I have noticed that the youth are less enthusiastic about backpack blessing tags than the younger kids. This year I decided to try to come up with a something that appealed to a wider age range. The blessing reminder needs to be:
- Youth friendly.
- Visually appealing.
- Reflect our church’s commitment to inclusion.
- Be a first glimpse of our new faith formation logo.
- School can be challenging. The reminder needs to offer hope and encouragement.
I chose vinyl stickers because my own two teenagers cover their school laptop devices with stickers. Stickers can also be placed on lunch boxes, water bottles, and cars.
I asked one of our first-grade students what the reminder should say. She suggested the world “Love.” While I don’t want to share the complete design, they turned out great! Good thing I ordered enough for the congregation. We could all use a reminder that we are beloved, made in God’s image. I’d love to see your back to school blessing ideas. Please share!
Great idea! Where did you get the vinyl stickers?
We use PS Print. If you make some, please share a pic.