Shannon, Queen's Square | January 11, 2021
Don’t we all just need a little feel-good project this winter? A way to keep our thoughts uplifted and uplift others. A way to say ‘I’m thinking of you’ ‘I wish you were here’ and ‘I want to share this with you’. A way to work together on a project that expresses our feelings of hope, kindness and support while we are hibernating through the long winter of COVID ahead. Well, here it is.
Pick up a 3 pack of blank post cards by calling the number on the door of any Idea Exchange location during our regular open hours. A staff member will bring a pack out to you for curbside pick-up. You can even pick up your library holds at the same time!
On the blank side, draw, paint or sketch an uplifting postcard design for each of the three cards. On the side marked “The Postcard Project”, use your wordsmithing magic and craft a message to lighten the dark during the long winter ahead. Packages will be available for pick up on January 4, 2021 and are due back on February 15, 2021. Simply return them in any Idea Exchange drop box.
When the winter is bleakest, and we need it most, these post cards will be available for members of our community to pick up curbside and send to a friend, neighbour or someone in your bubble. They will also be distributed through the Visiting Library Service, to the retirement residences in town enduring even more stringent COVID-19 safety protocols than the rest of us, as soon as it is safe to do so. Each postcard will contain love and kind wishes of not one, but two members of our community who care enough to take the time and work together – while we are apart.
Each 3 pack of postcards designed or inscribed will be good for 2 hours of volunteer time. All you need to do is add your email address when you fill in the submission form and submit it with your postcards, and you will receive a volunteer hour confirmation by our volunteer coordinator via email.
The Postcard Project is in conjunction with the Cambridge Art Galleries exhibition Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau: Is It The Sun Or The Asphalt All I See Is Bright Black, on view at Queen’s Square through February 28, 2021.