- 29 October 2021
- Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman
In this age of instant messaging, there is something really special about receiving a card.
Think about picking up your mail, there’s a bright envelope among the bills, and instantly your day is brighter. It communicates that someone cares enough about you to take the time to select and mail a special message to you. What if that card was especially made for you by someone you haven’t met?
This winter, Kennedy Heights Arts Center is sponsoring a community card exchange in which local residents in are invited to create handmade cards to be exchanged with another community member. Just like old fashioned pen pals, it connects people across divides. And, at a time when large community events are not advised due to the continued risk of COVID, this project brings us together in a safe and meaningful way.
MAKE A CARD
From November 6 to December 18, pick up a free, artist-designed kit with materials and instructions for to create a beautiful, unique and personal card. The project is appropriate for all ages. Making cards can be a fun activity for families or groups of friends to do together!
Kits are available for pick up on the porch at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, and at select local businesses including:
Pleasant Ridge Library, Pleasant Ridge Rec Center, Gas Light Cafe, Everybody’s Records, Queen City Comics, Make.Do., Community Happens Here, C&M BBQ, Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church, Italianette, Silverton Cafe, High Grain Brewing, Silverton Donut Shop, and MVP Sports Bar & Grille.
EXCHANGE AND RECEIVE A CARD
Once complete, drop off your card(s) in the painted mailbox at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Rd, to be mailed to someone else in the neighborhood–and get one in exchange! Everyone who makes a card will also receive one in the mail.
Last day to drop off is Saturday, December 18.
In this season of giving, we invite you to join us and your neighbors to spread positivity in our corner of the world.
Sometimes it’s these small, everyday acts of kindness that mean so much. Taking the time to create a card and write a message to someone is a priceless gift of your care, attention, and thought. You will brighten someone’s day–including your own!