3.27.2014

yw activity: temple time capsules

Every girl dreams about their wedding, right? This week for young women's each of the girl's made temple time capsules. In the LDS (Mormon) faith, there is a great deal of importance placed on getting married in the temple (you can read more about that here), so we talk about it often.

Anyway, each girl gets a no. 10 or paint can to decorate with paper, ribbon, scrapbook materials, etc. To put inside their cans we gave them:

-A white handkerchief to represent purity
-Bookmark with the poem My Three White Dresses
-Two talks from previous church leaders, What is Your Destination? and Celestial Marriage
-A picture of their favorite temple
-A temple recommend holder


Then the girls filled out sheets on qualities they wanted to develop in themselves for their future husbands, as well as what qualities they wanted in their future husbands, and some planning sheets on what they want their dress to look like, ring, colors, etc. We haven't done this part yet, but we will also get some bridal magazines so they can cut out pictures and make collages of ideas they like:




Download all of the sheets above HERE

The girls wrote letters to their future selves saying where they hoped to be spiritually, emotionally, etc. at the point in their lives when they get married and what they might be thinking/feeling on the day they get married.

They also made wedding dresses out of toilet paper (like that bridal shower game) and took pictures. Some of the leaders brought their old wedding dresses and the girls dressed up in those and took pictures as well. Everything goes in the can and is opened again with their fiance one day when they get married!






It was a lot of fun and will be such a fun keepsake for each of them!

45 comments:

  1. How do I find this activity on Pinterest?

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  2. Hi Whitney! I LOVE this activity! We are hoping to do this on Wednesday, but I don't think your link to the printables works. I clicked on it and it went to google drive and I clicked on the .zip folder, but then I can't click on any of the documents. I would super appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you!!

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    1. Hi! So sorry I'm just seeing this! I'm not sure why it's doing that..but if you give me your email address I can email it to you if you still need them!

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    2. Hi Whitney! I love this idea and wanted to use the printouts tonight...I didn't realize they didn't work. Is there any way to email them to me today? So sorry for the last minute request!! Thanks! trishalessi@gmail.com

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    3. Hi, Whitney! I was trying to print out these documents for our activity tonight as well, and the Google Drive isn't working (and I didn't realize it). Can you please email me the files as well? Thank you! Lindsaylwilcox@gmail.com

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    5. Do you mind sharing the PDF's with me as well? missyschick@gmail.com?

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    6. Hi, love your ideas. I would also love the PDF's if you're willing to share but I've had the same problem downloading. My email is shachelle7@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

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    7. Hi Whitney, I also would like the PDF's if you are willing. We want to do this on Wed 9/13/17. mabelcate@yahoo.com.
      Thanks!

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  3. Hello! Would you mind e-mailing it to me too?

    AngelNavyPerry@gmail.com

    Thank you! We are excited to do this for girls camp!

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  5. Would you mind emailing it to me as well. I LOVE this, and i'm so excited to do it with the girls!
    tnsbelnap@gmail.com

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  6. Oh this looks so cute and fun! Would you mind emailing it to me too? Thanks so much! Stampinsusan1@gmail.com

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  7. Where did you get the paint cans from? I am searching online and having a hard time finding them at a reasonable cost.

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    1. They sell empty ones at Lowe's or Home Depot!

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  8. Could you email them to me also? Thanks!
    Mikalewilliamson@gmail.com

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  9. Me too, please
    melajen15@gmail.com

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  10. Could you email this to me too? Lmottison@gmail.com

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  11. I would like to use these also and can't get the link to work. Would you please e-mail them to me?kadeej@live.com

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  12. Would you mind emailing these to me as well? Thank you! clnielson4@gmail.com
    These look great!

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  13. Hi, can you email these to me as well? I would greatly appreciate it and I love your capsules. Thank you! Please email; fraulein@mstar.net or fraulein9477@gmail.com
    Thanks again!

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  14. Would love these files! Thanks! :)

    jami.jensen4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Would you email to me also? Thanks so much! flanagan.diane.df@gmail.com

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  16. Love this idea! Could you email me the handout sheets by any chance eshorland85@gmail.com

    Many thanks

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  17. Would you please email me the files also? Thanks, hlind460@gmail.com

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  18. Would you be kind as to email it me as well...tahibee@yahoo.com

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  19. I would love to get a copy of these documents as well!! Thanks for your hard work!! 4hendry@comcast.net

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  20. Hi! We are hoping to do this tomorrow! Could you email them to me? Emilylloyd9@gmail.com

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  21. I'd love a copy as well! We did this activity years ago. Now the current YW are asking to do it again, so I'm looking for some ways to change it up a bit!

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  22. i would also like a copy of this,,, looks like tons of fun for my Girls,,,,,
    jennifoe36@yahoo.com

    thanks in advance

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  23. I would love a copy also, such a cute idea! Thanks so much! Please send it too.... lynnjennie@yahoo.com Thank You!!

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  24. Hello, I'm planning to do similar time capsules next Tuesday for YW. Will you please email me your files, if you're still willing? ezscrapbooks@gmail.com Thank you.

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  25. Our YW want to do this? Will you please email the files? kimhans2@yahoo.com
    Thank You!

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  26. Our Activity Days would love to do this for the stake! Would you mind emailing me the files? marcellasyme@yahoo.com Thank you so much

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  27. Whitney,
    Thanks for being so generous with your beautiful work! I would love a copy, if you still have it! Thanks jcsm8338@yahoo.com

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  28. We are doing these Temple Time Capsules tonight for Mutual! Do you still have a pdf of these cute printables? I'd love to have them available for the girls if so. fishymal@msn.com

    Thank you!

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  29. I'd be super grateful if you could email me the printables :)
    Lynnbgriff@gmail.com

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  30. Hello! This is short notice but I just found out that my activity for Thursday, September 7, 2017 isn't going to work out. I've been searching for other ideas online and I LOVE your idea for the Temple Time Capsules! I would love to use your cute printables! Will you e-mail them to me at littleladyluvbug@gmail.com

    Thank you again and again!
    Addie

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  31. Ditto. celeste____@hotmail.com (there are 4 underscores after my name)

    Thank you!

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  32. Hi Whitney! I would love to use your printables. Could you please e-mail them to me at kasmith09@att.net? Thanks so much! They're super cute!

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  33. Any chance I could get these printable as well? Kaylee.j.mason@gmail.com

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  34. Good evening,

    Not sure if you emailed me. I left a message on 9/13. My husband was nearly killed by a drunk driver on 9/14. I just checked my email and did not find the printables. I suspect they went to my junk mail and have since been deleted. Would you kindly send the email again.

    celeste____@hotmail.com

    Thank you.

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  35. Hi Whitney,
    I too would love a copy of your printables! I've been trying to figure out all day why I wasn't seeing the documents so when I read all the comments I was glad to find I wasn't the only who was having problems. I am so excited to use them for our activity coming up! Thanks again!! My email is dancecaralee@yahoo.com

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