MARIAN DOZIER, Sun-Sentinel
Keith, of Lake Park, is the creator of the Chrismon Snowflake Ornament -- Christmas ornaments symbolic of Christ or Christianity. She sells her patterns on her Web site, SundaySchoolNetwork.com, on which she shares advice, crafts and classroom techniques with the world's Sunday school teachers.
The 16 ornament patterns -- crosses, crowns, doves and stars, for example -- are meant to telegraph faith, Keith said. Each comes with a corresponding Bible scripture. A booklet of 32 patterns sells for $16.
"What's neat (about the snowflakes) is two things," Keith said. "They remind you of the reason for the season ... Plus, they're just a lot of fun to make."
Keith, [a children's ministry volunteer] at First Presbyterian
Church in North Palm Beach, discovered the idea of religious symbolism in
cut-up paper by accident. In 1993, she was making traditional paper-cut
snowflakes with her three children, when, she said, "I thought it'd
really be cool to figure out a way to cut into the snowflake symbols of
Christ." She indeed figured it out. That year, she created 12 designs and, in 1994,
added four more.
Messages: Sarah Keith's snowflakes from her book
RETURN TO THE Chrismon Snowflake's page.