Kate DiCamillo’s goldfish

The wonderful two-time Newbery Medal winning writer Kate DiCamillo just sent us this delightful image, which you can print as a postcard or lawn sign to encourage your friends and neighbors to vote on November 6.

All of our beautiful images can easily be printed, even on a home printer, as postcards, which you and your children can deliver to your neighbors.  You might also have a party and invite your friends to join you to write postcards. Children can’t yet vote officially — but they can do their part.

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.

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 we will share them often and widely, with the following hashtags:  #votenov6 #dearneighborpleasevote #raisingourvoices

To Print Postcards:

You can download PDFs of four images per page here:

DiCamillo Dear Neighbor set

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 as a Lawn Sign:

  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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