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Steinbach Company in Germany- Still Making Erzgebirge Magic for the World

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“We want to bring the Erzgebirge magic into peoples homes all over the world.” While scrolling through Facebook recently, I came across an interesting comment on the Steinbach Nutcracker fan page… it said that the Steinbach Company in Germany had been purchased, and the factory was up and running again. WHAT! I did some digging, […]

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Celebrate Karneval/Fasching with a Karneval Party at Home!

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Can’t get to one of the big Karneval Fasching Celebrations? No problem! Have a Karneval Party at home! All you need is a few things to turn a regular Saturday get-together into a fun party! Since this sort of party is more common in Germany, you may have to do a bit of explaining; tell […]

D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe- Keeping up Tradition with Dance

German Straw Christmas Ornaments -To Buy or Make

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German Straw Christmas ornaments have been used in Germany and also in Scandinavia for years. They are fairly easy and inexpensive to make, and since most people had some access to straw, they became quite common. But it’s more than that… straw is closely tied to the symbolism of the Christ Child being born into […]

D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe- Keeping up Tradition with Dance

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 […]

D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe- Keeping up Tradition with Dance