I hate ‘Keep it simple and appropriate’ as that translates as bland, boring and insignificant. When it snows I’m not satisfied with get it over with 2 ball snowmen, want put in the hours to produce something I can be proud of & gets noticed.
Familiar with cats having had 2, when there was heavy snow I produced a sitting cat over a few hours taking into account anatomy mostly with bare gloved hands and a year or two later made the snow cat head. Yobs smashed it up instead or making their own that could be better. As a screw you I rebuilt it into the better alien head in the morning. This attracted the attention of over a hundred people stopping to take photos and of the student and local press.