Dec 27, 2010

December 27 is ~ Make Cutout Snowflakes Day

I love snow. I love to sit at my front window, with a cup of hot chocolate, and watch the snowflakes fall. I love the way the snow flocks the pine trees in our neighbors yard, and there's something magical on a still night, when the blanket of freshly fallen snow on our front lawn sparkles in the glow of the streetlight. 

One day, a few winters ago, I went to pick up my kids from school. It was fairly early so I was the first mom there. There were no cars on the street. It was quiet and peaceful, and it was snowing. As I sat bundled up in my car waiting for the heater to finally warm up, I turned and looked at my window. I noticed that as each snowflake fell and lit on the cold window, it lingered there for a moment, just long enough for me to see each one's beautiful, intricate pattern, like tiny ice doilies dotting the window, and then each one would quickly melt into a drop of water. I was filled with such awe at the beauty of these tiny creations and I felt like I had been given a special gift that day.  

Today, why not sit down with some paper and scissors and create a winter wonderland for your home. Here at you'll find some nice, basic instructions on how to make a six sided snowflake. And here at you'll find patterns that you can actually print out and cut out to make beautiful snowflakes. Following, there is a video that demonstrates one of the snowflake patterns from You can also go here and here to make virtual snowflakes. Let your creativity shine today and have lots of fun making cut out paper snowflakes!


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