I just found this lovely site with snowflakes created by children’s book illustrators. Each snowflake will be auctioned off (on Ebay) to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. I’m sure some of the illustrators will be familiar to many of you, and their work represents the variety of styles of children’s book illustrations. My favorite snowflakes are by Loren Long, Eric Rohmann (the author and illustrator of My Friend Rabbit — one of my faves), Elizabeth Sayles, and Phoebe Stone, though they’re all quite wonderful.

If you’re looking for a way to give to charity this season or want to buy a really special gift for a little kid (or yourself), I think this is a fantastic way to spend your money.