this year’s snowflakes

December 28, 2012 |  Category:   craft life

Thank god for New Year’s. It makes the blow of having Christmas over a little easier even though many of us have gone back to work and the doldrums of January loom near. Mia asked me when we were getting rid of the tree. I said after New Year’s Day. I know some people like to remove all traces of the holidays right after Christmas, but I find that too abrupt, too fast. I’d rather ease into January with some of the sparkle and lights leftover from the holiday.


The weekend before Christmas when Mark was at the Flea and the flurry of holiday orders were complete, the girls and I spent a few hours making snowflakes like we do every year. It’s cool to see the progression of their snowflakes over the years, the cutting and the shapes getting more sophisticated from the simple circles with holes they used to cut when they were younger. They try to mimic my patterns and learn my secrets.
I hear we might be getting real snow tomorrow. I hope we do.

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  • Amy G. December 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I love them – that paper is perfect for snowflake making!
    I completely agree with you about leaving some sparkle around the house. January is far less depressing with that quiet glow of the tree lights still around at nighttime.

  • Justine December 31, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I love how the confetti of the cut out pieces adds to the whole snowy effect. Happy New Year, Jenna.

  • victoria January 3, 2013 at 1:44 am

    I’m with on on trying to hang onto Christmas a little longer. We take ours down on January 1st, but that’s only because our youngest has her birthday on the 2nd and we have to make a quick transition to party mode. Add to that the temp here is over 40C today and it no longer feels like Christmas. Love your flakes – if only we had some for real!