Columbia non-profit creates holiday greeting cards
COLUMBIA - Columbia provides plenty of Christmas experiences for families to enjoy, but Columbia Access Television (CAT) offered a unique holiday activity Saturday.
The non-profit invited people to come and make a Christmas or holiday video greeting card to share with friends and family.
"They can act up and say 'Happy Holidays' or 'Merry Christmas' in front of our green screen," Sean Brown, managing director for CAT, said. "Then we place their image above a holiday or Christmas background."
CAT edits the video or photo and sends the card within a week. Brown said the idea came from making a greeting card with his own family.
"It's something that I did with my son a couple years ago, and we had a lot of fun with it," Brown said. "It's an opportunity for us to offer an updated or more modern version of the Christmas or holiday card."
And there's no one way to make the perfect greeting card. Brown said a little girl wins the award for most creativity.
"Out of no where she's like, 'What I'd really like to have is pizza flying behind me and let me sing my Merry Pizza song," he laughed. "And so I was like, 'Wait, yes do that right now!'"
CAT creates the greeting cards for free, but there is a way you can give back.
"We are a participant in the campaign by Como Gives," Brown said. "Our community benefits from that as well as all the non-profits in our community."
He said CAT will absolutely do this holiday activity again.
"I look forward to doing this every year," Brown said. "I would love it to be a tradition."