Design Tips

Initial caps typography on wood background

Start out strong with initial caps.

In design terminology, an oversized letter at the beginning of an article or paragraph is called an initial cap. These letters visually entice people to read the written word. They’re…

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Designing Special Issue Church Newsletters

Designing Special Issue Newsletters

If you’ve been preparing newsletters for your church, you’re most likely very familiar with the concept of newsletter templates.  You may already use your own document as a unique template…

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Why Should You Use Infographics?

Use infographics for visual impact.

How can your publications present data about attendance, offerings, fundraising, budgets and more without overwhelming readers or quickly making their eyes glaze over? The solution is infographics! An infographic (or…

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Color Ideas For Fall

Spruce Up Your Color Palette for Fall

Here are some gorgeous colors to incorporate into your church publications this Fall.

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Trunk Or Treat Alternative Ideas For Churches

Try these Trunk or Treat alternatives!

Because 2020 has been so “tricky,” traditional Trunk or Treat events may not be possible this fall.  But if you still want to “treat” your church and community members with a…

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Reporting Births And Deaths In Your Church Newsletter

Tips for reporting births and deaths in your newsletters.

A frequent question we get at ChurchArt.com is “What are some tips for reporting births and deaths in my newsletter?” The main thing is to treat each birth and death…

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Reschedule Change The Date Clipart

Creative ways to announce new dates

Sometimes change is inevitable. Due to unforeseen circumstances such as pandemics or natural disasters, many events and activities must be canceled, postponed or left in limbo.  When this happens, you’ve…

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Designing Your Back Page Of Your Church Newsletter

Designing a newsletter’s back page

The front page and back page of your church newsletter are prime real estate because those are the pages that most people see first. In magazines, the back cover is…

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Church Invite Postcards

Use Postcards To Create Event Invitation

A well-attended event is a successful event. And, a key to good attendance is communication! Of course, you can always extend invitations by email, calls, or texts to get the…

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Design Tip

Vary Image Sizes To Guide Readers

A previous “Design Tips” introduced a newsletter remake, showing how the publication’s nameplate has progressed throughout the years. Another improvement our designer made involves varying the size of the artwork…

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