Late Summer Newsletter 2018
While looking for a picture for this newletter, I came upon several pictures with children holding some type of decorated cone. After a little bit of research, I found out that they are called a "Schultüte".
A Schultüte (or school cone), is a large cone-shaped container made of paper or cardboard or plastic. When children in Germany and other German speaking areas, set off for their first day of school upon entering first grade, their parents and/or grandparents present them with a large cardboard cone, attractively decorated and filled with toys, chocolate, candies/sweets, school supplies, and various other special treats. The cone is given to children to make this anxiously awaited first day of school a little sweeter.
The tradition started some time around 1810. You can read more about it <HERE>
What is also interesting is that the word "kindergarten" is also German in origin. My granddaughter starts kindergarten next week. Much more exciting for all of us then I thought it would be. It's a good thing she loves school!