St. Nicholas

  The Christmas Season has many customs and traditions.  As a young boy growing up in Germany, the night of December 5th was one of my favorites.  On this evening we would place our shoes by the front door or under our bed in anticipation of the arrival of St. Nicholas.  We would awake the […]

The Cornucopia

Cornucopia is the most common symbol of a harvest festival.  A Horn shaped container, it is filled with abundance of the  Earth’s harvest.  It is also known as the  ‘horn of plenty’.  The traditional cornucopia was a curved goat’s horn filled to brim with fruits and grains.  According to Greek legend, Amalthea (a goat) broke […]