10th annual Very Merrill Christmas Card unveiled
The 10th Annual Very Merrill Christmas card has been unveiled. The cards and prints will be available beginning Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Chamber of Commerce office. This year’s card is named “A Merrill Christmas Salute” and depicts the Merrill Community – Old City Hall, Courthouse House, a farm, Stange’s Park, Wilson Hill, the railroad, and the front line workers of Merrill.
Once again, the artwork for this year’s card was done by Ted Nicholson. Ted Nicholson has been the artist for all ten years of the Chamber’s Christmas cards.
“It’s not an easy task to sum up this year in one picture. This one’s worth a thousand words. Regardless of the disputes and worry of today’s world, I hope this Christmas card brings joy to heavy hearts” stated Nicholson.
“Ideally, I wanted to showcase the livelihood of my hometown, the beautiful scenery it’s located in, and honor the men and women who work hard to ensure a brighter future for our world.”
Thank you all so much for the support over the past decade! Creating these works of art has brought me a great sense of pride and honor that is quite difficult to put into words. Thank you so much Merrill!” Nicholson adds.
“Each year Ted’s paintings have captured Merrill’s spirit with his detail, talent and ability to bring Merrill scenes to life.” said Cheryl Skoug, Chamber Program Manager. “It’s always a surprise for us to see what the painting is each year and once again, Ted’s painting did not disappoint us.”
Just as in years past, the Chamber is offering three sizes of the print: limited edition signed and certified 12×18 prints for $50.00; a 10×13 print for $35.00; and an 8×10 print for $25.00. Plus Christmas cards are sold in packs of 25 cards/envelopes for $20.00 or individually for $2.00 each. The cards and prints are available at the Chamber office during their normal hours Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A limited number of previous Very Merrill Christmas cards and prints are also available.
For more information contact the Chamber at 715-536-9474 or via their website at www.merrillchamber.org The Merrill Chamber of Commerce is located at 705 North Center Avenue.