Community announcements

Let your community know about graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and more

Note: For information about obituaries, visit our Obituaries info page.

COVID-19 forced families, schools, and businesses to innovate new ways to make connections. The Lansing Journal understands the importance of milestone celebrations in a community, and we’re here to help with your digital announcements.

If you’d like to announce a graduation, special anniversary, new baby, or other milestone—you can now do so in your community newspaper.


Graduation announcement
New baby announcement
Mothers Day announcement
Anniversary announcement

File specifications

If you’d like to provide your own artwork, use the dimensions and specifications below for best results. If you’d like us to design your announcement, send us the photos and information and we’ll put something together.

  • Announcement dimensions: 640 x 480px (horizontal layout) or 640 x 850px (vertical layout)
  • File format: PNG or JPG (though we can convert other formats as well)
  • Deadline: If you want your announcement to appear online by a specific date, please let us know when placing your order. If you’d like us to design your announcement, please give us a one-week lead time. Our turnaround is quick, but we have multiple clients, and the news schedule fluctuates as well, so the more notice you can give us, the better.


Your announcement will be included in our Daily News, which is emailed to more than 2,000 subscribers. We will also share it to The Lansing Journal Facebook page, where you’ll be able to tag your friends and family.

To submit your announcement:

(in case we have questions about your submission)
Examples: Congratulations Michael Smith; Happy Birthday Jewel Domingo; Announcing Baby Prystalski—please make sure the names are spelled as you want them to appear when published.
In this area, write the message you want to send about the event you are celebrating.
We will do our best to publish on or before this date.
If you'd like The Lansing Journal to design your announcement, please describe what you have in mind in as much detail as possible. If you have photos or other digital files you'd like us to work with, use the Upload Artwork field to share them with us.

Payment info

Use the PayPal form below to pay with a credit card. The Lansing Journal depends on ad revenue and reader donations to continue providing local news, so we appreciate your support.

Use this button to pay online. When we receive notification of payment, we will begin constructing your announcement:

Questions? Email

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