When someone first hears the word “nutcracker”, the most often think of the ballet with the nutcracker that saves the little girl from an evil rat.
For hundreds of years, these carved Christmas decorations have added a feeling of tradition to Holiday décor.
Since the 15th century, wooden carvings of kings and soldiers with large mouths have been used to crack nuts. The production of nutcrackers began in the cottage industry in the rural woodlands of Germany. Carving wooden nutcrackers was often some of the only income that families where able to rely on. Because of this, families took great pride in their handcrafted nutcrackers. The most famous of nutcrackers have been created in the Ore Mountains and Sonneberg in Germany.
Now that you know why nutcrackers are so crucial to Christmas, why not take a look at the Steinbach Nutcrackers that are available for your next holiday celebration? We can help you purchase your first Steinbach Nutcracker or add to your timeless collection.