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Say Hi To Friends During the Holidays

November 16, 2010

From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, there are all sorts of opportunities to get together with friends and say hello. Part of the holiday tradition is sending greeting cards. A century ago, it was common to send Christmas and New Year's postcards.  Postage for them at that time was just a penny.

There is just enough time to plan and make some impressive greeting cards of your own for special family and friends. The library can be a great resource to give you ideas and techniques to create family heirlooms. The Platte City and Lee's Summit Branches will offer a program on making greeting cards the first week of December. Also, many book resources at Mid-Continent Public Library give ideas for creating endless varieties of greeting cards. Some of these books use scrapbooking techniques, ink printing, embroidery, and paper cutting to create cards. Many crafts are simple. Others are complex.

Sometimes, are you at a loss for words? The library has a book titled Just the right words by Judith Wibberley. It can help you pick messages, phrases, and motifs for creating just the right card. Make plans to drop by the library, and put some of these resources to work.  It will help you stay in touch with family and friends, and you can enjoy some of your favorite crafts at the same time.

Howard B.
Dearborn Branch

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