Holley Gerth wrote the poem "The Meaning of the Snowflake" for a Christmas greeting card. As of 2015, Gerth works for the greeting card company DaySpring. She is also a licensed counselor, a certified life coach and the author of several inspirational, Christian-themed books.
"The Meaning of the Snowflake" is a religious poem that describes snowflakes as manifestations of God's love for humanity. The poem compares humans to small, intricate snowflakes. As no two snowflakes are the same, no two humans are the same, and God can tell each one apart. In the poem, the fallen snow that covers the ugliness of the world symbolizes Christ's ability to cover sin.