Monday, December 10, 2018

Snowglobes are Great Gifts and Seasonal Decor

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There is something magical about snowglobes. It doesn't seem logical. After all, Snowglobes are simply water-filled globes of glass (or plastic) encasing some sort of item or scene. Shake the globe and the little flakes begin to "snow". But there is something special about that frozen moment in time surrounded by the movement of falling snow.

At this time of year, snowglobes always come to my mind. They are a wonderful part of holiday decorations. Because holiday snowglobes are offered in such a wide variety of styles they can also be very thoughtful gifts. Each one individualized to reflect special interests of the giver or the receiver. Snowglobes range from the tiny plastic trinkets that you can find at just about any souvenir gift shop to high-quality pieces of seasonal art that can be enjoyed and passed down for generations. 


Santa Claus Snowglobes



This review came to mind after recently purchasing a beautiful snowglobe depicting Santa's workshop. There was a piece of synchronicity that led me to thoughts of how special snowglobes can be. 

Scenes with Santa are my favorite snowglobes. And there are MANY Santa scenes to choose from:
  • Seated in his workshop with the elves, making toys. 
  • Flying in his sleigh through the snowy sky. 
  • Dressed in his suit with the huge bag of toys slung over his shoulder. 
  • Seated with a child seated on his knee
Santa's Workshop - musical snowglobe


Musical Snowglobes


Some snowglobes come with a music box option. Typically, the music box key is under the base of the snow globe. Simply turn the globe over, turn the key a few times, then place the snowglobe on the table to watch the snow and listen to the tune.

Tunes that are as familiar as Jingle Bells and as traditional as Oh Holy Night can be found with some snowglobes.


Religious Snowglobes



A variety of religious scenes are depicted in snowglobes. From angels to the nativity scenes (simple and ornate) a snowglobe reminding us of the "reason for the season" can be found.


Nativity - musical snowglobe



Snowglobes and Nature Scenes



In the areas of the world that have four seasons and the possibility of snow during the holidays, snowy naturescapes are reminiscent of Christmas. Trees drop their leaves and make unique silhouettes against the sky. Native backyard birds are easier to see against the white background of snow. Polar bears, penguins, and white hares are wildlife that are often associated with a winter wonderland. 


Penguin snowglobe - plays "Let It Snow"



Baby's First Christmas Snowglobe



Special occasions, such as baby's first Christmas, can be commemorated with an engraved snowglobe. And those globes can last a lifetime.

Baby's 1st Christmas snowglobe



Snowglobes with Favorite Movies, Places, Things



Perhaps your family has made a tradition of watching the Nutcracker during the holidays. Or watching the Wizard of Oz has become an annual event as the holidays approach. 

Maybe you've traveled during the holidays and want a reminder of those special places.


Whatever your holiday traditions include, chances are good that there is a snowglobe that gives a shout out to those special memories.

design courtesy of pixabay.com

Whether you are looking for long-lasting holiday decorations or a special gift for that special someone, snowglobes are a great choice. 

My love of snowglobes was recently renewed during an incident of coincidence. Or maybe it wasn't coincidence at all. I'm not completely sure. If you would like to read about how I came to own my most recent Santa Claus snowglobe you can read about it on my personal blog. 


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8 comments:

  1. Awww! I love snowglobes, too for some reason. I'm drawn to the winter wonderland ones and I really love the ones with Santa. Thank you for a lovely review.

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  2. I am captivated by the penguins snowglobe. I have not seen one in years, but remember loving them as a child. Perhaps it is time to bring back favorite memories.

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  3. These are all so cute! I think I would have a hard time picking out my favorite. I guess that's why so many people collect these.......all of them are great moments in time.

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  4. I love snowglobes! For some reason, they are reminiscent of my childhood, therefore they represent stress free moments & pure beauty for me. My husband recently gave me a new snowglobe with a bunny and snow-laden tree. The bunny looks very much like my beloved real backyard bunny rabbit. They really are perfect for a beautiful Christmas scene and definitely a great gift!

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  5. What a great assortment of snowglobes you've shown us here. I really love the penguins. I'd forgotten how much fun snowglobes can be. I didn't know there were musical ones. If I had to choose my favorites here they would be the penguins and the musical nativity. I agree these would make great gifts.

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  6. I'm another who loves snow globes! The one with the penguins is really unusual and very special. You've really put together a lovely selection!

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  7. I collect snow globes. Have more than 50, a lot from places I've visited. Others from friends as gifts. Such beautiful little art pieces.

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  8. I absolutely LOVE Snow Globes. I have been informally collecting them for decades. One of my wish list bucket thingys is to get a cabinet and display them all. If I had to answer the question, 'do you collect anything', the answer is snow globes. I could look at them for hours in a store. My fave thing.

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