Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kid at Heart: Origami

A customer came in recently and picked up a couple packs of our gorgeous origami paper from Aitoh. He told me he was working on a project, working with a handful of other people to make 1,000 paper cranes for the children's wing of a local hospital. A gift of 1,000 paper cranes, it turns out, is supposed to bring luck, and some say brings with it the potential for a wish...whether for long life, happiness, or good health.

Perhaps for a single person, 1,000 paper cranes is a lofty project. But it struck me what a fun, creative and beautiful craft origami could be for the holiday season. Imagine hanging brightly colored cranes, frogs and stars from your Christmas tree, or stringing a couple dozen paper creations together to form a colorful garland. You could even get together with some friends for a cozy night of hot cocoa, snacks, and origami, and celebrate the holiday season with good company and hands on craftiness (and maybe even a few shared holiday wishes).

Aitoh's beautiful origami paper is located downstairs in the chapter book room, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns, including metallic and color mesh designs.

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