Museum Moment: Christmas Holidays

We are all facing a socially distanced Holiday Season. This is an opportunity to be creative and find safe ways to connect with family and friends without coming into close contact.

When you go to the Musée Héritage Museum blog we have posted some fun craft ideas that fit into an envelope, so you can send them along with your holiday cards. Each week in December, you can look forward to new crafts on this blog to help you get ready for the holiday season.

We have also discovered some unusual Christmas stories to share with you, including a story about Rocky the female saw whet owl who was discovered in the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City! You might be surprised to discover the size of a saw whet owl, check out the story here: https://globalnews.ca/news/7471908/owl-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-nyc/.

 

Another unique Christmas story is the koala found in a family’s Christmas tree in Australia: https://globalnews.ca/news/7499125/koala-christmas-tree-australia/.

Our first craft idea for this season is a folded paper book. With a single sheet of paper and scissors you can create your very own mini book. There are plenty of ideas for filling up your book, including: coupon book, creative story, story about your 2020 year, goals for the New Year, pictures, and much more.

Here are some links to different ways to fold a piece of paper into a book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0sS59oMBe0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8xJ2UzaQYU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHa6kR2SZok

Send your unique books with an old-fashioned Christmas card that you can download and print at home. Your friends and family will be excited to receive these special gifts and be reminded of a time before zoom calls.

Here is the link to the old-fashioned Christmas cards:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ye91rqd3yetpzo4/Old%20Fashioned%20Christmas%20Cards%2001.pdf?dl=0

We look forward to sharing more stories and great crafts in December, so remember to check regularly for more fun ideas!

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

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