In conjunction with the holiday-inspired exhibition Winter Wonderland, we asked staff to share some of their traditions so that we can share them with you.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
One of my most cherished holiday memories is a tradition that only lasted a few years – making paper snowflakes with my younger brothers. You know, when you fold a circle of paper into a pie-sized wedge, make a few strategic cuts and voila, a beautiful and unique snowflake is created!
As the older sister, I was the “go-to” babysitter, which was a job I actually enjoyed because I adored my little brothers and it was fun to think of things to do with them. Each December, my parents went off to a holiday party and one year, we took the opportunity to cover the window panes with snowflakes. My parents were surprised and delighted by our project, and so it became an annual tradition for the next few years. Our snowflakes weren’t fancy but each was unique, just like a real snowflake.
Soon, I moved on to college and their interests turned elsewhere and sadly, our annual “snowfall” ended. Perhaps when we all gather together this year at our childhood home, we’ll paper the windows for old-times’ sake!
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—Christine Bean, Vice President of Education