The mettle of the family is evidenced in the quote: "If one does not work hard to earn the heritage, one will perish in the end or at best hold the stirrups for those who are on their way up." That fortitude was rewarded over the centuries. That is the Quote from the Steinbach Family who makes many Nutcrackers today. Nutcrackers were thought to take care of a family by warding off bad people and evil spirits. One story, "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" became the inspiration for Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" Of course there are more people and companies that make Nutcrackers, this one I found fondly remembering my German Roots.
Wheel House Designs Nutcracker Sock starts off on a Grey background with Mahogany Argyle Diamonds. Then comes under the Cuff the first Nutcrackers. They are mostly dressed out in fine clothes of Bright Red and Tangerine. Their faces are Ecru. Mustaches are Black and Eyes are Black and White. One hat looks like a Crown of Black, Red and Tangerine and the other is Black with Mahogany. White makes up the Hair and Gloves and Front of the Nutcracker.
This Sock comes in two sizes, Medium and Large. This allows for an Extended Size Sock for Women who may need it and for Men to have their own Nutcracker Sock. This Sock is made with a Cozy Cotton Blend and is a Thin Style.
Adult Shoe 6-8 1/2 Sock Size 9-11
Adult Shoe 9-12 Sock Size 10-13
Made in USA
Machine Wash, warm water,
Dry at low to medium setting.