Just a friendly reminder, Splendid provides Yearbook Order Envelopes for all of your students. If you have not already done so, go to
Request Yearbook Order Envelopes to make your request.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me!
800-230-4602 Ext. 2120
Parent’s or members of your community can donate a yearbook to students who may not be able to purchase one. The program allows for donors to specify a student or “Let the School Decide”. You will receive notification when ever a yearbook is donated.
Learn more about this program and how it looks on your literature.
It’s time to start promoting and Splendid provides customized literature to help make this happen!
1. Parents can order using their credit card online or with a check or cash using a traditional Yearbook Order Envelope. Here’s what your literature would look like when there are 2 Ways To Order and what Online Ordering looks like.
2. Parents can order using just a traditional Yearbook Order Envelopes. Here’s what your How To Order literature would look like.
3. Parent can be asked to order just online so there is no Yearbook Order Envelope option. Here’s what Online Ordering looks like.
Request your Yearbook Order Envelopes from Splendid
With our new Donate a Yearbook program parents or members of your community can now donate a yearbook to students and families who may not otherwise be able to purchase one.
Yearbooks play an important role in helping students feel connected to the school and their community. Not only are they a nice memento of the school year, but also contribute to a student’s well being by demonstrating that they are part of something important.
Splendid will now provide your school with a Donate a Yearbook option on your Yearbook Order Envelopes. Parents or members of your community will be able to donate to a specific student or family, or they can “Let the school decide”.
For more details about our Donate a Yearbook program, visit SplendidYearbooks.com under the “How To” tab, or CLICK HERE to be taken directly to the Donate a Yearbook webpage.
Notice anything different? Yes! We have updated SplendidYearbooks.com to better serve you and all your yearbook needs! Along with the improved look, it’s now even easier for you to submit all of your forms directly through our website, including Requesting Yearbook Order Envelopes and Submitting your Stock Cover!
We’ve also added some great new resources. For example, under the “Ideas” tab you can now find a new page called Promoting Your Yearbook. This page has tons a great ideas for promoting and selling your yearbooks all year long.
Another great resource we have added is our new page called, Candid Photography Tips under the “Tech Support” tab. Here you can read our expert photography advice on how to capture your school’s facilities, people and events to achieve the best quality images for your yearbook. Learn about Color Balance settings on your camera, Composition Tips and more!
It’s that time again when you’re starting to think about selling your yearbooks! With your Yearbook Order Envelopes we provide several promotional posters to hang around the hallways and front entrance, but there are tons of ways to help get the students and parents excited to buy.
Yearbook sales will be higher if students know their yearbook will include many of the activities they took part in! Here are some ideas to help promote your yearbook:
- Promote a signing party for students who purchase a yearbook.
- Hang yearbook posters in high traffic areas around the school. We provide you with several posters when you request Yearbook Order Envelopes.
- Promote the yearbook during the weekly and daily school announcements.
- If your Custom Cover isn’t a secret, make your own promotional poster with the Custom Cover artwork prominently pictured.
Congratulations and Thank You to all my Advisors for a very successful couple of weeks. Because of all of your hard work all of our yearbook covers are now in!
So now what’s the next step? Below are some items to look for and think about for your next plan of attack:
- Custom Cover Proof: If you have submitted a Custom Cover you will soon be receiving an email with a Proof of your cover design sent for your approval.
- Yearbook Order Envelopes: Click the “How To” tab to start filling out your Yearbook Order Envelope Request form.
Data Proofs and EZBook Database Image CDs: Almost everyone should have received your Data Proofs and Image CDs. Haven’t received them yet? Check with the front office. These are always sent to the school/front office to the Yearbook Advisor’s attention. With your proofs you’ll receive instructions for handing out to teachers for corrections as well as uploading your database into EZBook.
- With your Order Envelopes we also give you plenty of Posters for promoting your yearbook!
- Once you receive your corrections back from your teachers, you can make your corrections in EZbook and start flowing your panel pages right away!
As always you can contact your friendly Yearbook Team members with any questions!
Although you are just starting to work on your book, it’s a great idea to promote and sell your yearbooks ahead of time. Many of my Advisors like to have pre-sales of their book throughout the year!
And requesting your envelopes has never been easier. Now you can log on to www.splendidyearbooks.com and click “Request Order Envelopes” under the “How To” section. Just fill out the interactive PDF form and submit right online! We print the envelopes in-house so you are able to receive your envelopes in the mail in just about a week.
Remember to select Online Ordering for your parents! This way they have 2 options available to order their yearbooks. Online ordering is convenient and easy for parents to remember and is almost always guaranteed to up your sales numbers.
Our Lady Star of the Sea 2010 Cover Award Winner
By now you have started your Student Artwork Cover Contest and are well on your way to submitting your cover on December 1st… Right?! Well here are some of my handy Tips and Tricks to help you along the way…
Get the kids interested. In order to pick a winner you first need submissions! Make sure to promote your Cover Contest with posters and flyers around the school. Get your school’s art teacher involved to help make some engaging promotional materials. The more you promote, the more interested the kids will be. When you make your promotional posters, here are some specs to keep in mind:
1) 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper
2) Unlined Paper
3) Make sure to include student’s name and grade (add it on the back on the drawing in legible hand writing when you submit it to us)
4) Try to allow a 1/2 inch border around the outside so that none of their artwork or text is cut off during scanning
Give them a theme to work off of. Giving the kids a theme will help get their creative juices flowing. Even if the theme is the school’s mascot it will help them hit the ground running.
Allow the kids to be creative! Did you know that your cover submissions don’t need to just be drawings? Students are able to submit multi-media covers with cut outs and any (2-dimensional) objects they can get their hands on. Check out the British School of Washington’s awesome multi-media yearbook cover from last season (above).
Vienna Elementary - Front Cover
Vienna Elementary - Back Cover
Have the winner on the Front and the Runners-Up on the back! Having a student artwork cover is great. It engages the students and allows them to feel more involved with their yearbook. Why not include even more of the submissions by adding some runner-up artwork to your back cover?! You can include up to 6 runners-up cover submissions. I would recommend 4 at most so that the images can be a little bigger on the back.
Hint: You can even scan in all other submissions (other than the cover winners and runners-up) and import them into EZBook as Clip Art. This way you can include a few more of the student’s masterpieces within the yearbook!
We do the work for you! When you submit your original artwork to Splendid we have skilled graphic artists scan in the submissions for you. We go in and take out pencil marks or blemishes, add a border (with a color of your choice), as well as add a text line with the student’s name and grade. These services are all included with your Custom Cover publishing option! It’s a wonderful thing
Well the school year is well under way and we’re busy as ever! Last week all Yearbook Kits were assembled and mailed out to you. You should have received your kit in the mail by now, and if you haven’t please let me know.
Next up: October 21st – signed Reservation Forms due
December 1st – COVER DEADLINE!
Handy Tip: This year, why not try to have a Student Artwork Cover Contest? It engages the kids in helping with the book, it allows you to show off your students’ artistic talents, you can have the winner on the front and the runners up on the back or used in the inside as clip art!
And not to mention Custom Covers make for an EXCELLENT promotion of your yearbook. Your kids will get excited about seeing their or their friend’s drawings on the yearbook and are more likely to purchase
Have a great Fall!!!