December Holidays 2020

Once again, we are all facing a different kind of holiday season and the Arts and Heritage Foundation is here for you with some additional activity ideas to keep you busy during the holidays this year!

We have more fun activities to help you connect with your friends and family without coming into close contact and this week we are highlighting origami.

You can create all kinds of wonderful, folded paper designs that can easily slip right into an envelope. Look around your home and recycling bin for unique paper that can be used in your origami craft. Seen an interesting newspaper article lately that you think someone would want to read? Cut out the newspaper article and use that in your origami craft. These origami crafts can also be turned into special Christmas Tree ornaments. It is easy to find all kinds of fun designs online.

Here are some Holiday themed origami ideas:

Origami Christmas Tree

Origami dinosaur

Origami reindeer

 

 

 

 

Last week we shared some holiday animal stories with you, and this week we went back in time to find some holiday gems in the Peel’s Prairie Provinces Archival Newspapers.

At the museum, we often celebrate the holiday season by learning more about different traditions from around the world, both past and present. We learned that this is a tradition that goes back to 1968 in the St. Albert Gazette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also found a beautiful letter written by the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Grant MacEwan whose message still rings true today.

Visit this website to search your own town for Christmas stories:

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have more old-fashioned Christmas cards for you, so choose your favorites to print and send through the post or email. Here is the link to the old-fashioned Christmas cards:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bdjoubf0rrr98r1/Old%20Fashioned%20Christmas%20Cards%2002.pdf?dl=0

Thanks for including us in your holiday celebration this year! Come back next week for more activities!

For more information to go museeheritage.ca or call 780-459-1528

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert.