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Decorating: Make Your Holiday Nutcracker Themed Delight

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Decorating: Make Your Holiday Nutcracker Themed Delight

If you are looking for a decorative theme for the holiday season, The Nutcracker is a great source of inspiration. It will provide your home with a classic look. This article will give you the inspiration you need to get started.

What is the Nutcracker About?

The Nutcracker is an 1816 story written by Prussian author E.T.A. Hoffmann. It revolves around a young girl named Clara whose favorite Christmas toy, a nutcracker, comes alive and defeats the evil Mouse King in battle. He then whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.

The story was originally published in a series of children’s stories but was later adopted into a ballet with the help of choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and composer Pyotr Ilyvich Tchaikovsky.

What are the Nutcracker Characters?

The Nutcracker has a variety of characters but there are a few signature ones that you may integrate into your holiday theme. These include:

• Clara: The young girl who dreams her nutcracker doll comes to life.

• The Sugarplum Fairy: The sugarplum fairy is a beautiful fairy that resembles Clara’s sister Louise.

• The Nutcracker: The nutcracker is Clara’s doll that comes to life, often depicted as a wood-carved soldier.

• The Mouse King: The evil Mouse King crawls from Clara’s floorboards and is defeated by the Nutcracker.

• Cavalier: The Cavalier is the sugarplum fairy’s handsome boyfriend and resembles Louisa’s real-life boyfriend.

How to Decorate Your Home with a Nutcracker Theme

There are several ways to decorate your home and give it a Nutcracker theme. Here are some suggestions.

• Nutcracker Ornaments: Many of the characters listed above are available as ornaments that can be hung on the tree.

• Nutcracker Figurines: You may find Nutcracker figurines in shops during the holiday season. These can be displayed around the home on their own or they can be combined in a group to create a Nutcracker theme.

• Nutcracker Wreaths and Garlands: There are plenty of Nutcracker themed ornaments including Nutcracker wreaths, garlands, and so on. These can be hung in various locations around the home.

• Nutcracker Outdoor Decorations: Another idea is to create a Nutcracker theme in your front yard, This can be done with inflatables that will make your home look like the scene from the ballet.

• Nutcracker Centerpieces: You can add a nutcracker theme to your holiday dining room table with centerpieces, table wear, tablecloths… and even the nutcrackers themselves.

The Nutcracker is a classic ballet. It has a beautiful aesthetic that makes it the ideal theme for holiday decorations. Will you be incorporating it into this year’s ornamentation?


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Decorating: Make Your Holiday Nutcracker Themed Delight

Decorating: Make Your Holiday Nutcracker Themed Delight

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If you are looking for a decorative theme for the holiday season, The Nutcracker is a great source of inspiration. It will provide your home with a classic look. This article will give you the inspiration you need to get started.

What is the Nutcracker About?

The Nutcracker is an 1816 story written by Prussian author E.T.A. Hoffmann. It revolves around a young girl named Clara whose favorite Christmas toy, a nutcracker, comes alive and defeats the evil Mouse King in battle. He then whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.

The story was originally published in a series of children’s stories but was later adopted into a ballet with the help of choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and composer Pyotr Ilyvich Tchaikovsky.

What are the Nutcracker Characters?

The Nutcracker has a variety of characters but there are a few signature ones that you may integrate into your holiday theme. These include:

• Clara: The young girl who dreams her nutcracker doll comes to life.

• The Sugarplum Fairy: The sugarplum fairy is a beautiful fairy that resembles Clara’s sister Louise.

• The Nutcracker: The nutcracker is Clara’s doll that comes to life, often depicted as a wood-carved soldier.

• The Mouse King: The evil Mouse King crawls from Clara’s floorboards and is defeated by the Nutcracker.

• Cavalier: The Cavalier is the sugarplum fairy’s handsome boyfriend and resembles Louisa’s real-life boyfriend.

How to Decorate Your Home with a Nutcracker Theme

There are several ways to decorate your home and give it a Nutcracker theme. Here are some suggestions.

• Nutcracker Ornaments: Many of the characters listed above are available as ornaments that can be hung on the tree.

• Nutcracker Figurines: You may find Nutcracker figurines in shops during the holiday season. These can be displayed around the home on their own or they can be combined in a group to create a Nutcracker theme.

• Nutcracker Wreaths and Garlands: There are plenty of Nutcracker themed ornaments including Nutcracker wreaths, garlands, and so on. These can be hung in various locations around the home.

• Nutcracker Outdoor Decorations: Another idea is to create a Nutcracker theme in your front yard, This can be done with inflatables that will make your home look like the scene from the ballet.

• Nutcracker Centerpieces: You can add a nutcracker theme to your holiday dining room table with centerpieces, table wear, tablecloths… and even the nutcrackers themselves.

The Nutcracker is a classic ballet. It has a beautiful aesthetic that makes it the ideal theme for holiday decorations. Will you be incorporating it into this year’s ornamentation?


Read more of A Christmas Blog or Shop Now at Schmidt Christmas Market

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