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Hello! My name is Autumn and I am currently learning ASL (I have taken 4 semester through Gallaudet) and the college where I work is creating a holiday video greeting in a variety of languages and I would really like to have them include a greeting in American Sign Language since we have a number of alums who are Deaf and use ASL.  I know how to say basic greetings "Happy Holidays from Grinnell College" but the script they want is “May it always be the season … to embrace our differences … and celebrate global understanding. Happy holidays from Grinnell College.” This is more complicated than I know how to sign.  Would anyone be willing to help me figure out the most appropriate way to sign this sentiment?  

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Hey Autumn- 

I'm also in my 4th semester of ASL (at Colorado State - so jealous you are going to my dream school!) I'd love to chat and discuss this, as I have a few ideas! 😄

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Here is the best translation I have come up with so far if anyone else has thoughts. May it always be the time of year to celebrate culture and difference. Happy holidays from the staff at Grinnell.

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The video recording is not working for me and it won't let me upload my own recording so let me know if you'd like to see this translation signed.

Let me know what you think of this translation: now, here, we dif-dif-dif embrace/love, world connections celebrate. Hope always stay. Happy Holidays... etc. 

It's a little abstract but I think it demonstrates the conceptual/visual nature of ASL and conveys the message appropriately.

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