Desktop Publishing Christmas Simulation
Stocking Stuffers, Inc.
The student will use Microsoft Publisher and other tool applications in order to create publications for
their Christmas Stocking Stuffers, Inc. fictional business.
Stocking Stuffers, Inc. is a fictional business that provides products and services around the Christmas
holiday. They have a shop that sells ornaments, stockings, various stocking stuffers, gift wrap, and
assorted Christmas goodies. The week before Christmas, they have a coloring contest for children,
cookies with Santa on location, Christmas contests, and sleigh rides. The business is located in Crown
Center at 2450 Grand Boulevard in Kansas City, MO 64108. The phone number is 816-555-2000.
o Logo (to be used on all projects)
o Business Card/Letterhead
o Coloring Book Page
o Last Minute Christmas Special Flyer
o Christmas Photo Card
o Advertisements (half and quarter page)
Create your logo to be used on all documents. You must
include at a minimum a clipart, text (the name of the company), and a shape. It should look professional
and fun. Create a new Publisher document, and then go to Page Setup, and select labels, Avery 3113.
Create your logo in the space that appears. NOTE: Do not get too close to the margin guides; for some
reason, Publisher tends to put a border around the edges when exporting as a JPG, so leave a little bit of
space for cropping. Save the Publisher file as LOGO, and then SAVE AS and choose JPG format as the
file type and save again. Then, for future projects, you can just insert the picture from file (but expect to
do a little cropping). There is an example logo above, but be creative and make yours however you
desire. See the back page for websites with examples of company logos.
Set up the page for a business card (File, Page Setup, select Business Card). Business cards are by
default 3.5” x 2” in size. However, they typically print 4 to a page