GODFREY — On the heels of the recent snow, it’s a little easier to accept that the holidays are almost here. Whether that means menu planning, purchasing gifts or making up the greeting cards list, there is always plenty to do this time of the year.
The resident artists of Beverly Farm want to help make life just a little easier this holiday season with holiday cards to share with family and friends.
A set of 10 cards can be purchased for $10. Proceeds of the card sales will benefit resident artists and Beverly Farm’s art program.
“We turned down the air conditioner and held a special ‘Christmas in July’ art session,” Beverly Farm Activity Manager Krista Kell said. “Holiday music and decorations helped get creative juices flowing. To us it was a cold December day, and we sang Christmas carols. It was a favorite session.”
Nearly 50 people participate in the art program, which is open to everyone who lives at Beverly Farm. The artists may draw or paint whatever they choose on paper or canvas. The art program offers a creative outlet while offering the opportunity to express ideas and emotions.
“Growing this art program is another way to move our mission forward and provide great life experiences we know are important to people who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” Executive Director Martha Warford said.
The cards have been created and designed by 10 of Beverly Farm’s resident artists and can be purchased online at www.beverlyfarm.org as well as the Beverly Farm Shopping Complex. For information, call Ena at (618) 466-0367 ext. 649.
Beverly Farm is home to nearly 400 people who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For information, visit www.beverlyfarm.org.