Kick Off! To New Beginnings

One of our Young Women did this as one of her 10 hour projects.  She did an amazing job!  She worked along side one of the Young Women leaders and mastered the art of delegation.  You can also find details of our night here.
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THE INVITATION
A game ticket.  They were personalized with the names of each young woman and their parents.
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DECOR
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THE ARRIVAL
Upon arrival each was given a program and a whistle.  Here is what our program looked like (I whited out the names of our young women on the Roster part of the program):


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THE PROGRAM
  • Opening Song:  "As Zion's Youth in Latter Days", Hymn #256
  • Opening Prayer: 
  • Welcome to New Beginnings:  Young Women President
  • Welcome the New Recruits: (all new beehives or and those who are coming in this year)  They were each introduced, a few tidbits were shared about each of them.  They were each given a mini football as a welcome gift.
  • Home Team Advantage:  This was a great opportunity to talk to the parents about encouraging their youth to attend activities, church, and participate in the personal progress program.
  • YW Theme and Talk: "PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE" (find complete talk here)
  • Personal Progress: 
  • Talk:  Bishop
  • Game Play:  "Play Ball!" a Jeopardy style game.  The group was divided into two teams.  Questions were pulled from the Personal Progress booklet, Strength of Youth, the scriptures, and leaders. Score was kept by moving a different color helmet for each team down across a large football field (made from green butcher paper) on the wall.  First team to make it to the goal line won.
  • Closing Prayer: 

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REFRESHMENTS
Game time goodies such as popcorn, chips, and soda pop was served under a canopy.  So cute!

108 comments:

  1. Love this idea so much we're going to do the same. Do you have the questions you used for the jeopardy game available?

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  2. Darcia,

    The jeopardy game was put together by one of our young woman (who is now away at college).

    I never did get a copy.

    I'll do a little research and see what I can come up with though. :)

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  3. Do you have copies of the program and invitation that I can download and edit for my ward? I love this idea!

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  4. my email is jessicatorgerson at gmail dot com if you wouldn't mind emailing me everything. :)

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  5. Do you have copies of the program, invitation and game questions we could use? We are doing this in our ward in the next couple of weeks. My email is utdawson@yahoo.com

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  6. Could you email a copy of the program and invite? So cute! We are doing this for our New Beginnings in a couple of weeks.

    Thanks!
    cjcg at me dot com

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  7. I noticed this was quite awhile ago, but I was hoping it might be possible to get copies of your cute invites,programs, etc? My email is wolfleys@msn.com. My girls love the idea and are dying to try it!

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  8. Would you mind also sending it to me - this is such a great idea and soooo fun!

    abramsclan@msn.com

    Thanks!

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  9. Darling idea! Could I also get a copy of your file for this?

    smitteaux@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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  10. I would love copies of your materials as well...thanks! This is such a fun idea.
    kristine@teamjens.com

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  11. Can you email me your invitation? My ward is planning on doing this in a couple of weeks. We love it!! Natalie natbug@nomuse.com

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  12. Can you also send this to me? Our ward is doing this next week! Great idea!

    wildeap@telus.net

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  13. Such a fun idea! Would you be able to send me a copy of your invitations, program and game questions? Thank you for sharing.
    allyson.tholen@gmail.com

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  14. i would love a copy of the program and questions if you have it available. Thanks!

    amyhcannon@gmail.com

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  15. Would you please send me a copy of your invitations, program and game questions? Thank you for sharing. This looks fabulous!
    Richelle

    chelwakefield@yahoo.com

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  16. This is a great idea...would you please send me the info as well.

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  17. Oops...realized that I didn't include my email. Will you please forward me the info to holalexander@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  18. Could you please send me the questions? kierafinney@yahoo.com

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  19. Could you also send me the questions and program? My email is ckaaap@gmail.com Such cute ideas!
    Thanks so much!

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  20. LOVE your ideas! Thanks for sharing! Would you mind emailing me your program and invitation info? Thanks so much! kristine.nichols@gmail.com

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  21. If possible I would love to have a template of the invitation and program for the activity. We are planning this activity for February. Thank you!! My email is jonesamigos@gmail.com

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  22. Hello, I love this cute themed idea and would also like invitation template and the game questions if you don't mind sharing. Thank you for taking the time to post your NB. It certainly has been a great help to me:)
    Thank you,
    Rachel
    my address mcewenlasvegas@aol.com

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  23. Love your ideas and program! Could I get a copy? Thanks for sharing! jennygillins@hotmail.com

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  24. Could I get a copy of the invitation please????? Thank you soooo much. Ashjensen34@msn.com

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  25. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! This will help tons in planning my wards NB.

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  26. I love this idea!!! Did you ever find a copy of the game? I would love any copies you have saved, could you send them to me? weese.andrea@gmail.com thanks for sharing!!

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  27. I also would like templates of invite, program, and game questions. This is a great idea. Thank you to those creative people in the world!!!! I just got put in and New Beginnings is in a couple of weeks, so I need all the help I can get.

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  28. I was wondering if I could get a copy of the templates of invite, program, and game questions As well... This is a great idea!!! Our new beginnings is in a next week and would be of great help! Thanks

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  29. Sent!!

    Cambria, what is your email address? :)

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  30. Our Young Women found this idea on pinterest and want to do it for our New Beginnings. Is there any way I can get a copy of the program and the invitation "ticket"? My email address is amieliston@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  31. Terri, Can you please send me the template for the invitation and programs? My email address is amieliston@hotmail.com Thanks!
    -Amie

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  32. Sent. :)
    Hopefully not too late.

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  33. I love this idea and want to do it for our new beginings next week. Can you email me copys of the invitation, programs, ect. I would like to print them all off this weekend if possible. I would appreciate it! Thank you. Please send do duncanfamily04@live.com. Thanks again

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  34. Looks like a ton of fun! Would you please send me copies of everything? Thanks! Lindsaybohn@q.com

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  35. I love this idea! Could I get copies? Thanks! 30puravida at gmail dot com.

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  36. Hi. This sounds so fun and we want to do this in January. Can you send me copies? emilygygi@gmail.com Thanks so much for sharing. Emily

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  37. We love this idea. Thank you for sharing. Would you email me your file? Kristiwoodruff@hotmail.com

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  38. What a fabulous idea! Would you mind sharing your files with me? josephkarin@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  39. I would also love it if you could send me a copy of the invitation as well. slacker_kt@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  40. Great job!!!! It looks like it was tons of fun. Would you mind sharing your files with me too? Thanks! amieure@gmail.com

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  41. Love the idea. We are doing something similar this year. Could you send me the files as well? Thanks!
    differjean@gmail.com

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  42. This is so adorable! Please please share your files with me! jenn.haws@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much!!!

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  43. Super fun idea! Do you still have your files? I would love a copy. Hollymertlich@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

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  44. I love this idea! Genius! Can you send me the files? jenn.haws@yahoo.com
    Thank you so much!

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  45. Yet one more YW leader that found this, loves the idea, and would like an email with the files if still available. Please and thank you so much! juddnessawinter@yahoo.com

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  46. I hate to add one more to your list, but your idea is just so cute and easy to personalize. I was really hoping I could just scroll down your comments and find a link so I didn't have to bother you. I know I'm probably the 101st YW leader to ask for your files. Please?! My email is kristyearl@gmail.com. Thanks in advance. Sorry for the hassle. In the future just don't have great ideas and you won't have to deal with this! ;)

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  47. We were looking for something fun and casual for our New Beginnings this year. I think this fabulous idea would be perfect! I'm laughing at the comment above from 'Kristy" …I feel the same way :D Would LOVE a copy of your program, invite, playbook etc. schoonmakerm@comcast.net THANKS!!!!!!!

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  48. Our YW found your site & are IN LOVE with this idea. Is there any way I could get copies of everything so we dont have to reinvent the wheel? I would appreciate anything you could send my way. Thank you for your Ideas! You are Amazingly Talented!!!! THANK YOU!!! heidi-n-jason@hotmail.com

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  49. My daughter is in charge of New Beginnings this year and this idea sounds like what she wants, can I please get a copy of the files. kendrabeck72@gmail.com Thanks

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  50. I love this idea. I am planning our New Beginnings now, and love your ideas. Could I get your info emailed to me also. Thanks so much..
    petersenan@netzero.net

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  51. Can you please send me a copy of your files? I live in Brazil and will be doing some translation and adaptations (american football to soccer)...but loved the idea!
    my email is katiaroque.br@gmail.com

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    1. Katia, I would love to hear about your soccer ideas!

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  52. Sent! :)

    I sent a group email... check your junk mail just in case.

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  53. Could you please send it to me too my email is theortonfam@gmail.com Thank you so much!

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  54. Terri,
    I'm a new YW President and was handed a folder of the ideas the former group had for New Beginnings. It was a football theme that didn't have a lot of instruction so I googled New Beginnings football and was lead to you! You have really made an impact on many of us out here even years later. I'm glad to find you are still here listening to all of our pleas. Ü
    Would you do me the honor of sending all your files regarding this New Beginnings theme to me also? gibsontribe2@yahoo.com
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ♥♥

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  55. We just found your site and fell in love with this idea. Our girls have been begging us to have a "fun" new beginnings night. Can you email me the files? Also do you have a copy of the questions. or a general idea of what the were? Thank you so much. jennorlund@hotmail.com

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  56. Okay we Love your idea for a fun New Beginnings! Can you please email me any files that you might have? Also if you have any of the questions that you used or an idea of where you came up with them that would be great! Thanks so much! bobcatmomof4@gmail.com

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  57. Would you send me your information also? Thank you so much for sharing with us. gibsontribe2@yahoo.com

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  58. thank you so much for sharing this. I would be so grateful if you wouldn't mind emailing me your templates...if you still have them. I know it's been a while. Thank you!
    savage.dena@google.com

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  59. Could I get a copy of your program? We are doing this very same thing this week! Thanks! My email is kthomppy@gmail.com Thank you SO much!

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  60. Could I also get a copy! We are also doing this! Thank you sooo much!
    courtneyrawle@gmail.com

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  61. Could I also get a copy of your files, nancarr@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  62. I emailed you as well, but could I please get the files emailed to me too! This is perfect for our YW and will make a fabulous NB. THANK YOU!!! tara_rushton@Yahoo.com thank you thank you thank you!

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  63. I would also like any of the info you have for this! Thanks!
    nener7@yahoo.com

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  64. Can you please email me the info used for your tickets? I would like to personalize them for young women in excellence and my girls names. Send to kasianeville@netzero.net. Thanks!!

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  65. Our New Beginnings in January will be awesome when we use your fun football theme!
    Could you please send me everything and anything you have on file for "Kick Off" New Beginnings? Thank you so much. Send to jimdixie81@gmail.com

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  66. Hi. So excited to use this for new beginnings in Salmon Idaho- Lemhi ward. in January. Could you please Email the fun football theme and all that you have on file for the Kick OFf? Thank you so so much! Send to kkthomas@custertel.net

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  67. I would Love anything you could send me fOr this Kick Off night. Thank you so much! My E-Mail is: etienne@brashers.com

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  68. I also would love a copy of anything you would be willing to send for your cute New Beginnings. I am in charge of it next year and love your ideas. Thanks, Holly tigerbay5@gmail.com

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  69. I would also love a copy of anything you could send me for this Kick off night. My email is tbarnesut@gmail.com. Thanks

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  70. I would love copies of any and all files too. cute idea! richellenmike@yahoo.com

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  71. This looks awesome! I want to do it with my YW. I would love copies of all the files too:) jimdixie81@gmail.com

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  72. Love the idea! I am hoping you still have the files and would be willing to share. I would like to use this same idea for YW New Beginnings. jkmlwalker@msn.com Thanks:)

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  73. I love this idea! We plan to do it for our new beginnings. We have quite a few athletes in our YW, so this theme would appeal to them. Can you email me copy of the invitation, program, questions, etc.? Thank you so much and THANK YOU for being willing to share. Please send to jraabugbee@lewiston.com. Thanks again.

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  74. We would also love to do this for our YW New Beginnings. If possible, can you please email a copy of your files? Thank you for this post! Please send to teresa.chapple@yahoo.com. Thanks a million!

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  75. I would love copies of anything you still have!!! goodiewilliams@aol.com Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

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  76. I'm also hoping I can get a copy of all the templates, program, game, etc. I really appreciate it! Thanks! teacherkris08@hotmail.com

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  77. I am not sure if you are still emailing templates and everything, but if you are I would love to get copies. We are doing this next week for our new beginnings. Thanks. My email is kim@kdafloors.com

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  78. LOVE this! Do you have copies of the program and game questions you could send me? allisonmspencer@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  79. I know you did this a couple years ago, but I'd love copies of your program as well, so that we could modify it for our use. Super cute idea! My girls are excited!
    Thanks!
    Stacy
    Tsnorton33@msn.com

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  80. Love this idea! Could you please send me the files?

    thank you,
    christinedlgd@gmail.com

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  81. I'd love to be sent these files!

    Super clever idea!

    Shannonallen4@gmail.com

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  82. I would to use this idea. Please share your files. bobbifarrow@gmail.com

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  83. I am thinking about doing a sports themed new beginnings and I just ran into this while doing some research. Is there anyway I could have your files ? My email address is bela_sch@yahoo.com. Thank you so much !

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  84. Files too please! Great idea, this is our plan for New Beginnings next month! Thank you! brit.barker@gmail.com

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  85. We are also doing a football theme next month for NB! I would so appreciate it if you could share your files with me? Thank you so much! megafield@msn.com

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  86. If you're still emailing our your files - could I please get a copy too?? This looks so great!! Awesome ideas!!

    Lmphillips@gmail.com

    Thanks!!

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  87. I love this idea! If you are willing I would love a copy of the files! joylynqt@yahoo.com

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  88. I think this is such a cute idea! I know my young women would love it!! If you still have your files, I too, would love to have a copy of the the invitation, program and game. My e-mail is ssmall1976@yahoo.com. Thank you so much.

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  89. The Laurels wanted to do a Personal Progess Bowl for New Beginnings and I came across your blog. I would love a copy of your files if you still have them. Thank you so much! eahenderson@1791.com

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  90. Such a good idea! Could I get copies of your files? klkgarner@yahoo.com

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  91. Can I get your invitations file too please? We are excited about this idea! jgregory818@gmail.com

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  92. love this idea. do you share your files?
    kari_whiting@yahoo.com

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  93. I would love to do this. I am new in the Young Women's game, and this would be very helpful!! I would love it if you could share this file with me.
    holly.graybeal@gmail.com

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  94. This is perfect for our super bowl themed new beginnings. Will you please send me the file? amy.strickling@gmail.com

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  95. Wow! Years later this program is still a hit! I just got called to serve in YW and I'm thankful for you sharing this with all of us. If you are still emailing the invite and program I would appreciate it sarahdbilbao@gmail.com

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  96. I would love to have the files emailed to me if you are still willing to do that. Thanks so much!
    cdduree@gmail.com

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  97. Can I get a copy of the invite. Davidnbecca@gmail dot com

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  98. Such a fabulous idea! We would love any files that you still have to share. jacksonkatrina@me.com

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  99. Hello. We want to do the football theme for ywie or new beginnings. Are you still sharing your files? If so, thank you!!! I love the ticket invitations! Great job! Andreaandtravis@hotmail.com

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  100. Hi are you still sharing your tickets/invitations? Thank you so much! Karenmatsen@yahoo.com

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