How to Print Your Own Foldable Greeting Cards for Communion

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How to Print Your Own Foldable Greeting Cards for Communion
Commemorate a child's First Holy Communion with a personalised greeting card. (catholic cathedral image by Kostyantyn Ivanyshen from

First Holy Communion commemorates a boy's or girl's first reception of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Celebrate this special event with a greeting card you fold and print yourself. Microsoft Publisher and other desktop publishing software programs feature ready-made templates, or you can create your own template. Search for graphics to incorporate into your design, and personalise your card with text. Create greeting cards for inviting others to celebrate the First Communion, thanking them for gifts or congratulating the child.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Publisher or other desktop publishing software
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet of paper or card stock
  • Printer

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  1. 1

    Start a new document in Microsoft Publisher or a similar desktop publishing software program. Set it up in portrait format, and set the margins at .5 inch on all sides.

  2. 2

    Establish guidelines on the greeting card, if not already in place by the software. The vertical guidelines should be at 3.75 inches, 4.25 inches and 4.75 inches. The horizontal guidelines should be at 5 inches, 5.5 inches and 6 inches.

  3. 3

    Add graphics and text to the four blocks within the guidelines. The upper left-hand block is the cover; the upper right-hand block is the back cover, Both of the lower blocks are the inside of the greeting card. The software program should set your graphics perfectly.

  4. 4

    Insert paper into your printer. Click "Print" on the "File" menu of the program you're using.

  5. 5

    Fold your greeting card. The graphics should match up to the cover, interior and back cover. If not, go back and tweak the design.

Tips and warnings

  • Try a thicker card stock for a more durable greeting card.

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