This popped up on my Facebook newsfeed yesterday afternoon and I knew right away that I needed to share it with absolutely everyone that I know.
I used to make these by the billions when I was a kid. It only takes a few minutes to make one. If you were woefully denied snowflake crafts as a child and have no idea what to do, there is a wonderful tutorial on Vintage Junky complete with some cool templates. I suggest completely ignoring M-Stew’s tutorial posted in the article above because I had no idea what she was talking about in step 5 and as a result, I ended up with this offensive blizzard of hot holiday garbage:
Whereas with the Vintage Junky tutorial, my result was this:
It seems like such a small thing, but what if everyone would send just one? These children who have been through such a horrible ordeal would be greeted with an outpouring of love from people all around the country and maybe even the world when they walk into their new school next month. Something as simple as a hand cut paper craft can become a symbol of kindness and support, letting them see that everyone is thinking about them.
So if you have a few minutes this weekend or in the next couple weeks ahead, grab some paper – make sure it’s a square! I’ve made that mistake before! – and scissors and make a snowflake or two (or many) for the children of Sandy Hook. They are accepting them until January 12th. Here is the address:
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, Ct. 06514
I hope they receive so many snowflakes that whoever has to hang them runs out of room.