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Making Snowflakes Online at Snowdays

Updated on November 23, 2014
SnowDay - A site for making online snowflakes.
SnowDay - A site for making online snowflakes. | Source

Have Fun Making Virtual Snowflakes

Remember folding a piece of paper and cutting bits out of it to make a snowflake? It was a lot of fun. Now you can make one like that online and even send it with a message to a friend. No little bits of paper to clean up afterwards with these snowflake designs. Here's how to do it.

The website is called SNOWDAY and you will be amazed at some of the designs people make on the site. There are snowflake makers from all over the world and snowflake messages in all different languages. Give it a try and maybe you'll become a master snowflake maker.

(image is the front page of SnowDay)

Make snowflakes on Popular Front's Snowdays site. Click on the MAKE A SNOWFLAKE to get started on the site.
Make snowflakes on Popular Front's Snowdays site. Click on the MAKE A SNOWFLAKE to get started on the site. | Source

Get Started on Snowdays

Bring up Snowdays in a separate window (side-by-side with this one). Click on the photo to go to the Snowdays website.

Allow a few seconds for the site to open.

Get oriented by clicking on the white snow falling in the scene on your computer. Each one will open into a snowflake design that someone created. Many will have messages in them. They come from all over the U.S. and the world (Hungary, Italy, Australia, etc.).

Alternate Sites for Making Snowflakes - in the rare times when SnowDays is down

I tried these but didn't like any of them nearly as much as SnowDays by Popular Front.

If SnowDays happens to be down one day, these give you something to fall back on for entertainment and your snowflake fix.

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Interacting with Others on Snowdays

Social Snowflaking

You can respond to the message in a snowflake by clicking on the orange RESPOND button. If you see a particularly lovely design, put a compliment on it. You can even print out a snowflake that you like.

If you see a really marvelous design, you can search for other flakes by the same artist. Remember their name and location, then click on FIND-A-FLAKE. Put the name and location in and hit search. All the flakes made by that person will start to fall.

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Making Your Own Flake

The Creative Side of Snowdays

Now that you see what others are doing, make your own flake. Just click on CREATE-YOUR-OWN-SNOWFLAKE. The site folds the paper so it's ready for you to cut out your design (click and drag with your mouse). A preview of the finished flake shows on the left, so you can see how each cut turns out.

If you make a mistake, click on UNDO. If it gets messy, click RESET and start over fresh. Each flake you make is unique. Once you are satisfied with the flake, click on DONE.

Send Snowflake Messages Using SNOW DAYS

To Your Friends and Family

Next it asks for your name and location, message (optional), and email address. No one sees your email address, but you get a notice when anyone comments on the flake. If you don't want to bother with that, just leave the email line blank. Click on ADD.

It then asks if you want to send it to friends. Add their email addresses and click SEND or choose NO THANKS. Watch the falling snow, and right away, the flake you designed appears with an arrow saying YOUR FLAKE.

WARNING

The site is addictive. Once you start making snowflakes, perfecting your techniques and interacting with others on the site, you can't stop.

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Advanced Snowflaking on SNOW DAYS

Advanced snowflakers use special techniques to create bubble effects, flashing and to cut figural designs into their snowflakes. To learn how to do these, join the Yahoo Group for Snowflakers. Also visit Mr. X's Tips and Tricks webpage where this master snowflaker gives step-by-step instructions for some of his magical flakes.

I was admiring one snowflake master named Goldfinch. What exquisite snowflakes Goldfinch makes!

Links for Snowflakers

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Graphic afailable on a card from Zazzle: Snowflake creation by friendsofparrots

Great Music for Winter Listening (and Snowflaking)

A Winter's Solstice: Silver Anniversary Edition
A Winter's Solstice: Silver Anniversary Edition

These songs all have a haunting beauty to them and are very soothing and peaceful--the perfect kind of background music for the holiday season or any other time of the year.

 
A Winter's Solstice II
A Winter's Solstice II

Some reviewers on Amazon say they like this one even better than the first Winter's Solstice.

 

Vintage Snowflake Cartoon

Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes

My sister made this snow scene card.
My sister made this snow scene card. | Source
Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes (Dover Origami Papercraft)
Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes (Dover Origami Papercraft)

If you have a power outage, it good to have this slim book on hand. Grab your scissors and make some paper snowflakes.

 

Want to See My Snowflakes That I Made on Snowdays?

You can go to the Snowdays website and look at all the snowflakes people make and the messages they put on them. Down in the left hand corner you can FIND-A-FLAKE. If you put in Shannon and Belle Plaine, it brings up my sister, Shannon's snowflake from 12-02-03.

You can bring them up by number also. On 12-06-08, I made a tribute snowflake for Shannon. It is number 7217122 if you want to see it. You can even leave a message on it. If you put in Ginger and for the location Florida, it brings up 2500 flakes. I didn't make all of those as there are a few other Gingers in Florida apparently. My specialty was twinkle flakes, so if you click on one of the Ginger flakes and it opens with a little twinkle to it, then that's mine.

I checked and found some of mine that you can see. Twinkle ones: 4576440 and 2462900. I also made figural ones. Here's a Halloween one: 2689996. While there, I made a few new ones for old times sake, but I can see that I'm out of practice.

More about Making Snowflakes from Paper - the old-fashioned way

It's fun to make some paper snowflakes to decorate the classroom or your home or office during the holiday season.

People from All Over the World Come to This Page to Learn to Make Snowflakes

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Map added December 26, 2012.

Have You Tried Snowdays Snowflake Making Yet?

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      So much fun...as you know, this is my second visit. But I really think it's fun making these things and does keep you occupied for longer than you intend. But it's just good fun to do, so hard to turn it down. :)

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      Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Virginia, just what I need...another online addiction, LOL! This looks like a ton of fun for us creative types. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      How very cool. I love the idea of tribute snowflakes.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Visiting again to tell you how much pure fun this lens and the snowflake site is. It really does get to be an addiction, because time goes by fast when you're having so much fun!!

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      Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      @Teddi14 LM: I was seriously addicted to it at one point.

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      Teddi14 LM 3 years ago

      I love the snowdays site.

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      cleansweeping 4 years ago

      Amazing information! I plan to use this in my classroom.

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      kerryhrabstock 4 years ago

      I'm bookmarking this one for my northern friends.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      @ItayaLightbourne: Yes, I have to set a time limit for myself when I go there or I would make snowflakes for hours.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      My goodness but this is fun visiting the Snowdays site! It is addictive as you say. So much fun. :)

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      @grannysage: I only like snow online, and in real life, I prefer a warm climate like Florida.

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      grannysage 4 years ago

      I remember cutting out snowflakes and putting them on the windows. I'm glad you warned me the site is addictive...I may have to stay awhile for awhile. Besides I want to avoid snow this winter, lol.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Takes me back to country school day in Minnesota many years ago. We learned to cut snow flakes and you know we already had enough snow to start out with.

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      parmaggie 5 years ago

      I love this lens. I didn't know that there's so many different ideas for snow flakes. Love it, love it, love it.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      That was MAJOR FUN! I made a lovely snowflake if I do say so myself... but I did not save it. Love this lens.. so creative and interactive. Blessed.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Intriguing...I never knew about this. This is such an excellent lens. Thank you

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      caketech 5 years ago

      Angel blessed...I love snowflakes. I have to try this site out!

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      I have never heard of Snowdays but definitely would love to try it. Thanks for the information. =)

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      Very fun! I made a snowflake :) Nice fun wintery lens.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I collect snowflake stickers and use them on the envelopes of letters I send. No two are alike, eh?

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      blue22d 5 years ago

      Nice lens and great for Christmas. I love to decorate with snowman and snowflakes.

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      I love snowflakes, I collect them in the form of rubberstamps.

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      Showpup LM 5 years ago

      How fun! Brings back fond childhood memories of making snowflakes.

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Beautiful lens. Interesting. Thumbs up.

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      queen2010 5 years ago

      Nice lens, hoping you can visit one of my lenses soon. I would appreciate it so much. Thanks

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      TheJVilleKid 5 years ago

      OMG.....what an awesome site! Thanks for sharing! My family will have a blast!

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      pianolessongirl 5 years ago

      Snowflakes are the best! I absolutely love it! I also like the idea of doing it on the website, because sometimes those little bits of paper are so hard to get up! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      I love all the great ideas. My son and I will have to try this together.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Will not miss snow again.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      What a cool site! Can't wait to start creating snowflakes :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So sad :(, I can't get on PF Snowdays today..I will miss all the fantastic flakers and friends I have made there. Lets hope someone brings it back!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Oh, I'd better not even get started. This site sounds like a lot of fun!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I suppose I need to think about making snowflakes too since we don't have any here. :( This is a fun lens.....making snowflakes online is kinda like very pretty doodling. :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your Purple Star! I haven't tried Snowflakes site but I will look it up. :)

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      jseven lm 5 years ago

      Brrr, I'm just not ready for these cold flakes, but I did have fun as a kid making them. :) Nice lens. :)

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      yayas 5 years ago

      Oh, this looks like so much fun. I can hardly wait to finish my work an' head on over to make my own snowflakes. Thank you for sharing this site.

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      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      You almost have me looking forward to winter. Never saw that happening. Going back to play for a while. ;)

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      It sounds even more addictive than Squidoo! I'd better stay away! :)

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      Susan300 5 years ago

      Neat! (I will never get any work done again...)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      This is so much fun! Blessed.

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      You are passing along another great idea. Fun! ...and yes, we have snow today, two days before Halloween!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      This is so super cool! Out of neighborhood angel blessing for you!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Oops...spoke too soon. I have FB liked this lens before. Can't to it again. Ha! Ha!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Fun to revisit this lens. Although the Facebook like button wasn't here then. Nice lens. Lenroll this into my Snow Shoveling Humor lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Really cool lens! I have never heard of this site. Definitely will try it. Blessed by a squidoo angel on 1/6/2011. have a great day!

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Hey, just tried it out. Sweet site!

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      MobyD 6 years ago

      @MobyD: Vallain - this lens is now lensrolled to my Snowflake Photography lens! It didn't work yesterday morning.

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      MobyD 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! I've lensrolled it to my Wilson A. Bentley: The Snowflake Man lens and will lensroll it to Snowflake Photography: Kenneith Libbrecht as soon as that new lens is indexed.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      What a beautiful lens! And since I left Indiana behind, this is the only way to enjoy snowflakes, as far as I'm concerned. I can understand getting addicted to "snowflaking" in this manner.

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      Too much fun!

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      puerdycat lm 6 years ago

      Gee, Thanks! I just went and made some snowflakes! Made a couple with "rocking horses"

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wow, I have never heard of the site, Snowdays. Very interesting.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      This is really neat- I am adding it to my 'Happy Gamers" section on Friends of Gamers -:)

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Fun!

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      What fun! It's too cold to play with the snow outside so I can just sit here warm and toasty and play in online snow!

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      After brushing so much snow off my car I thought that I never would like snowflakes. But your lens made me!

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      OMG, what serious snowflake fun this is! I felt like I was seriously blowing snowflakes out the door of mom's fifth wheel ... oh, hit it! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! HO HO HO and Merry Christmas!

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      vernessataylor lm 6 years ago

      Don't you just love serendipity? Today, for the first time ever, I posted pictures on my Tumblr blog of the snow storm we're experiencing. Then I come across your lens ... about snowflakes! Lots of fun stuff here, great job! Guess I'll head over to the snowmaking site and have a little more fun...

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      We had our first flurries today - looking forward to trying some of these out!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Cool!!! (Seemed like an appropriate word, LOL) I love snowflakes and yes, I love making snowflakes. I am afraid to go to the site for fear that I would not make it back to Squidoo before New Years! Looks like a lot of fun and I think I really need that Artificial Snow Making Machine. I love snow, but I hate the slippery streets. That machine could allow me to have the beauty of snow, without the danger of ice. Cool!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Nice! Me & my kids always enjoy making snowflakes out of paper. So I guess I'll just stick to that for now and introduce making snowflakes online when they grow tired of what we have been doing.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      @anonymous: Thanks for the offer, but you can keep the real snow. Make online snowflakes suits me fine!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oopsy, forgot to say, congratulations on your Purple Star, it goes well with snowflakes!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey, we just got 7" of fresh snowflakes in Fargo overnight! Thank you fro the possible new addiction warning! Love your Suzy Snowflake video, I think that was sung to me many years ago. NIcely done! Do you want me to ship you a foot or two of the real thing?

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      BodiEko 6 years ago

      Nice, I love the snowflakes!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Beautiful lens. Congrats on your purple star.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      This sounds like fun. I don't want to get addicted though.

      I have enough on my plate as it is.

      Poutine

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      JenOfChicago LM 6 years ago

      Cute! I'm going to send snowflake messages the first day that snow falls this winter!

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      Seeking Pearls 7 years ago from Pueblo West

      Can't wait to try the snowflake maker. It looks really fun. My twins will love this.

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      What a cool idea! I'll have to keep it in mind for next winter as the grass is growing and I'm too tired of winter to get into it now. :) But it looks like serious fun. 5*

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      This sounds like a lot of fun. I must try it!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a fun lens - I really enjoyed my visit here.

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      Just tried it. My daughter will love this. Thanks for sharing.

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      Tarra99 7 years ago

      Very entertaining! Thank you for sharing...thanks also for popping into my Shepherd's pie lens...your comments were appreciated. :o)

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      Levitah 7 years ago

      Interesting lens, Loved your it. 5***** and favorited.

      Thank you for sharing this. Best wishes.

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      Kathy McGraw 7 years ago from California

      It never ceases to amaze me what you can do online now, like making snowflakes...thanks for the introduction to the site.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Snowdays and making snowflakes on line looks like fun.

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      Swagger1 7 years ago

      Congrats on becoming a giant squid!

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Congratulations new Giant!

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      How neat! I used to love making paper snowflakes when I was a child ... and as an adult too. My mom used to make them with me, and we'd decorate the house with them.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      As I grew up in Minnesota, I have a love/hate relationship with snowflakes, but the link sounds fun.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Lensrolled to Snowflake Christmas Ornaments.

      Lizzy