A lot of newspaper templates are for sale on the Internet, but frankly they are either difficult to use, require special software to create, rely on Internet connectivity, or look like a cheesy newsletter from the 90s.
It's funny to see newspapers coming back into style, almost in a retro fashion. Despite all the tools online and great software available, there are still people who love putting together a throwback newspaper. And they want it to look great without a lot of technical expertise required to do it. I designed every single newspaper template by hand, modeling it after a real newspaper that is still in print today. The newspaper templates at buildanewspaper.com look like the real thing because I used the real thing when I created them. My finished newspapers look stunning! People love the finished product after they put their stories in them because they don't look like a generic newsletter form. You can put in small news bites; use the obituaries section; take advantage of the quote box already made and formatted for you to put your own in; and even install our newspaper font we give you to experience that authentic newspaper title, like the real thing. Thousands of customers have purchased with only a handful of people who claim it wasn't what they wanted. Even if you're not using MS Word, our Google Docs newspaper template will impress you, whether you're using it for a classroom assignment or creating a family announcement. Have fun building your newspaper!
Scott, Founder of Build a Newspaper
So it finally happened. Clemont is turning 99 this year, and his family wanted to deliver something a bit different and unique while still honoring all of his wonderful achievements during his lifetime.
I received a call asking about which newspaper template would make the best gift if it could be filled with news stories of Clemont in the last century. I was ecstatic to hear about her thoughtful gift of writing a collection of stories to celebrate his life. I thought it would be nice to have a larger version so she could hang it for him to see it, as well having enough space for stories and pictures when she made her own newspaper.
She decided on the Business Today newspaper template because it is like the Writer's Post but with slightly shorter articles and not as lengthy in order to capture his life's memories. Her final product was absolutely awesome and so impressive that I had to mention it here. We've seen people who want to write a creative Christmas letter and send it out, create a birthday party gift or invitation using the front page news, and even some church bulletins with rooms for real ads in the newspaper, but this is our first experience seeing one of our newspaper templates get used for such a rare and awesome occasion. She filled it from his birth to his one-room schoolhouse through two marriages, two wars, and two children. It included B&W images as well as stunning color photos of recent great grandchildren. I have no doubt that this gift brought that man to tears; at the least, it elicited some terrific memories of his life he hadn't gotten elsewhere.
While we are hoping you all have a wonderful 99 years in your future, today we're wishing a big Happy Birthday to Clemont!! Thank you for for letting us share in one of life's special moments as you build your own newspaper.