BrightStone announces the arrival of its 2012 Christmas card collection and invites you to meet the artists behind the cards. Each year, adults with special needs who attend BrightStone design Christmas cards that are sold to customers locally and around the country. This year, five new designs are for sale, in addition to popular designs from past years. You may view and purchase the cards here: http://brightstone.org/shop/ Meet this year's artists: Barbi Duell is the artist for the “Celebrate the Season” card. Barbi has been with BrightStone since it began 13 years ago and is quite the accomplished artist. Katy Braly and Al Moss are the artists for the “Imagine” card. Being Al’s first time to design a Christmas card, he is proud of his work! Katy always has a beautiful smile for everyone she meets. “The Wonder of Christmas” card was designed by Kate Snow. Kate loves everything about BrightStone and is a very friendly and kind young lady. Tara Christian and Kelly Morgan provided the artwork for “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. Tara loves to make new friends and enjoys counting and packaging the Christmas cards. Kelly proclaims that BrightStone is her favorite place on earth! “Winter’s Song of Joy” was designed by Don Taylor and Justin El-Urfali. This is also Don’s first Christmas card design and he is so excited! Justin loves to give tours at BrightStone and is quite the ambassador. “Our adults are very proud of their artwork, and so are we,” stated BrightStone’s Executive Director, Brenda Hauk. “Students have been designing Christmas cards for several years and we have developed quite a customer base. Thanks to local graphic designer Miranda Fuller of grafixentrik, whose donated graphic design services bring the student’s artwork to life!” BrightStone’s Christmas cards are for sale through the organization’s online store at brightstone.org/shop, and will be available at BrightStone’s annual Jingle Bell Sale on December 7 & 8 and at upcoming local community fairs. Cards are packaged in packs of 5 (all one design) and sell for $5 per pack. Personalization is available at an additional cost for orders of 50 cards or more if purchased by November 30. All proceeds from Christmas card sales benefit adults with developmental disabilities.