Snowflake: Because winter brings snow in many areas, it only stands to reason that the snowflake would become a common holiday symbol, right? Well, maybe.
There’s more to it than that: according to legend, the snowflake was formed from the tears that Demeter cried after Persephone’s descent into the Underworld.
The microscopic flakes have six sides, and since six is the numerological digit associated with affection, the snowflake was used by
Pagans as a winter symbol oflove.