Have you watched the video of the new 2014 Theme Song? If not, click here I have watched it 3 times and been brought to tears every time! The video and the lyrics of the song are so powerful! It brought such a strong Spirit to the room I knew I wanted to do something so that the YW could remember the video and remember the 2014 theme. The entire song is beautiful but it wouldn't fit on a 5X7 or 8X10. :) Instead I chose to use the chorus. I wanted to emphasize the lines in the song where it says He is calling YOUR name, He is waiting for YOU! I want the girls to feel how personal this invitation is for all of us!
I have made this image in a 5X7 and an 8X10. I thought this would be a wonderful Easter gift or a New Beginnings gift if you haven't already had your New Beginnings. You can print this image at Costco, WalMart or any other photo center. You can purchase inexpensive frames and frame them for your girls. If you are using this as an Easter gift it could be given at the end of your Easter lesson or I have seen some cute LDS Easter Egg Hunt ideas on Pinterest you could use for an activity. The final egg could tell the girls where to go to find their gift and you could have a framed picture for each girl. Just a couple ideas. :) If you need a size other than the 5X7 or 8X10 let me know. :)
I wanted to come up with an actual INVITATION that could be used in the introduction of the 2014 theme or in New Beginnings. I used this article from the YW General Presidency entitled "You Are Invited." If you haven't read it, it's a wonderful resource and a quick read! I also put together a short, 8 slide Power Point that visually breaks down this same article from the YW General Presidency. I hope this helps you as you prepare for New Beginnings and the 2014 theme introduction. The JPEG is a much clearer image but if you can't open it here is a PDF of the invitation.
If you need the Power Point in Spanish, Nancy has so kindly translated it for you! Click below:
**Please note: A copyright is definitely needed to print this image. I do not have a copyright release. I originally put the quote on the image so I could use it on a slide in a Power Point presentation. Since posting it on this site I have been contacted by so many wanting to print it. Unfortunately, I can't help with that. I have emailed a representative for the artist and explained the situation. If the artist or his company decides to put together something similar I will post a link to it on this site. :)
In the meantime, a good option is to purchase the Simon Dewey print and hand that out to your girls. It doesn't have the quote on it but it is still a beautiful depiction of the "Come Unto Christ" theme.