Arts and Letters Communications team gets creative in spreading Christmas cheer


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(Starting at the top, left to right) Carrie Gates, communications specialist; Kate Garry, director; Todd Boruff, video producer; (second row, left to right) Kim Murray, staff assistant; Heidi Henke, graphic designer; Elicia Dennis, web content strategist; (bottom row) Josh Weinhold, associate director, show off their Christmas card creations.

The College of Arts and Letters communications team got together — via Zoom — for its annual  holiday service project. The project this year was to make holiday cards to be distributed at Hubbard Hills, an assisted living facility in Elkhart, Ind. 

“We hold a weekly Friday coffee hour, since we are working remotely and miss the regular social interaction we have when we’re all in the office together,” said Kate Garry, director of the office of communications at the College of Arts and Letters. 

Tim Henke, director of wellness and associate chaplain at Hubbard Hill and spouse to team member Heidi Henke, provided names of 70 residents so that the cards could be personalized. He will also be delivering the cards to the residents this week. Team members provided their own materials to make the cards. The team has participated in other projects over the years, including going to Hubbard Hill last year to help decorate for Christmas. 

“This year we got crafty and made DIY Christmas cards, personalized for each one of them to brighten the holidays during the pandemic. We made them together while listening to Christmas music and chatting,” explained Garry.  “We usually do a service project out in the world together, but this seemed like the safest option this year.”