It’s Always Snowy in Erie

Snowy giveaway from the Otters, plus more than you wanted to know about snowglobes.

Great giveaway from the Erie Otters for the first 1,00 fans…team snow globes.

A snow globe (also called a waterglobe, snowstorm, or snowdome) is a transparent sphere, traditionally made of glass, enclosing a miniaturized scene of some sort, often together with a model of a town, neighborhood, landscape or figure. The sphere also encloses the water in the globe; the water serves as the medium through which the “snow” falls. To activate the snow, the globe is shaken to churn up the white particles. The globe is then placed back in its position and the flakes fall down slowly through the water. Snow globes sometimes have a built-in music box that plays a song. Some snow globes have a design around the outerbase for decoration. Snow globes are often used as a collectible item.

In the United States, the first snow globe-related patent was granted in 1927 to Joseph Garaja of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (wikipedia)

Our Giveaway database of over 1,100 giveaways has 3 other snow globes. You can see this growing list of inspiration-inducing ideas at the link below.

Fun fact:  “Snow globes of any size are not permitted in carry-on baggage because there is no way for our officers to accurately determine the volume of liquid,” said Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Greg Soule.


Coming this later month on, we end every Water Cooler with a link back to a Water Cooler from 5 years ago (yes, we haven’t missed a day in FIVE YEARS!). 

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