When it comes to Christmas dinner, a tasteful table setting is half the work — the other half being the cooking! We know the basics of decorating a home for the holidays: putting up the tree, adorning it with ornaments, hanging the wreath, and wrapping garland around the banisters.View Full Article…
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The holidays are upon us and because this year has been a doozy, holiday cheer is exactly what we need to close it out. Though many of the holidays we’ve celebrated this year have been stifled under quarantine mandates, the loosening of restrictions have come just in time.View Full Article…
A baby’s very first Christmas is a momentous occasion. Help the happy parents commemorate it with the timeless gift of silver, complete with personalized engravings. Customize any of these precious pieces with the baby’s name, birthday, or initials. You could also consider other unique details, like the baby’s birth weight and length. Multiple styles of lettering are available, from fancy script to fun block letters.
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With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be wonder what to put in the stockings this year. Silver stocking stuffers are a thoughtful and versatile addition to your gift list this holiday season. There’s one for each special person in your life, and there are even affordable options for holiday shoppers on a budget.
The beauty of silver Christmas ornaments delights people as the holiday season rapidly approaches. Silver Superstore offers an impressive collection of truly outstanding decorations. This brief article highlights just a few of the attractive items in our inventory this year.
A History Of The Wallace Candy Cane
The 2019 Wallace Candy Cane is just one of the many classic ornaments that we offer at Silver Superstore. This piece has been released annually for decades, but where did it get its start?
A Brief History Of The Candy Cane
If a legend dating to 1670 is to be believed, the first candy cane was the brainchild of a German church choirmaster. Hoping to keep the little ones quiet during a reenactment of the Nativity, he asked a local confectioner to make what he described as “sugar sticks” for them.To justify doling out treats in church, the choirmaster suggested adding a crook at the top; with any luck, that would inspire the children to reflect on the humble shepherds in the scene.
This lovely story may have some basis in truth, but the first stick candies didn’t debut until confectioners competed for prizes at an exhibition in Massachusetts in 1837. The earliest recipe for a straight peppermint candy stick was published in 1844, and there’s mention made of a candy cane in an 1866 literary work. Candy canes as we now know them didn’t show up on Christmas trees until the early 1880s.
They’re still showing up today.