A family newsletter is a great way to keep in touch with each other between reunions. It doesn’t have to be a monthly thing, no, not at all. Two or three times a year is plenty to keep everyone in touch. It doesn’t have to be long, and you can ask for a small donation to offset printing and mailing. Ask family members to send you information, and use your own word processor to write the newsletter. Here’s a few of Mister Spiffy’s suggestions on what to include:
Spotlight one of the family members
Print a list of upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. You might want to leave the year off for some of those over sensitive female relatives, or better yet, put in a year that makes her younger, and you've got a new friend for life.
Anniversaries of any particular event (next Wednesday marks the third anniversary of when Little Billy fell down the hill and broke a rib)
Print new addresses for families that have moved
Memorial stories on family members who have recently passed away