Just this year my middle son said he really wanted a nutcracker. I’ve been waiting for this moment! Nutcrackers are so festive. They add so much whimsy to holiday decor. We got a jump start to our nutcracker collection with a Tryazon and Clever Creations promotion.
To begin our collection we received Skiing Santa, Snow Queen, and a Chubby Traditional King Nutcracker. Each Clever Creations nutcracker is a solid piece of wood, built for durability. They are designed, painted, and decorated with care for maximum appeal. You can buy a Clever Creations nutcracker with confidence that you’ll receive a lasting, quality product.
Skiing Santa has a coat of glitter paint for a snowy effect. He is my middle son’s favourite.
Snow Queen has a fabulous gown and robe. Several of my piano students are learning pieces from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and they love the nutcrackers, but especially Snow Queen whom they have renamed the Sugar Plum Fairy. Perhaps I’ll have to move the collection to the music room as inspiration for them.
Chubby King is my favourite of all, however, because I have a soft spot for drummers.
Who needs an Elf on the Shelf? I think I’ll probably find our nutcrackers in a different place every day.
In addition to the gorgeous nutcrackers we also received a set of 3 pickle ornaments in our Tryabox.
The legend of the pickle ornaments has murky origins. I found at least three vastly version of the story. Regardless of the story, or the veracity thereof, the legend of the pickle has become a national tradition. It’s a new one to me and my family, however. I will spare you the retelling of the histories, especially as I wouldn’t know which story to tell. The modern application is simple: place the pickle ornament as the last ornament placed on the tree, and hidden as best as possible. Christmas morning the one who finds the ornament will have good luck in the coming year. This simple tradition can help your children slow down and be observant, paying attention to the ornaments on the tree. It can be a beautiful reminder to all of us that little things are important.
I’m looking forward to introducing this new tradition to our family. My whole family is excited to start our nutcracker collection.
I received this #tryabox as a collaboration from Tryazon and Clever Creations.