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Missionary Posters {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Want to know something cool? Me and fellow Dandy contributor Camille served a mission together! We were Performing Missionaries in Nauvoo, Illinois, for 3 1/2 months and together we sang, danced, acted and sweated the summer of 2006 away. It was awesome!

ValCamToo bad Missionary Posters didn’t exist back then. Missionary Posters  is a company that makes (you guessed it!) posters and calendars for your missionary. The owner, Scott Perry, started Missionary Posters in January 2013 “as a way to help families keep the spirit of missionary work in their homes as their sons and daughters serve around the world.” He himself is a returned missionary who fell in love with the arts and design while serving a mission in Rome, Italy (how could you not?!).  And let me tell you, his eye for design is great. He was able to take this–a picture of my nephew, Elder Hansen, on his mission in Hungary–

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…and turn it into THIS!

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Doesn’t that look great?! You can see other examples of posters he’s done on his Pinterest page; all are very smartly done and include the same eight elements: a customizable headline (i.e. Serve With Love), photo, name and name tag (in English or the country’s language), country or state flag, mission name, service dates, Scripture images (English or country’s language), and favorite scripture. The end result is a very clean and artful homage to the missionary and his country/state in which he’s serving. It came boxed very carefully and wrapped in tissue paper so I wasn’t worried about anything getting bent or scratched on its way.
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The quality of the paper was thick and it looks and feels awesome. My only complaint is the cutting job seemed a little off; there was a small black line running down the right edge of the poster and it seemed to be cut a little too close on the top. And that may have been a design flaw as opposed to a cutting flaw; either way, it didn’t ruin the whole thing for me, it was just something small that I noticed because I am a perfectionist and I notice tiny, insignificant details 🙂

The posters can be printed at 16×20 (what I reviewed), 11×14 and 8×10, and the prices are $49, $39 and $35, respectively. Ordering was really easy–just pick what you want and send in all the info–and Scott was great to work with. He sent a proof of the poster before he printed it so I could double and triple check that all the information I had included was accurate and that I liked the design.  Missionary Posters also makes countdown calendars, but these only come in 16×20 and 11×14 so all the numbers can fit 🙂 The calendars contain the same personalized information as the posters (except for the scripture) and are $38 and $32, respectively.

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Enter to win a Missionary Poster or Calendar for someone you love!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of October 7th, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Missionary Posters, but all opinions are strictly my own.

LDS Mission Tees {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Latter-Day Saint missionaries are becoming one of the most recognizable icons in the world!  Thanks to Book of Mormon the Musical, our already widespread presence in countries around the world, and the drastic spike in the number of new missionaries lately, even if you aren’t LDS, you’ve probably seen Mormon missionaries popping up everywhere!LDSMT logo for website

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has added 58 new missions to accommodate the phenomenal increasing number of young men and women willing and excited to go serve for 2 years!  Chances are, you know someone soon leaving or recently left on a mission, or you yourself have a lot of pride for your own mission!

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LDS Mission Tees makes custom made-to-order t-shirts with your mission initials designed in a sharp diamond design that looks like a super hero badge!  Here’s mine!

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Its true, I didn’t serve an 18-month proselyting mission, but I was able to serve a “performing” mission in Nauvoo!  We were set apart for 4 months and gave the tours in the historic homes, then performed 5-7 shows/day.

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And here’s my husband’s!  What a cute missionary he makes :).  Here are some other LDS Mission Tees fans:

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LDS Mission Tees prints these super-man style logos on t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, mens, womens, tall, and HOODIES!  Available in what looks like over 100 different colors.  You can personalize your shirt even further and put a message on the back such as your name, dates you served, etc. and these make great gifts!  I would think moms would love to get these for their missionaries.

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Go find your mission! 

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These aren’t just for the missionaries–you can find shirts for Missionary Moms, Dads, Future Missionaries, and RMs!

Wear Your Mission deal

Here is their exciting new WEAR YOUR MISSION deal:

1. Send them a photo of you with your mission call and tell them where you’re going.  In return, you will get 20% off your first order–probably a mission-specific shirt.  No limit on how many shirts you want with that discount on first order.

2. Send them a photo of you Wearing Your Mission shirt sometime during your mission (missionaries generally email their parents photos of their mission, and their parents can send us the photo of them in their mission shirt).  In return, you get another 20% off your next order which could be another mission-specific shirt, or perhaps a Returned Mission t-shirt.

 I have a special missionary of my own out right now, serving in Brazil, and LDS Mission Tees made him a sweet shirt to wear for the rest of his mission and beyond!  We were all impressed with the quality of the white ink, the clean lines, and the vibrant color of the shirt.

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My cute little brother, rockin Cuiaba, Brazil!  I think he looks particularly macho in his LDS Mission Tee :).  What a rockstar.

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We love it!  I was so excited to give him something personalized and unique that he could wear throughout his mission and also take home with him.

Be sure to like LDS Mission Tees on Facebook!

And now for a little giveaway from LDS Mission Tees!!  One winner will get to choose their own shirt!  Custom mission, color, and size.

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 10th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by LDS Mission Tees, but all opinions are strictly my own

Missionary Aprons {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I imagine that there are few moments more exhilarating in ones life than opening a mission call!  As soon as you read those words, “You are hereby called to serve in the _ Mission”, I think an instant attachment is formed to this distant (or not so distant) land where you will be spending your life for the next 18 months to two years.  You immediately think of the people you’ll meet, and the good you can do while you are giving all you’ve got.  One of my favorite things about being a missionary was wearing the missionary nametag!  When I first was handed my real mission nametag with my name across the top, it felt so magical!  I had a real missionary nametag, and I was really a missionary!  I loved wearing it every minute of the day, and I miss having it pinned on my chest all the time.

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When I came across Missionary Aprons, and saw their fantastic aprons with the missionary tag embroidered on the front, I thought, “How perfect!”  No matter what you’re doing, even when you’re cooking, serving, or cleaning, you can always be showing your tag, and what a fun wearable reminder of your missionary service after your mission is through!aprons on wheat copy

I also thought that these look like the most perfect gift for a missionary.  I had just the one in mind, too!  A dear friend of our family’s, who is now Sis. Loder, just left on her mission last week!  She’s headed to the France Lyon Mission, and my heart warms with pride every time I think of what a stellar missionary she will be!  She’s going to rock France!

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I was practically beaming when I gave her this apron from Missionary Aprons at her missionary Open House/Farewell back home.

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This is one high quality apron!  The poly-spun fabric is thick and sturdy, and not just basic black cotton.  This apron could handle a dumped vat of chili, and I doubt a bit of it would soak through onto your Sunday best.  The embroidery is expertly done with thorough and thick white embroidery thread that gives no hint of possible un-threading.  The look is so classic, and the solid black and white coloring makes it both distinguishable, iconically recognizable, and gender neutral.  The neck straps are adjustable which will ensure a good fit on most.  It is also very lightweight, so it wouldn’t take up precious suitcase space or weight, and the wrinkle-free stain-resistant fabric is exactly what a missionary needs.

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These aprons sell for $29.95, and include the customized embroidering, and will ship within 5 days from Utah.  I know you’re thinking of your favorite missionary right now, and how much you’d love to get your hands on one of the these!

One lucky winner will receive a customized apron from Missionary Aprons!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of April 25th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Missionary Aprons, but all opinions are strictly my own

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