When I think of cutting snowflakes, I think of my family. I remember sitting with my aunts, uncles, and cousins around my grandmother’s table at Christmas, learning to snip pictures into paper. I started with hearts and stars, experimented with snowmen, and eventually worked up to landscapes and more. Now that I have two young children, it’s even more fun to make pictures with paper!

Each snowflake is hand-cut out of acid-free, buffered tissue paper, using a craft knife and scissors. I pair the final snowflake with a hand-painted watercolor background or solid matting paper. I rarely make the same design twice, and just like real snowflakes, no two snowflakes are exactly alike!