One local businessman remembers a time when cards were written inviting family and friends to come home for Christmas.
Celebrating 25 years in business, Appletons Creative Framers owner Bill Brison has printed a replica antique card showing the Rutherford County Courthouse decorated for the holidays.
Brison says the postcards are free and if folks will write a note to someone they want to come home for Christmas, he’ll pay the postage to mail it.
“It’s a bit of nostalgia in a day and age when we normally just send a text or e-mail,” Brison said. “I thought it might be fun to see what a handwritten note might do to let others know we miss them and would love for them to make it home for the holidays.”
Not very many years ago, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, dropped a handwritten note to folks and let them know how much they were missed.
“It might even be fun for children to write a note and who knows maybe some could be sent to the North Pole,” he said. “It’s just a small way to let those we care about know we are thinking about them and maybe, just maybe, they’ll consider coming home for Christmas. How fun it would be to know if it worked.”
Brison said he has printed 1,000 cards but is very willing to print more.
The postcards are available at several shops in downtown Murfreesboro, or they can be picked up at Appletons, located at 124 N. Spring St., just off the Square.
Chamber launches mobile app
Connecting with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce just got easier with the launch of RuCo2Go, a free mobile app.
The mobile application is available as a free download on both Android and iPhone platforms. With the app, users will be able to access the business directory, view and register for chamber events, connect with the its social media sites and more.
“During this process, we learned that the mobile website platform is growing eight times faster than the Internet,” said Paul Latture, president of the Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to offer something that capitalizes on this type of communication and is available for the entire community to enjoy.”
To download the free app, visit the Android Market or App Store for iPhone, iPad or iTouch and search for RuCo2Go, or scan the QR code available at www.rutherfordchamber.org.