Snowflakes for Sandy Hook – A Glimmer of Hope

A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together – unknown

When I was informed of transformative efforts to create a “winter wonderland” for Sandy Hook students as they return to a new school in 2013, I knew that my family would love to join in. Our hearts have been heavy with unspeakable devastation and we’ve been trying to take action in ways that we can.  The Sandy Hook PTA and Connecticut PTSA has requested a beautifully simplistic way to help out – through creating and sending paper snowflakes.

We made 26 total.  Cut by Bob, glittered by little ones and mama – all made with love.  In the midst of tragedy, I like to think of this simple gesture as a glimmer of hope, a homemade welcoming committee and a vision of beauty flooding the school hallways. 

Send your snowflakes (by January 12, 2013) to the below address:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103

Hamden, CT 06514

Linking up with my friends The Chirping Moms  in efforts to deliver cheer to Newtown, CT.  



  1. Love this! I saw this the other day. Can't wait to make something with the kids. Maybe it will help me too – I've been feeling such sadness over this. Cute snowflakes – adorable helpers!!

    • There is something about cutting snowlakes and crafting as a family that feels so so good. I think it helped me and my husband and you raise an important point Lindsay – it fells good to help out. We told the kiddos that we were sending the snowflkes to kids who need them to cheer them up. I'm so happy to see the story spreading like wildfire – just imagining the end result adds a bit of hope.

  2. Oh my dear friend. We do think alike. My post today is also one about Hope and dedicated to the children at Sandy Hook. I'm so happy I stopped by and learned about the snowflakes, what a wonderful idea. I can only imagine how cute your little ones looked as they decorated their snowflakes. I've already jotted down the address.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  3. It's so hard to feel helpless, especially as a parent. I think being able to do anything at all is a great way to start to heal, and to show our kids that anyone in the world can help others near or far. So glad you participated.

  4. Monica, this is a wonderful idea! And a fun way to share some time with your precious little ones and realize how much they mean to you. It looks like they had a blast with the snowflakes :) I'm going to do this, too. Thanks for sharing. You and your blog are beautiful mama! xo

    • Thanks so much for your sweet works Kera. I agree, whoever thought of this is brilliant. It's such a simple way for people of all ages to help out. xx

  5. This is such a wonderful thing to do. What I love most about this is that it brings people together…showing love and support to others in need. Loved that you got your kids involved as well. :)

  6. Such a simple way to show your love for Sandy Hook students, parents and teachers. Great idea and we're defiantly sending a few.

  7. Such a lovely way for people to help and show their love and kindness.
    Thank you for popping by via Leslie…I'm glad to have found you 😉

  8. Our school just did this yesterday! Great way to come together and show support!

  9. Our school just did this yesterday afternoon! What a wonderful way to show support and to stick together! Great idea!

    • That's so so great that you did this with your kids in school yesterday. Isn't it a great idea? I'm so so happy to see snowflakes being created everywhere. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas! xx – Monica

  10. Oh, wow. What a great idea. We'll definitely be participating. Have you heard about that 26 acts thing?

  11. Such a beautiful family project. The glitter is a great idea to make them extra special.

    I'm wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year!

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