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Subject: Re: [FAMILY-NEWSLETTERS] Hard copy newsletters
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 21:11:57 EDT
As I'm typing this, I'm waiting for my printer to finish printing my
family newsletter. I use color clip art, so I print the pages with color
from my printer here at home, with the black & white pages printed at a local
quick-copy place. I try to do 6 pages, with an insert--either registration
form for the upcoming reunion, or this month a personal medical history to be
filled out and returned to me for compilation. I have a crossword puzzle
generating program, and have sent out a crossword puzzle featuring family
names and locations.
I send out newsletters to approximately 85 families across the country,
six times a year. Only a handful of those 85 families are online, so the
hard copy seems to be the best way to go.
Since the newsletter is mainly a vehicle for informing folks about the
annual family reunion and family news, I try to pose a question in each
newsletter about a topic for the next newsletter--do you have any Christmas
traditions, what is your favorite Mother's Day memory, what was your favorite
Christmas memory, etc. It helps our far-flung family to get to know one
another. I have also begun to run a column in each newsletter featuring one
of the eleven original siblings from whom we're all descended. I do a basic
bio and then do "Aunt Maudie stories" or "Uncle Abe stories" with memories
different people have of the featured person.
Editor of "Utley Reunion Update"