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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How do you make those giant snowflakes...??

Collection of the Oslo Museum and
the Digital Museum of Norway (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Dear Circ,

After your last post, I came in to see the Mitten Tree and drop off a donation. December seems to be payback for our balmy November! I really liked the holiday decorations at the Library, especially those big fluffy snowflakes hanging from the ceiling and on the tree by the windows in front. Did you make them? Wow! Do you have a pattern?

Martha Ste. Wurt

Dear Martha,

We do like our snowflakes, especially because we don't have to shovel them! One of our craftier staff members found the pattern online.  All you need: paper, scissors, tape, and a little stapler.  Nothing too complicated, we all weren't born with a glue gun by our side!  You can even watch a how-to video.

Holiday decorating ideas can come from anywhere, from new ideas to very old traditions. The photo today is of two Norwegian children carrying their Christmas decorations, a Christmas tree, and a julenek. The julenek is a sheaf of grain, wheat or oats, put out on Christmas Eve to share the bounty of Christmas with the birds, and is a very old tradition in Scandinavia. The julenek usually is decorated with a big red bow, and can be hung on a pole, a tree, a door, or even the barn roof.


Dear Readers,
Are you wondering about the image above? No, these children are not "Dear Circ" and are not employed by the Roselle Public Library. Nor are they our patrons. They also aren't famous authors.  This striking image was created by a famous Norwegian photographer. Place your mouse cursor on the image for the name of the photographer and the year it was created.  Left click for an enlargement.  For more information about the photographer, go here and here.  For ideas about Christmas decorating, try our catalog.

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