Saturday, December 24, 2011


12.24.11 by colemama
12.24.11, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Countdown to Christmas continues with two nutcrackers...

A product of German craftsmanship, the nutcracker not only 'cracked nuts' but also scared away the evil spirits with its big wooden teeth. Eventually, it was sold as a popular children toy and became the inspiration for the Nutcracker ballet, a popular Christmas event. Both fascinating and intriguing, they have also become a collector's item. Melbourne, FL

1 comment:

  1. It''s nice when customs from one part of the world travel to other parts. Makes celebrations more colourful.