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2024 Cover Contest Rubric

Every year students and yearbook teams pour their heart and soul into creating books that will be cherished memories for years to come. We know your cover design ultimately is one that you love, and that’s the most important thing. But for the purposes of the Friesens 2024 cover contest, where there are prizes on […]

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I Love To Read Month 2024

February is I Love To Read Month, an annual celebration of literacy in Manitoba.  At Friesens, we believe it’s important to foster a love of reading in children, especially these days when digital and social media monopolize the majority of their free time.  As we are Altona’s largest employer, and in the business of making […]

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You Asked…We Listened!

You have told us through our surveys and feedback that you wanted more ways to showcase your school’s uniqueness and individuality, more design elements, more backgrounds, more fonts.  We get it!  Your school’s yearbook reflects all the awesome things that happened, all the achievements of your students and faculty, so you want it to scream […]

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Empowering Reads by Remarkable Female Authors

In a world where the voices of women have often been marginalized or silenced, literature stands as a powerful medium through which these voices can resound, inspire, and empower. Female authors around the globe have penned narratives that challenge societal norms, advocate for equality, and celebrate the resilience and strength of women. From memoirs detailing […]

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The State of Book Printing & Publishing in 2024

~ originally posted by FriesenPress When FriesenPress last spoke with Andrew Fennell, Friesens VP of Finance, it was late 2021 and “supply chain issues” were a topic of concern. For many industries (the book business included), the COVID years of 2020–2022 felt like a logistical ball of wires that was impossible to untangle. From paper […]

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Meet Your Cover Contest Judges

As the old saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover…but you CAN judge THE cover!  The 2023-24 Friesens Cover Contest is back for another year, and we’re excited to introduce you to this year’s judges! First up, a woman who we’re sure needs no introduction but we’ll do it anyway…Katie Moreno! Katie […]

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Friesens 2024 Corporate Theme

In 2020, Friesens introduced the idea of an annual theme that focuses on the social aspects of our business. Past themes have included mental wellness, stronger together, ownership, and community building. We believe that if we draw attention to a specific social aspect of our business every year, that over time we will improve in […]

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Making Senior Sections Extra Special

Crafting senior pages in a high school yearbook offers a canvas for immortalizing the individuality and shared experiences of the graduating class. Go beyond the typical quotes and baby pictures…here are some unique ways to make those senior pages truly stand out and create lasting memories. Now, we’re not telling you to ditch the quotes…we’re […]

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Friesens & The TD Grade One Book Giveaway

It should come as no surprise, being a world-class book manufacturer, that Friesens is (and has always been) a strong advocate in promoting the benefits of literacy. We take every opportunity to instill the love of books and love of reading to every child, because we believe that the greatest gift we can give our […]

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Super Superlative Spreads

Superlatives lists in your school yearbook are a great idea. Ask anyone who has been creating yearbooks for many years and they’ll tell you it’s one of the best ways to fit a whole bunch of students into your book, adds a positive and personal touch, fosters a sense of community, and creates lasting memories […]

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