Snowflakes for Sandy Hook elementary school

on January 4 | in Crafts, DIY, Friends & Family, Holidays, Uncategorized | by | with 9 Comments

Our thoughts and prayers are with Newtown, Connecticut as children and staff take their first step back into their new makeshift school today.

Connecticut PTSA sent out a message requesting help from all of America to aid in comforting the children and staff  at Sandy Hook Elementary school. January 4th, 2013 would mark the day when students and staff would re-enter the sterile environment that would represent the new home of their school. This environment would be in a different location than what they were used to. An environment free of what happened on that tragic day of December 14, 2012; A day we will never forget.


Connecticut PTSA sent out a heart felt plea in hopes to provide an arms-wide-open loving feeling for the first entry into a unfamiliar setting into their new school. They asked, for those willing, to send in a simple handmade snowflake with the ultimate goal of creating a breath-taking winter wonderland;Covering the ceilings and walls with the representation of thoughts and prayers held within each loving creation.

A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!  ~Author Unknown

Here at FOLK we proudly jumped at the opportunity without hesitation to send in our snowflakes:



music sheet snowflakes - Funky Junk Interiors

 music sheet snowflakes - Funky Junk Interiors



PTSA proudly reports ‘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.’

It’s beautiful to see America come together.

Our hearts are with you today and always Newtown, CT.

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9 Responses to Snowflakes for Sandy Hook elementary school

  1. Anne says:

    This is such a beautiful idea! My good friend just shared this with me.Her girl scout troop just worked on these yesterday!Thanks for sharing an putting the word out about this! I know if we all help it can make a big difference!

  2. Debra HH says:

    What a lovely thing to do! I just read about this today and see that donations are now closed for Sandy Hook. How about keeping this going and sending snowflakes to the Jersey Shore area? They are still awaiting federal aid and are very disheartened that 67 days have passed without the help they desperately need. Funky Junk Donna – don’t you have a friend in that area? (remembering the Socks for Sandy drive) Perhaps she would be willing to receive the encouragement snowflakes if folks & Folks want to do this? Just a thought.

  3. I’m so happy that you’ve posted about the PTA’s efforts in Connecticut to welcome the Sandy Hook survivors to their new school. I’m a former PTA president here in Alabama, so I got information about the Snowflakes for Sandy Hook project in my inbox. I’m hosting a link party on my blog tomorrow for everyone to share their snowflakes. I hope there’s good participation; we’ve been making snowflakes today.

    Warm regards,
    Ricki Jill

  4. Tanya says:

    wonderful idea…can’t imagine what their first day back was like…or as hard as this day is on the parents that don’t have a child to send back now :(

  5. Angel says:

    Hi everyone I have sent a package already before Xmas to sandy hook but our students and staff made a ton of snowflakes just to find out today that they have so many they closed the project. I agree to send to jersey and keep this going does anyone know where we can send these so we don’t waste them. Please email me at if u have a address of a hospital, nursing home or daycare or school that would love to have our snowflakes thanks so much

  6. i think calling your local nursing homes might be a nice idea – I am a friend of the Jersey shore myself (lifelong summer visitor – to many of the places completely destroyed) but i think the old folks in any area – and let’s face it – none of them are getting any press – could use some winter wonderland!

  7. Kelly Howard says:

    If you do some research, you will see that everything SANDY HOOK doesn’t add up and it was a complete hoax.

  8. Hoping that your Holiday season has been good and you are planning well for a brighter 2013. Our Bright Heart Children from Uganda are sending Hope and Compassion to the children and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School, USA after the deadly tragedy in which 20 children and 6 Adults were innocently shot dead by a gun man.

  9. Jaymee & Farrah Mitchell says:

    We sent money with ours, We hope they opened it and got our donation :)
    With love, Jaymee & Farrah mitchell of Seattle wa

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