The tragedy in Newtown, CT has been on my heart as I’m sure it has been on yours. One of the children who passed away used to live in my town here in New Mexico. I’m joining in on the Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary movement to help welcome the children back to school. Below is a quote from the North Canton Patch.
“Snowflakes for Sandy Hook” is one of several nationwide assistance movements spearheaded by the Connecticut PTSA on behalf of the Sandy Hook Elementary PTA. The National PTA joined in, sending out emails inviting PTA members across the U.S. to start crafting.
“When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible,” the National PTA posted on its website.
Many crafters are making snowflakes from various media. A number of machine embroidery designers have offered free snowflake patterns for enthusiasts like myself to stitch out. I personally chose this free design offered by Lindee G. Embroidery. I thought the design with the hearts in it truly spoke to me.
I love the music by Donna Cori Gibson. Here she sings the Chaplet of Divine Mercy or the 3:00pm prayer. Jesus is our rock even in times of sorrow such as this. Jesus I trust in you.
If you would like to make snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary, you are asked to get them in the mail by Jan. 12th. The address is below.
Want to make snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary students? If so, have them in the mail by Jan. 12 addressed to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514
In a near future post I will talk more about the snowflakes and how I made them.
Warm winter blessings from my house to yours,