Proceeds from Holland Holiday Greeting Card Benefit Kids Food Basket

Thanks to community support, and an endearing design by local artist, Carolyn Stich, the Holland Area Visitors Bureau is pleased to present a check for $2,555.88 to Kids Food Basket.  The check represents proceeds from the sale of the 17th Annual Holland Holiday Greeting Card, designed by Stich.  After Stich won the 1997 Sesquicentennial Poster contest, the idea of a “Holland-centric” holiday card was born, and it seemed fitting that the first card should be launched in the new millennium, so in the year 2000, the Visitors Bureau commissioned Stich come up with a design.  (For the past 5 years, proceeds from the sale of the card have gone to an organization that makes Holland a better place to live, work, and play, including Windmill Island Gardens, Van Raalte Farm, the Park Theatre, and Project Clarity).

A member of the Kids Food Basket Board of Directors, Stich is passionate about the organization.  “I am so proud to be a part of Kids Food Basket,” said Stich.  This organization gives our community a hands-on opportunity to make an evident difference in so many local kids’ lives.  To be able to give back to an organization like this is truly an honor.” 

According to Stich and Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Sally Laukitis, plans are already underway for the 2018 greeting card.  “This card has become part of a holiday tradition for so many, including those who call Holland home and those who have come to love Holland as a very special destination”, said Laukitis.  “We look forward to continuing this annual tradition for years to come!”

If you have an idea for the 2018 greeting card, please contact the Carolyn Stich Studio, 208 College Avenue, or the Holland Area Visitors Bureau, 78 East 8th Street, both in downtown Holland.