Have families draw and then create their art is always great. searching symbols of winter I found that all of them included lights or candles. I found some great information on Wikipedia on this one.
I did a sketch in advance of the class of four different symbols for the kids to follow. We did a menorah, a candelabra for Kwanza, an advent wreath , and the luminary bag. We talked about the number of candles and the colors of candles. We also drew a single candle with a flame. The kids did a great job.