can never win with knowing how many or who will come. Just DO your best!).
Here's what the invitation looked like:
Would you want to come?????
and the poster in front of each foyer. (printed at Fed Ex Kinko's, mounted to a foam board).
We started with a special speaker (a member of the stake presidency). He did an AMAZING
job!!!! He spoke about the Book of Mormon. And he pulled stories from the BOM that represented any genre of book/novel. For instance: Action, Romance, Adventure, Comedy, etc. He said the BOM is for anyone and everyone and bore his testimony of it's truthfulness.
After, we all discussed and shared as sisters our favorite books. Sisters wrote down the titles and author of any appealing books mentioned on their note card. And hey, I even wrote down a few.
Lastly those who wanted to make their "I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie" bags did and we traded books for the exchanged.
It turned out to be a fun and successful night.
And lastly, as usual, here are some random pics from the internet that helped inspire this night. Maybe they will be useful to you too :)
Here is a blank jpeg copy of the invite :)
Below is my template for the envelope:
Add the date in the middle with your editing program (I use Photoshop). Upload it in Word, size it accordingly and print onto a manilla envelope. It might take a few tries to get the sizing just right! Good luck!!!