Dear Neighbor, Please Vote on November 6

This simple message has been embraced by distinguished illustrators to encourage all of us to vote in the upcoming election.  Voting is the backbone of our democracy, and the most essential way to raise our voices.

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Images in Dear Neighbor Postcard Set #1 by Pascal Lemaitre, P. Marin, Taeen Yoo, and Ross MacDonald

Our beautiful images can easily be printed, even on a home printer, as postcards, which you and your children can deliver to your neighbors.  We also suggest having a party and inviting your friends to join you to write postcards. Children can’t yet vote — but they can encourage the adults in their lives to do so.

You can also suggest that friends and neighbors visit www.vote.org, where we all can find out if we’re registered, easily register if we’re not, and even request a mail-in ballot.

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Images in Dear Neighbor Postcard Set #2 by Peter H. Reynolds

Lawn Signs!

The horizontal images also make wonderful non-partisan lawn signs, to help us all remember that Tuesday, November 6 is coming soon, and it’s our responsibility to vote.

We will be posting each image individually over the next couple of weeks, with a little bit about each artist.  Thank you for sharing them.  When you do, please include the hashtags #raisingourvoices #votenov6 and #dearneighborpleasevote

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Images in Dear Neighbor Postcard Set 3 by Cat Delett, Judy Schachner, Tricia Tusa, and Elizabeth Lilly

Below is information about how to print postcards and lawn signs.  Please send us photos when you write your postcards and deliver them to your neighbors, and when you put up your lawn sign.  And dear neighbor, please vote on November 6!


To Print Postcards:

You can download PDFs of four images per page here:

Dear Neighbor Postcard Set 1

Dear Neighbor Postcard Set 2

Dear Neighbor Postcards Set 3

You can print at home on #67 stock, which is approved by the Post Office for postcards.  If your printer can handle 110 cardstock, that works too!  The postcards print on regular 8 1/2 x 11, and then cut each sheet into 4 postcards.

You can also print the cards at Staples, using these directions:

Go to this link: Staples

Choose Color printing

Choose Media: Weight: 110 Cardstock/Coverstock 8/12 x 11 White

Choose Orientation: Landscape

Choose Cutting: Cut in 1/4

Upload the PDFs of the postcards

Choose how many you want to print (each sheet has 4 postcards on it)


To Print a Lawn Sign:

Here are images that will work beautifully for the lawn signs:

PostCardVOTE
Pascal Lemaitre

 

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Elizabeth Lilly
PLEASE NEIGHBOR, VOTE_PENCIL
Peter H. Reynolds
JudySchachner DEAR NEIGHBOR (1)
Judth Schachner
MacDonald DEAR NEIGHBOR PLEASE VOTE
Ross MacDonald
Tricia Tusa bird
Tricia Tusa

 

To Print Lawn Signs:

  1. Choose your images (below) and download the PDFs
  2. Go to design.staples.com
  3. Go to Signs / Banners / Posters
  4. Choose Yard Signs
  5. Choose Upload your design
  6. Choose single sided or double-sided  (if double-sided, you can choose 2 different images for your sign)
  7. Choose 18 X 24
  8. Go to Get Started
  9. Click on Add New Image
  10. Upload your image
  11. Rotate image if it’s not horizontal
  12. Use the Zoom tool to scale it to fit
  13. If you are using a second image for the other side, upload that image
  14. Rotate if necessary and Zoom to fit
  15. Review your images
  16. Check out
(20% off and free shipping if you spend over $50 at the moment, so perhaps join with a couple of friends and make signs for everyone!)
Here are the PDFs to download for the Lawn Signs:

Elizabeth Lilly’s Giraffe

Peter H. Reynolds’ Pencil

Judy Schachner’s Cats 

Ross MacDonald’s Town

Tricia Tusa’s bird

 

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