15 December 2010

Paper Snowflake Extravaganza!

While this momma and her Man and her Treasure 
have been laid up for the past week and a half
with respiratory illness of the 'walking pneumonia' kind...
keeping an energetic 7 year old entertained is no easy task!

We have made many, many paper snow flakes,
and really it has been quite fun.
While doing blog rounds yesterday,
I ran across a fellow blogger who is doing a whole week
on snowflakes...
please be sure to visit The Pleasant Times this week
to get in on the fun yourself.

There is a beautiful Snowflake Tea Table set over there,
and many more snowflake activities as well!
What a fun celebration!!

Here are some of our family's snowflakes:

Dancing girls around the border...

The Treasure thinks this one has boys
holding hands as they run around the outer edge...

A marigold blossom...

This one is supposed to have angels around the edge
holding hands...

And this one is what happens when you
fold the paper wrong!!

The Meaning of the Snowflake

Every new snowflake comes to the earth
as a picture of our Saviour's birth
because they are sent from up above
and remind us of God's care and love.

Each one is so intricate and small
because Christ sees the details of us all,
and just as two are never the same
the Lord knows and calls us each by name.

Snowflakes gently cover the world in white
and hide what's unlovely from our sight,
showing us how He covers our sin
and gives us His grace when we come to Him.

So may every snowflake bring Christ to mind
and in every bit of white may you find
a reason to celebrate anew
and a reminder of His love for you.

--Holley Gerth


One more thing before you go--
if you want to turn your snowflake crafting
into a science lesson--

The Snowflake
Image by Amazon.com

Check out these books by Kenneth Libbrecht.
They are fascinating,
and quite possibly available from your local library!

Image from Amazon.com

The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes
Image from Amazon.com

Snowflake shadows shining on a wall at sunset...


  1. I'm impressed. My snowflakes never looked that nice.

  2. Your snowflakes are wonderful! The ones that my kiddos and I made do not hold a candle to yours--wow!

    I especially love the shadows that your flakes cast at sunset. Beautiful!

  3. I LOVE your snowflakes! I especially like the one with dancing girls around the border. Thanks for sharing the books, also. I'd never seen those before, so I'll have to check them out!

    I hope you're feeling better! I had walking pneumonia a few months ago, and it was terrible.