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As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (I Peter 4:10)
Newsletter Mailing Instructions
PARABLES BOOKSHELF is designed to be printed on both sides of the page that it might be mailed as a newsletter. The ability of a printer to print on both sides of a sheet of paper is called "Duplexing." If your printer does not support automatic duplexing, you can perform manual duplexing by printing first all the odd numbered pages, then feeding the pages back into the printer with the appropriate side up, then printing the even numbered pages. When you are done, you should see the front of PARABLES BOOKSHELF as follows.
Note that it should be stapled in the top left corner. PARABLES BOOKSHELF is now ready to be folded.
Note that it should be folded where marked in the image above so that the mailing address page is facing out. When you have folded it, it should look like the following picture.
The U.S. Postal Service identifies this type of printed material as a “Self-Mailer.” In order to avoid a surcharge for “non-machinable” mail, the newsletter has to be sealed properly so that it can run through the Post Office’s automated mail sorting and processing equipment. The guidelines require that the left and right edges be sealed 1” from the open edge. You can purchase the round mail sealers (I prefer the clear ones) and use them to seal the edges. You can also add an optional label across the open edge (not required by Post Office). I have been adding one that is printed with the words “Bible Study” on both edges. Then, address the newsletter as you would a letter you are mailing. Use your own return address, so that if the letter is returned for some reason you can be notified of the matter.