Thursday, December 07, 2017

7 Things About Snow Globes

1. Fascinating orbs and domes, snow globes were originally used as decorative paperweights.

2. At one time flakes of ceramic, rice or bone were used as snow. Now plastic is used. 

3. Snow dome, snow scene and snow shaker are other names for these enchanting novelties which are favoured by collectors of all ages.

4. The snow is activated with a gentle shake of the globe.

5. A mix of glycol or glycerin suspends the decent of glitter or snow in the globe.

6. There is a snow globe museum in Vienna.

7. Snow globes are marketed worldwide as souvenirs, in commercial promotions, and holiday displays.