Kids can exercise their creativity and get into the holiday spirit at a special Holiday Card Workshop hosted by the National Postal Museum this Saturday, December 4, from 2 – 3:30pm. Artist Thalia Doukas provides stamp-centric inspiration for cards and mailable ornaments. Each participant can create two beautiful cards for friends, family members, or donation to American military personnel serving overseas through Operation Gratitude.
The workshop is free, but space is extremely limited, and registration is required, so be sure to sign up soon! Send email to NPMprograms@si.edu or call 202.633.5533 to participate.
And if the workshop fills up before your child gets in, I highly recommend a visit to the museum, anyway. I like to think of it as a local secret, since it’s often overlooked by tourists and overshadowed by its Smithsonian counterparts on the Mall. A few highlights are an old mail truck and train car to climb aboard, the Pony Express “trail” that takes you through its history, and an interactive exhibit that creates and stamps a cool postcard.
Afterward, head next door to Union Station to check out the Norwegian Train Display and grab a bite to eat.