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Achieve Quality Results on a Tight Budget

By ChurchArt Team | September 23, 2021

With USPS first-class mail prices on the rise again, church newsletter budgets that are already tiny — or nonexistent — are feeling the strain. Even if your church is pinching pennies, the newsletter still can stand out, thanks to many available low-cost options. Let’s explore money-saving tips for each production step.  CREATION  Tip 1: Find an inexpensive or free program.  Thankfully, you…

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Adding Profiles To Your Church Newsletter

Adding Staff & Member Profiles to Your Church Newsletter

By ChurchArt Team | August 31, 2021

Featuring interesting profiles of church members, staff members, congregational leaders and volunteers helps people get acquainted or reacquainted with one another. Familiarity boosts communication and trust and encourages a family-like atmosphere throughout the church.  The list of potential profile subjects is extensive. Adapt and add to this list, according to your congregation:  senior and associate pastors  youth…

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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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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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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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