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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Merriment Chain Day #8

“Don’t be afraid, my beard is long, my head is large, my look is grim but that matters not.
I won’t bite you. In spite of my big mouth and grim appearance, I look with my heart for your happiness.”
 
 
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.
from the Steinbach Magic of Nutcrackers
 
I would love to know if any of you collect nutcrackers:)



 

9 comments:

frontporchprims said...

I had completely forgot about Nutcrackers!!! I haven't even seen them in the stores. We used to have a couple when I was a child. I loved them so. Thanks for the memories. -Steph-

Prims By The Water said...

My SIL collected nutcrackers. She even had 2 that were almost 5 feet tall facing each other at the front door. Unfortunately she is no longer with us anymore, passed away from MD, but her memory of these still lives on. You have a wonderful collection! Take care, Janice

Cindi said...

I don't have any,,,they kinda scare me. Kinda funny reading the poem, guess I am not the only one. Tee hee hee.
Be blessed,
Cindi

Primitive Stars said...

Well Lori, never really liked Nutcrackers......kinda scary looking to me, but they do look great all together......Blessings Francine.

bettyj said...

So pretty, I like them. I love the Nutcrackers Suite ballet.

SweetPepperRose said...

Hey Lori, as a matter of fact, I certainly do, and never new of this "folk lore" and I love it. I was planning on making a post tonight about my collection now that I have them all up on my window shelf.

The Gingerbread Gem said...

We don't have them over here, but I bought one in the Usa last year. Nice to know that he's our guardian. I didn't know!

Goedele

Cami Selene L. said...

Hello, I love these nutcrackers! ... I'm finishing up one of them into question ... these days I'll publish it in my blog ...
Greetings from Argentina!
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Denise Marie said...

Tfs, did not know the poem or folklore. I shared my son's last yr.