Thursday, December 10, 2015

toy soldier nutcracker

i have been collecting steinbach nutcrackers for a few years now and i try to add a new one to my collection every year. this year i added a toy soldier. Frohe Weihnachten!

"hello toy soldier."

"apparently this toy soldier is not a toy!"

"wait. i'm confused. if this toy soldier is not a toy,
then why is he called a toy soldier?!?"

"According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. The legend says that a nutcracker represents power and strength and serves like a trusty watch dog guarding your family from evil spirits and danger. A fierce protector, the nutcracker bares its teeth to the evil spirits and serves as the traditional messenger of good luck and goodwill."

thanks to ruckus the eskie for hosting thoughtless thursday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-


  1. that is a wonderful tradition to have :)

  2. Careful that thing doesn't come alive at night
    Love & Peas,
    Lily & Edward

  3. You should add some Rauchmenschen to your collection, they go great with the Nutcrackers.

  4. I like this little guy, very cute and the information on nutcrackers is interesting.