The Nutcracker was first developed around 1870 in the image of authorities – especially of kings, soldiers and police officers. During this time, the public was largely dependent on the benevolence of the authorities and protested their disregard for authority by giving the Nutcrackers a grim look. His face made him appear to be quite powerful, helping you crack even the toughest nuts in life.
By the late 19th centry, nutcrackers became highly regarded and treasured. They were given as keepsakes representing goodwill for your family and home. German legend says that the Nutcracker represents power and strength and serves like a trusty watch dog gaurding over your home. Today, the it serves as a traditional symbol of good fortune, hospitality and goodwill.
Steinbach Nutcrackers are considered one of the finest brands in the world. The Steinbach family has been producing Christmas nutcrackers and other styles from the finest wood products for nearly two centuries. Today, Herr Christian Steinbach heads the family operation carrying on the tradition with his daughter Karla. Together they oversee product development and quality control at the factory now located in the northern region of Germany.
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Christmas Treasures and More is a year-round online business created by Mark Richards and close friends. Their interest in Christmas collectibles, vintage items and original artwork grew out of an appreciation of Christmas traditions and rich family memories. You can rely on our entire team to provide the utmost in care and personal attention when selecting, packaging and shipping each item for you to enjoy and treasure.