Tolputt Keeton have been asked to design and print a very special card for Armed Forces personnel, and help to beat a Guinness World Record in time for the festive season. The massive card, standing at over 2m tall and 1.5m wide, will feature an illustration of a frosted poppy, made up of 800 single images from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, the UK’s year round centre of remembrance.
The aim is for over 20,000 well-wishers to sign the card, smashing the current record of 13,288. This will take it straight into the record books, and help to remind serving members of the forces how many people appreciate their dedication and commitment, especially at a time of year when many do not get home to see their families.
The card will be available for visitors to add their messages at the National Memorial Arboretum this weekend during the Ride to the Wall (RTTW) event. RTTW is held to commemorate fallen servicemen and women; it is the best attended of all the Arboretum’s many events, with over 21,000 riders expected on the 1st October. The card will then do a tour of local businesses and schools giving many others the chance to add their messages of support, before it returns to the National Memorial Arboretum for the opening of the new Remembrance Centre on the 21st October, and in time for services held on Remembrance Sunday.
The card will be presented to the Royal British Legion at their Head Office in December and will be dedicated to all members of the Armed Forces, past and present, and their families – a record breaking tribute indeed.
To learn more about how the card was produced, read our post ‘Creative printing at its best with Tolputt Keeton’s LED UV hybrid printer‘.