It has been a warm winter. Like, really warm. Today, as I walked to get lunch in the warm rain, I couldn’t help but think, “It feels like spring.” For a person in Michigan to think this two days before Christmas – it’s almost unheard of. We Michiganders often complain about snow, but our holiday seasons just don’t feel the same without it. Those who live in northern states will understand. It’s a love-hate (mostly hate, except during the holidays) relationship. And while we complain about it, we kinda miss it right now.

So for those of us who miss the snow – and that includes you southerners, too – here are some creative ways to “make it snow” for the holidays.

  • Don’t listen to “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” on repeat. That will just make you sad. Instead, throw on some old school “Ice Ice Baby” Vanilla Ice to keep you cool.
  • Don’t just watch snow flurry in your snow globe. Eat it. Sugar Hero Shares how to make snow globe cupcakes on her blog.
  • Make fake snow by adding water to artificial snow powder and watch it expand.
  • Decorate your windows with spray on snow.
  • Paint a salt picture with your grandkids. Simply mix 1/2 tablespoon of Epsom salt and a pinch of table salt with 1/2 tablespoon of water. Dip a paintbrush into the mixture and paint on black or dark blue construction paper. The water will dry, leaving white salt.
  • Cut out paper snowflakes and hang them from the ceiling.
  • Thread cotton balls onto clear plastic twine, spacing them each a few inches apart. Hang the twine to make a curtain of snow falling.
  • “Frost” some branches and pine cones with white spray paint.
  • Make you own snow by slowly adding shaving cream to your desired amount of baking soda.

What are your creative ideas for “making it snow” this holiday season? Share them on the One Reverse Mortgage Facebook page!