One Way To Rock Your Snow Globes

At this time of year it is common to give a snow globe as a gift. Naturally all of the standard Christmas icons have been done to death. Major cities have also taken up their share of this market. How about one that is a pile of rocks? To the uninitiated that is what this Cairn Snow Globe looks like it is holding. This stack of rocks is so much more than that.

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Cairns are used in much of the world as trail markers and monuments, and they can range from small, artfully stacked piles to large mounds of stone. They have been used by humans since prehistoric times. The word comes from the Celtic language. These days many people create such stacks of rocks in their yards and gardens as decorative elements. I had a neighbor a few years ago who created quite a few of them and they were beautiful.

I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone decided to put them in snow globes. There is something strangely peaceful about these cairns, they are almost -- Zen. Adding the snow only enhances that effect. Okay, in this case they aren't really rocks, just an incredible simulation made out of resin, but the idea is still there.

This globe makes a great gift for hikers and rock lovers -- not to mention those people who collect snow globes. This might be the most unique gift you could give this year, and it is not just limited to Christmas. You can also give it for birthdays, anniversaries, and even weddings.

Now who would think of inventing something so that they could make a living off of stones? I don't know. Why don't you ask the inventor of the pet rock? He's probably done laughing all the way to the bank by now. HA!

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Additional information via Wikipedia