Snowflakes and cinderblocks are great contrasting elements. One is heavy and rigid. The other is light and delicate. Yet they also tie together in that they are monochromatic.
I wanted the cinderblocks to be shown at different angles to add some visual interest. While setting up the cinderblocks, I decided to keep my hands in the photo. Along with the strong, direct lighting, this approach gives the card a Bauhaus collage feel.
I snuck in a self-portrait in the upper-left corner.