School Cone Candy Container
These charming candy cones are also available in kittens, puppies,
fireman and his truck and authentic German animals on their way to school!
Please call or email and we will send you pictures of those types.
Have a look at these authentic German
Eeach and every child receives a School Cone filled
with candy and goodies in honor of his or her very
first day of school!
Wildly popular in Europe to this day,
the presentation of this cone marks
a very special day in the life of a child.
Fill them as elaborately or as simply as you please,
choose from one of the several colorful and festive
designs, and begin a tradition with your own children
and grandchildren right here in the United States.
Remember, tradition says that these School Cones are
presented on the very first day of a child's school
career, so this one time commemorative celebration
marks this very special occasion in a unique and
Made in Germany, ofcourse!
Made of carboard, top lined in felt.
Supplies are limited so order now!
History of the Schultuete:
In Germany, the first day of school has long been
acknowledged as a special occasion with customs that
have been documented back to the middle ages.
Depending on the region, it may have taken the form
of a special church service, at the conclusion of
which the children may have been led in a procession
to the school, or they were presented with cookies
that had been baked in the shape of letters or the
pieces of slate that, until well into the middle of
the last century, where used for the first tentative
tries at writing legible letters and numbers.
The custom of the "Schultuete" proper goes back to
about 1810, to Saxony and Thuringia at Germany's
easternmost borders, where sweets were given to the
children on this day. The first documented report
of the cone-shaped Schultuete proper comes from the
city of Jena in 1817, closely followed by reports
from Dresden (1820) and Leipzig (1836).
It started in the bigger cities but spread quickly
to the small towns and villages, soon becoming an
institution all over Germany.
The custom that started in Saxony and Thuringia but
which was not adopted in other parts of the country
was that the chlidren were not given their Schultuete
directly. Marked with the students' names, they were
taken to the school by parents or godparens and in a
habit reminiscent of the Mexican pinata, hung on a
metal "Schultueten-Baum" (Schoolcone tree) from which
each child had to pick their cone. Without breaking
them, of course.
The only custom that has changed in the later half
of the 20th century is that less and less sweets
seem to appear in the Schultuete, with more practical
gifts such as crayons and pencils, small toys, CDs,
books and even articles of clothing replacing the
tooth decay-inducing sweet stuff.