Christmas Newsletters: Get Inspired

sharp family by amanda jones 300x225 Christmas Newsletters: Get Inspired It's that time of year again--holiday newsletters and greeting cards fill our mailboxes and inboxes as friends and family members rush to share the joy and happiness of the season. I love sending Christmas cards and newsletters each year and even more, I relish getting them in the mail (both snail-mail and email)! Tired of sending out the usual newsletter? Well, I've rounded up some different and inspiring newsletter options and products to help you create this year.

Give Them the 4-1-1

One of the hottest trends in graphic design right now is infographics. You see them all over the web and now you can build one for your newsletter. Here are some amazing examples: fanning annual report 213x300 Christmas Newsletters: Get Inspired

Fanning Annual Report

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A Year in Review by Amanda Jones

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Sharp Family by Amanda Jones

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Year in Review Photo Card from Minted

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Priscilla by Amanda Jones

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Our Year in Review by April Elich

Want to give a family infographic a try, but not sure how? Check out this post with step-by-step instructions from Nicole's Classes and then download the free icons to use in your design:

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Free Infographic Icons from Nicole's Classes

Chalk It Up

Another hot design trend right now is chalkboard art. Why not digitally create a chalkboard-style family newsletter? Here are some great ideas to inspire you: trifold card and letter from pear tree Christmas Newsletters: Get Inspired

Trifold Card and Letter from Pear Tree

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Flynn Family by Ashley Ryan Design

banter and charm chalkboard Christmas Newsletters: Get InspiredChristmas Party Invite by Banter and Charm

Check It Out

Give your family newsletter a vintage touch with the look of office supplies and newsprint. From library cards to newspapers and report cards, you can give your annual greeting a personal touch with a design like these: HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY NEWSLETTER CARDS BLOG 2 design aglow 300x200 Christmas Newsletters: Get Inspired

Newspaper Design by Design Aglow

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ReportCardCustom Christmas Newsletters: Get InspiredReport Card by Simplesong Design

Christmas Countdown

A quick and easy way to put together a holiday newsletter is to do a numbered list or year in review, as seen here:

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Take this concept a little further and do a multiple-choice quiz for your friends and family:

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Template It

Not sure you've got enough time to create a Christmas newsletter from scratch? Use a template! Here are a few I've found: creating keepsakes Christmas Newsletters: Get Inspired

Get letter-writing tips and download this free template from Creating Keepsakes

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However you chose to send your holiday greetings this year, your friends and family will be happy you kept in touch. Merry Christmas!    Send article as PDF   
  • Susan aka suslyn

    Thank you — great inspiration and very timely as I’m late! :)

    • Neisha Sykes

      You’re welcome! I’m a little late this year, too :)

  • mischalaneous

    I just found this AMAZING post! THANKS so much! With such a wealth of wonderful information, I will have NO EXCUSE if I fail to send a fantastic family newsletter in 2013. I appreciate the time & effort you put into this article.

    • Neisha

      Glad to help! :)