A young member of the congregation sent in their account of the Christian festival Spring Harvest, which they went to with the Sunday School group. A very insightful adult member also sent in an article, although as it was much longer, and I had made the decision previously to ensure children's contributions are used immediately, it was the adult's article which I chose to save for another issue.
The Spring Harvest article was sent to me with two photos of the group, and the news of one members new baby was sent with a photo of the new arrival. This meant that there were the best pictures attached to the items, and it saved me the search for an appropriate picture.
There was still a page and a half blank, and the article about Spring Harvest didn't seem like the right item to feature on the cover. Luckily, an activity I taught at Girls' Brigade gave me an idea, and the article 'How Big?' also had obvious images to pair with it. I had the cover image in my mind immediately, but it proved slightly harder to find than I had imagined. The image I decided upon was landscape, so had to be cropped for better placing on the cover.