The Christmas season is very much on us. With all the Christmas lights and trees everywhere. Even the kids outside throwing snow with smiles on their faces know that Santa will be here soon. For some, the Christmas season brings stress because they do not know what they can do to prepare for the coming holiday. Life Skills, A BYU-Idaho gro, put on a craft to help those in need of the help.
“We wanted it to be this Christmas Bazaar,” said Lindsey LaFevre, Life Skills team member. “Where kids can come and partake of the Christmas Spirit, and learn cool things like, we learned how to make some ornaments, and gingerbread houses, and how to wrap presents. So this is just in preparation for all the fun stuff going on at Christmas.”
Some people came to the event already knowing the craft, but to them it really didn’t matter. They came to enjoy the company of others as well as just have fun.
“It was better then expected,” said Scott Jagar, Life Skills manager. “A lot of our activities, we have around twenty people, twenty, twenty-five. We had about forty tonight.“
Students taught the crafts. Then at the very end of the event, a gingerbread house competition was held. They had everything from Temples to trains built.
“We’re making a miniature Whoville,” said Keeli Baird, a freshman studying English. “There is like 6 and then a big Christmas tree in the middle, and like people. It’s really cute.”
Now some students feel better prepared for this Christmas season.