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Kids Church and Youth Group Bulletin Boards

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Posted on December 18, 2020 by Tina Nettles

When I created my first church youth group bulletin board it was 1988.  We were still using a printer that created “graphics” by grouping dots into shapes and letters.  The printer paper had to have the feeder strips torn off before our banners and signs went up onto the board!
Back then, sticky tack was a brand new thing and we mostly cut the designs out and attached them to the corkboard with push pins or thumb tacks.  Sometimes rolled over scotch tape on the back.  Very few fonts existed on the rudimentary computers.  Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica, and if you really wanted to be fancy, Papyrus or Comic Sans!

Later came workbooks you could buy at the store, with literal Clip Art – themed pictures printed on the equivalent of copy paper pages.  We cut them out and used these to create news letters, to dress up our lesson worksheets, or to create our own Print Shop greeting cards – the very latest way to personalize birthday and Christmas cards (and save $4.99).  Once clipped out, the clip art could be blown up on the office printer.  Some printers even let you blow graphics up, with dotted lines to trim the edges off and piece your single image onto 2 pages, 4 pages, 6, or 8 or even larger.  Around this time it became more common for churches and offices to have COLOR available on their printers, and copy paper not on spools!  Boy we were SO fancy!

Flash forward to today.  No matter what type of fonts you’re in the mood for, you can find them at Creative Fabrica, sometimes even on sale, or in a specially priced bundle, and occasionally even free.  No matter what seasonal, or thematic, educational, or floral graphics suit the bulletin board you’d like to create, they are available, and inexpensive!  Not to mention they’re all usable for any item you want to print with a graphic or a saying, for professional looking greeting cards, newsletters, wedding invitations, business or organization marketing materials, and website design.  These are not files with just one use in mind – they’re fully functional in any number of applications, and once you buy the fonts or graphics, they’re yours!

This is a great service that everyone should know about because everyone needs products like these.  Create something amazing with Creative Fabrica’s extensive all-purpose library!

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Thank you very much Tina for this lovely memory lane! I remember when the only 'Photoshop' I knew was Microsoft Paint, which always required a lot of dedication for making the final design look nice. It's amazing how things have developed and how there are no over 1 million amazing designs on Creative Fabrica!

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