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Light the World!

Latterdayvillage.com wishes you a Merry Christmas

this December 2017 as we participate in the #Light the World campaign at lds.org

Day #1

Jesus taught: "Freely ye have received, freely give" Matthew 10:8

Use this "Light the World" Coloring Page by our own Brittany Olsen to introduce this month of 25 suggestions for serving others this holiday season!

Day #2

"I was thirsty and ye gave me drink" Matthew 25:35


This printable by or social media manager, Jeanna Mandeville, comes in two sizes and could be given with a bottle of wassail 

2 4"x6" cards per page

1 Full Page 

Today I drove up Oak Creek Canyon to this place where they installed a spigot along the road that is constantly streaming out the most amazing pure water from a deep natural spring.  I take as many glass bottles as I can find to collect as much water as I can when I go.  After filling 2 gallon jugs, and four quart bottles and 4 pint bottles, I went on my daily hike.  I met a very talented young man last night, and he was there again in the parking lot where I love to hike this evening.  He is a painter and showed me his paintings, I even bought one!  Then I remembered about the Light the World campaign and asked if he'd like a bottle of spring water I collected today - he said sure!

I like how the full moon is peeking out above the juniper tree in the background - perfect for #lighttheworld!  I had no idea this morning how I was going to do this little challenge!  It was pretty awesome when the way presented itself!


Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. - Matthew 12:12

This little card has new lyrics by Debra Woods, LDV Founder, to the beloved song, "Little Drummer Boy."  Use it to place on a gift you take to a neighbor, friend or stranger, and if you are very brave, to sing them the song!


Day #4

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as yourself" Matthew 22:39

These Merry Christmas gift tags by Jacquelyn Scott come four per page!  Add to a gift you leave for a neighbor!

Day #5

"Honour thy father and thy mother." Matthew 15:4

Ten festive pages by Debra Woods to write your top 10 Christmas memories and have a Christmas Countdown!  

Day #6

"Judge not that ye be not judged" Matthew 7:1

Sweet Coloring Page by our own Mike Laughead - perfect for children to color as you read the Nativity account!

Day #7

"Suffer the little children to come unto me."

This quote comes from an article on Meridian Magazine A-loving-perspective-on-difficult-children that really touched me, so I made this card with a beautiful portrait by our own Serene Heiner with a quote from the author.  There are four to a page.

Day #8

"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you." Matthew 5:44

These little wreaths come six to a page.  Artwork by Elsa Remund.  Print on white card stock and cut into a circle.  You could adhere to a larger solid color or glitter paper for more strength and beauty.  Punch a hole in the top and string a thread through to make a hanger, or just use a wire hook to hang on your Christmas tree!

Day #16

Sorry folks, I came down with a cold that has just gotten worse each day, so I am skipping days 9-14! 

"I was naked and ye clothed me"

 this little Christmas card is about "Decking the Halls' was designed by Nathan Vineyard.  It comes in a pdf - print on white card stock and send back through the printer for the inside of the card, then cut and fold!

Day #18

"Forgive men their trespasses." Matthew6:14

Print these ornaments by Bill Andrus of a snow globe with a temple inside on white card stock and back with a glitter paper or put two back to back, and punch a hole in the top to hang with a piece of gold twine from your tree!

Day #20

Snowflake Gift Tags by Serene Heiner - print on white card stock, cut out, label for all your Christmas giving needs!

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