How to Make Your Own Bulletin Insert

A bulletin insert provides a method for distributing information to your congregation.

Bulletins are common in churches, schools and other organizations and provide a means of distributing information or announcing the order of certain programs. When a typical four page bulletin is not enough space, a bulletin insert allows you to fit more information inside. Bulletin inserts are also useful for adding last-minute information after the main bulletin has already gone to press.

Measure the length and width of one of the folded bulletins to determine the size of your insert. A typical bulletin insert is 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches.

Locate a bulletin insert template for your word processing program. Most common programs have specific templates that allow you to print on half of a standard or legal sized page. Downloadable templates may also be available online.

Type the information onto the bulletin insert page, paying attention to the layout, font size and font type. Use a font small enough for all the information to fit on the page but large enough that it is easy to read.

Print the bulletin inserts on standard 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper. Turn the bulletin inserts over and print on the back if necessary.

Cut the printed inserts in down the center using a paper cutter to form a straight line. Slide one into each main bulletin.

Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.