SNOW angels, as far as we know, are only human-made depressions formed in an area of snow in the shape of an angel.
Snow angel making is a classic and fun winter child’s game — adults too can’t resist.
Nearly everyone living in northern latitudes knows about making “snow angels.” If you don’t, or haven’t, here’s the recipe.
The creation of the snow angel is easy. The first step is to find an undisturbed blanket of snow.
The next step is to lie on your back on the newly fallen snow, spreadeagled. Arms and legs are then swept back and forth, creating the winged shape.
The finished creation should have the appearance of an angel, the movement of the arms having formed wings, and that of the legs having formed the dress.
The trick is always to launch oneself carefully out of the newly formed impression without disturbing the design.
Then, if possible, take giant steps away minimizing any tell-tale footprints — leaving behind, for passers-by to marvel, a glistening angel dropped magically out of heaven!