Snowmen

Most childrenscaf, especially ones residing in the snowy state of Ohio, have participated in the production if a snowman. They are fun to make, free, time consuming, and, as a child, an activity that can be done without having to bring a parent. Most people can sing at least the first verse of “Frosty the Snowman,” and Frosty has been plastered all over television, movies, and books around the holidays since what seems to be the beginning of time
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However, when snowmen were first made, they were not made into three balls of snow increasing in size, “a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal,” but made to actually look like men. People in olden times used this free form of self expression to bring their anger to attention. Up to 30,000 years ago, there is evidence of “snowbuddies,” which were actually made of stone that were the portrayal of thsnowwwe desired female form, although they are thought to go as far back as 40,000 to 100,000 years ago. (A Really Short History of the Snowman). There is also a history of people using snowmen to express their anger to political figures in the Miracle of 1511, which is extremely interesting to read about (Snowman Expert).

People have been expressing themselves in many different ways over a long period of time, but it is interesting that this idea has never been too obvious to this time period.

 

Information from Snowmen Expert

Information from “A Really Short History of the Snowman”

All images from Pinterest

 

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