The Art of Making Snow Angels

The Art of Making Snow Angels
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Contentment is happy memories

of things past, enjoyment of

things present, and hope of

good to come

~Harold E. Kohn

By Brenda Hyde

My daughter and I made snow angels today. I have never seen her as content and peaceful as she is when she plays this simple, old fashioned game. She has found something that she can accomplish at her young age by herself and she is extremely proud of her accomplishment!. As adults, we can use these same methods to start a task that we may have been putting off, or only have half finished. I only hope I can find the contentment she did in finishing my next task!

Making Snow Angels -Be prepared.

It's important to have nice, warm snow pants, a coat, gloves, and a hat. (the hats with tassels make neat angels!). Your mom may take a little bit to get your dressed, so be patient. It helps to smile, and think ahead to when you will be making your snow angels.

-If you fail, try again!

So you forget that you are suppose to lay on your back and instead, fall forward on your face. It's okay. Get up and do it again!

-It's okay to get distracted.

It happens. You lay down to make your snow angel and you hear some birds. You look up and see the pretty clouds. Then you get a little tired and realize the snow feels pretty darn soft. Take a minute to reflect then start moving your arms and legs to make your angel and you'll be focused again!

-Admire Your Work!

Always step back and look at your angel before you make the next one. I know it's hard not to look for that next clean spot of untouched snow right away, but it's neat to look at what you've done too!

-Know when to take a break.

It's hard work making snow angels. You want to fill up all the spots you can with them, but eventually it gets cold, and your arms and legs get tired. It's okay to stop and pick up where you left off tomorrow.

-Be creative and share your work.

Share your snow angels with mom and dad. Ask them what they think and talk about ideas you may have. Hey, you could make sand angels, or maybe it would work in the grass. Mom will know...she knows these types of things...

About the Author:

Brenda Hyde is editor at Old Fashioned and a freelance writer. She lives in the snowy Midwest with her husband and three children.


About The Author

Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at


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