Last year, our grandson was due to arrive around Christmas so I did very minimal decorating. As we had to travel four hours for the delivery and I was going to stay with the new family to assist, I didn't want to have to take down a lot of Christmas decorations. So my collection stayed packed away. It was so much fun opening up their boxes this year, it was like meeting old friends!
Some of my Nutcrackers were brought home by friends and family on trips to Germany. My newest one from Germany arrived this summer. My nephew was stationed in Germany during his stint in the U.S. Army. I asked (ok, I begged!) him to bring home a Nutcracker and he didn't let me down.
|The center Nutcracker arrived from Germany this summer!|