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5 Design Ideas For Better Church Newsletters

5 Design Ideas for Better Church Newsletters

By ChurchArt Team | July 1, 2021

“There is no such thing as no design,” writes author Adam Judge. “The alternative to good design is always bad design.” That raises the question: How can church newsletter editors ensure that their publications avoid falling into the “bad design” category? The answer involves understanding the basic elements of any newsletter design — and then using those elements in eye-pleasing…

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Illustration of an uppercase G and lowercase G in two different styles on a ruled piece of paper.

Tips for mixing and pairing fonts in your church newsletter

By ChurchArt Team | May 28, 2021

Whether you’re formatting a church newsletter, producing your weekly church bulletin, or designing a flyer for a church event, fonts play an important part in the overall design. We’re sure you have plenty of good content ideas. Try using some of these typography ideas to draw your congregation’s attention into that great content. But first,…

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Design Challenge: Psalm 30:4

By ChurchArt Team | May 3, 2021

When designing Scripture Art, it’s always amazing to us how one bible verse can be illustrated in so many different ways. That’s why we thought it would be fun to do a little internal design challenge. The Challenge for our Artists We asked two graphic designers from the ChurchArt team to add their own personal…

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Initial caps typography on wood background

Start out strong with initial caps.

By ChurchArt Team | February 4, 2021

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 also a classy way to transition from a large, bold headline to an article’s light text. Types of initial caps There are 3 main types…

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Designing Special Issue Church Newsletters

Designing Special Issue Newsletters

By ChurchArt Team | February 4, 2021

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 for your front page, back page, left- and right-hand pages, and for any unique pages (such as a calendar page). You may also have separate…

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Why Should You Use Infographics?

Use infographics for visual impact.

By ChurchArt Team | January 28, 2021

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 information graphic) is a visual representation of data or other information. They’re more than the plain old charts and graphs you remember from school. Infographics…

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Color Ideas For Fall

Spruce Up Your Color Palette for Fall

By ChurchArt Team | November 13, 2020

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!

By ChurchArt Team | September 29, 2020

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 special yet safe celebration, check out these amazing ideas some churches are using! Trunk or Treat alternatives: Below are just a few of the great…

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Reporting Births And Deaths In Your Church Newsletter

Tips for reporting births and deaths in your newsletters.

By ChurchArt Team | June 17, 2020

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 as unique. So, if possible, avoid merely listing names and instead, compose a few sentences to make each announcement personal. Tips for Creating Birth and…

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Reschedule Change The Date Clipart

Creative ways to announce new dates

By ChurchArt Team | May 28, 2020

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 probably been in touch with members about the necessary schedule changes by word of mouth or via a quick email or text message. However, you…

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