The holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving will arrive next week and soon after Christmas will be well on its way. What better way to be prepared for the holiday than to get a head start on some handmade gifts for friends and family? As a part of The Smithsonian Associate’s Mingle at the Museum event series, they will be hosting a DIY Holiday party.
Join in on an evening full of holiday crafts ranging from ornaments to cards. With the help of the Smithsonian Associates studio arts instructors, learn collage, stamping, and calligraphy to fashion perfectly pinterest-worthy holiday cards. Then decorate your own glass ornament with lovely designs, or construct a handmade origami ornament to add an interesting character to you or your friend’s Christmas tree. While snacking on holiday hors d’oeuvres and decorating/devouring your own festive cookie, sip on a specialty cocktail and join in on an informal discussion with special guest Daniel Gifford. As the author of American Holiday Postcards, 1905-1915: Imagery and Context, Gifford will lead a discussion on the imagery of the charismatic holiday postcards of the period and how they reflected American society during a time of social and cultural change.
Whether it be to master your DIY skills and create gifts for friends and family, to steal some ideas for your own holiday party, or to just mingle at the museum and munch on treats, everyone is welcome to attend this evening of merriment. For ticketing information and time of the event, visit http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=227347&utm_source=RAad&utm_content=FEauto&utm_campaign=featevent.