Spending time with grandchildren is always great. This past week my three-year-old granddaughter has been playing and singing Christmas songs all rolled together. She likes singing “Rudolph” the best, but asked me to help her to sing “Frosty the Snowman” which she did know with only a little help. Then we were watching Frozen, a favorite movie, with a favorite character, Olaf (a snowman for those not familiar with Disney). Children love snowmen! At the first flakes they cry, “Can we build a snowman?” Day three of decorating involves the lovable characters in a variety of styles: Snowmen!
One of my favorites is this beautiful painted gourd. Created and purchased locally, this snowman is nestled in a hemlock cone forest of trees made by family. This snowman graces our house all winter long.
Some of the snowmen have been with the family a long time and we have inherited a few more from other family members that had been used in the 40′s and 50′s, that vintage time of our parents. I like to take a section of the book shelves and create a little snow scene, such as pictured here.
Snowmen have become very popular in decorating and of course come in all sizes and shapes. they are supporting favorite sports teams and added to collectors creations. If you are interested in learning more about the frozen snowballs, author Bob Eckstein has written a book “The History of the Snowman” , available on Amazon or eBay. And say, “Let it snow, let it snow!”