|Amigurumi Snowman in Crochet|
How the Snowman World Day Began
Cornelius Gratz, a German collector, began this 'World Day of the Snowman. He has a passion for snowmen, and is known to have the world's largest collection. He believes that the figure of a snowman brings joy and wonderful childhood memories of fun in the snow.
History of the Snowman
Building snowmen has been a popular winter activity since probably medieval times and has become a well-known theme for Christmas and winter decorations. They are loved in children's story books and songs (such as Frosty the Snowman) and in toys and costumes. Every winter the first thing kids want to do when snow arrives is build a snowman.
|Snowman & Three Boys Art Print|
This "Snowman and Three Boys" Art Print of an original oil painting is the creation of Vicki Wade Fine Art on Etsy.
The world's largest snowman was built in 2008 in Bethel, Maine, standing 122 feet 1 inch tall.
My fellow artistic craftsmen have created replicas of snowmen in many fiber arts. A crocheted snowman (as seen in the opening image) is the only way I get to enjoy a snowman here in 'snowless' Georgia. Even the occasional brief snowflurries we get here in the South in winter seldom produce enough snow on the ground to build a snowman.
Crocheted Snowman Doll
|Available on Etsy|
Crocheted snowman can be found in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts.
Snowman Kitchen Towel
Bring a snowman into your kitchen for a wintertime decor. This double layer hanging towel with a snowman design and snowflakes has a crochet towel topper. It was made by Julia Sherwood of Binghamton, NY and can be found in her Etsy Shop filled with Julia's Handcrafts - JSherwood.
|Snowman Quilted Coin Purse|
|Snowman Fabric Lanyard|
*A variety of snowmen-related items are found in this crafty Etsy Shop.
The Abominable Snowman
|Yeti, the Abominable Snowman|
And let's now forget the Abominable Snowman. A favorite from folklore and of kids who love monsters. Today known as Yeti, this mysterious bipedal creature is said to live in the mountains of Asia. But you can have your own Yeti in the form of a soft pillow pal sewn from sherpa minky fabric and filled with fiberfill. He's the creation of Melissa from Denver and is featured in her Etsy Shop 'Warm Personality'.
World Snowman Day
So, however you celebrate the World Day of the Snowman this January, by building a real snowman in your front yard, or enjoying a plush snowman or snowman decor indoors, snowmen are a fun part of winter.
(c) Wednesday Elf
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