If a picture is worth a thousand words, then mini card packs are worth at least sixteen-thousand. These small boxes of touching scenes and inspiring art have a wide variety of uses. You might send them as gifts, use them as part of busy bags for attending church. Or you might use them as Sunday lesson teaching aids or even place one or two on your mirror as everyday reminders of what matters most.
Many of our artists are prolific in their creativity. They are blessed with a gift for creating a quantity of quality, meaning they create enough stunning works of art to fill an entire pack of cards. Sometimes multiple packs. View our selection from popular LDS artists and photographers like Simon Dewey, Jorge Cocco, and Robert A. Boyd.
Mini card packs make perfect LDS missionary gifts. They’re easy to slip into a box or envelope, and they have multiple uses. Elders and Sisters can use them to write a note to a companion. Or they can use them to leave a message with the families they visit or to help illustrate a lesson for young children, or to decorate their apartment. Missionaries like to decorate journals and planners with religious art.
With everything going digital, giving missionaries something tangible that they can use as they teach can be a big help. Doing this can help their message have a lasting impact on those with which they interact. They can leave something that may remind the person of what they learned or how they felt during the discussion. Here are just a couple of examples of mini card packs that would fit perfectly as a part of any missionary care package:
Sacrament Meeting Busy Bags
LDS art mini card packs make the perfect addition to the collection of items you may take with you to keep children quiet during sacrament meeting. The right mini cards can give kids something to look at or to use as part of a quiet game. The best part? They’re not even distracting. Each image delivers a spiritual message by depicting scripture stories, temples, or scenes from Christ’s life. They can keep kids not only quiet but also focused on the themes of worship service.
Teaching Aids for Primary
On a similar note, you might consider using LDS art mini cards for teaching your primary class. Create a matching game or pick out visuals that match your lesson. Giving children a picture to connect the story with can help them to focus better. It can help them retain what they’ve learned. You might also use them as simple primary class birthday gifts or activity prizes.
Additionally, these cards can come in handy for Come Follow Me activities and lessons, particularly if your family has a rambunctious lot of small children. LDS art, in any form, can help kids pay attention and participate. It gives them a chance for more visual, and if you include a game, hands-on learning.
It doesn’t have to end with primary or young kids. You can use mini cards in youth or adult lessons as handouts. They can enhance the discussion by giving each attendant something tangible to take with them once the lesson is over. You might consider inviting members of the class to take notes on the cards so that the discussion carries more personal meaning for them.
And don’t be afraid to use an old favorite of yours. Your lesson or discussion may introduce new meaning and insight to an otherwise familiar piece of LDS art.
Notes & Reminders
Mini cards are also helpful outside the classroom. It’s common to put sticky notes or other reminders on mirrors, locker doors, or refrigerators. These cards can help you add a touch of inspiration to your everyday routine. You might use them to leave notes to family members or neighbors, especially during the holiday season. Attach a friendly note to a plate of cookies to leave on a neighbor’s doorstep or place one in a family member’s lunch box. It’s a simple way to change a loved one’s day for the better.
LDS art mini card packs are small and inexpensive. Yet, they have the potential to bring hope, meaning, and even healing to children, youth, and families.
More Great LDS Gifts
Our LDS art comes in many more formats, not just mini cards or the kind of gallery art you hang on the wall. Add some extra oomph to your holiday, birthday, or baptism gift with more fun-sized paintings and photos by your favorite artists.
Bookmarks are another great addition to missionary care packages since they are easy to ship and share with others. They even work well in a Sunday school class or other teaching settings as gifts. Or they make a fun baptism gift for your favorite bookworm.
Small LDS art prints make it easy to decorate a locker, bedroom, bookshelf, or apartment. They are easy to pack and ship, making them another great option for an LDS missionary gift. Choose an image that is meaningful to you or your loved one. Then select a nice frame for it, and you may be surprised at how far a small piece of paper can go.
Puzzles are fun for kids. It gives them time to step back from other busy, noisier tasks and to focus on something thoughtful and quiet. It may even encourage cooperation and teamwork as siblings or friends work together to finish the picture. Pair puzzles with mini cards to create weeks of fun Come Follow Me family lessons and activities.
Posters are great for youth, missionaries, and college students. They are repositionable, meaning they can be placed and replaced for decorating, transfers, or a new apartment. Many of our LDS art posters are done by the same artists that completed the mini card packs, sometimes even the same art pieces. If there is a picture you particularly like, you can also get it in poster form.
Stickers are surprisingly good motivators for young children, whether you are teaching a Sunday lesson or leading a family activity. They also give kids something with which to decorate a school notebook or personal journal. You might consider sending a few packs of stickers to missionaries to share with the families that they teach.
Choose the Right Sticker Set pack of 30
Art is something with which all of us can relate as part of the human family. Many of our artists have told us that their main goal is to share the inspiration and conviction they feel from their belief in Jesus Christ. You can use these accessible-sized masterpieces to share your testimony with those close to you.
Want to see a new artist or theme for a mini card pack? Let us know in the comments!