By Kent Larsen
Internet: Avard Fairbanks Site, Missionary Trading Cards and More Modest Clothing and LDS Singles Sites
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The onslaught of sites selling modest clothing
and providing dating services to LDS singles continues, with Modest
By Design and KneeShorts.com getting added to LDS directories this
week in clothing while LDS Pals and LDS Mingle Online are added as
dating services. More interesting is the tribute site to LDS Sculptor
Avard Fairbanks, and the Missionary Trading Cards website.
Fairbanks is probably best known for his sculpture of the Angel
Moroni, which was placed on the Washington DC Temple as well as
elsewhere. But other works are more touching, such as his
heart-wrenching "Winter Quarters" which shows parents burying their
new-born child in a shallow grave.
The idea of Missionary Trading Cards isn't particularly unique, but I
believe this is the first site to sell cards on the Internet, and the
cards they sell differ from the familiar format that missionaries
that pass through the MTC have used for more than 20 years. These
cards seem more flexible in what can be put on the card, including a
home address as well as a mission address, and allowing missionaries
to select from country-themed images in addition to the sacred
artwork included on standard article-of-faith cards.
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
Home page for ldsds (lds divorce support) email list hosted on
yahoogroups. Page includes FAQs and discussions from the list, and
three articles about recovering from divorce.
Missionary Trading Cards
Sells personalized calling cards that missionaries can give to those
supporting them at home as well as those they meet while on their
Website for LDS family country music group operating in Branson,
Missouri. Site includes news and information about the group, their
schedule, ticket information and an on-line store. The Duttons own
their own theater in Branson.
Website for LDS singles to meet. Includes free trial to January 2002.
Modest By Design
Nicely-designed website for store selling modest clothing. Includes
Prom Gowns, Outerwear, Pageant Tees and fashions for young women and
adults. Includes on-line shopping cart.
LDS Mingle Online
Website allowing members to chat online, post questions and comments
in a web forum, buy, sell and trade through classified ads and share
Auction site for LDS collectibles, antiques, artifacts, autographs,
books and other merchandise. No charge for listings. However, site
currently has few listings.
Sells attractive, knee-length shorts for both men and women. Includes
styles in denim and twill. Site has ecommerce shopping cart and
accepts major credit cards.
Avard Fairbanks the Sculptor
Website featuring photos of the work of LDS sculptor Avard Fairbanks,
best-known among Mormons for his sculpture of the Angel Moroni found
on some LDS Temples. Site is maintained by Fairbanks' grandson.
Artwork is categorized into sacred and secular works.