When the Minnesota-based nonprofit social network organization CaringBridge started thinking about a way to celebrate its 15th anniversary, they weren’t sure what they wanted to do, but they knew they wanted the celebration to be big and to show the love. The end result was a celebration at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., entitled “That’s a Lot of Love” featuring a gigantic 30’ x 40’ greeting card—the world’s biggest greeting card. BIG INK Display Graphics, Eagan, Minn., printed the massive card, which attempted to set the world records for the largest card and for the most people signing a greeting card. Both goals were achieved with over 2,200 signing the massive card.
BIG INK printed twelve hundred square feet of thirteen-ounce smooth banner material that was stretched across a truss sub-structure. The combination of the substrate and truss allowed the project to come in on budget. “We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to participate in such a great event,” notes Tom Trutna, president of BIG INK . “This kind of project is a win-win for us for two reasons. First, it gives us the opportunity to help out a great local organization; and second, it’s an unusual project which makes it the type of project we do best.”
CaringBridge is an online service for people to stay connected during a health crisis or important life event. Since Sona Mehring founded the nonprofit in 1997, more than 323,000 personal sites have been created and 43 million people visited the CaringBridge website last year alone. To learn more visit: www.caringbridge.org.