German Christmas Nutcrackers

by lakeerieartists

German nutcrackers are one-of-a-kind treasures that will find a place in someone's heart for every Christmas to come.

Want to find a gift that is thoughtful and unique? Forget the impersonal fruit baskets this holiday season and replace them with the handcrafted charm of German nutcrackers. German nutcrackers are one-of-a-kind treasures that will find a place in someone's heart for every Christmas to come. Each nutcracker is a piece of collectible art and folklore.

Christmas is the time of year for nostalgia, and there is nothing more nostalgic that a wooden nutcracker collectible to add to your Christmas experience. Each nutcracker brings back memories of sugar plum fairies dancing in The Nutcracker ballet. When I was a child, I used to go see The Nutcracker year after year with my grandparents during the Christmas season.

Signed Steinbach Christmas Nutcrackers

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Steinbach Cup Cake Baker German Nutcracker - Signed

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Signed Steinbach 12 Days of Christmas Nutcracker, 4th in Series

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Steinbach Wine Seller German Nutcracker-Limited Edition-Signed

Christmas Nutcrackers

Kurt Adler 16-Inch Wooden Gingerbread Christmas Nutcracker

This 16-inch Gingerbread nutcracker almost looks good enough to eat. He will add a festive touch to your holiday decor and is carefully crafted to last for years to come.

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Kurt Adler Hollywood Nutcracker, 17-Inch, Turquoise/White (HA0152)

Designed by renowned artist Holly Adler, Hollywood Nutcrackers is a whimsical collection of nutcrackers created exclusively for Kurt S. Adler, Inc. and features a variety of des...

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Ornativity Gingerbread Chef Nutcracker Figure - Wooden Ginger Bread Theme Christmas Nutcracker Ho...

Ornativity Gingerbread Chef Nutcracker wears a decorative white and brown apron accented with red gemstones and round peppermint candies. He holds a tray with a cookie in one ha...

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Family Christmas Tradition

The most highly coveted decorative nutcrackers are handmade finely crafted collectors' items.

Decorative nutcrackers first appeared in the 16th century in Europe. Some of the most well known hand carved nutcrackers are Steinbach, Erzgebirge, and Ulbricht nutcrackers. These started out as family traditions as something to do in the off-season from their regular work and grew into a family tradition of providing Christmas nutcrackers to the world. Collectible nutcrackers can be very pricey, depending on how rare they are.

These can also become your family tradition and add to your Christmas celebrations.

Steinbach Mistletoe Santa Nutcracker

Steinbach Mistletoe Santa Nutcracker
Steinbach Mistletoe Santa Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Song

Ulbricht Bold Santa with Reindeer Nutcracker

Ulbricht Bold Santa with Reindeer Nutcracker
Ulbricht Bold Santa with Reindeer Nut...

Holiday Incense Smokers

Other related collectible gift items are hand crafted Christmas incense smokers. You can buy incense to burn in them that helps create the perfect Christmas atmosphere in your home, a soothing cinnamon and spice scent permeating every room.

Incense smokers come out of a similar tradition as nutcrackers, especially from the Steinbach family. Each character is hand carved with its unique personality and place in German life.

Steinbach Wedding Groom Smoker - Retired - Signed

Steinbach Wedding Groom Smoker - Retired - Signed
Steinbach Wedding Groom Smoker - Reti...

Nutcracker Families

About Ulbricht

Wood-turning on lathes, the Ulbricht grand tradition, can be traced back to the small German mining town of Seiffen, in the mountains of the Erzgebirge. Records document the Ulbricht family as wood turners from the 1700s.

About Steinbach

Steinbach is recognized for the unique design of its wood-carved creations developed many years ago by Herr Christian Steinbach. The Steinbach family started making nutcrackers and other items in the 1800s in the Alpine regions of Germany.

New Nutcracker Designs

Nutcrackers are no longer just a European phenomenon, but are available in characters such as Native Americans, Disney characters, famous historical figures, characters from movies and television, Sesame Street characters, Wizard of Oz characters and much more. They make fun gifts for family members, or special friends, employees, and customers. Why not add more tradition to someone's Christmas?

Updated: 08/27/2012, lakeerieartists
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