NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WBBM) — Naperville wants everybody in town to get ready for their closeup.

The village is inviting all 145,000 residents to pose for its 2010 holiday card. It will happen the day after Thanksgiving at 2 p.m. outside city hall.

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The point, says Mayor George Pradel, is to promote tranquility.

“It brings us together at a time when we really need to lock our arms, especially for peace,” said Pradel.

And, he says, it’s time for some fun.

“I am kind of excited and tickled about it,” he said. “I’ll be able to be right there in the middle … saying thank you to everybody in our whole city.”

Residents will be grouped together to spell out a holiday message that will be captured in a photo shot from the municipal center roof, city officials said. Participants should arrive about 15 minutes early so they can be posed.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this story