What can I submit?

The Celebrations section publishes announcements of engagements, weddings, births, and wedding anniversaries. Celebrations can be reached at 919-419-6640. All other announcements (such as retirement announcements, graduations, In Memoriams, etc) are handled through our classifieds staff. They can be reached at 919-419-6700.

Is there a deadline?

The Celebrations page is published on Sunday in the Durham Herald and Chapel Hill Herald Sections of The Herald-Sun.

Announcements must be submitted and paid for by 5 p.m. on Tuesday to appear in that Sunday's newspaper.

How do I write my announcement?

Email announcements@heraldsun.com. We can offer suggestions or email you a standard template.

Will the announcement be posted on The Herald-Sun website?

Announcements are posted in the Announcements & Celebrations section of our website at www.heraldsun.com/living/announcements-celebrations/.

Photos

Photos are published in black-and-white or in color for an additional $50.

Please attach any photos to your email in .JPG format.

The size of the photo depends on the package you choose. We will need to crop the photo to fit this size. The best photos include a fair amount of "negative space" around the individual(s) and are saved as large, high-quality files.

Non-electronic text

To reduce the potential for errors, we discourage submission of faxed or PDF announcements, which incur a transcription fee of $25.

Payment

After the text is edited and formatted, we will contact you by phone to arrange for payment. All announcements must be paid in advance.

How do I contact the Announcements Desk at The Herald-Sun?

Email: announcements@heraldsun.com

Office: 919-419-6640

Hours:

Monday through Saturday, 2-5 p.m.

Sunday, 3-5 p.m.

Staff:

Erin Hardy, Tuesday through Saturday

Tom Clark, Sunday

Jeremy Burnette, Monday

What is the cost?

Prices vary considerably based on the type of announcement, the amount of text, and the size of the photo. Below are the packages we currently offer:

Engagement Announcements

Basic

Free for Herald-Sun subscribers, $50 for non-subscribers

Photo: none

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Standard

$75 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $150 for non-subscribers

Photo: 1.5" wide (one column) x 3" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Deluxe 3

$200 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $300 for non-subscribers

Photo: 3.2" wide (two columns) x 3" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 30 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Deluxe 4

$250 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $350 for non-subscribers

Photo: 3.2" wide (two columns) x 4" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 30 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Wedding Announcements

Basic

Free for Herald-Sun subscribers, $50 for non-subscribers

Photo: none

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Standard

$100 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $150 for non-subscribers

Photo: 1.5" wide (one column) x 3" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Gold 3

$200 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $300 for non-subscribers

Photo: 3.2" wide (two columns) x 3" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 30 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Gold 4

$250 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $350 for non-subscribers

Photo: 3.2" wide (two columns) x 4" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 30 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Gold 5

$300 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $400 for non-subscribers

Photo: 3.2" (two columns) x 5" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 30 lines free, $3 each additional line

Platinum

$450 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $550 for non-subscribers

Photo: Color, 4.9" (three columns) x 6" high

Text: 40 lines free, $3 each additional line

Anniversary Announcements

Basic

Free for Herald-Sun subscribers, $50 for non-subscribers

Photo: none

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Standard

Free for Herald-Sun subscriber anniversaries 25, 50, and above

$50 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $150 for non-subscribers

Photo: 1.5" wide (one column) x 3" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Double 1

$100 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $200 for non-subscribers

Photo: 2 photos ("then-and-now"), each 1.5" wide (one column) x 3" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Double 2

$150 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $200 for non-subscribers

Photo: 2 photos ("then-and-now"), each 3.2" (two columns) x 3" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Birth Announcements

Basic

Free for Herald-Sun subscribers, $50 for non-subscribers

Photo: none

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Standard

$100 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $150 for non-subscribers

Photo: 1.5" wide (one column) x 3" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line

Customized

$250 for Herald-Sun subscribers, $350 for non-subscribers

Photo: your choice of size up to 4.9" (3 columns) wide x 6" high, additional $50 for a color photo

Text: 20 lines free, $3 for each additional line