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Trump or Clinton? Arden woman just wants to ‘Make America Kind Again’

Amanda Blanc got the idea for the “Make America Kind Again 2016” sign when a friend requested she design one about two weeks ago. Many orders later, Blanc is still happy to spread kindness. From Oregon to Michigan, Blanc said she has shipped 250 signs total. This sign was in Sacramento, Nov. 3, 2016.
Amanda Blanc got the idea for the “Make America Kind Again 2016” sign when a friend requested she design one about two weeks ago. Many orders later, Blanc is still happy to spread kindness. From Oregon to Michigan, Blanc said she has shipped 250 signs total. This sign was in Sacramento, Nov. 3, 2016. Linda Gonzales

A friend asked Amanda Blanc two weeks ago if she could design a “Make America Kind Again 2016” lawn sign.

The variation on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan became an instant hit.

From Oregon to Michigan, Blanc said she has shipped 250 signs.

“Orders started flooding in. Everybody wanted one,” said Blanc, 26, an Arden area resident.

Blanc is a stay-at-home-mom who studies Spanish online at Arizona State University and dabbles in graphic design. She sells her politically neutral signs and tote bags on Etsy.com, starting at $13.50.

She said she likes the “kind movement” but wants everyone to know it’s not just her.

“Through this, I have met so many people that spread kindness,” she said.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @JesserPea

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