Easter is a key time for Church outreach since it can easily increase attendance and participation. Easter, one of the most important days on the Christian calendar, offers an opportunity to tell the story of the resurrection of Christ. The day represents a message of hope, one that many people will be happy to welcome into their lives.
We have seven ways for your church to increase its Easter outreach this year. Take this opportunity to spread your church’s message in your community.
1. Encourage members to deliver Easter service invitations.
Ask each member of your church to invite one person to the Easter service. Ask them to pray for this person and hand-deliver an invitation.
2. Gather in a Palm Sunday reflection.
Invite your community to join you for a meaningful time of spiritual reflection on the Sunday before Easter. Consider creating sacred spaces that guide people through the events leading up to the cross.
3. Organize Easter photo sessions.
On Easter Sunday, give guests free family photos. Enlist a photographer, set up a spring backdrop, and give each family a church business card with a link to download their photo.
4. Plan a large Easter egg hunt.
The week before Easter, use flyers to advertise a church Easter egg hunt. Include games, food, door prizes, free Bibles and music at the event. This makes it easy to invite the community back the next week for Easter services.
5. Deliver Easter door hangers to neighbors.
Two weeks before Easter, distribute door hangers, which include a map and service times for your Easter service. Target new developments, neighborhoods within a five-mile radius, and local apartments. Organize your staff and volunteers into teams to easily reach a large number of homes.
The Sunday before Easter, give each child ten plastic eggs with candy and an invitation for their friend or family member to attend the Easter service. This is a great way to encourage children to get involved.
7. Easter musical or drama.
Remember the power of a children’s musical or drama. Children can present the gospel in a compelling way. Parents, grandparents, and friends, who might otherwise never set foot in a church, will come with cameras for a beloved child on stage.
Valentine’s Day is coming up so we thought we’d help you get ready. Dante, our designer, created some custom cover photos to spice up your Facebook page. Um… “spice up” might be the wrong terminology. They are designer-inspired and definitely not your typical mushy Valentine’s Day graphics.
Pick your favorite, then upload it to your Facebook cover photo. It will refresh your Facebook page instantly.
I put my favorite on the PrintPlace Facebook page already.
This is our first time offering free downloads of our custom designs for you! We hope you like them! Let us know in the comments below.
Click on the link below any design for the free download!
GRAY SKIES - Right Click Link, Save Target to Download
It’s almost Christmas and the employees at PrintPlace.com are looking forward to celebrating. We are having a dessert buffet one afternoon next week, because what better way to celebrate then by stuffing ourselves with sweets? I can’t think of one.
With Christmas quickly approaching, you are probably scurrying around, trying to get everything at work finished before you take off for a couple days, or rushing to get shopping finished and Christmas cards mailed. We are doing the same around the PrintPlace.com offices. We want to make sure we do everything we can to get your orders done and shipped to you fast.
As we get further and further into the holiday season, your time only gets more valuable. The reality of creating and sending quality Christmas cards to your entire mailing list becomes harder to find time to do.
Benefits of Christmas Cards
This is a great way though, to promote your business without the obvious sales pitch. Sending Christmas cards allows you to keep your business top of mind in the form of a holiday message. Because you aren’t forcibly selling your customers anything, they will be more likely to accept it as a friendly gesture.
It takes a lot of time to do it right
The issue though, is that there is just so much to do around this time of year that extras start to pile up. Holiday cards can be forgotten. Think about all the work that goes into a company mailing. You have to order cards, buy envelopes, buy stamps, address the envelopes, stuff them, seal them, stamp them, and send them out. I’m stressed just thinking about it.
Save valuable time: Use a printer with mailing services
There is a way to have your holiday cards printed and mailed for a lot less work though. In fact, I estimate it will take about 5% of the time. If you use a mailing service this year, all you have to do is click “mailing services” when you order them.
Then, you can spend your time shopping for presents, baking cookies, and drinking eggnog. (Whether or not you add rum is up to you.)
I even have an idea where you can print and mail your Christmas cards in once place. This place even has fast turnaround times to help with last minute orders. PrintPlace.com’s mailing services can mail your cards or any holiday marketing for you. You knew I was going to say that, didn’t you?
It’s true though. We are happy to help make your busy holiday time more joyful. If you’d like to know more, give us a call or visit PrintPlace.com.
Monday – Friday
7am – 8pm (CST)
Christmas cards and holiday cards of all types are printing right now at PrintPlace.com. Our customers came up with a variety of creative Christmas card ideas. Our presses are printing greeting cards and postcards donning snowmen, candles, mittens and Santa Claus.
We even have a greeting card discount available just for the month of November.
I do love Christmas time and the fact that our local radio station just started playing Christmas music only makes that more apparent. (In fact, I may be listening to it in my headphones right now.)
When the Christmas cards started flowing, I was excited to see the creative ideas. Some are silly. Some are poignant. Some make me want to run outside and make a snow angel. Some make me want to curl up by a fire. (I told you I liked Christmas.)
A Christmas card feature
Because of the amount of creative cards, we decided to show off some of the best Christmas card ideas.
Our Friday video this week is a special feature. It displays some of our favorite printed greeting cards and postcards. Sit back, relax, and feel the spirit of the season, while enjoying a few designs from our very own Printplace.com customers. Maybe you’ll even see your own!
Holiday sales are already all around us. It isn’t even Thanksgiving and we are surrounded by companies telling us they have the best holiday deals. They continually emphasize that they are the best place for Christmas shopping. That may be true, but I get tired of seeing them. Don’t you?
When there are so many sales coming at us at once, whether we intend to or not, we start to tune them out. At some point, we can’t, or don’t want, to take them in anymore.
This holiday season, PrintPlace.com is giving you the gift of time. When you order Christmas cards, holiday cards, New Year’s cards, or any other greeting cards with us, you can actually get a day (or two) back!
It’s a busy time for everyone. With all the shopping, entertaining, cooking, and extra work. PrintPlace.com has plenty of gifts to ease your holiday load.
We are giving you:
- a free turnaround upgrade (with the code below)
- pre-designed holiday cards or use your own design
- custom options for the perfect cards
- all greeting cards at a low price
Custom holiday cards are easy and cheap on PrintPlace.com. By cheap, I don’t mean flimsy. I mean, they cost less than cards at other places. AND, of course you can count on them to be high-quality just like all of our products.
I wanted to include a post about them on the blog, because it’s actually a pretty cool program, and we’re only offering it for a limited time. Our graphic designers created over 60 Christmas and holiday card designs that range from modern to more traditional in color, wording, and style. You get to pick the design that best suits you. The cards also let you upload your own photo (or a few photos in some designs).
October is already here! That means Halloween isn’t too far away either.
Over the weekend, I pulled out my Halloween décor and did some brainstorming about what my puppy is going to dress up as this year. If you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday.
It’s time to prepare for Halloween! Take advantage of the spirit of the holiday by incorporating it into your marketing plan. Have a fun Halloween event for your clients or hold a Halloween-inspired sale for customers. It doesn’t matter if your business actually sells anything Halloween. Just have fun with it. If you get creative, you can find a way to pull in the theme.