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Fireworks

Fireworks

Today is December 28th… German stores are now allowed to sell fireworks. By law the stores are not to sell them any earlier than 3 working days before New Year and only until the 31st of Dec... There are a few rules and regulations you should know about before heading...

Nutcrackers

Nutcrackers

Christmas would not be Christmas in Germany without the colorful bearded soldiers made of wood. Nutcrackers are a global phenomenon, with exports reaching places like Japan and Australia. Nutcrackers in the form of wooden carvings of a soldier or other profession have...

Christmas cookies

Christmas cookies

As long as I remember back, one of the best parts of Christmas is the countless evenings you spent in the kitchen with your mom and siblings. Rolling out dough, sneaking cookie dough here and there, and decorating your heart out on a cookie that ends up in dad’s...

Christmas Pyramids

Christmas Pyramids

The Christmas pyramid is a unique, hand crafted item found in Germany that is not part of the mainstream of Christmas tradition in the United States. The pyramid is a kind of tiered carousel with Christian motives made of wood. The motives can include examples of...

Keep this Holiday Season Fire safe

Keep this Holiday Season Fire safe

The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of the year. We enjoy eating, drinking and spending time with loved ones. During this season, fires and injuries associated with holiday decorating are much more prevalent. Each year, US fire departments respond to an...