Vernon Grant 2014 Holiday Card & Ornament Reveal
Book signing for the new Vernon Grant biography to take place during the Vernon Grant 2104 Holiday Ornament and Card Debut at the Museum of York County
ROCK HILL, SC – It’s a Rock Hill tradition to roll in the Christmas season with the annual reveal of a new Vernon Grant holiday card and ornament. “Giddy-Up Go, It’s Christmas!” is the 28th annual holiday ornament produced by Culture and Heritage Museums. The 24kt gold finish ornament has a limited edition of 700. The 2014 Vernon Grant Christmas Card - “Santa’s Stunning Reflection,” has a limited edition of 500; the holiday card marks the museums’ 36th consecutive edition.
This years’ holiday event will feature a book signing by Rock Hill’s Linda Williams, author of Beyond Snap! Crackle! Pop! The Story of American Illustrator Vernon Grant. The Vernon Grant 2014 Holiday Card and Ornament Reveal is a free event and open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 10 – 11 a.m. The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Rd., Rock Hill, SC, 29732
Vernon Grant has garnered international fame as the creator of Kellogg’s “Snap, Crackle, and Pop;” his holiday art has been reproduced on magazines covers and as Christmas cards for over 80 years. Since 2006, Grant’s illustrations have been the inspiration for ChristmasVille, an award-winning regional festival that is celebrated annually in Vernon’s adopted hometown of Rock Hill. Grant’s last half of his life was spent in Rock Hill, where he was well-known as a civic leader who named, promoted, and created Glen-the-Frog, the mascot for the city's annual Come-See-Me festival.
Selected Vernon Grant images have been reproduced as holiday ornaments to help celebrate the famed artist’s work and raise money to refurbish and maintain his vast collection of original works and reproductions. Proceeds from the sale of the annual holiday card are also used for the exhibition & conservation of the Vernon Grant collection.
The 2014 limited edition cards and ornaments as well as additional Vernon Grant items including original prints, cards, books, and ChristmasVille items are available at The Museum Store, the gift shops at Main Street Children’s Museum and at Historic Brattonsville, and online at http://chmuseums.org.