July 2015 Visiting Teaching

July 2015 Visiting Teaching Handout

Here is my July 2015 Visiting Teaching Handout.

I cannot believe that it is July already!  I am having a hard time keeping up with summer and trying to get in all the fun activities that I want to do!  :)   I took last week off and I spent one of those days with my foot on ice!  I do not know exactly what I did, but I pulled a muscle or tendon or something in my foot.  (I know…I’m terribly coordinated!)  It is doing much better now, but I still have a bit of a limp.  I had better get it better real soon because I am going to be chasing a 2 year old around the rest of the week!  Well, so much about me…

This month the visiting teaching message for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is:  Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ:  Forgiving and Merciful.  You can read the entire message here.   I chose to focus on President Uchtdorf’s message.  I absolutely love this message…because after all aren’t we all in need of forgiveness??
July 2015 Visiting TeachingI thought that it would be fun to make something Americana for the month of July and so I chose to do these fun dipped pretzels for a small treat.  They are really easy to make and look so festive tied up in their pretzel bags with a fun ribbon!July 2015 VT handoutI melted my caramel in a tall drinking glass.  Dip the pretzel rods into the caramel.  I tilted the glass so that the caramel could get right to the top of the glass.  Let them cool on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Then repeat the process with white chocolate.  I used another tall glass for the chocolate.  Sprinkle red, white and blue sprinkles on while the chocolate is still wet.  Let dry and tie individual pretzels in a pretzel bag.  These bags can be found at Wal-Mart or party stores in the party aisle.July-2015-VT-Handout-000-Page-1Here is the printable message.  Both of these cards are formatted to a 4 x 6″ size.

July-2015-VT-Handout-001-blankAnd here is the blank version for those of you that would like to translate, or for those of you that need a fun Americana card!  

To print as a JPEG, right click over image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder.  You can then print your own or send it out to your favorite photo processing center.  For those that would like the PDF format here is the download:
July 2015 VT

July 2015 Visiting Teaching These pretzels also make a fun display for your July 4th party!  Look how fun they are in this blue wire basket!

As always…please remember that your visit is far more important that the handout that you take!  Your sisters need to know that you love and care for them!

Happy Visiting This Month!

The clip art that I used is from Just So Scrappy from the  “Let Freedom Ring” Collection

30 thoughts on “July 2015 Visiting Teaching Handout

  1. I marvel at your incredible creativity with every email I receive. I appreciate your efforts and positive comments. Good Job! Thank You!

    1. Clydene, Thank you so much for your kind comment and for your sweet support. Happy Visiting this month!
      Rita

    1. Amy, Thank you for your sweet comment. I know that the Lord’s hand is in His work and that you are his hands sometimes! Thanks for the work you do!
      Rita

  2. Rita,
    I always look forward to the first of the month to see what creative VT gift and message card you have created. I love that you post the link to the message on your blog too. The women that I teach think I’m amazing, but I tell them all that it is you and Pink Polkdot Creations. All I do is hit “print” !!! I hope your foot feels better very soon. Take care dear one!!!

    Beth

  3. As usual you have outdone yourself and came up with an amazing odea! I so appreciate all you hard work and kindness for sharing these valuable message with us so that we may in turn, share with the sister’s that we visit!!

    1. Nan, Thank you again for your kind comment. I really appreciate your sweet support. Happy Visiting this month.
      Rita

      1. I just wanted to thank you for making visiting teaching such a special opportunity each month with your creative handouts. My sisters enjoy them so much and it helps them and me to remember the messages that much more. I also love your creativeness for the home and family. You bring sunshine to my home!!

        1. Jacque, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your sweet message. I am always so happy when someone can use one of my visiting teaching handouts! I appreciate your kind words and your support. Happy Visiting this month!
          Rita

  4. Saw this and the ice cream sandwich sprinkles too late for the 4th. :0( My mouth is watering for one of your pretzel sticks. Yum! Thanks for the ideas.

    1. Bev, You are welcome. My mouth is watering for one of those ice cream sandwiches again…I guess I need to make some more! :)
      Rita

  5. Thank you so very much! Love your Visit Teaching handout! I will be subscribing and love forward to more of your talent. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

    1. Lisa, thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind comment and for your sweet support. I love it when someone can use one of my visiting teaching handouts…happy visiting this month!
      Rita

  6. Rita, Thank you so very much for sharing your talent and testimony,
    you have blessed my life and the sisters I visit in so many ways.
    I love, love, love, your creations! I eagerly look forward every month
    for your new message. Sincerely, Marne’

    1. Marne’ You are welcome. I am always so glad when someone can use one of my visiting teaching ideas. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind comment. I appreciate it and your sweet support. Happy visiting this month!
      Rita

  7. I love the idea the ideas. I was just wondering what kind of caramel you used? Ice cream topping or the baking caramels? Thank you for the easy ideas. It is after the 4th but I think I will still make them it is still July after all.

    1. Jenny, I use part of a block of caramel that I get at Orson Gygi’s. But you can unwrap caramel candies and melt them down too. I don’t think the ice cream topping would set up firm. I am not sure what the baking caramels would do. I think your best best is just to buy some wrapped caramel candies and melt them down because they would set up.
      Rita

  8. I hope that you are feeling better. I again want to express my deep gratitude for sharing your talent with us. My sisters that I visit look forward to your messages each month. Thank you again.

    1. Cindi, Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am feeling much better, thank you. Thanks also for your sweet support…happy visiting this month!
      Rita

  9. Thank you for this wonderful idea! I am new to VT and really appreciate all of your fun ideas and warm spirit that you share!

    1. Tammy, Welcome to the wonderful world of visiting teaching! I hope that you will learn to love your sisters and that they will love you back! Thanks for taking the time to write your comment. I love hearing from you. Happy visiting this month!
      Rita

    1. Cyndi, Thank you so much for your sweet words. It makes me happy when someone can use one of my ideas…so thanks for making my day! Happy visiting!
      Rita

    1. Angelina, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comment. I really appreciate your kind words and your sweet support. Hope you have a great day and happy visiting this month!
      Rita

  10. Your handout is just beautiful!! You are so creative and I love coming to your blog each month to find what you are sharing !!! Thank you so much for all your efforts! I love giving your handouts to my sisters.

    1. Connie, You are so welcome! I love it when someone can use one of my ideas! Hope you have a great day and Happy Visiting this month!
      Rita

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