My prized possession is the one I picked up in June of 1985 while in the former East Germany covering the dedication of the LDS Church’s Freiberg Germany Temple. We decided to do an additional story in the town of Seiffen, near the border of the Czech Republic. It’s known as the Christmas craft capital of Germany where the woodworking dates back to the late 1800’s. It’s there that I purchased a beautiful little nutcracker hand-painted by the workers in the factory (for less than $10).
As we approach Christmas this next week, I'm reminded of the holiday traditions we’ve kept up for years while also establishing new ones. They remind me of happy times. Not sure that I “relish” the time it takes to set out the decorations every year, but I always enjoy placing my nutcrackers in their traditional spots.
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