When snow dumps in your neighborhood do you brag to your friends and family (who live in milder climates) about how much snow you have in your yard? If so, and you care about being accurate with your estimates, you could get something like this snowflake snow gauge. Stick the easy-to-read copper sculpture into the ground (preferably near a window so you can see it without having to venture outside), and you’ll always know just how much snow has fallen. You can even take a picture if you want to prove (brag about) how much snow you got.
Available from Gardeners’ Supply, the snow gauge can measure up to 3 feet of the white stuff: