In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting, Sandy Hook students will be moving into a new building.
In order to ease the transition, the local parents set out to ensure the kids go back to a winter wonderland.
One Bismarck family is doing what they can to help ease a national tragedy.
People across the country were asked to help out.
So the Nitschke family determined to do their part -- by making homemade snowflakes on Christmas Day.
(Sarah Nitschke)"You know, we just, we wanted to do something to, to make a difference, I guess. And the tragedy -- we're so far away from it -- but it's touched us all. Everyone. Individually, it's touched us. It's a very unfortunate tragedy. Sometimes it's kind of hard to wrap our heads around what happened, and so for us to do even something small like making a fun snowflake to go in the school, I think it gives us a little Christmas cheer, and a little Christmas joy, for the year."
Along with this Christmas Day service project, the Nitschke family started a tradition of drawing names, then making donations to a charity in that person's name.
This year's charities include Sandy Hook Elementary, the Special Olympics and Calliopsis Foundation, to name a few.