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Christmas Yard Card Workshops

The Christmas Yard Card workshops are back, again! The City of Zeeland will host Christmas Yard Card workshops beginning October 21 st through November 9 th . City of Zeeland residents can register for the workshop online at www.feelthezeel.com. This event gives City residents the chance to join in this age-old tradition by making their own card. Yard Cards will be displayed throughout Zeeland for the month of December.

The Christmas Yard Cards made their way to Zeeland in the 1960’s when a local resident came upon an outdoor Christmas Card while driving through Minnesota. She then brought the idea to Zeeland where it really took off. The Yard cards went through ups and downs and really took off again in the mid-
eighties, and Zeeland was name Christmas Card City USA.

A number of people still pull out their Christmas Yard Card but it has always been an idea to bring back the workshops to help people create their own card. The Yard Card Workshops will be held in the basement of the Howard Miller Library where City Residents could purchase a kit which included
everything needed to complete their own card. Workshops hours are: Mondays from 9am to 12pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 5pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.

Attendees are encouraged to display their card throughout the entire month of December.

The Yard Card Workshops were made possible by the help from Zeeland Lumber and Supply as well as Zeeland Ace Hardware.

If you would like more information on how to make your own card, contact Kerri at kvandorp@cityofzeeland.com