Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

I just got wind of the most beautiful idea – a group putting together a mountain of handmade snowflakes from children everywhere, to help decorate the new halls of the brand new school where the Sandy Hook elementary students will be returning after the holidays.

The information is on the National Parent-Teacher Association Facebook page, but the gist is simple: Send handmade snowflakes to: Connecticut PTA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT06514

Now obviously not every parent has talked to their children about the recent tragedy, nor should you. I think you could still get your younger kids involved by telling them that you’re making snowflakes to help some kids in need to decorate their classrooms. No need for a lot of specifics.

One thing I’ve learned, is that children love helping other children, whatever the reason. Another thing I’ve learned–paper snowflakes bring peace. To those of us making them, and to those of us who get to come home to them. Especially in Connecticut in a few weeks. –Liz

Please send snowflakes to the Connecticut PTA  for arrival before 1/12/13. For other resources and ways to help, please visit

[thanks jeanine!]


Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cool Mom Picks network. This makes her very happy.

1 Comment

  • Reply December 21, 2012


    So glad to hear that the children will not have to go back to that building. I saw when it was built and just hoped that this would happen. Praying for the entire town and families. we will be sending in snowflakes.

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