Pink and Blue temple cards
Hello! So I am a missionary and I had this lady call in and advise that she has a friend that is leaving the church and she gave her a stack of blue and pink temple cards. She is wondering what to do with them since the temple doesn't accept them at this time. What should I tell her? Or is there a place in Salt Lake that she can send them to?
One option is that she could give them to the Ward Temple and Family History Consultant.2
Thank you for your question in the Community about the blue and pink temple cards. The family name card that you print for the temple does not expire, even if the reservation on FamilySearch does.
If you've had a family name card for more than a few weeks, please check Family Tree to confirm that the ancestor still needs the ordinance performed. The ordinance could have been shared with the temple, or someone else may have reserved it.
If so, you may simply destroy the family name card. It is no longer needed.
Where can I find the expiration date for my reserved ordinances?
What happens when ordinance reservations expire?
How do I view my ancestor's ordinances in Family Tree?
Wishing the lady you are helping success in checking cards, and completing ordinances that are still needed.2
So since they are not members of her family should I still have her look up their ordinances and see if they have been done already or not? And since the temple isnt taking those specific cards at this time if the work still needs to be done what do I have her do with the cards?0
She also just informed me that she doesn't have the time to look into them to figure out if the ordinances are completed or not so she needs someone to look into them for her.0
Ok! thank you! I will let her know :D0
I just did sealing the week before last in the Tucson Temple. Some of them were printed on the old pink and blue cards. No one seemed to have a problem with them at all. The Sealer just did them with the rest of the white cards.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
[ And. I happen to be a Member of the Church ... ]
The 'Colour' of a "Temple" Cards, be-it, 'White'; or, 'Blue'; or, 'Pink'; or, 'Yellow'/'Gold' SHOULD have NO bearing WHATSOEVER, on whether or not, the Card, is used for the "Temple" Work.
Here is a "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch':
Do family name cards expire?
Where it states, among other things
The family name card that you print for the temple does not expire, even if the reservation on FamilySearch does.
NO "Temple" (or, "Ordinance", 'Worker'/'Sealer') should "Reject" a Card, on the grounds/basis, of the "Colour", of the Card; even, if that Card does not conform to being: 'White'; or, 'Blue'; or, 'Pink'; or, 'Yellow'/'Gold'.
I have 'seen' the odd Card or two, that was not even "Printed" on, 'White'; or, 'Blue'; or, 'Pink'; or, 'Yellow'/'Gold', paper; and, yet, still used to undertake the the "Temple" Work.
And, I have 'seen' MANY Cards, that were "Printed", on 'White' Paper, that where COMPLETELY "Coloured" in, in the likes, 'Blue'; or, 'Pink'; or, 'Yellow'/'Gold', "Highlighter" Pens ; and, yet, still used to undertake the the "Temple" Work.
Just my thoughts.
London temple still accepts cards of different colours. I think some sealers find them useful when working through cards in the sealing rooms. Different coloured cards may be useful in Baptistry too but most appear to be on white paper now.
The important things are that they are checked before attending the temple to ensure the work has not already been done, and that the work gets done. We are so blessed to be able to carry out this sacred work1
@Chelsey Larsen , IMO, I think the real issue here is that the friend of the lady you are trying to help is trying to shift her responsibility to someone else. Someone should kindly hand her back the cards and explain that to her. She reserved the names of her relatives, she should follow through or not, her choice. The cards will expire in due time and the names will revert back into the system for others to find.0