Combatting Homesickness · Letters and packages · missionary DIY · Missionary Mama

How To: Motivational Quotes

This past week, Elder Hendrix asked me if I would send him some quotes, like the ones I put in his locker during basketball season last year.  For me, that was one of my most favorite things that I did for him that year.  So, of course I jumped at the opportunity to pick out some new ones as well as send some of my favorites. Below was his basketball locker.

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Have I mentioned how much I love quotes?  They are one of my most favorite things.  They inspire; they encourage; they motivate; they heal; they make me want to be a better person.  That is why I share them with my family.

Keep in mind that I am not photoshop savvy, so I turn to  Pinterest to find my quotes.  They have quotes for every topic you can think of.  I created a Motivational quotes board that had some of my favorites that I used last year as well as some new ones. Since our son loves basketball and sports in general, I included quotes from some of his favorite coaches. Once I find the quote that I want, I right click the pin and then add the image to photos.

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It’s really simple.  Then I open up my photos and either print them directly at home or send them to Staples to have them printed.  You can print them whatever size you would like.  I chose 5×7 or smaller, depending on how the quote looked saved.

Once my quotes  were printed, I cut them all out, leaving about 1/4 of on inch of white around the edges of the picture. This gives it a nice border.  With Matthew being on his mission and moving potentially every six weeks. I opted to laminate the quotes this time.  This makes them #missionaryproof and hopefully will allow him to take them wherever he goes.

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Then comes the fun part.  LAMINATING.  I’ve raised two sons, am currently our Primary President, served on numerous PTA boards and never owned a laminator until a few weeks ago.  Where have I been?  Seriously though, this laminator rocks!

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I placed two quotes in each laminating page.  Once laminated, I cut out the quotes and they were ready to ship. Below are just a few of the quotes that I sent.  I did throw in a few rolls of tape for my missionary along with a few of his favorite candies. Sometimes it’s the thoughtful and simple packages that mean the most to our sweet missionaries.  I know that Elder Hendrix will love his.

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