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Annual Holiday Family Day
Decorating Christmas tree ornaments, making holiday stamp pins and creating holiday gifts with real postage stamps from around the world are just some of the fun activities for children and adults at this year’s Holiday Family Day on Saturday, December 8 from noon to 4:00 at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History on the Regis College campus in Weston.
Visitors will also be able to do Holiday stamp hunts and games, create their own holiday stamp design, see displays of Christmas stamps from the USA and worldwide, make their own Christmas envelopes to send holiday greetings to friends (the Museum pays the postage), help make a Christmas tree stamp mosaic, make a Christmas stamp collection to take home and create stamp decorated gift bags and tags.
Children can also write their letters to Santa Claus and post them free in a special North Pole mailbox. A unique North Pole cancellation will be added to all letters. and Santa has promised the Museum he will write back.
Admission is: Adults are $8, Seniors are $5, Children ages 5 to 16 are $3.
Tips about how to start a stamp collection will also be offered and each child will receive a free packet of stamps to take home. Free refreshments will be served.
The museum’s gift shop will also be open and is stocked with great holiday stamp related gifts. The shop is also an official US post office and will be selling current US stamps.
Nickelodeon has picked the Spellman as one of the three best museums for children in the Metrowest area.
|Where||Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History 235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||12:00 pm–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Families|
|Price||Adults $8, Seniors $5, Children $3|
More About Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
This museum is part of Regis College and contains the collections of a number of famous philatelists, including the eponymous Cardinal Spellman, President Eisenhower, Gen. Matthew Ridgway and the holdings of the National Philatelic Museum in Philadelphia. Stamps are a tiny window on the history and culture of a nation; the museum seeks to promote a richer understanding of civilization through its holdings, now numbering more than two million items. Check the museum's Web site for frequent events held on-site.