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- For new missionaries especially, don’t get thousands of pieces of letterhead printed right out of the gate.
- You will find that you still have copious amounts of it years later, and with the trend toward emailing letters getting more and more popular, you are going to end up stuck with thousands of sheets of unusable letterhead, not good for anything except scrap paper for your kids to draw on.
- Regarding printing your mailing address on your letterhead, you might want to consider just adding it to the bottom of your prayer letter each time, as your mailing address is more than likely going to change once you get to the field, and possibly even several times after you get to the field.
- Your mailing address wouldn’t have to take up a lot of room–simply a “banner” at the bottom of each letter. That way, if your mailing address changes, you’re only having to make a correction to the prayer letter, not the letterhead.
- In addition, you might want to change up your design over the years to represent more of where you are in your ministry, and you won’t want to have to throw letterhead away to do this.
- In designing your letterhead, don’t allow your letterhead to overwhelm your prayer letter. While letterheads do draw people to your letters, the most important part is the content of your letter.
- Regarding the picture, it might be best just to have the husband/wife picture on the printed letterhead, so that you don’t have to keep getting it reprinted every time another child is born.
- Regarding the Supporting Church information, it might be best to leave the pastor’s name off, as pastors can resign, take another church, etc.