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.
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.
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
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:
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:
To Print Lawn Signs:
- Choose your images (below) and download the PDFs
- Go to design.staples.com
- Go to Signs / Banners / Posters
- Choose Yard Signs
- Choose Upload your design
- Choose single sided or double-sided (if double-sided, you can choose 2 different images for your sign)
- Choose 18 X 24
- Go to Get Started
- Click on Add New Image
- Upload your image
- Rotate image if it’s not horizontal
- Use the Zoom tool to scale it to fit
- If you are using a second image for the other side, upload that image
- Rotate if necessary and Zoom to fit
- Review your images
- Check out