Seasons Greetings with Paper Snowflakes: a New Way to Fold a Map

Williams & Heintz Map Corp. is decorated for the season with giant paper snowflakes made of maps.

Williams & Heintz Map Corp. is decorated for the season with giant paper snowflakes made of maps.

Season’s Greetings!

I have taken the time out to do something creative, a release from the stress of the season and political climate:  to make something beautiful in response to the sorrowful news in Connecticut.

My wish is to share some joy with you.

Williams & Heintz Map Corp. is decorated for the season with giant paper snowflakes made of maps.  I have made a “how to” video, so you and your family can fold six sided snowflakes too.  Don’t forget to recycle your paper scraps.

Below is the invitation from the Connecticut PTSA, and the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary. to make snowflakes, to create a winter wonderland for when the Sandy Hook children return to school in January.

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook:   Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!! No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013.From the Connecticut PTSA.

Yours,

Holly

More re-used map decorations found herehere, and here.

Update:  They have enough snowflakes and cannot accept any more.

Thank you to everyone who has donated snowflakes on behalf of the children of Sandy Hook  Elementary School and the community of Newtown. We know that each snowflake represents the emotional outreach of the person making it. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from around not just the country but the world. At this time, we have enough beautiful snowflakes to blanket the community of Newtown. Therefore, with regret we must close the snowflake project to further donations. Please take this idea and your snowflakes and create a winter wonderland of your own in your community as a show of solidarity for our Newtown families. Please share your winter wonderlands with us. We would love to share your pictures with the families of Sandy Hook and all the other participating communities. Also please read the message below from the PTA of the Sandy Hook Elementary School for another wonderful way to help. Thank you for your heartfelt and amazing creations and for all of your magnificent notes and kind wishes for the Newtown community.

About hollybudd

I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay. I have a BS in Environmental Studies from Cook College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I returned to school for a MBA from Trinity DC. I am the president/CEO of Williams & Heintz Map Corporation, the family printing company that was started by my great grandfather.

Posted on December 21, 2012, in Education, News, Sustainability and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing. My children and I were planning on making snowflakes for Sandy Hook over the Christmas break and now we will have to try this out. Being a cartographer myself this seems very appropriate.

  2. Very pretty and neat idea! :-)

  3. Holly..Great stuff. Would you consider writing a blog for Two Sides..or even better, joining us as a member company!

    Phil

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