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German Hand Blown Glass Ornaments- Delicate Christmas Gems for Your Tree

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Inge Glas Bavaria German Gear 1-046-12 German Blown Glass Christmas Ornament My heart broke a little bit last night when I heard the crash… a glass VW Bug ornament slipped from my hand and shattered on the wooden floor. I know, I know, they are only things… but some things have so much more value… […]

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German Bride’s Christmas Ornaments- Symbols of Love and Blessings

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Bride’s Tree Ornaments Set of 12 By Inge-Glas, Hand Made in Germany While hunting for a gift for a friend who recently married, I stumbled across the German Bride’s Christmas Ornaments. Now, I really enjoy sharing German Christmas Traditions with all of you, but this was a new one to me. (Just because I grew […]

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Celebrating a German Christmas In California- Childhood Memories

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images by Pixabay I grew up in a suburb east of Los Angeles where my dad owned Nursery. Eighty-degree sunshine and palm trees are vastly different from Germany in December. Sure, the weather was great for plants, but I know my parents were homesick for snow and family. In the 1970s, travel was expensive, German […]

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What is German American Day? A Celebration of German Contributions to America

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October 6th is German American Day in the United States. But what is German American Day? Why do we celebrate it? What is the history of this celebration? And what is the significance of October 6th? German American day has officially been part of the National Calendar since 1987,  when Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5719 […]

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German School Cones- Schultüte for the First Day of School, Buy them HERE

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  Custom Schultüte The Schultüte tradition goes back to the early 1800s in Germany. On their first day of school, children traditionally receive a cone shaped bag or “Tüte” filled with treats and toys, to make starting real school just a little bit sweeter. Before the beginning of the School Year in Germany, the stores […]

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The Freistadt Alte Kameraden- A “Glorious” Display of Generosity

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Proving their amazing generosity once again… the Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band raised $2400 for charity in one weekend of GermanFest... that’s $1000 more than last year! And it all goes to kids who need it. I’m proud to know these guys! Permission for all photos from Dale Blank   The Freistadt Alte Kameraden and “Gloria” […]

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Is Wienerschnitzel German Chicken Fried Steak? Read the “Texas Wienerschnitzel Incident” and Decide for Yourself!

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I love origin stories….especially when German culture mixes with American, and you get a whole new legend! So the question came up, “Is Wienerschnitzel just German Chicken Fried Steak“? Well, seems like they are quite similar, but what is the story behind it? And then… I came across this tale… the Legend of the Texas […]

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