heartsFrom The Children’s Museum —Searching for that extra special Mother’s Day or Father’s Day card with a handmade personal touch? Skip the Big Box stores and head to SLB Radio Productions (SLB) for the unique opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind card that features your own voice and artwork!

Back by popular demand for the 2012 Mother’s Day/Father’s Day holiday season, SLB Radio will open its award-winning broadcast studios, located in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and invite children and youth to make one-of-a-kind Audio CD Cards featuring personal greetings and hand-crafted decorations.

Let your own voice be the unique message and special one-of-a-kind gift you give this year for Mother’s Day and/or Father’s Day!

During the hands-on program, children and youth ages 5 and up will record a personal message, poem, song, or story for their mother, father, grandparent, or special caregiver. SLB staff will conduct welcoming interviews about the person receiving the card, and will record greetings and messages live onto an audio CD in its award-winning broadcast studios.

After the recording session, the professional-quality cards will be edited on site. The audio CD will be affixed to a special card, which children and youth will decorate and personalize using a variety of art materials. Ready for delivery in just a short time, audio cards will be brought home that very day as a Mother’s Day/Father’s Day gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Creation of personalized audio cards is available for recording in May and June each year at SLB. No appointment is necessary. Purchase of a CD Creation Card Kit is required in the Children’s Museum gift shop prior to recording. The cost is $12, which includes a CD, card kit, decorating supplies, studio time, and editing. All proceeds benefit programs for children and youth at SLB Radio.

In 2011, SLB’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Audio Card program reached a record attendance, with more than 500 children, plus their families, participating!  Now in its 8th year, the program has become an annual tradition for many local and visiting families, and the resulting cards have become lifetime keepsakes for the people who receive them.

The 2012 Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Audio Card Program at SLB is supported by Highmark Inc., Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. and MSA.

SLB AUDIO CARD PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Dates: April 28–May 13 (for Mother’s Day) and June 2–June 17,
(for Father’s Day), 2012.
Times: 1-4 p.m.
Location: SLB Radio Productions, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way Suite 21, Pgh, PA 15212 (North Side).
Phone: 412-586-6300
Website: www.slbradio.org