Thursday, October 30, 2008

schultüte!







I came across this post on a German tradition called Schultüte that I just adore! 

A Schultüte, or 'School Cone' is also known as a Zuckertüte or 'sugar bag.' When children in Germany set off for their first day in school upon entering first grade, their parents and/or grandparents present them with a big cardboard cone...prettily decorated and filled with toys, chocolate, candies, school supplies and various other goodies. It is given to children to make this anxiously awaited first day of school a little bit sweeter.

I think we need to adopt this tradition in America! What a fun way to celebrate the first day of school.

Information on Schultüte and bottom two pictures via Wikipedia
Top four pictures and inspiration from My Other Room 

5 comments:

Girlfrog said...

Oh I love these. I did a post back in September on the one we give our daughter. We started the tradition last year when she started kindergarten. She loves it!

You are my fave... said...

That's a terrific idea. I would like one to celebrate everyday

chiara said...

what a wonderful idea! we totally need that here in america!

chelsea said...

this is a fantastic idea! i love these photographs.

Lancelot said...

My wife is German and made one for our first daughter when she entered first grade...4 years later she has started a company to bring this tradition to the U.S. I love the thought of making by hand and the personal touch that goes with it. Reality is that convenience is big, so hers, which she's branded KinderCone, comes with a journal that kids fill out during their first year, a plush toy, Karli the cat who is the companion in the book, some pencils and temporary tattoos. The cone is made in Germany of recycled paper and we incorporated a loop to hang it with and we hope it can become a tradition to make the first day special for all school age kids, like a stocking on Christmas. She also sells them empty and blank for those who wan to add their own personal touch. www.kindercone.com is her sight and there is a short video on YouTube under KinderCone comes to America.