The Art of the Holidays: VITAC and WPSD Partner for Annual Tradition

by: David Titmus

VITAC is thrilled to celebrate 29 years of holiday partnership with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) and its talented students and teachers.

For nearly three decades, WPSD students have created artwork around a holiday theme, with their art prominently featured on VITAC’s annual holiday cards to clients, colleagues, and associates.

This year, students created artwork featuring a theme of “Home for the Holidays.” We received lots of colorful, festive submissions – including gingerbread houses, winter wonderlands, and artwork reflecting the WPSD school building itself! We shared the submissions with all of our VITAC employees across the country, who, as in years’ past, were charged with the very difficult task of selecting their favorites.

And since we’d hate to be Grinches, we thought we’d let you feast your eyes on all of the students’ designs.

Students holiday artwork showing winter scenes, including a gingerbread house and the exterior of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Students holiday artwork showing winter scenes, including a gingerbread house, a farm, and the exterior of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Students holiday artwork showing winter scenes, including snowman, Santa Claus, and sleds.

The design with the most votes will be announced at a special program at WPSD next week.

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf — which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019 — is a non-profit, tuition-free school that offers students an all-inclusive communication/language environment. Founded in 1869, WPSD provides quality educational services and a complete extracurricular program to deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth through grade 12.