One of SAA’s traditions has been to take part in the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce’s Festival of Trees, benefiting the Chamber’s Children’s Fund. For those unfamiliar, area businesses and individuals purchase a fresh tree from the Chamber. On Wednesday November 29th the trees get set up in the old town hall and participants do their decorative magic. Thursday November 30th there will be a Holiday Open House and trees are bid on throughout the day and winners announced that evening. We’ve tried adding a little variety, but by far the favorite SAA tree is one covered in original greeting cards created by our members. This is what we will be going with again this year.
Eunice Miller has generously agreed to oversee the project again this year. Beginning in October, there will be a collection box for donated greeting cards. We are looking for originals with envelopes. Ribbons will be affixed to hang the cards on the boughs. If you mass produce and have card packets, or maybe a calendar or book of your work, those could be tied with ribbon and placed under the tree.
Please have all cards into the gallery by Saturday November 25th.