In the wake of Sandy Hook’s school shooting tragedy, most of us are left stunned with aching hearts, feeling powerless in the face of such violence. We argue over gun control and get political when really, perhaps the best thing we can do is love our children even more fiercely, more tenderly.
This includes the children of Sandy Hook. Even though most of us may not know the members of the Connecticut community personally, we can all still take part in this simple idea. People all over the country are cutting out snowflakes and sending them to the children at Sandy Hook to let them know we are thinking of them. As the kids prepare to return to a new school in January, brothers and sisters of America are hoping to fill their building with snowflakes and provide a drop of whimsy in this sea of despair.
Making snowflakes is so easy. If you don’t know how, you can always fold up a coffee filter and make an easy snowflake—or follow this simple online tutorial. No matter what you decide to do, it doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs to be from your heart. Add glitter, yarn, confetti—whatever you want. You can even jot a message on it if you want, though plain snowflakes are fine, too. Have each member of your family design a snowflake to send; it only costs one stamp to mail it to the kids.
Once you’re ready, please send your snowflakes to:
Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12
Hamden, CT 06514