upcoming event love and marriage free tickets jilster make your own wedding magazine

upcoming event love and marriage free tickets jilster make your own wedding magazine

This month we’ll be at the Love and Marriage event in Utrecht. It’s the Netherlands’ largest wedding convention featuring a must see bridal catwalk show.

Love and Marriage 2018

The love and marriage event is where your wedding starts. Wedding professionals from every industry will be there to make sure your every wish comes true on your wedding day. Plus, get inspired by the latest trends on the catwalk. The NationalWedding Show is a must see for bride and groom alike.

Bring your significant other, mother, sisters, cousins, and friends and enjoy a fun day out together.

We’re excited to be a part of this event, an important step in any dream wedding! On March 17th and 18th we’re be there from 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM spreading wedding cheer and inspiration.

The only gift truly worthy of a wedding

The day you get married is unique, an important moment in your lives. Months, and sometimes even years are spent planning the perfect wedding. Everything has to be just right, and that takes work.

The only way to truly reflect all the work that goes into this beautiful day is a personalized wedding magazine. High quality, unique, tangible and lasting, it’s the best way to document everything that went into planning that perfect wedding. Just like all the beautiful bridal magazines you’ve been browsing to plan your wedding. Only this time, the magazine will be truly yours.

So, are you a maid of honor, bridesmaid or mother(in-law)? Take note, because this may be the only gift that will do for the bride and groom. It’s the only gift that will reflect the day they have been dreaming of for so long, and the only gift that they will enjoy for years to come.

There’s a reason people list the first thing they save from a fire as ‘photo albums’. Photos have value. Add stories and design to those photos, stir it all up in Jilster, print it in high quality, and voila! Your photo album has been upgraded to magazine.

We’re a bit nervous asking this but, will you… make a wedding magazine with us? Say yes, I do!

Free tickets

We’re giving away 6 free tickets to this event! If you’re interested in attending this event free of charge, let us know by e-mailing us at customerservice@jilster.com or reaching out through the contact page! Hurry, offer only valid until tickets last.

More information: Love and Marriage 2018


manon l'eco magazine for school end project jilster

manon l'eco magazine for school end project jilster

Manon de Ridder (which literally translates to Manon ‘The Knight’) is a student that did a ‘Color and Style’ course. For her end project, she made a magazine showcasing the course and everything she’s learned.

Manon L’Eco

Manon is full of ideas and can’t wait to get started on any of them. She has been busy completing her course and starting her own company, ‘Manon L’Eco’. She provides home visits to women who want personalized color and style advice. Women can enlist her services for professional recommendations on colors, clothes, and makeup, tailored specifically to them.

Manon travels the Eco-friendly way: “How do I travel to my customers? By electric bike. I’ll planning on doing that the first two years my business is running, and, depending on the growth of the business, I can upgrade to another mode of transportation.”

Manon also sells beauty products that are Eco-friendly. “The environment is extremely important to me. That’s why my company is called Manon L’Eco. The name is a play on the word ‘ecological’”.

She is planning on continuously adding content to her end project magazine, which she has called ‘A hint of color and style’.

“I’ve received so much positive feedback on the magazine and some people have even asked if it’s available for purchase! That why I’m planning on adding more of my own photos to the magazine, so that I can use it for my company as well.”

Get the look you want

Manon enjoyed using the editor to create her magazine: “Whether you use any of the pre-made templates or not, you have the freedom to make the magazine look exactly the way you want! Also, since the editor is online, you can use it anywhere. All you need is a computer with internet access. The editor is super easy to use too, which is why I’m recommending it to everyone.”

One last tip Manon would like to share: “When you’re ready to order your magazine, splurge and go for the magazine with a glossy cover. The format is absolutely beautiful.”

Check out Manon’s website, Pinterest and Instagram for more.


article for school magazine make your own magazine with jilster

article for school magazine make your own magazine with jilster

We’ve compiled a list of student articles for a school magazine and instructions on how to write them:

  • Opinions on new governmental policies

Go to the government website of your country. Choose a topic that seems interesting and browse the government plans, news and documents related to that topic until you find an article that you want to write about.

To start your article for school magazine begin by writing down, in your own words, your understanding of the article. Then answer the following questions: Why did you choose this article? What is your opinion on the topic in the article. Do you think it’s good or bad? Explain why.

  • Stories that are trending

Go to Google Trends and select your country, or a country you find interesting. You could also filter by categories you find interesting. Find a trending topic and use this for your article for a school magazine.

Find a topic and write down, in your own words, what you think of this topic. How does it relate to how things were in the past? Why do you think this topic is trending now? Do you think this topic will be tending for a long time? Always give a reason why along with your opinion.

  • Social issues like dating, religion, diversity etc.

You can start this article for a school magazine before doing any research. First write down, in your own words, what you think of when you think of the above social issues. What do you know about dating? What do you know about religion? What do you know about diversity? What is your opinion on these social issues? Do you have any personal experiences related to these social issues that you would like to share?

If you find it difficult to write about these topics, explain why. This too is valuable information that you could share.

Alternatively you could try searching online for ‘dating’ and then write about what comes up. In my case the search results contained a lot of dating sites. This is an interesting topic to write about. What do you think about dating sites? Do you have any personal experience using them? Are they good or bad? Why?

  • School policy and rules

Go to your school website and look up your school policy and rules. If your school’s website does not list the policies and rules, or your school doesn’t have a website, ask your teacher where you can find this information.

You could also write about why there isn’t a school website or why the school policies and rules are not listed on the website.

If you are able to find your school’s policies and rules, choose a specific rule or policy and write down, in your own words, what the policy or rule is. Do you agree with it? Why? How do you think this policy or rule affects the students at your school? Do you think it is a good or bad policy or rule? Why?

  • School classes and subjects

Pick a class or subject you enjoy and explain what it’s about. Write about what you like about and what you don’t like about it. Is there anything you would change about the class to improve it? Do some research on the subject and find out when you would need the information taught in this class later in life. Are there any specific jobs for which you need this subject?

Address the students that will be reading your article. Compile a few tips to make it easier for them to get good grades for the class, or add a fun ‘did you know?’ section to your article about the subject.

  • What makes a good teacher/principal?

Imagine if you were a teacher or principal for a day. What do you think a day in their life looks like? You could try to get an appointment with a teacher or the principal and interview them about their job.

What are some unexpected things that are also part of their job? What are some things that you would enjoy doing? What are things you wouldn’t enjoy? Is there anything you would do differently if you were to have their job for a day?

Do you have any personal experiences with a teacher or the principal? Did you think they did a good job or not? Why? What would you do differently?

  • What makes a good student?

First write down what you think makes the perfect student. Do you think you are a good student? Why? Do you know anyone else who is a very good student? Why? Do you know anyone who is a very bad student? Why?

Interview some of your friends, classmates and teachers to find out what they think makes a good student. Comparing the results from these interviews can be very interesting, since a teacher may have different opinions on what makes a good student compared to one of your friends or classmates.

Jilster Template Examples

Get started on your school magazine! Log in to (or create) your free account, start your magazine, and click on ‘edit’ on any page. Add a text block to your page (or use a template) and use the tips above to start writing your student article. Invite classmates to edit their own pages and watch as your very own school magazine takes shape!

jilster make your own magazine at IPON 2018

jilster make your own magazine at IPON 2018

Recently we were at the IPON educational event in Utrecht. It’s an event that revolves around educational innovation and IT.

IPON for educational innovation and IT

IPON is a two day event all about innovation and IT in education. This year marked it’s 9th anniversary. It’s an event centered around introducing anyone in the education industry to new technologies and ideas that can be used to improve education. Various uses and applications were showcased during this two day event.

The showcases included, but were not limited to:

  • Educational methods,
  • hardware,
  • software
  • 100+ workshops,
  • presentations,
  • keynotes,
  • Learning analytics,
  • augmented reality,
  • educational apps,
  • social media in classrooms,
  • working in the cloud,
  • digital identities,
  • gamification,
  • …and more.

We’re excited that we were able to be a part of this important event. On February 7th and 8th we were there from 9:30 AM until 17:00 PM spreading the word of our digital to print magazine for the classroom!

A digital to print magazine for every classroom

It’s no secret that the classroom is becoming more and more digital. Kids are finding their way to the internet and using the newest innovations and IT before they’re ever mentioned in the news. It’s important that they learn to make informed decisions when acting on the internet, and not only that, but for many, their future now depends on whether or not they master those internet, innovative and IT skills.

Jilster aims to combine all of the above. By having students create a magazine project together, they learn about working together online, making informed decisions, working in the cloud, image editing, magazine editing and so much more. The flexibility of the online editor allows teachers to incorporate different kinds of assignments, all in one platform.

Once the magazine is completed, the students can share their magazine online (for free) and alternatively also order a printed copy of the magazine they digitally created. A cross over into the real world from the internet world. Some things stay on the internet, but some things can become real; like a Jilster magazine!

Or find out more about Jilster for Education, here:  Magazines for Education

Curious? Get started and try Jilster free!


We’ve been busy in 2017 and we’re continuing the trend in 2018. We’re working on a brand new editor for all your magazine making needs. It’s expected to launch no later than the summer of this year. It’s a ton of work for our lone programmer, so we ask that you bear with us as we enter the final stages of its completion.

What it means for you

What it means for our users is that you have a new editor to look forward to. For now though, you can keep working in the current editor. We’ll let you know as soon as any changes are made that affect the way you create your magazines.

When the time comes, we will keep both editors up and running as we slowly transition to the new editor. We will give you ample time to make arrangements for any existing magazines, so you will not lose anything. We will help you prepare for the transition and make sure every single magazine is saved on our servers until you are ready to take the steps needed to save your magazine on your own computer or order a physical copy. We’ve got you covered.

What’s Coming in the New Editor

The new editor will enable you to crop photos right in the editor. You’ll no longer need to crop images before you upload them. We’re also adding various filters that you can add to you images. The background and ‘theme’, or rather, clip art images are getting an update too! We’re also introducing a new way to organize your photos similar to organizing photos on a Windows computer. This will make it easier to sort large amounts of photos and place the right images on the right magazine pages, every time.

First Round of Testing

The first round of testing has concluded and we’ve received some valuable feedback from various users. This information has been vital to the production of the new editor, because it helps us pinpoint things that aren’t working correctly or things that need to be improved. This is great because our goal is always to make it as easy as possible for all of your to create your own magazines.

Frank, our programmer, is working hard

Our programmer, Frank (Hi, Frank!), is working hard on getting rid of all those bugs from the first round of testing. After that he will be moving on to adding the new background and clip art images, tweaking the design to get it just right, and making sure all the buttons and options do what they’re supposed to when you click or select them.

What’s Next?

So, what’s next? We’re planning on launching another testing round before we launch. This will probably start in March 2018. If you’d like to participate as a tester, keep an eye out for our monthly newsletter. We’ll be announcing it there.

We’ll be providing you with more information on all the changes as the work on the new editor progresses. Stay tuned!