Scherenschnitte. Just attempting to pronounce this idiom is guaranteed to challenge the most talented tongue-twister enthusiast. The word, pronounced shair-en-shnit-teh, means scissor cuts or paper snippings in German, and it’s the art of paper cutting designs.
Prior to President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 proclamation, Thanksgiving was not yet part of the national calendar. At this time, each state’s governor determined when (or if) Thanksgiving Day would be celebrated.
No one can deny that the Christmas holiday is the one that is filled with the most nostalgia. Any faithful attendee of almost any weekly auction is witness to the boxes and boxes of holiday ornaments and decorations sold by the carton, and supplied by con