Friends by Mail


A Friendly Family Garden

Phoenix, Davis, Marcus, and Taylor W., ages 3, 8, 5, and 1, Alberta, Canada

Our family made a family garden. We each had a flower with our picture on it, and we planted the flower in our family garden. We used old Friend magazines to cut out pictures of things that help us grow spiritually, and then we glued them to our flowers. We love reading the Friend as a family.

CTR Surprise

Mayah and Asher S., ages 7 and 6, Denmark

We loved the CTR pretzels from the January 2012 Friend. We surprised our dad with breakfast in bed one day because he works so hard for us. They were delicious! Thank you!

How We Read the Friend

Dear Friends,

Will you be turning 12 soon? On pages 24–25 you’ll see a sneak peek of what’s in store for you in Young Women and Young Men. Then turn to pages 4547 to read about a girl’s first-ever visit to the temple and about a group of boys who know how special it is to receive the Aaronic Priesthood.

Write and share your experiences about turning 12!

Looking for your letter,

The Friend

Was there a letter or a story in this month’s issue that helped you? Tell us about it. Turn to page 48 to find out how.