My children have been patiently waiting for snow in order to make a snowman, sled, build an igloo, and build an arsenal of snowballs with which to surprise their father. It hasn’t been forthcoming. So, one weekend as I set about making pancakes for everyone, I decided to surprise them with snowman pancakes. My husband set about scrounging for items to decorate the snowmen, and the kids were able to sit down for a wonder-filled breakfast. They still have to wait on their snow.
Each year our family buys a special ornament for our Solstice Tree. My husband and I pick out one each year, along with each child picking one out. Right now our tree is gaining these ornaments at a rather fast rate, but the day will come when our children are grown and take their ornaments with them. When that happens, our tree is going to be looking rather bare. So each year, we also make ornaments.
My absolute favorite ornaments this year are the handprint snowmen ornaments we made. We made two for each child: one for us to keep and one that will go with our children. They grow up so fast, and I am so happy that I will have these to look back on. I even got a little crazy, and we made a set for my husband’s parents.
These are exceptionally easy to make. If you aren’t a crafty sort, you can find a a step by step tutorial at Little Bit Funky.