Sep 19, 2011 - Churchy Stuff, Printables    23 Comments

Primary Mail

A few years ago I was called to be the Primary Secretary.  What a great calling!  I got to work interact with all of the adorable children but my main job was behind the scenes.  It was the end of the year and I wanted to spice things up for the next year.  My sister in law’s ward had been passing out “Primary Mail” and she said it was a great success.  The person who had given a talk that day got to be the Postman and deliver the mail at the end of Sharing Time.  I decided this was it, and with the approval of my President I went for it.  First I went to Archiver’s Scrapbook store and purchased a chip board mailbox.  I decorated it with red, yellow and blue paper (Primary colors).  Then it was time to make the mail.  I wanted an old Airmail look.  I got busy on Microsoft Publisher and this was my outcome:

 

Click HERE for Exterior pdf

I made it printable with four mail cards on each page.  I went to Sam’s Club and bought a package of their Avery postcards.  These are an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of card stock with perforated postcards.  Just print the pdf, fold and tear.  If you have a small budget, you can print them on card stock or paper and cut with a paper cutter.  I recommend a heavy weight paper like card stock though, just turns out nicer.

There is a seperate pdf for each Talk, Scripture, Prayer and Article of Faith:

Click HERE for Talk pdf

Click HERE for Scripture PDF

 

Click HERE for Prayer pdf

 Click HERE for Article of Faith pdf

Fill out the blanks on the mail card, fold it in half and place a sticker to hold it shut.  In my constant quest to be more efficient, I would print off enough cards for the entire year and keep them in our closet.  Our Primary children LOVED it!  It has been 3 years (and two secretaries later) of Primary Mail and it is still going strong!  I hope it works in your Primary.

{note: If you would like to customize these Primary Mail cards AND you have Microsoft Publisher, I’d be happy to e-mail you a copy of the workable pub doc.}

EXTRA: Stamps

23 Comments

  • When I clicked on talk link it kept bringing up the scripture card. We have done the mailbox idea for the last year. Our children love it. I just needed a new card idea. Thanks

    • Thanks for letting me know Joy, I’m new to all of this. The link is fixed. I hope they work well for you. Check back again for more Primay helps.

  • I would love to use these and tweak them a bit…like typing in the theme or scripture so I don’t have to write them by hand. Could you email me the document?
    Thanks you!! Great idea!!!!

  • Rachael, They should be in your inbox! Thanks and good luck.

  • I would love the document so I can customize for my ward. Thank you for your hard work and willingness to share with all of us.
    Joy

  • I would love the publisher document so I can customize it for my ward.
    This is a great idea…..many thanks for all your hard work.
    Cherie

  • Joy and Cherie, I sent off the mail files to your email. I hope your Primary likes them too!

  • What a fantastic idea! I’ve just been called as the Primary Secretary and was looking for a few ideas to make my life easier. This is perfect!

    Like the other ladies in the comments, I was hoping that you wouldn’t mind emailing me the file as well so I can customize it a bit. I think our ward is going to love this!

    Thanks so much!

    • Micki- It’s in your inbox! Thanks for trying Primary Mail!
      Amanda

  • Could you email me a copy of these as well? I have been wanting to update our Primary Mail for the new year and these would be perfect. Thank you for sharing!

  • They are great! Could you send a copy of those to me, too, please? I want to customize and edit them as well. Thank you.

  • I would like to get the Publisher document to tweak for our ward. Thank you so much for putting this out for others to use. I really like how you have set it up.

  • We already do a weekly mailbox in our primary, but I was looking for something to spice the assignments up. I would love to have a working copy for the file so I can personalize for our primary. Thanks!

  • I have just been called into primary in my ward as well and would love the editable document too if you have some time to send it to my e-mail. Thanks so much! These are awesome! Just added you to my pinterest as well.

  • Hi… I was wondering if you had them in spanish???????????? haha Im sorry, I just go to a spanish ward and most of the parents only speak and read spanish….

  • I just became the primary secretary for our ward that was just split and I think this is perfect! i would love the working file if thats ok. thanks so much for such a great idea and for sharing!

  • I’ve been secretary in our ward for several months. I was looking for a new idea. This is great! Please forward the editable document to my email. I found your site through the “I Am a Mormon” quote. Love it!
    Thanks.

  • Can you do one for me that says Reverence Child? Thank you a million times over!!!

    • Sherrie, I’d love to, but I’m really busy right now. If I get a chance, I’ll upload it to the site.

  • I was just call to be the secretary for my ward and I absolutely love this! I was hoping you could send me the working file? I really feel this is what our primary needs! Thanks so much! :)

  • Love this idea!!!!!!!! :) Would you please send me the file? I would love to try this in our ward primary. Thank you!

  • I would love it if one was a “Missed you in Primary” card…they are so cute!

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