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      Mom will marvel over these handmade Mother's Day cards

      Paperworks Studio Mother's Day card.

      "I would say go buy a Mother's Day card because it's full of love," said Paperworks Studio employee Nikki Groves.

      Paperworks Studio in Traverse City is teaming up with the Special Olympics and the Visual Imaging Technology class at the Traverse Bay Intermediate School District Career Tech Center to make Mother's Day cards.

      Grove is just one of many Paperworks Studio employees who has been working hard to help make this Mother's Day extra special for everyone.

      Paperworks Studio employs artists with special needs and disadvantages. This year they are making Mother's Day cards to benefit Paperworks Studios and the Special Olympics.

      "The cards are for a really good cause, couple causes, Special Olympics and the Paperworks Studios, both of which help disadvantaged and disabled people, and besides that they're really exceptionally good cards," said John Casteel, Special Olympics Area 2 Director.

      Buying these cards will not only bring a smile to mom's face but it will also bring smiles to the faces of the students who personally designed two of the cards that were chosen out of a class wide competition.

      "I'm excited, it's the first thing I've actually produced," said Mandy Collins, a Kalkaska High School student who designed the mother silhouette card.

      Rachael McDaniel designed the butterfly Mother's Day card.

      "I walked into Tom's with my mom and saw it and I was like this is unreal!" McDaniel said.

      The cards are being sold for $5.50 at all Oleson's and Tom's grocery stores, Horizon Books, Green Island, Edson Farms and Ace Hardware on Front Street. They can also be purchased on the Paperworks Studio website or you can call John Casteel at 231-223-4108.