Dressed in their period holiday best, these three nutcrackers are ready to celebrate the Christmas season! A soldier, a drummer and a master of ceremonies bearing cocked hats adorn the front of this holiday greeting card set exclusive to Colonial Williamsburg. A festive red and green border with garland surrounds the nutcracker trio. Box: 6"L x 8" W. Cards: 5"W x 7"H.
Includes 20 cards and envelopes
Inside reads "Wishing you a very Merry Christmas as you celebrate with family and friends."
Box: 6"L x 8" W. Cards: 5"W x 7"H.
Black felt three-cornered hats were the headwear of choice for stylish 18th-century gentlemen. The hats were often "cocked" so a gentleman could show his wig. Some accounts note that the sides became cocked when military men would hold their hat under their arm, thereby folding the sides up. Eventually gentlemen started folding the sides up on purpose. Hats were often decorated with leather straps or a cockade.