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Temple Dress – White Hanky Card

This white dress card is for giving a handkerchief to someone who is preparing to attend the temple for the first time. It has a poem on the back that reads: Tuck this white handkerchief away, Then take it out to be used on a very special day, When you go to the temple to make covenants And receive your own Temple Endowment.

Here are the instructions

Step 1 – Sign the card benath the poem, and then fold along the dotted line between the dress bodices as shown below:

Temple Dress Hanky Instructions

Step 2 – Cut out the dress bodices. STOP at the top of the poem box. See below: Temple Dress Hankerchief Instructions

Step 3 – Unfold the dress and cut out the poem box, neckline, bottom of the front bodice, and slits for the hanky.

Step 4 – Insert a corner of the hanky underneath the v-slit. Flip the card over and tuck it through the horizontal slit. Sew or staple it to the remaining cardstock. See below: Temple Dress Hanky Instructions

Step 5 – Fold the sides of the dresses together and fasten with tape or glue. Temple Dress Hanky Instructions

Back Temple Dress Hanky Instructions


I didn’t put a poem about a wedding on the back of this card, choosing instead a more generic poem. Many of our Young Women will not be receiving their endowment with their fiancees for many reasons, including a mission, so I thought the generic poem was better. And please don’t go emailing me about the short sleeves on the dress — yes, I know that arms must be covered for the Endowment — but the card was just too flimsy when made with long sleeves. The short sleeves could serve as a lead-in to talk about what the requirements are for dresses worn in conjunction with the performance of temple ordinances. Click for more information on Planning a Temple Wedding/Sealing.

This card would make a great Christmas, Standards Night, or Temple Prep class gift.

Happy House Box

This folding box was created by Chrissy M. Of this handout she says:

    The end of the lessons Asks the young women to consider the eternal nature of the spirit dwelling within their bodies. Encourage them to make certain that their spirits have comfortable, healthy homes in which to live so they might thrive and progress to the very limit of their capacity and realize the greatest promise of all–celestial life. I have prepared a graphic that ties this into the Sunday lesson helps from Harold G. Hilam’s article on “Not for the Body.”

    It is a house to be printed on cardstock. The top flap folds in half to make the roof.

Could be filled with a treat or a scripture message.

1 per page, 8.5x 11 inches, color.