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Free Printable 2022 Church Calendar

By ChurchArt Team | November 4, 2021

As the new year approaches, it’s time (no pun intended) to sit down and get your 2022 yearly calendar ready — both for your desk and for your congregation.   As with church staff and members alike, we’d all be lost without our calendars. Christmas is an easy day to remember but when does Advent start again? Or when is the Feast of…

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Before You Hit Send: Must-Know Church Email Tips

By ChurchArt Team | October 14, 2021

Email and the internet have revolutionized church communication, allowing the pastor and other church staff instant, affordable access to the congregation. Whether you’re a multisite megachurch or a smaller church with a volunteer communication team, emails and websites are ideal for many tasks related to effective ministry.   Some important uses include:  sharing the church newsletter,  informing congregants about an urgent or…

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How to Add Drop Shadows to an Image

How to add a drop shadow to an image.

By ChurchArt Team | August 20, 2020

Graphic designers often use drop shadows as a simple visual effect. It gives an image dimension by making the object appear to lift off the surface of the background. A drop shadow is essentially a gray or black (or sometimes color) version of an object’s shape. It’s placed behind the object and its position is…

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Usps Guidelines For Using Mailing Tabs

USPS Guidelines for using Mailing Label Tabs

By ChurchArt Team | March 11, 2020

Save time and money when you use mailing label tabs. You can receive significant discounts on your monthly postage for your church newsletter and mailings by following a few guidelines to qualify for automation mailing rates – which can save you almost $0.10 per piece! For items mailed without envelopes, mailing label tabs (such as Wafer…

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Build Personality Into Your Church Newsletter Design Tip

Build “person”ality into your church newsletter

By ChurchArt Team | January 28, 2020

Without people-focused articles and photos, church newsletters would be quite lackluster. Readers love to learn more about others while catching up on church-related news.   A newsletter conveys a warm, friendly image by opening the metaphorical door to the church and showcasing people through words and pictures. This human element invites visitors to come into the…

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How To Avoid “Smooshed” Or Distorted Images

By ChurchArt Team | September 11, 2019

We’ve all faced this classic problem: needing an image to fit in a certain space, but it’s just not the right size. When you’re trying to make an image fit, it’s important to always maintain the aspect ratio; otherwise, the image will look “smooshed” or distorted. Try cropping images One of the easiest ways to…

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Freezing Or Locking Elements In Place In Microsoft Word Or Microsoft Publisher

Freezing Or Locking Elements In Place

By ChurchArt Team | July 11, 2019

Have you ever had an image “jump” positions after you add or edit text in your document, only to have it move again the next time you edit? Annoying, right? Some programs — such as Word, Publisher and even Photoshop — give you an option to “lock” an element in place. This is especially helpful…

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Free Templates For VBS Sign Up

Get Ready for VBS Season with these Free Form Template Download

By ChurchArt Team | May 1, 2019

For many of us, VBS planning is well underway. As you prepare for your Vacation Bible School (VBS), one thing you’ll need is a way to recruit volunteers and register children. Below are some easy to edit VBS forms, free to download! Volunteer Form Template SignUp Genius is an amazing online tool to schedule church volunteers…

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Whats That Font Finder

What’s that font?

By ChurchArt Team | March 20, 2019

These days, there’s no need to be stumped by a font’s identity. With all the resources now available, detective work is a snap. At www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/, for example, you can upload a PNG or JPG image for a quick search of 133,000 fonts. Highlight the line of text in question, and the website will find the…

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How To Color Match In Microsoft Publisher

Choose colors to match your artwork in Microsoft Publisher

By ChurchArt Team | January 11, 2019

In a past post, we explored how to spruc up your color palette for spring. To use specific colors that match an image from ChurchArt.com, follow these steps in Microsoft Publisher: 1: Right-click on the text you’re color-matching. 2: Click the down arrow next to the text color option. 3: Select Sample Font Color from the…

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