Make a newspaper for First Communion

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Whether you're celebrating your First Communion or your Confirmation, one thing is certain: you want to turn it into an unforgettable experience and celebrate it in your own unique way! And what’s more unique than your own homemade newspaper? Celebrate your First Communion with your own Communion newspaper!

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A few things to consider before making your own Communion newspaper

Choose a theme for your Communion newspaper

Thanks to our user-friendly online editor, creating your own design has never been simpler! Happiedays has plenty of ready-made designs and templates from which you can choose, but can always opt for a blank template if you want to start from scratch and design a Communion newspaper that’s completely tailored to your needs.

Before getting started, think of a theme for your Communion newspaper. Choosing a theme doesn’t have to be hard. Keep it simple. There are plenty of fun ideas that would make for a great theme for your newspaper: a hobby (football, ballet, athletics…), a favourite colour (blue, pink, purple…), a pattern or motif (bows, moustache, balloons, sweets, bubbles…), or other fun styles.

Use your theme to give your Communion newspaper a playful touch: Floral, colourful, trendy or darling… the possibilities are endless! Together with your child, you’ll undoubtedly come up with something fun and turn your Communion newspaper into a unique copy that everyone will love!

Use our online editor to create your Communion newspaper

Creating your own newspaper is not only a fun and original idea, it’s also super easy to do! Thanks to our user-friendly online editor, creating your own newspaper has become child’s play!

So why not have your child give the online editor a go and let them design their own Communion newspaper? It seems only fitting, seeing as they’ll be taking centre stage of this special newspaper edition. Guide your child through the process step by step and place the finishing touches to your newspaper together. It’s not only a fun way to bond with your child, but it will also give them an immense sense of pride to have made their own Communion newspaper by themselves.

Don’t forget to add plenty of photos to your Communion newspaper

Before you start the creative process of designing your own newspaper, you have to make sure you have all the necessary material you want to include – and that includes lots of photographs from the big day! You can have your photographs taken by a professional, a close friend or even by yourself.

Taking fun Communion photographs isn’t very difficult. In need of inspiration? Head over to our Pinterest page for lots of fun examples.

Turn your Communion newspaper into an original invitation

Are you on the lookout for an original invitation idea for your Communion celebrations? Then you’ve come to the right address! We’ve come up with several tips and tricks in order to convince your guests that this is a celebration they don’t want to miss!

Making the invitation for your Communion celebrations in newspaper format offers lots more possibilities than a traditional invitation card does. With a traditional invitation card, you’re often limited to a single text block and photo, which is unfortunate!

Luckily, Happiedays gives you full control over the design of your invitation and gives you the opportunity to inform your guests more extensively about the day’s proceedings. You can choose one of our ready-made templates and tailor it entirely to your needs; or you can opt for a blank template and start your design from scratch! A personalized newspaper offers a lot more possibilities and therefore gives you the opportunity to create a truly one of a kind invitation.

Tailor your newspaper invitation to your personal taste (or that of the communicant). With just a few fun verses, poems and photos, you can create a great end product! And it’s not hard to do: the simple, user-friendly editor from Happiedays will guide you on your way!

Similar to any other invitation, there are certain bits of information that you can’t forget to include in your Communion newspaper. We’ve summed them up below:

Name of the communicant
Names of the godparents
Date, time and venue of the Eucharist
Date, time and venue of the Communion celebrations
Gift tip

For a more extensive list, check out our checklist for your unique newspaper invitation

Personalize your Communion newspaper invitation

Do you want to personalize your invitations and send each guest their own customised Communion newspaper? Then you’re in luck! With Happiedays, you can make and order newspapers that have each been tailored to a specific recipient.

For your newspaper invitation, you can send your guests a customised newspaper with their very own name on the front cover, as well as a tailored road-map with customised directions to the venue. Bundle the different newspapers into just a single order and send them our way. We’ll take care of the rest!

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Turn your Communion newspaper into table decorations or menus

Let your child take centre stage on their special day! A personalized newspaper can make for fun and original table decorations or menus for the Communion celebrations. You can tailor the newspaper entirely to your own wishes and turn into something unique. Your guests will love how original your idea is and they’ll undoubtedly want to take a copy home.

Why not have your child create their own newspaper? You don’t have to be artistically gifted in order make your own newspaper online. With just a few simple drawings, photos and fun content you can create a unique memento for all your guests.

Making your own menus for your First Communion is easy to do with Happiedays. We’ve already prepared several templates for a menu design, but you can always start from a blank template, too! The choice is up to you!

Turn your Communion newspaper into unique thank-you cards

Making the thank-you cards for your Communion celebrations in newspaper format offers lots more possibilities than a traditional thank-you card does.

With a traditional thank-you card, you have to make a (very limited) selection of the photographs taken on the big day in order to fit your chosen design. In reality, however, you wish you could have shared them all! Well thank to Happiedays, you can use as many photos as you’d like in your newspaper thank-you card. You can tailor your design entirely to your personal wishes.

A Communion newspaper is also a great memento for all the children and parents involved. Look back on your child’s First Communion with a unique report on the day’s proceedings, the celebrations and even the preparations.

You can add a description of the day’s events and atmosphere, an overview of all the communicants, and a selection of songs and poems recited during the Eucharist. And Don’t forget to say thank you to those that made the day possible: the catechists, the communicants, and all the guests who celebrated this special day with you.

You can also create a Communion newspaper as a thank-you present for your godparents. A self-made newspaper is a unique and personal memento of your special day which your godparents will definitely appreciate!

Personalize your Communion newspaper thank-you card

With Happiedays, you can personalize your newspapers so that each of your guests receives a customised copy with photos of themselves. This only makes your thank-you card even more personal. Your guests will definitely appreciate the extra touch!

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