I love, love, love SNOWMEN, SNOWMAN, SNOWPEOPLE.....SNOW. PERIOD.
In Texas, howver, it is rare - and more often comes in the form of
sheets of ice that cause havoc on it's people. We don't know how to
drive in it, when forecasted, we go to the store and stockpile
food/water to last at the minimum - a month !
Nonetheless.....Christmas and winter mean snow. I am hoping when
we visit Corey to ring in the new year - it will be snowing....
I collect snowmen and love to display them during the holidays. I
might even leave them up thru January....
So I wanted to know where the first snowman came from and
according to the Wiki - this is what it says..
From Wikipedia ( View original Wikipedia Article ) Last modified on 2 December 2012, at 12:55
This article is about the sculptures made of snow. For other uses, see Snowman (disambiguation).
A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture. They are customarily built as part of a family project in celebration of winter. In some cases, participants in winter festivals will build large numbers of snowmen. Because a snowman is situation-specific, it is a good example of popular installation art.
Typical snowmen feature three large snowballs, and some additional accoutrements for facial and other features. Common accessories include branches for arms and a rudimentary smiley face; a carrot can stand in for a nose. Human clothing, such as hat or scarf may even be included. Low-cost and availability are an issue, since snowmen are usually in a cold and/or wet environment, and abandoned to the elements once completed. Melting is a common end-of-life scenario for most snowmen.
These are my snow people......