The first day of holiday break and my daughter, home from college, dragged her brothers to the kitchen table.
“We’re making snowflakes. As many as you can. And we’re sending them to Sandy Hook Elementary.”
She had heard about the Snowflake Project for Sandy Hook Elementary on Facebook and like many of us, was searching for a way to help.
So two young boys, under the firm direction of their older sister, sat for hours at the kitchen table, designing, cutting, decorating. Pleased with some of their creations. Tossing their failures (or giving them to Mom, because Mom loves everything they create.)
And then, they wrote little notes, welcoming the students back to school, placed their creations in an envelope and sent them on their way. A small gesture. But so meaningful for my children to help with the healing, theirs and ours.
After my own children went back to school I was curious about the snowflake project and found this post. Sandy Hook was inundated with snowflakes, from all over the world. An outpouring of love and caring. More snowflakes than they needed, they are no longer accepting snowflake donations. But if you are moved to help, check in here.
Or, create your own winter wonderland. At your school. Your home.
Snowflakes. To remind us of what is beautiful.