Monday, May 14, 2012

Shhh! It's a Birthday Gift for Their Majesties!

Hey, kids! Sons of Norway is planning a very special 75th birthday gift for Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja, and we need your help! We're creating a birthday book for the royal pair and we want to include artwork from our youngest members. Over the next week, we'll be collecting drawings, then we'll choose eight that look the most colorful, fun and festive.

Here are the details: The theme of your artwork should be a happy birthday greeting to Their Majesties. Draw on a blank sheet of white paper, 8.5" x 11." Bold colors work best—use pens or markers rather than pencil. 
Please don't fold, cut or glue your drawing. Include your first name, age and lodge name and number on the artwork. Mail it to Sons of Norway, Attention: Melissa Ederer, 1455 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408. All drawings need to arrive our headquarters by Tues., May 22 to be considered.

Want to learn how Norwegians are celebrating the king's and queen's 75th birthdays? The Norwegian government has created six exhibits of palace treasures—many of which have never been on display—that will be shown in museums throughout the country. You can read more about it in "Royal Treasures" on page 11 of this month's issue of Viking

Amy Boxrud is editor of Viking magazine. She lives with her family in Northfield, Minn., where she’s a member of Nordmarka 1-585.

Photo: Sølve Sundsbø / The Royal Court

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