A 'Not Lame' LDS Baptism Memory Book
Updated: Jan 29, 2021
Earlier this month, Gwen was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Not only is Gwen my niece and my namesake, but she also lives across the street from me.
Yes, my dream of living across the street from my amazing sister came true about 2 years ago and it's been the best!
I also serve in the Primary Presidency of our ward and it's been custom for the Primary Presidency to provide rainbow colored pieces of card stock for family and friends to write a quick note or testimony to the newly baptized while waiting for them to change out of their wet clothes.
After the service, our President collects and then hands over the notes to the parents for them to do with them what they'd like.
Since I have all things baptism on the mind, I quickly snatched up those notes and asked my sister to email me a picture of Gwen, which she did from her phone in about 2 minutes.
Using canva.com, I easily uploaded her picture, searched for a free rainbow template and inserted my own text. Really, it took me about 10 minutes and I'm no graphic designer. I saved a copy and sent it in an email to Alphagraphics. The print cost me $.75. I cut it out using the slicer in their store location and then stopped at FedEX where, for $5.50 and 10 minutes, they bound it with a clear cover and a hard black back.
In a short time I was able to create something much more lasting that fits perfectly in her new scripture case.
I paid for this little book with my own funds because Gwen is my family. It did not come out of the Primary Budget. Depending on the size of your primary and other budget needs, this can understandably be too pricey. But, certainly feasible for an aunt, a grand parent, parent, or primary teacher.