In the winter season, kids take a lot of delight in building snowmen but seeing a 48-year-old woman finding joy in doing this draws people’s attention.
“The creativity that this person used to decorate their front yard is appreciated,” said Angela Chisholm. “Each snowman has (its) own uniqueness, skirts, toques, scarves and facial features…. They clearly used the one resource that we have more than enough of in Regina: snow!”
Angelie Lepiten has been building these snowmen for three years. She has more than 50 of them standing on her driveway. She built a snowman village and also a snow house in her backyard.
“I know it gives a joy to passersby and our neighbours also,” said Lepiten. “I just call them our frosty friends.”
Lepiten started this fun project to spread some holiday cheer but keeps her frosty friends up until the snow melts. She builds her snowman village with help from no one, so she takes all the credit when people admire her efforts.
“I just built it on my own. I mean, by myself, because my children are grown-ups and they were so busy with their projects and schools,” she said.
Lepiten is planning on continuing the snowman tradition next year to put smiles on people’s faces.