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Preserving the tradition of handwritten Christmas letters

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Remember the days when people used to avidly send Christmas cards and postcards to friends and relatives? Pen on paper, stamps from the post office and wishes from the heart – for many this is but a nostalgic memory but for some, it is a tradition they strive to keep alive and pass on to younger generations. On a mission to keep the charm of handwritten Christmas letters alive, The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia organises an event for children in mid-December.

Meeting at Eleftheria Square on the morning of Saturday 17, museum educators invite children aged 6 to 12 to share sweet traditions from older times when writing wishes on paper and posting them was more of a norm.

“Young and old,” they say, “we will all have the chance to send our warmest wishes in the traditional way this Christmas. Inspired by the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia’s archive of old Christmas cards, the town square will turn into a big workshop of wishes – wishes that travel!”

Museum educators and the children who wish to participate will meet at the museum at 10.20am, ten minutes before the workshop will start and together they will walk to the square. The event will be held in Greek and for a small number of participants so those interested are advised to pre-book a spot for a morning of writing, remembering and wishing.

 

Wishes That Travel

Children’s workshop handwriting and posting Christmas wishes. For ages 6-12. December 17. Meeting point: Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. Workshop location: Eleftheria Square, Nicosia. 10.30am. €10. Reservations: 22-661475, [email protected]

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