Christmas is the time of year where everyone gets together. It is one of the holidays that even family you never hear from gives you a call to find out how you are doing. Of course, this leads to hours on the phone repeating the same stories over and over again to all the people who missed out during the year. While it is, a great way to catch up there is a faster and easier way that allows everyone in the family to join in.
Christmas newsletters are one way to let everyone in the family know, whether they are nearby or far away, what has been going on in your family during the year. It is a great way to put in all the little stories and important moments. Some individuals include pictures, copies of papers or drawings, depending on the age of the children, and other important or noteworthy things.
There are a few parts to a Christmas newsletter. The first part is the greeting section. Ideas to use for the Greeting section include Merry Christmas or Holiday Greetings From and then the family name or if there are multiple families that are related but share the same name the individual family member names can be placed underneath. This should be in large colorful or bold lettering and perhaps a fancy font. It can also include the family motto if you have one.
The next section is going to be the body of the newsletter. There is a variety of different methods that you can use for this section of the newsletter. The first is the traditional newsletter style, which consists of two columns similar to a newspaper. The next is a paragraph format. Both of these styles should be date ordered from the beginning of the year and onwards to the most recent event. It does not have to be details or extensive. Many of these newsletters are a single page in length but it is common in larger or highly active families for them to be multiple pages.
Once you have chosen the style for your Christmas newsletter the next step is to decide which stories you want to share with everyone and organize them either by person or by date. Then simply type them up. It can be a simple letter or you can add things like graphics for each of the stories.
There are a number of options also for paper and designs. You can use stationary designed for the computer or you can use plain paper and simply use a program like Print Shop to create a border and design.
If you have a family website, you can also create a Christmas newsletter to place on your website using a number of free available and easy to use templates. Using a web site can be a great way to get pictures in with your newsletter as well. You can easily use templates in order to place not only pictures of the events you are describing and updating your family on but you can also insert video with relative ease. In fact, you can even create video newsletters in this way as well if so desired.