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Decorate Your Christmas With Nutcrackers

Updated on November 30, 2017
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Sue is a mother and grandmother living in sunny Malaysia. Like many Malaysians, food is one of her passions.

Nutcracker Decorations

Nutcrackers with their bright colors can really liven up the Christmas tree. There are also those you can use as table decorations. My favorite are the wooden nutcrackers. Their features are so much more prominent and visible compared to the crystal glass ones. (They are unbreakable too if you accidentally drop them ). With young kids around the house, this is a real possibility!



Nutcracker Soldiers Standing on Guard Duty

Nutcracker soldiers
Nutcracker soldiers | Source

Wooden Nutcracker Set

Kurt Adler Wooden Nutcracker Ornament Set
Kurt Adler Wooden Nutcracker Ornament Set

These 5" wooden nutcracker soldiers comes in a set of six. Their colourful and assorted uniforms make great Christmas decorations.

Decorative nutcrackers are popular during Christmas due mainly to the German influence. So it is not surprising that some of the most beautiful wood nutcrackers come from there!

 

Nutcracker Puzzle

This Nutcracker Puzzle from Amazon is bright, colourful and filled with all sorts of nutcrackers. Great fun for the whole family to fit all the pieces together to create a great nutcracker picture.

Nutcracker Puzzle
Nutcracker Puzzle

Nutcracker Ballet Decorations - Kids will love this advent calendar to countdown the days to Christmas!

Kurt Adler 17" Magnetic and Wooden Nutcracker Suite Children's Advent Calendar Set
Kurt Adler 17" Magnetic and Wooden Nutcracker Suite Children's Advent Calendar Set

Your kids will enjoy this Advent calendar. It depicts the Christmas tree scene from the ballet. It includes the story of the Nutcracker Suite and magnetic figures from the beloved Christmas tale for each day of Advent in tiny calendar doors framing the scene.

The most famous nutcracker has to be the wooden soldier from the ballet, The Nutcracker Suite. This ballet is often performed during the Christmas holidays. The story is centered around a broken nutcracker who comes to life.

As in all good fairy stories, there is a hero and a villain. The hero is none other than the soldier nutcracker who turns into a Prince and fights a battle against the fierce Mouse King. The prince takes Clara, the girl who owns the nutcracker on a journey to the enchanted forest.

This classical ballet is set to music by Tchaikovsky and is an all-time favorite with ballet fans at Christmas time.

 
Nutcracker horseman
Nutcracker horseman | Source

Nutcracker Suite - Dance of the sugar plum fairy

The Prince takes Clara on a journey to the enchanted forest where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. The fairy dances for them to celebrate their victory over the Mouse King.

Decorate With The Nutcracker Suite Ornaments

Porcelain Nutcracker Suite Set [J0691]
Porcelain Nutcracker Suite Set [J0691]

This is a porcelain Nutcracker Suite Set. The ornament sets come with Heir Drosselmeir, Mouse King, Clara and the Prince. You can hang them on your tree as each ornament ocmes with a gold cord rope.

These are really beautiful ornaments to remind me of that famous ballet. Kids who love this ballet will surely enjoy seeing them hanging on the Christmas tree or displayed on the table top. The four famous characters are represent this Christmas ballet.

 

Nutcracker Soldiers On Display - Flea market in Berlin

Nutcracker Soldiers
Nutcracker Soldiers | Source

Jillson Roberts Recycled Christmas Gift Wrap

What would Christmas be without presents? One of the first things I buy during my Christmas shopping are wrapping papers. I love the wrappers with the nutcracker design. I am sure kids and adults would love to have their gifts in these colorful wrappers.

They come in 6 rolls sporting an entire brigade of colorful nutcrackers with gold highlights. They are made of 100% recycled paper with a minimum of 90% post-consumer fiber that is chlorine and bleach free. Each Christmas wrap contains 5-Feet x 30-Inch which is ample for all your holiday gifts.

Add A Big Bow To Your Gift - A bit of ribbon makes all the difference to how your gift looks!

Add a beautiful bow to complete your gift wrap. It will add a touch of elegance to your gift. If you are like me and don't have deft fingers then hopefully this tutorial will help you to tie that big bow. Get some ribbon and give it a try.

Gift Tags To Complete The Present

I think gift tags is great way to keep track of which gift belongs to whom. This is more so when different members of the family have their pile of presents under the Christmas tree. So if you are a nutcracker fan, then get these gift tags which comes in a pack of 24. They come with a matte finish with sparkly rhinestone accents.

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.

Nutcracker Museum
Nutcracker Museum | Source
Nutcracker Museum
Nutcracker Museum

Visit The Nutcracker Museum

Nutcrackers of every size, shape and design!

If you are a nutcracker fan then you should make a trip to Leavenworth, Washington where they have a nutcracker museum. The main attraction is of course nutcrackers, all 6000 of them.

The museum was started by Arlene Wagner who produced the famous Nutcracker Ballet for many years. In their travels to many places, Arlene and her husband began a collection of nutcrackers.

You will find all sorts of nutcrackers at this museum, from the really functional ones which can really crack open your nuts to the decorative ones which are often now used for Christmas decorations. The collection also include nutcrackers made by famous names like Steinbach, Ulbricht and Erzgebirge.

Courtesy of Nutcracker Museum.


Nutcracker
Nutcracker

Functional Nutcracker For Christmas

To crack open your favorite nuts

You might be looking for a "real" nutcracker, one that you can use to crack open your favorite nuts. The modern nutcracker looks like pliers except the pivot point is at the end rather than the middle. The spring joint nutcracker was first patented by Henry Quackenbush in 1911.

Nuts are a popular food item during Christmas with family gatherings. A really functional nutcracker will really help everyone to enjoy their favorite nuts whether it be almonds, brazil nuts or walnuts. My personal favorite are almonds.

Courtesy of Wikipedia


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